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Will Ducati Build A V Rod Competitor?
      #375315 - 02/23/09 10:06 PM

I kinda dig it.



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Re: Will Ducati Build A V Rod Competitor? [Re: FriarJohn]
      #375316 - 02/23/09 10:14 PM

I kind of like it too. Need to do something with the fenders and tank shape. I like the blacked out one much more than the others. It kind of has a Mad Max look to it.

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Re: Will Ducati Build A V Rod Competitor? [Re: The_Dog33]
      #375323 - 02/23/09 11:48 PM

I dig it. Looks more like an AH-64 than that thing OCC tried to concoct.



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Re: Will Ducati Build A V Rod Competitor? [Re: FriarJohn]
      #375337 - 02/24/09 04:52 AM


Needs more of a passenger seat.
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Re: Will Ducati Build A V Rod Competitor? [Re: BrianT]
      #375389 - 02/24/09 11:32 AM

Quote:

Taking sweetie pie for a ride is one of the great things about bikes.




I disagree, being able to get away from sweetie for a couple of hours is one of the great things about bikes.

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Re: Will Ducati Build A V Rod Competitor? [Re: ArsnlTim]
      #375416 - 02/24/09 02:46 PM

Looks post-nuclear, but I like it. Dang, those oil coolers look very vulnerable. I stopped by North American Warhorse Cycles in PA (Scranton) today on a trip. I was eyeballing their Ducati's available. They had a way-tricked out S4S (or something) Monster with that oil cooler hanging low.

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Re: Will Ducati Build A V Rod Competitor? [Re: ssjones]
      #375529 - 02/24/09 08:36 PM

Competitor? That thing would probably eat the V-Rod alive, don't know how much competition it would be.

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Re: Will Ducati Build A V Rod Competitor? [Re: roadworthy]
      #375530 - 02/24/09 08:41 PM

Looks like a ton of rake on the forks, to me. I don't think it's gonna get any handling awards.

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Re: Will Ducati Build A V Rod Competitor? [Re: arstaren]
      #375533 - 02/24/09 08:45 PM

Yeah, but side by side, they are similar in rake. And what awards does H-D win in the handling department?



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Re: Will Ducati Build A V Rod Competitor? [Re: FriarJohn]
      #375541 - 02/24/09 09:02 PM

looks cool but wasnt there someone that was taking Ducatis and converting them into cruisers....I dont remeber who it was but they were much better looking than that thing.

Hmmmm another thought....are "sport cruisers" the way of the future?

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