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Forum: Beasts Today, 09:02 PM
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Posted By redge
No, it hasn't. I saw the video a few days ago but...

No, it hasn't. I saw the video a few days ago but wasn't sure what it was about/where it was coming from.

Gotfredson is apparently a field producer for CBS's affiliate in San Diego. The video was...
Forum: Beasts Today, 08:43 PM
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Posted By redge
Gee, maybe the fact that he's a former motorcycke...

Gee, maybe the fact that he's a former motorcycke journalist, writing on this bike for lanesplitter, is why I used Gizmodo, and stayed clear of him, as well as the LA Times and the BBC, as an example...
Forum: Beasts Today, 08:12 PM
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Posted By redge
No, you've got me again. It's like your...

No, you've got me again.

It's like your previous question to me, namely whether I know that some people speak more than one language.

I have to confess again that I don't know that some people...
Forum: Beasts Today, 07:40 PM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
No, your first two URLs are stories from October....

No, your first two URLs are stories from October. If you want to include the LA Times Auto Section, fine but you might as well also include the BBC Autos review as well.

If you go through the...
Forum: Beasts Today, 07:23 PM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
At least one of the reviews linked to in this...

At least one of the reviews linked to in this thread makes a point of saying that Ducati invited to the launch a number of journalists who are not part of the motorcycle press. It will be interesting...
Forum: Beasts Today, 07:02 PM
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Posted By redge
No. I've read enough of your pontification...

No.

I've read enough of your pontification in this thread on marketing that I have no intention of encouraging you in your newfound desire to pontificate on law.

Especially since you couldn't...
Forum: Beasts Today, 06:47 PM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
That is not the letter that was found to be...

That is not the letter that was found to be defamatory. The court decision was on a letter that he wrote in conjunction with EICMA and that was published, among other places, in La Repubblica.
...
Forum: Beasts Today, 06:38 PM
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Posted By redge
Between the two letters, it does sound like...

Between the two letters, it does sound like Borile thought (maybe "hoped" is the more accurate word) that Ducati and he would jointly market his design.

I guess the question now is whether Ducati...
Forum: Trip Planning Today, 05:30 PM
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Posted By redge
You might find this gentleman's photos from...

You might find this gentleman's photos from Greenland and Iceland interesting:

http://zvereff.com/

https://www.facebook.com/zvereff/timeline?ref=page_internal
Forum: Trip Planning Today, 03:29 PM
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Posted By redge
Klrhani, Have a look at Greenland's tourism...

Klrhani,

Have a look at Greenland's tourism website, especially this page: http://www.greenland.com/en/plan-your-trip/#HowToGetThere

It says that, unless you're on a cruise ship, the only way...
Forum: Beasts Today, 12:34 PM
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Posted By redge
More reviews: Adam Child, Motor Cycle News...

More reviews:

Adam Child, Motor Cycle News video review: (see above post)

Bradley Adams, Sport Rider: http://rideapart.com/articles/insanely-fun-2015-ducati-scrambler-first-ride

Bruce...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 09:58 PM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
I've noticed that your posts in this thread are...

I've noticed that your posts in this thread are pretty much entirely to do with whether this bike should be discussed here or in Road Warriors.

The early posts were mildly amusing ......
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 08:46 PM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
On the aesthetics, having seen all four bikes,...

On the aesthetics, having seen all four bikes, I'm in agreement except for the Full Throttle, on which I think the alloy wheels just work. And while I haven't seen it, maybe on the red Icon too :)
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 08:16 PM
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Posted By redge
Thanks JustKip, My understanding (perhaps...

Thanks JustKip,

My understanding (perhaps wrong) is that the alloy rims for this bike take tube tires, although I gather that it might be possible to arrange tubeless. Regardless, in an era when...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 07:56 PM
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Posted By redge
Thanks, although it might be helpful to get a...

Thanks, although it might be helpful to get a response from someone other than the author of this:
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 07:32 PM
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Posted By redge
Getting back to the bike... Does anyone have...

Getting back to the bike...

Does anyone have strong views on the alloy versus spoke wheels as a matter of maintenance?

Or is asking that question tantamount to inviting a holy war that is best...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By redge
Some of this crowd wouldn't get slapstick, let...

Some of this crowd wouldn't get slapstick, let alone anything subtler. No, what's required here is erudite discussion, preferably with reference to psychological studies on marketing, about the...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 04:10 PM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
An observation arising from the comments on the...

An observation arising from the comments on the Ducati helmets and what some of the reviewers are or are not wearing...

The gear is part of what makes me think Ducati sees Europe as a major market...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By redge
I could understand some of this discussion better...

I could understand some of this discussion better if this bike was high tech with a new engine and complicated components.

