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Reply #1 on: November 07, 2022, 01:21:38 am
I've read  and seen so many good reviews on that motorcycle, the journalists and online pundits seem to love the bike and it get's high ratings for it's fun factor. Not superior in any one way but the sort of machine that puts a smile on your face when you ride it. I'll add it to my list of motorcycles I'd like to own but most likely  never will. I'd at least like to get to ride one to see if I would walk away with the same impressions.


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Reply #2 on: September 15, 2023, 12:36:08 am
Ducati spied testing smaller Hypermotard with single-cylinder engine
Anuj Mishra; September 14, 2023

https://www.bikewale.com/news/ducati-spied-testing-smaller-hypermotard-with-single-cylinder-engine/?utm_source=BWSubscription&utm_medium=BrowserNotification&utm_campaign=BikewaleWebNotification&utm_term=157499

- Speculated to be powered by a 659cc single
- Power output could be around 75 BHP
- Will compete against the KTM 690 SMC R
Italian two-wheeler marque, Ducati is readying a smaller version of the Hypermotard. The spy shots of its camouflaged test mule have surfaced on the internet revealing ample details about the motorcycle.
As is clear from the spy shots, the test mule was running on a single-cylinder engine that looks considerably smaller than the 937cc, twin-cylinder mill of the existing Hypermotard 950. If speculations are anything to go by, this new motor will boast a displacement of close to 659cc. And since it will directly compete against the KTM 690 SMC R supermoto, which makes 75bhp, the power output of this Ducati is likely to be in the same ballpark. This engine evidently gets a vertically-placed cylinder along with a swingarm mounted directly to the engine; a setup similar to the bigger V4 Ducatis.
Speculations suggest that it might be an extremely light weight machine considering the engine seems to be acting as the stressed member of the chassis. Other visible cycle parts include 17-inch aluminium wheels, fully adjustable rear monoshock, upside-down front forks, twin discs up front, and a single disc at the rear. Moreover, the styling of the bike looks in line with the Hypermotard family with a minimalistic yet sharp bodywork along with a stubby, high-mounted exhaust sitting under the seat.
The last single-cylinder engine Ducati made was in 1993 for the Supermano race-only machine that had a displacement of 572cc with about 80bhp on tap. Now, for this upcoming motorcycle, Ducati might either retain the Hypermotard nameplate or come up with a new moniker paying homage to the Supermano.
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Reply #3 on: September 16, 2023, 05:33:44 am
More mono-lung duck rumours...

Ducati Single Cylinder Motorcycle – Hypermotard 650?

https://www.rushlane.com/ducati-single-cylinder-motorcycle-spied-testing-ktm-rival-12478964.html

Same 659cc single-cylinder homologated by NHTSA in USA? When the recent spy shots of a single-cylinder Ducati motorcycle went viral, it sheds light on a single-cylinder powered motorcycle that Ducati registered with NHTSA. According to that registration, this single-cylinder engine will be a 659cc unit and has a 4V head. It seems to have a SOHC setup and a liquid-cooling jacket. Power may be around 75 bhp. This engine looks to the a stressed unit in the frame. Rear swingarm seems to be directly connected to the engine too. These are weight-saving measures and Ducati’s upcoming single-cylinder bike could sport impressive kerb weight numbers. Ducati might be eyeing KTM 690 SMC R with this upcoming Hypermotard 650 (name not confirmed).

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Reply #4 on: September 17, 2023, 02:08:03 am
The Ducati 800 Scrambler engine is dull according to some reviews which did seem a bit odd to me as I  thought the V (L ) twin Ducati engine was supposed to be full of character !
I did sit on one in a showroom once and the dealer allowed me to start it up and run the engine for a short while (but not have a test ride ) and the engine didn't seem that exciting to me.


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Reply #5 on: September 17, 2023, 06:18:27 pm
If you find one cheap ($500  ;D) let me know, Likely a +70 HP, 430 Lb. Desert Sled Scrambler is not "too dull" for me...
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Reply #6 on: September 17, 2023, 11:30:49 pm
If you find one cheap ($500  ;D) let me know, Likely a +70 HP, 430 Lb. Desert Sled Scrambler is not "too dull" for me...
The used ones I have seen weren't particularly cheap ! Maybe add another zero to your budget and you might get one  :)
 


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Reply #7 on: September 21, 2023, 02:35:18 pm
How about this Ducati?  The 2024 Ducati Multistrada V4S Grand Tour. Right in your price range.  ::)

https://www.motorcycle.com/bikes/new-model-preview/2024-ducati-multistrada-v4-s-grand-tour-first-look-44594785
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Reply #8 on: September 21, 2023, 09:14:42 pm
 :o :o :o :o!!!

