Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > Misc News

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-15-2003, 07:34 PM   #1
crazybike_37
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 109
Default Re: Ducati to market V-4s,Sport V-Twins days are numbered

Wow. Sounds neat. Next thing you know, H-D will be selling bikes for what they're worth. Weirder stuff has happened....
__________________
Who flung poo?
crazybike_37 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 04-15-2003, 08:19 PM   #2
Gabe
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 720
Default Alan Cathcart Predicts Magic Wonder Bike

London (AP) Following a session of sleep-deprived "vision quest", noted motorcycle racer and journalist predicted a "Magic Wonder Bike" from a major motorcycle manufacturer.



"It will be purple and amorphous/this magic swirling beast/pipes a shimmer/lights a glimmer/a great mechanical feast" said the writer from his East London studio.



According to Cathcart, the new motorcycle will be "thousands of feet long, capable of inter-dimensional travel, simultaneously occur in every point of time and space and will be available in red or black at an MSRP of approximately $8999."



Cathcart did not divulge his sources, but denied he made the story up like he usually does.



"In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/ A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river,

ran/ Through caverns measureless to man/ except in quarter mile times, which should be significantly improved over last year's model"
__________________
Gabe Ets-Hokin

Just a guy in the ether...
Gabe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2003, 09:10 PM   #3
merv
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 170
Default Re: Ducati to market V-4s,Sport V-Twins days are numbered

V-4's.... way to go.



.... but a VFR rider would say that.



KPaul you bought that Honda yet or are you hanging out for a Duc now if the missus will let you?
merv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2003, 09:41 PM   #4
dardas
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 119
Default Re: Alan Cathcart Predicts Magic Wonder Bike

Gabe's been nipping at the vino again.
dardas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2003, 10:05 PM   #5
dardas
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 119
Default Re: Ducati to market V-4s,Sport V-Twins days are numbered

Wonderful. The more bikes in a manufacturer's line-up, the more we have to choose from. ItÂ’s definitely good news for us punters. You never know; Aprilia might follow suit, too.



As for Ducati scrapping the twins? Four cylider kings like Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha all have twins which sell reasonably well. I think there'll be a demand for the two-cylinder sportbike for the foreseeable future. Look for Ducati to expand their range rather than replace it.



After all, who doesn't like twins

dardas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2003, 03:42 AM   #6
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default Re: Ducati to market V-4s,Sport V-Twins days are numbered

Knowing Ducati I doubt that these V-4s are going to be anywhere near affordable.



Which is why you'll likely still see sport V-twins. They are less expensive to build. As long as people are willling to buy them they'll be with us.
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2003, 03:48 AM   #7
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default Re: Ducati to market V-4s,Sport V-Twins days are numbered

Heh heh. Just remember that anything is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it, no more no less. You may dislike Harleys but they are still worth whatever people are willing to pay for them. Just like any other commodity.



Right now just about every bike except Harleys are worth less than MSRP. Look at all the deals that Ducati, BMW and the big 4 are offering to try to move their 2003 models.
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2003, 03:57 AM   #8
DucButt
Founding Member
 
DucButt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 173
Default Re: Ducati to market V-4s,Sport V-Twins days are numbered

Reminds me of Mark Twain's famous quote - if the sport v-twin is dead, why does Honda still market the VTR1000? Although they must not sell that many of them, because I never see a newer one on the road.

It'll be interesting to see how well the Suzuki SV1000 sells. I think there will be a market for sport v-twins in the near future, though - the torque and the sound are so sweet...
DucButt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2003, 04:17 AM   #9
SRMark
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,465
Default Re: Ducati to market V-4s,Sport V-Twins days are numbered

Any bets on how long it will take Ducati to release a service manual for the fours? Enjoy the $1,500 valve adjustments!
SRMark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2003, 04:28 AM   #10
Haird
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 270
Default Re: Ducati to market V-4s,Sport V-Twins days are numbered

So MO links to Motorcycle Daily for a two-paragrpah report on an article in Cycle News .... anybody got Ducati's phone number handy?
Haird is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off