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Old 09-26-2002, 10:45 AM   #71
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It's looks awesome. I wish Ducati had a bike that looked this good!
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Old 09-26-2002, 03:02 PM   #72
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Yeah, in the face of the new 999, it is nice to be reminded that the Italians still have what it takes to produce beautiful design!
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Old 09-26-2002, 03:16 PM   #73
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Slowbear



I agree with most of what you say, although I am not so sure that BMW and Ducati are losing market share -- I have not seen the specific recent figures for the US market, but I know that worldwide, both have been doing really well.



In Ducati's case, I speculate that the 748/916/996/998 and the Monsters have been the strong sellers -- I sure have not seen many of the new SSs on the road here. (I am biased, I have the old one, with the 1/2 fairing).



The US market is more conservative regarding styling, especially the age range of their target markets (not that many 20-somethings can afford either). It remains to be seen how many of the 40-50 somethings will spring for the new styled 999.



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Old 09-27-2002, 06:01 AM   #74
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While we're waiting, how about a review of this:

http://www.ghezzi-brian.com/English/Anteprima_ing.htm

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Old 09-27-2002, 10:07 AM   #75
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Default Re: ktm Duke - got pic's??

Hey, has anyone seen more pic's of the KTM Duke than the one Yusef provided with the article?

I'm having a hard time deciding just how ugly this bike is, and haven't seen anything other than this one photo and the concept drawing on the KTM site.

(I'm trying to figure out if you can just unscrew that cafeteria tray from the side of the gas tank and have a decent looking naked bike???
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Old 09-29-2002, 05:52 PM   #76
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Default With you, mate!

That has to be one of the hottest bikes I have laid eyes on. If I had deep pockets, I would race that bike on the AHRMA Battle of the Twins.



Why can't there be more motorcycles like it in production?



The more I think of it, I would have to buy two. One to race and one to stick in a glass display case in the middle of my living room.



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Old 09-29-2002, 05:59 PM   #77
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Default MX-05 or something.

I remember it, too. I was a 500 cc single cylinder. Strictly a styling exercise if I remember it correctly. One of last years prototypes. Honda & Moto Guzzi, I can't buy it if you don't build it.
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Old 10-01-2002, 12:08 PM   #78
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The new Guzzi is a fabulous piece that I think would find a market here, particularly if it offers even a remotely comfortable riding position. Many of us who have survived the "more-horsepower-than-technique" riding years are interested in a sport bike with character and the kind of classic good looks that don't come from Japan these days.



The reason that you don't see more bikes with exposed motors like the Guzzi is because most current sport bike motors were designed to be concealed behind plastic. The Guzzi motor seems to be one of the few, this side of cruiserdom, that looks good enough to show.
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Old 10-03-2002, 11:38 AM   #79
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Default XAXIS, That's it.

Here it is! The XAXIS, a 1000 cc V-twin with single sided front and rear suspension. I stand corrected. It was unveiled at the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show. Here's the address:



http://world.honda.com/Tokyo2001/mot...eup/xaxis.html



This thing is FUGLY! Yuk!
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