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Old 01-21-2013, 06:24 PM   #136
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Originally Posted by MCGMB View Post
Agreed, it ALWAYS comes down to money, no matter the brand -- the issue is how you choose to allocate your marketing funds. The Big 4 spends on TV, radio, billboards, internet, social media, race contingencies and so on -- certainly far far more than Ducati does in the aggregate, in the US anyway as far as I can tell. So as a prospective customer, where would I rather see a manufacturer spend their marketing dollars if forced to make a choice -- on TV, radio, etc...OR friendly reps listening to what I have to say, all the while sipping espresso.

I know which I'd choose. Please don't tell me you'd rather watch TV?
Oh I love me some TV! Thats great to hear that a company seemingly cared what an average rider had to say. Customer service is hard to find these days. Personally I like dukes I just don't love them. I've ridden an older 929my brother had and a few different years of Monster. and I just can't get over the price point and the maintenance costs.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:59 PM   #137
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the female reps were actively walking around talking to everyone, with tablets in hand collecting feedback (and e-mail addresses). They actually seemed interested in what I had to say --- who knew?! ng.

Yeah, I heard she really wanted your email address for personal reasons.

Guys are such suckers for a hot babe. Ducati sticks some bimbo into a hot dress and we give it up.

I didn't give up my email address, but only because she didn't ask me.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:20 PM   #138
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:05 AM   #139
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Personally, if any of the 'model marketing' worked I'd be all over the Indian line up of motorcycles...

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Old 01-22-2013, 04:16 AM   #140
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BTW, great meeting you and your lovely wife this weekend, Doc.
Was great meeting you as well. Glad you weren't in your clown paint. Clowns scare me! And thanks for the beer!
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