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Old 11-07-2007, 01:49 PM   #21
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So, will it have the current 650gs price of $7100 or does it get a special, new, shiny BMW price tag?
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:55 PM   #22
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Default 2007 EICMA Show

Not to downplay Yossef's article, but here's a few more pics of the show:

Ducati : photos : Milan Motorcycle Show 2007 - powered by SmugMug

Lotsa tasty morsels. And a few bikes, too.
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:50 AM   #23
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I'm not sure about the Aprilia concept bike -- hard to judge from a photo but their answer to duke's hyper-motard looks pretty decent.
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Old 11-09-2007, 01:43 AM   #24
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We Yuropeans are so innovative. Thats why people love our stuff. Like Ducati coming up with a revolutionary new line of, er, bright red V2s. In contrast to the japanese, they can’t innovate, its the same boring stuff year after year like Honda’s tired old boxer-6 streetfighter. Same old, same old.

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it could be worse, cruiz. be happy that we live in europe, where a variety of purchasing tastes means that a decent amount of these interesting prototypes will actually end up being sold here.

...as an aside, and as people's beltlines are tightening, ducati's marketing cry of exclusivity is beginning to have a reverse-effect in this part of the world (if the opinions i hear/read are representative of a larger collective). people in vindobona are starting to prefer triumph's "here's what we thought you'd like to ride" vs. ducati's "here's what we're reluctantly allowing you to buy this year." both premium brands, different places on the arrogance meter, and it seems to have a polarizing effect.
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Chévere. Pretty much everything interesting ends up being sold here, Rune being the exception

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Old 11-09-2007, 08:35 AM   #27
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Oh. no problem, we have a few sitting around we can ship you LOL
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Not sure what's so great about the rune. It only has 1832cc and 90hp. Not a real mans bike. It needs at least another 400cc's and 100hp. It might as well be a beginners bike with these stats. Hell, the Victory Vision has 92hp and we all know that "It needs a 30% bigger engine. Had they not been so vision impaired at the time they would enjoy a cult status now. But no: more of the same. Safe road pussies deserve to lose."

So the rune must REALLY suck.
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Hmmm...I didn’t find any 2007 Vision dyno (have any?) but the older models had 62 RWHP. Totally acceptable figure for middle weight adventure bikes I say. Newer ones have more power but this is how they started to cut Harley's slice of the market. Somebody must have suffered from serious lack of cojones when doing the specs.

What I found was a dyno of 2007 stock Fat Boy. Straight from the more-of-the-same school of thought. New bigger engine and 66 RWHP? A perfect match to Rune’s 97.4 RWHP - if you bolt on a third cylinder. As Rune has more torque at idle than new Harley at any revs, I would say yeah baby.

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