I got a brochure in the mail hyping up Blade II. It was co-branded with Ducati and had references to the ducati website along with pictures of an ST-2. The creative director or production manager who chose that bike should have their head examined. (They obviously don't actually ride motorcycles). I would have expected the 900SS or the 998 for someone like Blade. Only other reason could have been that Ducati gave the film production team the ST-2 along with additional financial backing in the hopes that the marketing would boost the sales of what I call "The barkolounger" Ducati.
Ha! you're right. I talked with Pierre Treblanche in Italy in October and he is quite proud of the bike. The back end looks awesome, but whoa, the front is a bit much. (Complete with storage in the side fairings!) Pierre did say something that really got me thinking. His comment was, "The Multistrada is so fast that when you ride in a group you'll be able to stop and have a esspresso and wait for the R1's to catch up!" Wouldn't that make a great commercial.
I just saw a preview of it (while watching the 750's race in Daytona 200) and what I thought was a red 996 flipping over when blade clotheslined the rider, but it was hard to tell with all that fast-camera motion. I guess the bad guys get all the real bikes. /images/icons/wink.gif
Just watched "Don't Say a Word" last night, and they had a red Monster in it tailing Michael Douglas in his Rover.
Also, checked out the Blade pics, such a shame that blade keeps that bike so dirty....but then again, a shiny ducati probably would not fit his "image". /images/icons/smile.gif I can't wait for this movie to come out on DVD, as it will definitely be an owner. The original Blade, sounds incredible on the ol home theatre sys. /images/icons/wink.gif