New tranche of 2008 bikes

#1
Just been leafing through latest edition of MCN and the various offerings of 2008 models.

The new 'blade; snubbed nosed and looks hideous.
The Gixer 600; looks all cosmetical
ZX10; how about that new exhaust styling?!

Gone are the underseat pipes, now it's stubby Moto GP look-a-likeys.

Race on sunday, sell on monday.
 

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#2
comedy dave said:
Just been leafing through latest edition of MCN and the various offerings of 2008 models.

The new 'blade; snubbed nosed and looks hideous.
The Gixer 600; looks all cosmetical
ZX10; how about that new exhaust styling?!

Gone are the underseat pipes, now it's stubby Moto GP look-a-likeys.

Race on sunday, sell on monday.
Looking forward to the homologation 1098/1198R from Bologna....
 
#3
Just clapped eyes on the Ducati Desmosedici RR.
Lovely looking bike. but £40,000 and 200bhp....
Why?.........

Clearly an executive toy. Insurance quotation? I would hate to think.

For british roads?
 
#4
comes complete with a re-wire kit, a large tool kit and 3 yrs free AA!!!
 
#7
Yep your right on the depreciation front, but thats always been the case with the R or older SPS models.
after riding them both i guess its a question of preference as they are both well matched in terms of power, its just the bikes have different characteristics, the 1098 having a good lowdown punch due to the extra cc´s and the R having a power band like kick at 7000 that is like nothing ive ridden ( except my old RD20LC ) ;)
 

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#12
spannermonkey said:
Yep your right on the depreciation front, but thats always been the case with the R or older SPS models.
after riding them both i guess its a question of preference as they are both well matched in terms of power, its just the bikes have different characteristics, the 1098 having a good lowdown punch due to the extra cc´s and the R having a power band like kick at 7000 that is like nothing ive ridden ( except my old RD20LC ) ;)
Try finding a 998r :D
 

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#13
nodandawink said:
Bloody 4-strokes...

Still, Brittens were nice bikes...

For real motorcyclical erotica - I give you...
The best bike Ducati ever [nearly] made - and the only thing Terblanche ever got right.....
 
#14
comedy dave said:
Sorry Abbotale but that looks like a tractor! I bet it sounds like one too.

Triples are where it's at. IMHO
NEVER.

Twins are the way ahead...

..in more ways than one
 

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#15
thumper563 said:
comedy dave said:
Sorry Abbotale but that looks like a tractor! I bet it sounds like one too.

Triples are where it's at. IMHO
NEVER.

Twins are the way ahead...

..in more ways than one
While I am a twin devotee for both road and track, I would have to disagree with that statement.
For efficiency, economy and future emissions a V4 will come out top in terms of power/wieght/size/flexibility.

Wont stop me collecting Ducati's though :wink:
 
#16
thumper563 said:
comedy dave said:
Sorry Abbotale but that looks like a tractor! I bet it sounds like one too.

Triples are where it's at. IMHO
NEVER.

Twins are the way ahead...

..in more ways than one
I'm guessing parallel twins, flat twins, v-twins?
Triumph make P-twins oh and triples, have I mentioned that before?
 
#17
Comedy Dave wrote:
Sorry Abbotale but that looks like a tractor! I bet it sounds like one too.

Triples are where it's at. IMHO

Have a bit of a thing for triples also having owned the original bug eyed speed triple :D
Personally don't think you can beat the sound of a v twin, but anyway have a look at this about the Britten, amazing engineering for its time and handmade by a motorcycling maverick.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5HhGQJ2hn8Y
 

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