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Old 02-21-2001, 09:46 AM   #1
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Default Re: Gilera Introduces New Sportbike

Groovy. 1st. Post. Italian design and japanese mecanics have been tried before with success. (Bimota).
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Old 02-21-2001, 10:07 AM   #2
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Woopty damn doo....I'm so spolied by all the new bikes that I could care less about some italian bike with an old GSXR motor in it. It better be cheaper then it's Japanese brother or why even bother?
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Old 02-21-2001, 11:02 AM   #3
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Default Bimota Successful!?

They sold some bikes, but I don't know that they ever flourished. They're gone now, baring a miracle. They made under a thousand bikes a year at the height of their success. Nice bikes though.
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Old 02-21-2001, 12:27 PM   #4
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I'd call the Cagiva Raptor successful, but not Bimota. Suzuki won't even give Cagiva enough engines to meet demand. But last time I checked, Bimota was going out of business.



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Old 02-21-2001, 01:33 PM   #5
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I do not think Bimota had good managment. You can have the best engineers under the sun, but to stay in operations, you need good managment to stay afloat.
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Old 02-21-2001, 03:32 PM   #6
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I agree about the price. Why would anyone risk dependability and performance for the same price or more, when they can buy a Japanese bike with a proven track record! Better give them away cheap at first to get some interest.
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Old 02-21-2001, 07:12 PM   #7
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Some people are to hung up on price. There is no way a small niche manufacture can produce a bike cheaper and sell it cheaper than the mega-japanese companies. Numbers are their game.
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Old 02-23-2001, 07:22 PM   #8
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Default maybe to have a bike that's not like everyone else's

although with a gixxer motor how different will it really be? Gileras should be singles, not fours.
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