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Ducati road bike!(20 posts)

Ducati road bike!gsxrawd
Nov 7, 2002 7:13 PM
ok so it's actually a Bianchi, but wow it sure does look nice. they claimed every part on the bike is Italian
they claimed every part on the bike is Italiandesmo
Nov 7, 2002 7:35 PM
Fine for the bicycle, but I'm glad my 900SS has Mikuni's and Japanese electronics!
That's as lame as...hayaku
Nov 7, 2002 7:44 PM
Colnago using Ferrari stickers to justify more exorbitant prices. Also claiming that every part on the bike it Italian... Elitist and of no real consequence to the performance of the bike. The only consequence is that they can sell more bikes to rich, gullible Americans.


It does look nice though and I'm sure it is a good ride, I just hate the marketing sence.
That's as lame as...tremblay
Nov 7, 2002 8:16 PM
"claiming that every part on the bike it Italian... Elitist and of no real consequence to the performance of the bike"

No more elitist than an American company calling something "All American"
More about Troy BaylissTig
Nov 7, 2002 7:51 PM
World Superbike champion Troy likes to ride road and MTB bicycles as well as motorcycles, and hangs with Axel Merckx when in Monaco.

Here's the article on him from last month:
More about Troy BaylissRC51
Nov 8, 2002 5:00 AM
To be accurate, it should say "Former World Champion Troy Bayliss." . American Colin Edwards (Riding a Honda) beat Bayliss this year to earn his second World Superbike title.
Edwards on a Ducati in MotoGPJS
Nov 8, 2002 7:56 AM
Next year and Nicky Hayden on a Repsol Honda Twin along side Valentino Rossi, sweet!
Edwards on a Ducati in MotoGPRC51
Nov 8, 2002 8:01 AM
Edwards will not be on a Ducati next year.
Ducati's Moto GP team will consist of Bayliss and Caporossi
Edwards will be riding the Aprilia "cube" along with Haga in the moto GP class
True, but I was just speaking of Troy...Tig
Nov 8, 2002 8:05 AM
...since most cyclists wouldn't know much about Colin. Too bad, he's a great rider and representative of the sport. He lives about an hour north of me, but I haven't met him. I went to school with Keven Schwantz, who, after growing up became a good guy. As kids we used to ride dirt bikes on some trails across from his uncle's motorcycle shop, Hurst Yamaha.

I now have my wife watching roadracing on TV. She says it makes the NASCAR guys look like wimps!
True, but I was just speaking of Troy...RC51
Nov 8, 2002 8:16 AM
The cyclist/Motorcyclist combination is few and far between, its nice to know there are others out there. My girlfirend happened to be over the night the final round of the World Superbike race (Imola) was being shown, she couldnt beleive the action, she said it made all other forms of racing look like kids play!

DeRosa SLX
That HAD to be the best race ever! -nmTig
Nov 8, 2002 8:39 AM
Time for....(drum roll)....fill in the blank funnies! (Cheering)Ahimsa
Nov 7, 2002 8:12 PM
Here's the quote:

"They claimed every part on the bike is Italian."

And today's witty reply fill-in-the-blank:

"All Italian eh? Well, that would explain the ___________"

Have at it then, and good luck!


Ducati Litespeed, even nicerLazywriter
Nov 7, 2002 8:51 PM
Ducks are supposed to have funny-looking motors ...Humma Hah
Nov 7, 2002 9:08 PM
... and leak oil.
Ducks are supposed to have funny-looking motors ...Iwannapodiumgirl
Nov 4, 2002 4:40 PM
Is it not a Duke? As in Duke-ati? Or in the US, do you call them Duck-ati?

I am not having a go, just asking a simple question.
Definitely a Duke...CT1 Guy
Nov 8, 2002 2:55 AM
So Ducati, having won the world superbike championships since time immemorial, are they going to face a serious threat, from er, a serious manufacturers like Buell?? Ha Ha Ha
In the motorcycling community, in the 80's ...Humma Hah
Nov 8, 2002 6:15 AM
... I commonly heard them referred to as "ducks", usually spelled duc. This was considered better than "Moto Guzzi".
no Dukes in a democracy, they're Ducksdesmo
Nov 8, 2002 6:23 AM
But not Duck-ati. And they do not leak oil (at least the belt drive ones don't).
Does it have desmodromic valves?? (nm)Alexx
Nov 8, 2002 7:38 AM
Its the only Ducati my wife would let me ride :-( nmMariowannabe
Nov 8, 2002 8:43 AM