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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2008, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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heads up ducati, THIS is a streetfighter

no muss, no fuss. relaxed and not busy. just bitchin'...!!!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2008, 03:55 PM
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That's 1000x better than the Duc... But it needs a new seat.

Clean, smooth... Everything you'd expect from Ducati but with Japanese reliability.

EDIT: That would rock with a 750cc screamer.

How much is the fish?
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this begs the question if the next FZ-1 will also inherit the R1's latest V8 crank...!?!?

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I concur, I like it plenty - headlight, eh, not so much.

Oh's all around, Akro, Marchesini, nice additions

Looks great from this angle:


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wow that's a lot better looking....

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Is it an optical illusion or is the wheelbase longer? Maybe it's the stubby tail that makes it look longer?

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-15-2008, 07:25 AM
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I really like that bike. I am even ok with the headlight....I'll have one in classic Yamaha yellow and black please.

I wonder how that would look with a rounder headlight and a fly screen inspired by a later RZ350 ??

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I really like that bike. I am even ok with the headlight....I'll have one in classic Yamaha yellow and black please.

I wonder how that would look with a rounder headlight and a fly screen inspired by a later RZ350 ?

kinda retro, you know? I like the new headlight designs.. I'm kind of a futurist, and like the style
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The round headlight, IMHO, would drag down the style of the bike. It's no Duc sport classic and it's not pretending to be one. It's a nekked bike show'n off all its naughty bitz.

How much is the fish?
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The headlight sorta looks like a transformer badge...I prefer something more traditional on a nekid bike but that's my choice...I'd buy the Yamaha or the Shiver before the Duc even

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