Are these just concepts? or are they actually going to produce something like this someday? reminds me of that Blue marlin or whatever it was called that aprillia showed at some bike show a few years back... Very Sweet!
Oh man my wife is going to kill me, another one to add to the garage. Thanks for the post I had no idea they were out there. My freind is one of the owners of Norton America and it looks like this is direct competition. Any idea of the prices?
If you look at the top of the page, there's a survey. Ducati is trying to decide whether or not to produce them, and whether it would be at a price point that the public would be willing to buy them. Take the survey!
I think that I'd be willing to pay about the same price for one of those as I would a M1000 or SS1000. That would mean making them a production bike, not a special edition like the MH900....
Ducati finally has a new clubs coordinator in place. Maybe we should do a poll or a petition and forward the group response to the petition??
Too bad they used the SS frame for all of those. But I really dig the Sport. The GT is ok but I don't like the way the tank slopes forward. I also think it's funny as hell that the pipes don't line up on the GT. ;D
The Paul Smart is really nice but it has the same problem that they all do with the sloping tank.
Given a chioce between the three I would pick the Sport hands-down.
The Paul Smart Replica has me drooling. Where the Multistrada carried the functionality of the Monster to the next evolutionary level, these concepts have struck a chord that reincarnates styling that represents state of the art motorcycling when a lot of us were young.
And hey, a lot of us older Ducatisti just happen to be the market slice that (a) Looks back at the days of youth nostalgically; and (b) Statistically, at least, knock down serious enough cash to make us viable targets in the marketplace.
Not being in the cash-happy demographic these days, I'll be buying that Lotto ticket tonight with a brand new goal.