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Old 09-23-2010, 09:08 AM   #61
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I think one of our (and by "our" I mean motorcyclists) biggest problems is that we say "oh, if this existed, I'd buy it." But when it actually does exist, or it is imported to the US, nobody actually follows through. Those plus size guys who say they'd buy a ducati are probably riding road glides right now, and have no intention of switching, Diavel or no Diavel.
Well let me be the first to admit that if this bike hit showroom floors, I will definitely not buy it. Absolutely no interest in this thing... won't even sit on it
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:44 AM   #62
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Well let me be the first to admit that if this bike hit showroom floors, I will definitely not buy it. Absolutely no interest in this thing... won't even sit on it
Won't even sit on it? OK, fair enough...my very unscientific polling of folks coming through the shop reveals similar feelings. Keep in mind that most of these people are Ducati purists.

As I see it, this bike is not aimed at the market that Ducati has already captured. Ducati has survivied, more or less, off of superbikes and monsters for the last 15+ years. They are still, first and foremost, a superbike manufacturer. Beyond that, it now appears that all bets are off.

The motorcycle consumer will determine what works and what doesn't.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:00 PM   #63
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Won't even sit on it? OK, fair enough...my very unscientific polling of folks coming through the shop reveals similar feelings. Keep in mind that most of these people are Ducati purists.

As I see it, this bike is not aimed at the market that Ducati has already captured. Ducati has survivied, more or less, off of superbikes and monsters for the last 15+ years. They are still, first and foremost, a superbike manufacturer. Beyond that, it now appears that all bets are off.

The motorcycle consumer will determine what works and what doesn't.

Well I'm not a ducati purist at all. The reasons for my complete lack of interest are different, but manifold.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:12 PM   #64
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Well, I'm 6'3"/200 lbs, don't know if I'm 'plus size' or not, got a duc, bmw & ktm, I'd sit on a Diavel, consider one if thinking about cruisers and some folks are really just condescending wahoos.
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:28 PM   #65
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The reasons for my complete lack of interest are different, but manifold.
You don't like the headers?
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:31 PM   #66
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You don't like the headers?
I guess you are joking but if not:

by manifold I mean numerous and diverse. In other words, there are a variety of reasons why I don't like this bike
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:52 PM   #67
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I guess you are joking
Yes.

I'll withhold judgement until it is released. Then some one can have the Griso/Vmax/Diavel shootout they always dreamed of, while they languish on dealer floors for three years.
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:57 PM   #68
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I believe that Ducati's test rider is quite small. If you look at the pictures of the Multistrada that leaked out last year he made the bike look larger than it actually is. So the Diavel is probably big but not enormous.




I took this this at the Ducati factory in 2005. That was a test mule and obviously one of the factory guys. He's tiny.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:36 PM   #69
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I took this this at the Ducati factory in 2005. That was a test mule and obviously one of the factory guys. He's tiny.
Willy Wonka called... he wants his test rider back.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:26 AM   #70
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A Ducati for fat guys & gals. This may work afterall...pure genius, seriously.

You called??
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:25 AM   #71
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Looks like they're closer to a finished product.

http://www.motoblog.it/post/26407/la...ontent=Twitter
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:58 AM   #72
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Looks like they're closer to a finished product.

http://www.motoblog.it/post/26407/la...ontent=Twitter
This is getting interesting...
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:02 AM   #73
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Wow! That is one ugly bike.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:15 AM   #74
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Wow! That is one ugly bike.
It's not exactly my cup of tea either, but I doubt that I'm part of the target market.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:17 AM   #75
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It's not exactly my cup of tea either, but I doubt that I'm part of the target market.
Vmax meets Bking meets Ducati. ick
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