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Re: Downsizing. Talk me into (or out of) doing it...
« Reply #60 on: April 11, 2017, 11:33:34 PM »
I see what you're saying.  But the Panigale is also a premium level superbike more akin to the R1M, which is over $20k.

R1M is probably getting closer in terms of "premium level superbike" so that's totally a fair comparison. But, both those bikes compete in the same class as the GSXR-1000R which is thousands of dollars cheaper. Although, the GSX-1000R is probably less "premium" so I'll give you that.

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But I think it's best compared to a ZX14R or Hayabusa based on engine size and both of those bikes are...  Only $15k really?

Based on displacement alone, yes. But the ZX-14R and the Hayabusa are big sport touring/drag bikes, and the Panigale is a superbike. Its definitely in the same overall class as the GSXR-1000R, CBR1000R, ZX-10R, and R1M. I mean, its what Ducati races in World Superbike alongside all the Japanese bikes I just named...

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Ducati also has a SuperSport series in the current lineup which is more alike to the 1000 sport bikes, that is hovering around $10-15k.
And the Multitask isn't far off from the BMW and KTM adventure offerings.

Despite the name, the SuperSport is actually more alone the lines of the GSX-S1000F in terms of "class". Its a more upright sport-standard kind of bike. That one's pricing is more in line with other bikes in its class, for sure if it only costs $15K.

And honestly, I have no idea if the MultiStrada and HyperStrada are close in price to other ADV or Supermoto bikes, respectively.

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Ducati on average IS more expensive, but for the most part it's not like Ferrari is to Chevrolet...

Agree completely.
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Re: Downsizing. Talk me into (or out of) doing it...
« Reply #61 on: April 28, 2017, 02:34:48 PM »
I read an article this morning claiming that VW is considering selling off Ducati. No word on possible buyers, but it's always interesting with a big name manufacturer changes ownership...

http://www.motorcycle.com/mini-features/could-ducati-be-up-for-sale-again.html
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Re: Downsizing. Talk me into (or out of) doing it...
« Reply #62 on: April 28, 2017, 03:16:43 PM »
I heard about that.

A bunch of guys on my Buell forum have a feeling that if Hero buys it then they'll end up dead.  Hero owned a 49% stake in EBR, and that ended really well...

But, EBR and even Buell was a relatively unknown name.  Ducati has worldwide recognition, even with non-riders.  So long as whoever buys Ducati leaves well enough alone I don't think there will be any major worries.
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Re: Downsizing. Talk me into (or out of) doing it...
« Reply #63 on: April 28, 2017, 03:46:36 PM »
if whoever buys ducatti lowers maitnence costs i might buy one 8)

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Re: Downsizing. Talk me into (or out of) doing it...
« Reply #64 on: April 28, 2017, 03:56:44 PM »
I heard about that.

A bunch of guys on my Buell forum have a feeling that if Hero buys it then they'll end up dead.  Hero owned a 49% stake in EBR, and that ended really well...

But, EBR and even Buell was a relatively unknown name.  Ducati has worldwide recognition, even with non-riders.  So long as whoever buys Ducati leaves well enough alone I don't think there will be any major worries.

Right...if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Re: Downsizing. Talk me into (or out of) doing it...
« Reply #65 on: April 28, 2017, 04:42:04 PM »
if whoever buys ducatti lowers maitnence costs i might buy one 8)

Just do it all yourself...

I've got my first valve service in 1200 miles or so.  I'll let you know how hard it was.
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Re: Downsizing. Talk me into (or out of) doing it...
« Reply #66 on: April 28, 2017, 05:32:54 PM »
kk keep me posted on that