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Old 23rd January 2019, 10:08 AM #15
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Re: Ducati V4S with Michael Rutter onboard at the TT fun

It's the demise of motorcycling in general, maybe the weather was better in the 80's or it was a novelty factor before playstations but the figures don't lie, there's certainly not young fellas jumping straight from 125's onto superbikes - they're just not there anymore since the middle class sportsbikes were discontinued.

In another 20yrs when all the auld gits hoarding 1980's classics (which nobody will have any memory of or want anymore) and your typical GS adventure pilot of today - are dead ,.. there's going to be a gaping hole the size of Charlie's arse, with a trail of closed shops, businesses, magazine and online outfits and probably manufacturers gone bust or 'amalgamated' (for less choice and competition) just like Performance Bikes magazine.

There'll always be a pool of headcases with deep pockets prepared to pay for new BMW's & Duke's, but with less people buying the prices will continue skywards, and you don't need a huge market or volume to make money on a €32,000 V4S for example, just a huge asking price,. which will inevitably trickle down to other makes and models further compounding the issue.

If they fed him to the Amazonian Alligators - Charlie is so full of shit he'd probably give them indigestion
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