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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2014, 11:02:02 am »
 ::) weet darem nie!  :bueller:
 

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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2014, 11:42:56 am »
I like; it looks like it will make an awesome desert sled  :drif:

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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2014, 12:01:06 pm »
I dig it, in a cool retro kinda way. I certainly wouldn't say no to one standing in my garage.
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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2014, 04:56:25 pm »
Butt ugly....it's neither an enduro bike nor is it a DS bike....stupid IMHO....but everyone to his own I suppose.

bit like owning a Gs/GSA
 

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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2014, 05:44:13 pm »
Poser scrambler of note !  I do like the Black and yellow one, would be nice to have for rough/tough weekend rides to the Mugg & Bean  :peepwall:

Being a Duke, I'm sure my desire to own one will be obliterated by the price !!
 

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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2014, 06:05:42 pm »
That's not a scrambler, that's a motard!

No boet, this is a motard
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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2014, 06:40:44 pm »
Poser bike, but nice nonetheless.

Looks like a cross between a Triumph Scrambler and a BMW XCountry.
 

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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2014, 12:36:36 pm »
Looks like a Café racer dressed up to look like a scrambler to me
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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2014, 02:43:24 pm »
mmmm…maybe with a 21in front wheel and panniers, and the full rear mudguard.
 

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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2014, 09:28:19 pm »
Ek stem saam met Louis, die groen is baie mooi! Ek het gesien die prys gaan tussen $9000 en $10000 verkoop word. Ek hou baie van die outydse look waarvoor hulle gegaan het.

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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2014, 10:48:45 am »
This is an excellent move by Ducati, and at that price, with that power and weight, they're sure to rain on Triumph's parade just a little.

For those saying it's a poser bike or no good offroad - it's not meant to compete with a Yamaha WR450 or a KTM 1190 Adventure. "Modern classics" - Google it, it's a thing. There's a huge share of the market that want a no-nonsense, retro-styled motorcycle that can go pretty much anywhere and do pretty much anything. And when I say go anywhere, I don't mean tear up the local enduro track - I mean a bike that'll rip up city streets with a nice upright riding position, and tear along fire roads just as happily. Too much emphasis is placed on 21" front wheels and such - not necessary in this context. Poser bike? Maybe, but at least it's reasonably priced, and you're getting a lot of bike for the money. Lurking under that hipster exterior is a good engine and decent suspension - what more could you want?

This bike will pretty much eat up my Kawasaki W650 with that engine in it (claimed 75HP), weighs a claimed 60kg less than a Triumph, and looks damn good. Now it's just a pity Ducati SA aren't getting back to me.
 

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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2014, 10:59:18 am »
Now it's just a pity Ducati SA aren't getting back to me.


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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2014, 11:27:53 am »
Yesterday I opened Photoshop and combined my favourite parts from each model (on the assumption that Ducati will make it all available for sale aftermarket), and changed the tank to blue. Today I added some custom touches.

You dig?
 

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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2014, 11:44:25 am »
I like this bike  :drif: What will the price be ?
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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2014, 12:11:02 pm »
I like this bike  :drif: What will the price be ?

Apparently US $9 000/$10 000 so I assume no cheaper than R160 k
 

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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2014, 12:12:28 pm »
I like this bike  :drif: What will the price be ?

Apparently US $9 000/$10 000 so I assume no cheaper than R160 k

My guess is closer to the 100k mark, even just under. It's meant to be entry level (by Duc's standards).
 

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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2014, 12:13:06 pm »
A bit of scratching around shows its to be released in the US in January 2015 at around $8,500.00 . Imported to SA under a R100k ? Serious competition for the W800  :patch:
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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2014, 12:15:56 pm »
Yesterday I opened Photoshop and combined my favourite parts from each model (on the assumption that Ducati will make it all available for sale aftermarket), and changed the tank to blue. Today I added some custom touches.

You dig?

I dig! Throw on knobblies and I'll be a for away!
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Re: A new dirty Ducati?! Can it be?
« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2014, 12:48:15 pm »
Looks good wes

btw, where can I find a number board headlight unit?
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