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Old 07-13-2009, 12:47 AM   #211
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If this is true, I may purchase my first Ducati.
Start saving and don't expect to see one at every firehall...

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Old 07-13-2009, 05:36 AM   #212
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More spy shots. Looks very aggressive.
i'd just be happy if they got rid of the g-d underseat nuclear reactors
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:10 AM   #213
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i'd just be happy if they got rid of the g-d underseat nuclear reactors
I hear ya. The stock undertail exhausts tend to be very warm due to the catalytic converters retaining heat.

If fitted with aftermarket (non-cat) exhausts, though, the heat problem is not so severe. In fact, in my experience, it's much less of a problem with the warm toasty buns than with very hot air being shed onto my lower legs as has been the case with many of the large I-4 bikes I've ridden.
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:29 AM   #214
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Looking at all the spy shots, it's fitted with an underslung, under engine xorst.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:52 AM   #215
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A few thoughts.
1. Overall, although desguised, look and shape is too street oriented.
2. Alloy wheels
3. Tank has really a bump? If so, it looks more like a sport bike.
4. Size of rear wheel limit tire choices for offroad.

I was hoping the strada aperta (open road) would be more GS-like than the multi-strada (various roads).

This one looks more like a supermotard type of bike.

I hope I'm wrong and as the desguise comes off, including wheels we will see a real GS type of bike.

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I think this thing is going to put the "sport" back in sport-touring
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:43 PM   #216
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Yea, I merged this into the existing Strada Aperta mega-thread here in Beasts simply because this is where the topic has evolved over time, but it's one of those machines that's probably better placed in Road Warriors.

FWIW, I dig the thing.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:21 PM   #217
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I was hoping the strada aperta (open road) would be more GS-like than the multi-strada (various roads).

This one looks more like a supermotard type of bike.

I hope I'm wrong and as the desguise comes off, including wheels we will see a real GS type of bike.
Well, as Arch says, this is a road bike, not Ducati's answer to the GS. Think of it more as the new and improved (?) Multi.

Open road does not evoke off-road to me. If anything it's a more honest name than multi strada.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:40 PM   #218
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Well, as Arch says, this is a road bike, not Ducati's answer to the GS. Think of it more as the new and improved (?) Multi.

Open road does not evoke off-road to me. If anything it's a more honest name than multi strada.
You got a point there.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:33 PM   #219
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I tried to steer the thread that way last year (see post 24, etc). That said, personally speaking, I do see this camo'd Ducati being a GS competitor. But then again, I don't view GSs, Stroms, Multis and such as a dual sports either.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:44 PM   #220
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17" front/rear wheels shod with Pirelli Corsa's......yeah ok.

Somebody move this thread to Road Warriors where it (obviously) belongs.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:32 PM   #221
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Ooh yeah, I could be tempted to trade my TDM in for one of those. Only trouble is it will no doubt cost a lot more, and require more servicing (TDM valves checked every 40,000 k's for instance, and do you still have to change the cam belts on Ducks every 20,000 k's?).

Then there is the issue of far less dealers than Yamaha, but you can't be too sensible about these things can you? Emotion does/should play a large part in buying a bike, I suspect I might be "gone" after a ride, it looks like it would tick a lot of boxes for me. I don't know how many Ducati would sell outside of Europe though if the TDM is anything to go by.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:51 PM   #222
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Big issue for me will be the wince inducing price. Word has it £14000 GBP. No fucking way...
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:27 AM   #223
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Big issue for me will be the wince inducing price. Word has it £14000 GBP. No fucking way...
Its gonna be right up there with the streetfighter 17-19K is my guess!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:29 AM   #224
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17" front/rear wheels shod with Pirelli Corsa's......yeah ok.

Somebody move this thread to Road Warriors where it (obviously) belongs.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:07 PM   #225
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This one looks more like a supermotard type of bike.

I hope I'm wrong and as the desguise comes off, including wheels we will see a real GS type of bike.

Lion
That's funny, I was hopping for just the opposite. I want a better looking, more powerful Multistrada. Basically a Super Motard with a windscreen and comfty seat. Something similar to the KTM 990 SMT...just, you know, sold in the USA.
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