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Old 09-22-2011, 08:00 PM   #31
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What I would love to see is an 1198cc 11* gear driven Streetfighter. Hell, I'd even quit being a stingy bastard and buy it new.

The Streetfighter is damn near my ideal bike EXCEPT for the added maintenance over my Speed Triples the added performance doesn't justify the cost. Slap a Diavel's motor sans belt and yeah, its on.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:00 PM   #32
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It's so nice to see you badmouthing Ducati in yet another thread. Are you a paid spokeweasel for Aprilia? Or did a Ducati steal your wife, shoot your dog, drink your beer and then crash your pickup? You sure harbor a lot of Ducati hate; perhaps therapy is in order?
Hey Duck, I am sorry for your ignorance of not knowing the Ducati is from Bologna. No I do not hate Ducati, being born and raised in South Europe, I am very proud of the Sourthern companies. Sure I prefer Aprilia for several reasons one of which is because of Duck fanatics like... you.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:17 AM   #33
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By the looks of it, real men (anybody bigger than 5'7 and 140lbs)need not apply. The Big 4 can get away with it, but Ducati better watch out as their bikes are priced beyond the reach of adolescents males. The are alienating a big portion of their demographic, no pun intended. I wonder how many riders were put off by the diminutive size of the Aprilia RSV4 and bought a BMW S1000RR instead. How long will it take moto manufacturers to figure out that most men are not built like Pedrosa-bots? I have lost interest in sport bikes because they have gotten so damn small.
Time for a diet, eh.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:13 AM   #34
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Time for a diet, eh.
Not everyone is fat. I am a bodybuilder - just short of 6'1" I weigh ~240 lbs. at around 10% BF. The RSV4 does not fit me at all, the S1000RR is perfectly fine (for an aggressive race bike, of course) regardless of the fact that it feels like a 600. It's about the ergonomics, and most Italian superbikes bikes are definitely tailored to small, nimble guys.

Of course I am still going to buy an 1199...
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:37 PM   #35
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I don't think large frame dudes with deep pockets will care if they can only ride it for 15 minutes! That's what the Ekectra Glide is for.

I'm 6' 4 and if I didn't have to save for kid college funds, mortgage, retirement, or the collapse of our economy I would definitely get one.

Ducati deserves credit for not building another Asian copy.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:37 AM   #36
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Like it so far.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:08 AM   #37
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I presume that's the bigger testrider Ducati is using. Note the Termignoni exhaust. Side shot of the nose is fugly (but the masking tapes might fool a bit).
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:13 AM   #38
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Bike looks tiny.

And they should give that tester time off when she is pregnant ...




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Old 09-24-2011, 09:25 AM   #39
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Bike looks tiny.

And they should give that tester time off when she is pregnant ...




Troy put on a few extra grams since I saw the last pictures of him, eh!?
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:36 AM   #40
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That rider looks to be 6'3"-6'4" and definitely needs to lay off the Mortadella.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:40 AM   #41
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A mere coincidence, that with recent postings on advrider detailing full figured riders,
experiencing discomfort on Ducati superbikes and now these spy shots surface, I think not...

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Old 09-24-2011, 10:50 AM   #42
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Oh, It's not just Ducati superbikes that got hit with the shrink ray. All of the superbikes made in the last decade are 600 sized frames with 1000cc's of motor stuffed in. It completely makes sense to me, from a racing standpoint, which is why you don't see a boatload of 6'3", 205lb riders in MotoGP.

This is also no different when some average Joe (albeit with deep pockets) buys a supercar; If he wanted a roomy cockpit he should have purchased an M5 or a SHO.

For me, and the type of riding I typically do, something with the ergs of a Hyper, an FZ1 or a Tuono will get the job done better, and in less discomfort after an all day ride.

But there's definitely a place for this type of bike off the track, and I'm glad Ducati is putting out some innovative stuff in that segment.
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:04 PM   #43
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And they should give that tester time off when she is pregnant ...


Funny how these spy shots have this hefty rider, making it look small...whereas spy shots of the Multistrada had a really small test rider making the bike look huge.

I predict they're messing with us, and it will be relatively normal in size for a SBK.
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:58 PM   #44
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They named it after their own factory?

Seems a bit... presumptuous.
Name another company the size of Ducati that achieved the success of Ducati in their field or in our case racing. Just like Ross Perot I'm all ears. Its the equivalent of a triple A team competing and winning in the big league and with better mojo than the Yankees(Honda).
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:13 PM   #45
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Eh?

How did the sta puft marshmallow man get on the design team?
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