But it isn't. The engine is a known quantity and the rest is pretty...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 01:32 PM
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Posted By redge
More video footage, this time from the Paris...

More video footage, this time from the Paris motorcycle site and vintage restorer 4h10.com:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37jTSnZat6s

The tag at the end of the video - "Notre avis complet sur...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 10:58 AM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
You really are relentless. Attack the bike for...

You really are relentless. Attack the bike for what it isn't. Suggest that all the reviewers, speaking six different languages, got together for a "long chat" that they all agreed would take place in...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 10:19 AM
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Posted By redge
So when all the reviewers (numbering apparently...

So when all the reviewers (numbering apparently 35 to 40 people and including quite a few people not associated with motorcycle publications) got together for this long chat, which language do you...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
Further to the above link to today's BBC piece at...

Further to the above link to today's BBC piece at http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20141218-most-fascinating-motorbike-of-2014-ducati-scrambler ...

Because the BBC is a public broadcaster that does...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2014, 02:49 PM
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Posted By redge
To be fair, the guys on BBC's Top Gear have...

To be fair, the guys on BBC's Top Gear have occasionally given a nod to bikes :)

Saigon to Hanoi by motorbike:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/O1zfuBgCUqY"...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2014, 02:04 PM
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Posted By redge
Some people might be interested in this paragraph...

Some people might be interested in this paragraph from the review on the French site Moto Station (http://www.moto-station.com/article17292-ducati-scrambler-sus-l-ennui.html):

"Une pause déjeuner...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2014, 12:51 PM
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Posted By redge
Just to clarify, BBC Autos isn't a magazine. BBC...

Just to clarify, BBC Autos isn't a magazine. BBC stands for British Broadcasting Corporation.
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2014, 12:20 PM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
Jonathan Schultz, Deputy Editor, BBC Autos: "Most...

Jonathan Schultz, Deputy Editor, BBC Autos: "Most Fascinating Motorcycle of 2014": http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20141218-most-fascinating-motorbike-of-2014-ducati-scrambler

In Italian:...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2014, 12:15 PM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
Good question... The bike that I currently...

Good question...

The bike that I currently have in Italy is in the name of, and is insured by, a friend because, as a non-resident, I can't buy, register and insure a bike there. The same applies...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 09:22 PM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
Thanks llama packer.

Thanks llama packer.
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 07:07 PM
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Posted By redge
I think you're right that this would be a fun...

I think you're right that this would be a fun bike in Italy. I think that it's a great fit for riding in Europe generally and that Ducati's marketing campaign, including the decision to do the press...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 05:08 PM
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Posted By redge
Awaiting a quote/delivery date on a Scrambler and...

Awaiting a quote/delivery date on a Scrambler and a quote on a Street Triple R.

The plan is to ride the bike in New York/Long Island this April-June, at my cottage in Atlantic Canada over the...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 02:25 PM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
Observant re the instruments - there's a small...

Observant re the instruments - there's a small wind screen offered as an accessory:
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 10:26 AM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
John Milbank, for More Bikes (this review...

John Milbank, for More Bikes (this review contains some observations not made elsewhere): http://www.morebikes.co.uk/2015-ducati-scrambler-review/

Milbank's video:...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 10:05 AM
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Posted By redge
Look familar? There's a bit of a drama...

Look familar?

There's a bit of a drama playing out in Italy between Ducati and Umberto Borile, who is making the Borile 450 Scrambler pictured below.

Apparently, Borile had a working...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 09:44 AM
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Posted By redge
So does the most recent one:...

So does the most recent one: http://www.morebikes.co.uk/2015-ducati-scrambler-review/
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 08:13 PM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
Thanks, I'll see if I can get a clear answer from...

Thanks, I'll see if I can get a clear answer from the Manhattan Ducati dealer. According to the accessories price list, the "rear bag", by itself, is 20 liters.

I think that this bike would be...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 07:48 PM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
The Ducati PR on the Scrambler is that it is a...

The Ducati PR on the Scrambler is that it is a bike for the U.S. market.

I think that that is just part of the marketing strategy and that the bike is going to be a big seller in Europe.

I...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 07:06 PM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
What mass produced bike isn't made to a price...

What mass produced bike isn't made to a price point, aka the price at which the manufacturer and its distributors hope to sell it?
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 03:05 PM
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Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
Today's issue of Motor Cycle News (MCN) has a...

Today's issue of Motor Cycle News (MCN) has a review and, according to a post on another forum, a six page spread: http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2014/december/new-mcn-december-17/

More...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 106,770
Posted By redge
Yup. Like I said, I've come to the...

Yup.

Like I said, I've come to the realisation that curiosity is not what is driving your posts in this thread.
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