|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 http://www.ducati.com/docs_eng/bikes/scoop_page/scoop_page064/menu1_eng.html
|they claimed every part on the bike is Italian||desmo|
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 Bayliss||Tig|
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 CyclingNews.com article on him from last month:
|More about Troy Bayliss||RC51|
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 MotoGP||JS|
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 MotoGP||RC51|
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!
|That HAD to be the best race ever! -nm||Tig|
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 nicer||Lazywriter|
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 Ducks||desmo|
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 :-( nm||Mariowannabe|
Nov 8, 2002 8:43 AM