Speedzilla Forums banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Can Afford To Be Critical
Joined
·
1,852 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I've recently seen some pictures in Motorcyclist of the 2012 Ducati Superbike. Uses "frameless" aluminum frame, super-shortstroke V-twin, dual sided swingarm. And I want one. In fact, I called my dealer and placed an order for an "S" model (you KNOW there'll be one, right?)

The dealer meeting is in September where more details will be shared but does anyone have any spy shots they can post up?
 

·
Panigaliscious
Joined
·
9,103 Posts
They were able to keep the overall look of the 1098 under wraps pretty well. I would anticiapte any sketches or photoshop that exists at this point to be pure speculation.
 

·
Can Afford To Be Critical
Joined
·
1,852 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
They were able to keep the overall look of the 1098 under wraps pretty well. I would anticiapte any sketches or photoshop that exists at this point to be pure speculation.
Sure, go ahead and burst my bubble, you bastard. :D

I'm still gettin' one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
750 Posts
The engine will no more have timing belts but, as the D16, gears.

It's a 100% reliable information.

IMO, the design will be totaly new, a cross overs btw D16RR and Aprilia RSV4.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
150 Posts
The engine will no more have timing belts but, as the D16, gears.

It's a 100% reliable information.

IMO, the design will be totaly new, a cross overs btw D16RR and Aprilia RSV4.

Intelligent minds already know this. Thats is old news!! Gear driven cams not belt diven, 20 lbs lighter with 20 more hp, monocoque aluminum frame, underslung RC8 style exhaust.....yea yea yea alot of us already knew this stuff back in october 2010.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,440 Posts
Gear drive cams, really? Gee, sort of like an RC51.............:eek:

Semper Fi! :rockon

-Rocky-
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,232 Posts
I like it but when this machine hits the market the 1098/1198's will drop in price like rocks (just like the 999s). I'll probably pick one of those up.
 

·
Panigaliscious
Joined
·
9,103 Posts
I agree. I might put off buying another bike until next year and find a red 848 that someone had added lots of bits to. they are asking $9k or so now if they are serious about selling. Next year I'm guessing $7k for an 08 would probably do it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,232 Posts
I agree. I might put off buying another bike until next year and find a red 848 that someone had added lots of bits to. they are asking $9k or so now if they are serious about selling. Next year I'm guessing $7k for an 08 would probably do it.
I remember once they announced the 1098S the price on the 999S went down 5k.
 

·
Panigaliscious
Joined
·
9,103 Posts
This is a classic internet blowhard statement, but "when they get to $5k I will be buying two or three".

Seriously though I could see the 848 getting down that cheap in certain cases but it seems unlikely. The 999 had such polarizing looks it really hurt resale IMO. Even a 15 year old 916 is usually more than $5k today, with a 996 maybe a grand more.

If you think about it though, the 848 is really a remarkable bike. It is a stock production bike that has more power than Doug Polen ever had on the factory bikes 20 years ago.

Strip it down, powder coat the frame and wheels gloss white, and park it next to my 851...

One thing though that could greatly increase demand for the new bike while hurting resale on older designs is if the new engine requires less frequent maintenance. Cam drive through gears is a good start, and if the superbike has 15,000 mile valve adjustment intervals like the Multistrada it removes a huge barrier from keeping casual owners from considering one.

If you look at the progression of the Ferrari V8 through the last 15 years the trend to lower maintenance is clear. Prices of a 355 or 360 reflect that.
 

·
Resident Geo Nerd
Joined
·
52 Posts
From what I have read it will have chain driven cams not ger driven. Are dealers actually able to take preorders since the bike hasn't officially been released yet?
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top