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post #25 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2017, 11:06 PM
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Ducati / Audi might want to look at introducing a line of re-issue classic bikes like the S2R's ,etc. They are so sweet. Gibson and Fender does this with their guitars, re-issues of the Strat, 56' Les Paul Gold Top on and on. The Ducati tooling for production is in hand so why not? You heard it here first!
The problem with that is that it isn't just technology that marches on. It's government that marches on. All bikes sold in the EU now must have ABS. They must all comply with the Euro 4 emissions standards (and soon Euro 5). Not only would the manufacturers not be allowed to re-issue classic bikes, the bureaucrats are working to make it disallowed to ride the classic bikes you already own. Beware the creeping bastards.

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