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borderduc
01.08.2007, 09:30 PM
I thought this was a good article on an iconic bike from the 70s ...

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=5068&Page=1

Dukess1999
02.08.2007, 08:17 AM
A good read - particularly like the Ducati reference just in case our specs get too rose-tinted:

'Despite Paul Smart's legendary win at Imola, only a fully paid up member of the biking masochist's club would want to ride a 1972 Ducati Desmo. Appalling electrics, paint applied by a blind baboon with a migraine and hemorrhoid-inducing vibration meant Ducati's iconic V-twin was never going to be a mass market product.'

Scotty
02.08.2007, 08:34 AM
A good read - particularly like the Ducati reference just in case our specs get too rose-tinted:

'Despite Paul Smart's legendary win at Imola, only a fully paid up member of the biking masochist's club would want to ride a 1972 Ducati Desmo. Appalling electrics, paint applied by a blind baboon with a migraine and hemorrhoid-inducing vibration meant Ducati's iconic V-twin was never going to be a mass market product.'

but now worth 4 times as much 2nd hand :eek: