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Old 07-09-2008, 11:54 AM   #1
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:42 PM   #2
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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?
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:15 PM   #3
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This probably signals the return of the 80's era Ducati model line-up, then known as "Ducati Time Bombs".
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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?
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:12 AM   #5
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it's handsome
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:34 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:45 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:56 AM   #8
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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?
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:27 PM   #9
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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.
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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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