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Administrator 11-01-2010 12:32 PM

EICMA 2010: Ducati Diavel
 

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EICMA 2010: Ducati Diavel

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12er 11-01-2010 02:15 PM

Is it just me or is this a major flop in the making?

acecycleins 11-01-2010 05:03 PM

Keep the price sub $13k And change the American version to the American name and they will sell a few. But no one ever asks me about marketing motorcycles- so, they're on their own.

The_AirHawk 11-01-2010 05:56 PM

Didn't Ducati already Fail at building/marketing a "Crew-zor" once before? Only, differnt kind of Ugly, that one. This sez "Japakneez Anna-may Crew-zor; with Machine-Guns" rather than "Italian-Harley-Fugly".

MTRHEAD75 11-02-2010 08:09 AM

That is what the harley V rod should be....They came close with the street rod version....

Kevin_Duke 11-02-2010 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by acecycleins (Post 251562)
Keep the price sub $13k And change the American version to the American name and they will sell a few. But no one ever asks me about marketing motorcycles- so, they're on their own.

I'm a little more optimistic. Most Diavel sales will be conquest sales, as in not cannibalizing their existing customers. It might not be what we want from Ducati, but I can see how some non-Ducatisti might be enticed by such a machine. It will be interesting to see how the market reacts to it on the sales sheets. I've spoken to a few people at Ducati who have ridden it, and they promise it handles unlike any cruiser-ish bike.

12er 11-02-2010 10:10 AM

So do you chrome the frame on that thing or the plastic?

pplassm 11-04-2010 09:54 AM

I like it. So sue me.

Larry 11-05-2010 07:01 AM

I love it!

trenttheuncatchable 11-05-2010 08:05 AM

I'd have to take a test ride before making up my mind on whether I like it or not.


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