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Old 03-07-2013, 08:09 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by jrflanne View Post
On an ST. And they still didn't sell.
Good point. Although I know a lot of people who have Duc ST's, and they really like them. And quite a few people who wish Duc still made them and would buy one if they did. If I was looking at a sport-tourer, the Duc St and the MOTUS would be by far my leading contenders, and for pretty much the same reasons. For this, although the MOTUS is much higher in price, I think it has an advantage in *not* having the baggage of an established brand name. Ducati's efforts I think were severely hampered by the fact that it is strongly perceived as a sportbike company, and people who wanted a touring-capable bike simply didn't think of or look at the brand in the first place, and thus never evaluated the ST as a viable choice.

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