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Administrator 07-09-2008 11:54 AM

2009 Ducati Desmosedici Monster Concept
 

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2009 Ducati Desmosedici Monster Concept

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sfcdjevans 07-09-2008 02:42 PM

Too much power? I think I know of just the market for such a bike. Then I double dog dare ya to build a 500... What do you think that could weigh?

seruzawa 07-09-2008 04:15 PM

This probably signals the return of the 80's era Ducati model line-up, then known as "Ducati Time Bombs".

newagetwotone 07-09-2008 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 188741)
This probably signals the return of the 80's era Ducati model line-up, then known as "Ducati Time Bombs".

Well, retro is in right?

vermicious 07-10-2008 06:12 AM

it's handsome

acecycleins 07-10-2008 07:34 AM

If they'd make the d@mn foot pegs wider I'd own one. Nah, just messing with you. I like the Monsters, but it's not a bike I could use as a daily commuter. I'm just too large and unwilling to sacrifice meals. Rather own a K1200R.

sarnali2 07-10-2008 07:45 AM

It'll never work, it's an ugly motor. Best to keep it wrapped up in a fairing so's you don't have to look at it, only feel and hear it.

bbtowns 07-10-2008 07:56 AM

I think it's a good lookin' bike (understatement), but with that short wheelbase the power might be a bit unmanageable. I'd bet the V-max and the ilk are 6" longer axle to axle at least, which would help keep the front wheel from lifting whether you liked it or not. And how many $40K (or likely much more) Monsters are they going to sell?

Kenneth_Moore 07-10-2008 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by bbtowns (Post 188803)
And how many $40K (or likely much more) Monsters are they going to sell?

Yermamaha is already sweating how many $17k V-Max II's they're going to sell. Damn shame they priced it so high, part of the original's appeal was that even the financially challenged could open a big can of whoop-ass.

Kevin_Duke 07-10-2008 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by bbtowns (Post 188803)
I think it's a good lookin' bike (understatement), but with that short wheelbase the power might be a bit unmanageable. I'd bet the V-max and the ilk are 6" longer axle to axle at least, which would help keep the front wheel from lifting whether you liked it or not. And how many $40K (or likely much more) Monsters are they going to sell?


I'd expect a 1098-engined Monster to retail for $14K or less. The Desmosedici concept is just a flight of fancy.


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