Great hardware, but...to paraphrase Axman88: For the $3500-$4500 in taxes, license, registration, insurance, etc. on that deal I could have a damn nice used CB500X or already cut-down, lightly-used KLR650.

I'll leave the $30K wonder bikes to the "unwanted children of the wealthy" Remittance Men with delusions of grandeur. ::)
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Reply #9 on: September 26, 2023, 10:31:26 pm
Do you have an extra $40K+ USD burning a hole in your wallet with nothing better to spend it on than a new 2024 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 30th year special 'Anniversario 916" model? Order yours now before they are all gone.
https://www.motorcycle.com/bikes/new-model-preview/2024-ducati-panigale-v4-sp2-30-anniversario-916-confirmed-44594947
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Reply #10 on: October 04, 2023, 02:38:19 pm
Ducati has just announced another new DesertX Rally model for 2024. This version has a number of useful chassis modifications for off-road riding, but at a cost of $5K over the original DesertX model. One thing that I have noticed about most new motorcycle models from the established major motorcycle manufacturers lately is that prices keep going up to a point where the average Joe, with an average income, can no longer afford them. The more they cost, the more they become just a rich person's play toy.   :(
https://www.motorcycle.com/bikes/new-model-preview/2024-ducati-desertx-rally-first-look-44595193
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Reply #11 on: October 04, 2023, 04:56:23 pm
There was a reason that Hodaka was so popular once upon a time. $350 or so even in 1965 was still pretty cheap. Makes the Chinese clone bikes look pretty good. CSC will sell you a Zongshen engined liquid cooled 450cc machine for about $5500 that will apparently weigh the same as the new RE LC450. The RE will likely retail for over $6K. The Chinese CG250 clone dual purpose machines are running $1500 - $2500 new in box. What's the probable outcome here, the "real bikes" are pricing themselves out of the market?
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Reply #12 on: October 05, 2023, 12:27:00 am
There was a reason that Hodaka was so popular once upon a time. $350 or so even in 1965 was still pretty cheap. Makes the Chinese clone bikes look pretty good. CSC will sell you a Zongshen engined liquid cooled 450cc machine for about $5500 that will apparently weigh the same as the new RE LC450. The RE will likely retail for over $6K. The Chinese CG250 clone dual purpose machines are running $1500 - $2500 new in box. What's the probable outcome here, the "real bikes" are pricing themselves out of the market?
I was going to say most people will have to buy used machines that they can afford , but somebody will have had to buy the new machine in the first place !


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Reply #13 on: October 05, 2023, 03:19:04 am
"Well, If I had YOUR money, I'd burn mine..." ;D ;D ;D

Leofric's newest ride..(  https://archmotorcycle.com/arch-1s/  )

Starting MSRP: $128,000

The company currently offers three models, the KRGT-1, Method 143 and the 1s. And it is the 1s that is the jewel in their crown. Equal parts sport bike and cruiser, the 1s uses a high-torque S&S V-twin engine with in-house designed exhaust system. This 2032-cc engine produces 115 ft-lbs of torque, the brakes are ABS from BOSCH and suspension is a fully adjustable ARCH/Öhlins hybrid system. Carbon fiber is used through the motorcycle to keep the weight low, and the single-sided swing arm is manufactured in-house from lightweight aluminum. Yes this is an expensive motorcycle, but if you can afford it, there's nothing like riding a motorcycle that was designed and built just for you.
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Reply #14 on: October 24, 2023, 02:26:11 pm
For those of you who think that your RE is too cheap, too light, too simple and too slow, Ducati introduces their latest touring model, the 2024 Ducati Multistrada V4RS. But it does have a 5.8 gallon fuel tank, which is pretty large for a modern sport-touring bike. Order yours now before they are sold out. Only $38K (to start). https://www.motorcycle.com/bikes/manufacturer/ducati/2024-ducati-multistrada-v4-rs-review-first-ride-44595592
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