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Old 02-15-2011, 10:30 PM   #11
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I really do hope they sell. They should. We are talking cruiser dollars here, not sportbike dollars. Cruiser guys are used to paying 20 grand and getting 70 or less horsepower. This Vmax is cool and all, but it is a heavy tank. This new Duc blows the lid off the game.

Ya, the not quite ready for assisted living "Faithful" won't buy it, but the younger punks should be all over this thing! Put a set of Termis on it and it is by default the coolest sounding cruiser on the road.

God knows, if I had stupid disposable income, one of these would find it's way into my garage, just cuz

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Old 02-16-2011, 03:17 AM   #12
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It's 'spensive. Too rich for my blood. This makes the new Multi look like a veritable bargain.

It'd be interesting to compare this to the new BMW 1600. For the $$, which one is better?
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:37 AM   #13
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There's a guy at work who has decided he wants a bike. He's been looking at a used VMax, the Warrior, but was really focusing on the VRod. Yesterday I brought in my Motor Cyclist magazine with the Diavel cover story. A couple hours later he came over and said "You ruined my week. I can't afford this damn thing, but it weighs under 500 lbs and has 160 hp!"
Please tell me that he's a returning rider, not a new one.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:43 AM   #14
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Yesterday I brought in my Motor Cyclist magazine with the Diavel cover story.
I thought the Letters section of that issue was particularly awesome and insightful.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:00 AM   #15
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I really want to like this as an owner and fan of the brand. I guess I'll have to see one in person because the styling just isn't working for me.

The local BMW dealer has a used Ducati Streetfighter on the floor. It's got 3000 miles and $3000 worth of exhaust and accessories on it. THey're asking $12,995.

I like expensive motorcycles but don't know that I would throw down for this one.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:51 AM   #16
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It's a very comfortable bike to sit on, kinda like a standard, and with the handlebars just a little bit more relaxed it'd be a wallop of a ride. I think I'd prefer a more normal rear tire (180 was wide enough for my XX).
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:41 AM   #17
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It's a very comfortable bike to sit on, kinda like a standard, and with the handlebars just a little bit more relaxed it'd be a wallop of a ride. I think I'd prefer a more normal rear tire (180 was wide enough for my XX).
I'll bet a 220mm rear tirewould've handled better and looked nearly as bad ass...
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:22 AM   #18
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I'll bet a 220mm rear tirewould've handled better and looked nearly as bad ass...
and in the "cruiser" world the big tire thing is over and has been for a while now.

I realize this isn't competing with traditional bikes but it's not my cup of tea.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:45 AM   #19
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I really want to like this as an owner and fan of the brand. I guess I'll have to see one in person because the styling just isn't working for me.

The local BMW dealer has a used Ducati Streetfighter on the floor. It's got 3000 miles and $3000 worth of exhaust and accessories on it. THey're asking $12,995.

I like expensive motorcycles but don't know that I would throw down for this one.
I stopped by a Boca chopper shop called Red Racing last week for some powdercoating info and the owner showed me several consignment bikes for sale. Every one had the same story: "He's got $74,000 in this one, we're asking $12,000. This one has an $8,000 paint job, we're asking $5,000." Five or six bikes like that...

So...buy a chopper!
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:44 AM   #20
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I stopped by a Boca chopper shop called Red Racing last week for some powdercoating info and the owner showed me several consignment bikes for sale. Every one had the same story: "He's got $74,000 in this one, we're asking $12,000. This one has an $8,000 paint job, we're asking $5,000." Five or six bikes like that...

So...buy a chopper!
I could get a customized plate that says HMEQTY or something like that.

Lord only knows how many defaulted home loans were to pay for toys.

We're bailing out chopper guy!
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