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« on: March 24, 2009, 12:51:36 PM »

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/4/88/6/Motorcycle-Blog-Post/Ducati-Vyper-to-Rival-VMax-and-V-Rod-.aspx

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Ducati Vyper to Rival VMax and V-Rod?
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Is Ducati expanding into the bruiser cruiser market? Is the Italian motorcycle manufacturer really looking to compete with Star Motorcyclesí V-Max and Harley-Davidsonís V-Rod and Muscle? I say, bring it on. Usually itís the other guys in the office that snag invites to the Ducati intros. But the Ducati Vyper just might fall into the power cruiser category, which means maybe Iíll get a chance to ride it if it the new Ducati Vyper is more than just a rumor.

Italian motorsports publication Motociclismo posted pictures of the hybrid streetfighter/dragster this past weekend. Though it was reported that Ducati is denying the Vyperís existence, Ducati said the same thing about the Streetfighter a year ago, while today Motorcycle USA.comís Road Test Editor Adam Waheed is in Spain preparing to ride the Streetfighter at the Ascari racetrack. And Claudio Domenicali said that the Company was looking to branch out into segments that the Italian marquee doesnít compete in yet. Is the musclebike category Ducatiís new frontier?

Itís reported the Vyper will feature a stroked version of the companyís Testastretta engine in a V-configuration. The liquid-cooled 1400cc engine is said to put out in the range of 170 hp. It will feature Ducatiís signature steel trellis frame and its tank and tail section will be angular and aggressive, similar to the styling on the Streetfighter. The Vyperís backside is highlighted by a meaty 240mm tire on the rear mounted to an aluminum swingarm. Dual exhausts run along the lower right side.

Motociclismo reports that we could see the Ducati Vyper reach showrooms by 2010. I know we just finished pitting the 2009 Suzuki B-King against the 2009 Star Motorcycles VMax. Maybe next year we can throw in the Harley-Davidson Muscle and the Ducati Vyper and see which one of these muscle bikes is the ĎKing of the Quarter-Mile.í
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 12:59:35 PM »

Looks like a stretched-version of the Streetfighter (which itself is butt ugly!).





Meh
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 01:30:58 PM »

Looks bad-ass!

Imagine how great that could be with a narrower rear wheel....
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 01:35:13 PM »

Funny, when you spin up the rear wheel, a port opens in the left front bodywork, to cover part of the trellis frame.  EEK!  That's some awesome engineering!



One other thought:  Is there a factory hardcase option?
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 01:36:53 PM »


Looks bad-ass!

Imagine how great that could be with a narrower rear wheel....


A narrower rear wheel, like the actual SF being produced??  I'm not convinced that the Vyper is not just a vaporous pipe-dream of some basement photochopper.  

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/galleries/images/Ducati_Streetfigher_Action_1.jpg
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 01:39:33 PM »




A narrower rear wheel, like the actual SF being produced??  I'm not convinced that the Vyper is not just a vaporous pipe-dream of some basement photochopper.  

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/galleries/images/Ducati_Streetfigher_Action_1.jpg


Yesh.  But with the V4 motor...
Actually I think it's cool as is, as it's meant to be ridiculous.  The power of the Vmax, but for 300lbs less weight...
Ducati, showing how it's done! Awwwright!
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2009, 02:09:16 PM »




A narrower rear wheel, like the actual SF being produced??  I'm not convinced that the Vyper is not just a vaporous pipe-dream of some basement photochopper.  

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/galleries/images/Ducati_Streetfigher_Action_1.jpg



I dunno man.  That's a pretty awesome photochop.
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 02:25:28 PM »





I dunno man.  That's a pretty awesome photochop.


That one isn't a photochop - it's one of the first photos out of the new Streetfighter.

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2009/03/ducati-streetfighter-hits-the.html

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2009/03/ducati-streetfighter-up-close.html

Should be available in May.

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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2009, 02:29:02 PM »

It looks really good to me.

As for the 240, it's a little dick thing IMHO. Gimme a 190 for handling purposes.
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2009, 02:33:00 PM »


It looks really good to me.

As for the 240, it's a little dick thing IMHO. Gimme a 190 for handling purposes.


Ducati makes plenty o bikes that handle...

This is an in yer face attitude thing.
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2009, 02:39:02 PM »




Ducati makes plenty o bikes that handle...

This is an in yer face attitude thing.


Yeah, but that little handling thing is  what made them what they are today.

I dunno, if it were some chopper-abortion thingie the huge rear meat would be more fitting. To me it's kinda lowering a marque to the lowbrow custom mentality.

Just my $0.02 you know...
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2009, 02:49:52 PM »

Street Fighter   Thumbsup,  Vyper   Thumbsdown  

The V Max is a cruiser and in many respects feels/acts like one, but still offers incredible thrust (you must ride one to really understand) with above average cruiser handling at speed...  I kinda get it...

The B King is a naked and uglier EEK! Busa with a handlebar for more comfortable ergos, I get this too...

The Vyper looks like a crippled Street Fighter with worse ergos and reduced cornering ability without the cruiser muscle bike looks, I don't get it Shrug


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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2009, 06:37:02 PM »

Not a real Ducati  Headscratch
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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2009, 03:48:24 PM »

Please don't make this.
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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2009, 09:12:54 AM »

The uglyduck !  Rolleyes lets hope it does not get beyond the clay mock up stage, the world has MORE THAN ENOUGH CRUISERS !!!  Thumbsdown
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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2009, 09:32:39 AM »

ill take 2..
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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2009, 01:25:21 AM »

I wasn't aware the Teutel's would be involved in any actual product design.

Not that there's anything wrong with that  Bigsmile
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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2009, 12:32:43 PM »

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/ducati-abandons-vyper-cruiser-concept/

ďWhether we make it in 4 or 5 years is hard to say. Ďcustomí motorcycles are something we are keeping an eye on to see if the style would garner the interest of buyers who are not your typical Ducati purchasers.Ē
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2009, 08:48:55 PM »

Ahh....looks like a modified Monster.
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« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2010, 07:38:16 AM »

It lives....   EEK! Headscratch  ...and smokes a lot apparently.  Lol Crazy

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