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Old Nov 5th 2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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buddy with "S" selected to purchase S.L.

My Buddy Dave will be receiving his Superleggera this spring. Very excited for him and also surprised that one was available for him. He doesn't own an "R" or Desmosedici so those rumours were false.
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Old Nov 5th 2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Old Nov 5th 2013, 04:23 PM   #3
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Thats a lot of money 4 a bike that most people could never truly access for its true potentiall...

He could have got himself a base and still had a hardcock...
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That left over money and hard cock can go a long way .
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Congrats to him, he surely will have great pride of ownership.

I'd pass however, because I don't see what's so special about the bike. It's mostly a collection of upgraded aftermarket parts (Marchesini, Akra, carbon bodywork, LiFeP04 battery, etc.) that will most certainly be usurped performance-wise by the next genertion Ducati superbike in only about 3 years. If warranty wasn't a concern, you could start with a base 1199, get the motor built and buy the same (or better) aftermarket parts, and have a superbike with at least equivalent performance, yet have at least enough money left over for a Pikes Peak Multistrada.

Rich people don't usually care about that though. Except for the truly nutty gearheads that take a brand new Gallardo to Titan Motorsports for an 800-hp twin turbo upgrade.

Damn, I wish I was rich...
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That left over money and hard cock can go a long way .
Agreed...
I can't help think he's gonna have a softcock after he reflects on this decision ...
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Old Nov 5th 2013, 04:46 PM   #7
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I just want the Ti shock spring. Thats the cool part they added. I wonder if I can order just the spring ?
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I just want the Ti shock spring. Thats the cool part they added. I wonder if I can order just the spring ?
That's what I'm talking about. There are several suppliers of Ti shock springs. Bellissimoto.com can get them and maybe Yoyodyne.

They missed a bunch of opportunities, like a carbon fiber tank and a carbon fiber monocoque tail section that I showed in my pictures from AIMExpo. Why pay for Ducati's markup on aftermarket parts? Especially when you can buy the best-of-the-best parts available, not just what someone there considered acceptable.

I just don't get it.
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Congrats to him anyways.. I was close to taking the plunge for the SL but passed it up as I could not commit..

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Old Nov 5th 2013, 06:40 PM   #10
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There's higher grade materials used on that bike, isn't the fairings all carbon fiber? Then there's titanium, magnesium, tungsten, and some other elements in there that make it special. Oh yeah and theres only 500 being made so will hold value much better over time.
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