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Old 12th September 2018, 10:57 PM
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Old 12th September 2018, 11:00 PM
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Yep looks dog rough to me, jaysus wouldn't like to see him with a real project (although I'd say them youkes would be expensive if anything was missing)
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Old 13th September 2018, 01:53 AM
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SHame he couldn't find a better bike to restore... like a Harley!
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Old 13th September 2018, 10:24 AM
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SHame he couldn't find a better bike to restore... like a Harley!
Why would a ducati not be a good bike to restore?
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Old 13th September 2018, 11:30 AM
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Never said what they paid for it.
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Old 13th September 2018, 01:11 PM
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Claimed 200hp but only 150 with full system
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Old 13th September 2018, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by dukeNblade
Never said what they paid for it.
I doubt it was cheap even in that state considering the price they go for. I remember reading a thread from somebody who bought one back in the day and actually had the audacity to use it as a bike. He ran up 23000km in a couple of years on it and it needed an engine rebuild at that point. The parts alone cost 25k and he was lucky that all the work needed in the 2 years was covered under the warranty. He sold at the end. I think the average cost of the 7500 miles service is something like 5 grand!

They are a fine ornament for people who collect things like that and drive up the prices for themselves. Not much of an actual bike though. Not really any use on road or track.

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Old 13th September 2018, 02:40 PM
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Oh I'd like one....
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Old 13th September 2018, 03:01 PM
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Why would a ducati not be a good bike to restore?
That particular model is a proper piece of shit.
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Old 13th September 2018, 03:17 PM
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That particular model is a proper piece of shit.
Anyone splashing out on a desmodecci is not worried about parts or labour or any of that,it could literally shit itself every day of the week and they wouldn't care,I personally wouldn't mind one in me garage but I wouldn't have the luxury of throwing good money after bad and not caring unfortunately
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Old 13th September 2018, 03:31 PM
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Wanker of a bike.
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Old 13th September 2018, 03:38 PM
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Wanker of a bike.
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Old 13th September 2018, 04:18 PM
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How much is a desmo these days?
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Old 13th September 2018, 04:53 PM
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How much is a desmo these days?
About 50k+
Imagine how many not-absolute-pieces-of-shite bike you could buy for that!
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Old 13th September 2018, 05:24 PM
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Part deux

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Old 13th September 2018, 05:27 PM
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Deadly, I look forward to following that.
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Old 14th September 2018, 10:23 AM
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I like the Shell sticker. It reminds me of the beach.
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Old 27th October 2018, 11:43 PM
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Old 28th October 2018, 11:05 AM
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Yeah..a real pile of shite that is...think i saw a few in Stafford looking that rough....gay.
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Old 28th October 2018, 12:37 PM
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Watched that the other day. Sounds fucking great. Hope they do a good job of it and finish it to the end. Very interesting stuff.
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