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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 5:08pm


1938 Bugatti type 57SC Atlantic Coupe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted: Jan 22, 2020 - 7:44pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:


 cc_rider wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote: There's one of those in our neighborhood. Tan. Not in perfect condition but still pretty nice.
c.

 
My dad had one before he had me, it was gold.

 
My Dad and I rolled in his new '58 Silver Hawk.  I was nine or ten.
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Posted: Jan 22, 2020 - 3:50pm



 cc_rider wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote: There's one of those in our neighborhood. Tan. Not in perfect condition but still pretty nice.
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My dad had one before he had me, it was gold.

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Posted: Jan 22, 2020 - 3:45pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 There's one of those in our neighborhood. Tan. Not in perfect condition but still pretty nice.
c.



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Posted: Jan 22, 2020 - 3:20pm

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Posted: Jan 18, 2020 - 7:20am



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 islander wrote:

seven tons of chrome.

That high-centers on a coin.
 
There's an app for that:



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Posted: Jan 18, 2020 - 7:13am



 islander wrote:

seven tons of chrome.

 

That high-centers on a coin.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2020 - 7:11am


seven tons of chrome.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2020 - 6:50am





              Automotive Lust-Twist.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2020 - 6:32am



1935 Bugatti T57 Aerolithe Coupe
(This may be a replica)

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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 6:11pm

cc_rider wrote:
 I'm sure they're great bikes, but 'practical'?  My Miatas are great fun too, but practical? Hardly.

It would be hilarious to see a Monster with a milk crate strapped on the back fender...

You just gotta get calibrated.

Compare to that Panigale 1299S: ride that thing for half an hour in stop&go traffic and your back will ache, your wrists will hurt, and the clutch will be smoldering ruins. Try and turn it around in a parking lot and you will look foolish. The Monster, on the other hand, is a delight to split lanes with and the ergos won't hurt you.

You want to carry a family of five and a chicken thru downtown Phnom Penh? Get a scooter. But if you want to do some urban hooliganism it's a good choice.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 3:31pm



 Lazy8 wrote:
cc_rider wrote:
The ad copy is hilarious. 'everyday functionality'?

Don't laugh, Monsters are really practical bikes. Good ergonomics, fantastic handling. You won't deliver pizzas with them but for a solo urban adventure they're a blast.


What about the solo urbane adventurist? Asking for a discerning friend...
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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 9:36am



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Well spotted, sir! The Anniversario is pretty rare. The exhaust is an Akropovic, an aftermarket maker popular in Yurp but pretty rare stateside—available in the factory racing kit I gather. Which is a change from recent practice; Ducati used to favor Termignoni exhausts for its kits.

And it is indeed a desmosedici—desmodromic valves, sixteen of 'em, on top of four cylinders.

Sadly these things are so spendy that very few of them ever turn a wheel on street or track. Ducati could probably sell limited-edition bikes without engine internals and most collectors would never know.

 
Unfortunately true of most of the special editions. There is a guy in town who has a Desmosedici RR  but he rides the heck out of it. It has rock chips, scratches and smashed bugs all over (bugs only on the front). Also brake dust and chain grease on the wheels. Pretty impressive for a bike that was North of $70K. He's an interesting guy who also has an Italian boat, he is from Romania - and everything you would expect give those data points.  The sound that V4 machine makes is wonderful, I'd even say better than the Honda V4s.



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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 9:05am



 Lazy8 wrote:
cc_rider wrote:
The ad copy is hilarious. 'everyday functionality'?

Don't laugh, Monsters are really practical bikes. Good ergonomics, fantastic handling. You won't deliver pizzas with them but for a solo urban adventure they're a blast.
 I'm sure they're great bikes, but 'practical'?  My Miatas are great fun too, but practical? Hardly.

It would be hilarious to see a Monster with a milk crate strapped on the back fender...
c.


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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 8:52am

cc_rider wrote:
The ad copy is hilarious. 'everyday functionality'?

Don't laugh, Monsters are really practical bikes. Good ergonomics, fantastic handling. You won't deliver pizzas with them but for a solo urban adventure they're a blast.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 8:49am

islander wrote:
Interesting, that's a different exhaust setup and a different paint scheme. 

The one I posted does have a lower on it though, here'a different view:



The whole gallery over at BAT has many wallpaper worthy shots: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2017-ducati-ducati-1299-anniversario/

This one didn't sell at 24K$, which sort of surprises me. I've seen the non-anniversario Panigale 1299s in the low/mid teens. It's not a Desmosedici after all... 

Well spotted, sir! The Anniversario is pretty rare. The exhaust is an Akropovic, an aftermarket maker popular in Yurp but pretty rare stateside—available in the factory racing kit I gather. Which is a change from recent practice; Ducati used to favor Termignoni exhausts for its kits.

And it is indeed a desmosedici—desmodromic valves, sixteen of 'em, on top of four cylinders.

Sadly these things are so spendy that very few of them ever turn a wheel on street or track. Ducati could probably sell limited-edition bikes without engine internals and most collectors would never know.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 8:35am



 islander wrote:


 cc_rider wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:


my son likes ducati

expressed interest in one that looks like this

796 monster (actual bike)
 
The ad copy is hilarious. 'everyday functionality'?
c.

 

...put some art between your legs...
 

Done, done, and done.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 8:26am



 cc_rider wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:


my son likes ducati

expressed interest in one that looks like this

796 monster (actual bike)
 
The ad copy is hilarious. 'everyday functionality'?
c.

 

Yeah = dress up in leather, don a helmet, put some art between your legs, giggle with glee while doing incredibly dangerous things. Sound more like weekend activities.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 8:17am



 miamizsun wrote:


my son likes ducati

expressed interest in one that looks like this

796 monster (actual bike)
 
The ad copy is hilarious. 'everyday functionality'?
c.

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