Ducati to MX?

David934
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8/8/2022 9:20am Edited Date/Time 8/9/2022 2:03pm
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8/8/2022 9:32am Edited Date/Time 8/8/2022 9:32am
Been rumors floating around. Pretty sure I have not seen a bike pic yet. Even if it is a mock up.
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8/8/2022 9:36am
Sorry but that is one ugly bike.
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8/8/2022 9:49am
I have been testing this 71 model for 20 years. Starts easy, goes downhill once in motion. Great buy based off scrap value! Fun motor cycle that does nothing well. But is still cool!!!!

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8/8/2022 9:57am
looks a lot like this...




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8/8/2022 10:30am
Oh God no.... gonna have Duc and Triumph fighting over who can make a worse bike than Cannondale...
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Shenzi
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8/8/2022 1:10pm
Very cool
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8/8/2022 2:42pm
ti473 wrote:
looks a lot like this... [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2022/08/08/563186/s1200_2009_aprilia_mxv_450_1_1600x0w.jpg[/img]
looks a lot like this...




MXV was a great bike, sounded awesome, always drew a crowd too,loved mine .

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I’m curious if it will take Triumph, Ducati, and Stark as long as it took KTM to catch up to the Japanese.
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8/8/2022 4:49pm
i hope it's desmodromic.
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8/8/2022 5:07pm
Hasletjoe wrote:
I have been testing this 71 model for 20 years. Starts easy, goes downhill once in motion. Great buy based off scrap value! Fun motor cycle...
I have been testing this 71 model for 20 years. Starts easy, goes downhill once in motion. Great buy based off scrap value! Fun motor cycle that does nothing well. But is still cool!!!!
Now thats a funny ass review - "Does nothing well" GrinningGrinning
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8/8/2022 6:12pm Edited Date/Time 8/8/2022 6:14pm
This image is floating around as well... I'm sure it's just more photoshop, but we can all hope that there is something behind all of these rumors.


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Seems legit to me because Adam Wheeler is respectable journalist.
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Hasletjoe wrote:
I have been testing this 71 model for 20 years. Starts easy, goes downhill once in motion. Great buy based off scrap value! Fun motor cycle...
I have been testing this 71 model for 20 years. Starts easy, goes downhill once in motion. Great buy based off scrap value! Fun motor cycle that does nothing well. But is still cool!!!!
My family owned one of these. Tons of power and that was about it.
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8/9/2022 4:47am
Dflowe wrote:
i hope it's desmodromic.
If it’s a Desmo valve train, we could see some ridiculous redlines.
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Press516 wrote:
This image is floating around as well... I'm sure it's just more photoshop, but we can all hope that there is something behind all of these...
This image is floating around as well... I'm sure it's just more photoshop, but we can all hope that there is something behind all of these rumors.


How do you look at this and go “seen this floating around”. That’s a 2 gen old ktm man lol
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Should be interesting to see if they get a rider like Cairoli for development
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8/9/2022 7:36am
So who shows us a bike first? Ducati or Triumph?
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8/9/2022 7:42am
aeffertz wrote:
So who shows us a bike first? Ducati or Triumph?
Its all vaporware til they hit dealer floors.
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Old picture .....Metadata shows 2016 [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2022/08/08/563178/s1200_ducati_desmocross_co_460x0w.jpg[/img]
Old picture .....Metadata shows 2016


I saw that pop up on my feed and I was 99% sure I had seen that rendering long ago. Thanks for digging it up.
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8/9/2022 8:08am Edited Date/Time 8/9/2022 8:10am
I wonder what these companies are seeing that makes them believe now is the right time to jump into the MX/Enduro market? It will take them a decade to catch up to the near perfection being put out by Japan and Austria, and by then most if not all of the R&D will have moved on to electric. I wonder if these programs are just a loss leader of sorts to increase brand recognition and sell more road bikes? Or maybe they just hate money? lol

Regardless it will be cool to see Ducati and Triumph racing motocross if it happens
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8/9/2022 9:40am
GrapeApe wrote:
I wonder what these companies are seeing that makes them believe now is the right time to jump into the MX/Enduro market? It will take them...
I wonder what these companies are seeing that makes them believe now is the right time to jump into the MX/Enduro market? It will take them a decade to catch up to the near perfection being put out by Japan and Austria, and by then most if not all of the R&D will have moved on to electric. I wonder if these programs are just a loss leader of sorts to increase brand recognition and sell more road bikes? Or maybe they just hate money? lol

Regardless it will be cool to see Ducati and Triumph racing motocross if it happens
My guess is that it's the same reason Honda pays to race motocross and supercross. It's about brand image, not selling that exact model. I own a Honda motorcycle, which made me look at the Ridgeline, and ended up buying one. When I go to buy a generator, you can bet Honda is at the top of my list.
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8/9/2022 1:47pm
Dflowe wrote:
i hope it's desmodromic.
I was thinking the exact same thing. They do know how to makes some badass motors!
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Ducati has a ton of money behind it with VW. If we see a MX come out of that factory you better believe it is going to be electric. They just released their prototype MotoE bike and with daddy VW behind them I'm sure they would push for an electric dirt bike if even that was actually something they are considering building.

Just because I said that, my heart and throttle hand votes desmosedici dirtbike. If you haven't had the honor of riding a V4 street bike (Ducati, Aprilia) you haven't lived. Probably the biggest smile a motorcycle has ever given me.
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