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Ducati sells bikes starting at the US$6,000 Monster range, to $US40-$US70k (factoring Euro approx/possible value in 2007) for the 999R and Desmocedici; Just thought it would be interesting to find out what the approx yearly salary ranges of Ducati owners are.
 
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Re: Salary Poll (hotcams)

Its a good baseline but purely subjective based on location in the US and cost of living. I love living in LA, but cant buy a 1200 sq ft. 2 bed 2 bath for less than 750k. Thats the West side for those who know.
 
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Well then, personal is in the $60k-$70k range, household is over $100k. Funny thing is, over $100k/year used to be *rich*, but I wouldn't consider anyone rich unless they made over $250k/year, but still, I would bet most people that make that kind of coin also have monthly payments in excess of $8k, probably in the $10k range (nice cars, huge mortgage, credit cards, etc....).

Rich is not having to work while buying whatever you want, having more than one home (all paid off), cars, etc.....
 
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Yup, all forms of total income. Agreed, 100k is chump change these days, compared to the cost of living... I wouldn't mind earning that amount myself
Spoke to a mortgage specialist six months ago, who told me if you have a positive net worth, consider yourself lucky. He told me I wouldn't believe the number of people swimming in debt and 14.99% credit rate is considered fantastic.
 
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I'm in the $40 - 50,000 range. I may not make a lot of money in the navy, but I'm extremely rich when it comes to world travel and different experiences I've encountered... Good and bad.
 
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Re: Salary Poll (Mike996)

Mike,

And you're rich with the respect you get from me. Not from being in the Navy....too much homosexuality and cannibalism (joke). But from being in the military.

I respect those in the military; Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard......

Seriously, the years i spent in the military were incredible and I have nothing but the highest regard for my brothers in the military. Especially those who spend extended periods deployed.

Employers also love people who have benefitted /learned from their military experience. You'll make up the shortfall when you get out.

Thanks again for your service.
 
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Re: Salary Poll (Buckelew)

Interesting, looking at the US prices etc you guys have a far greater spending power, our household income is around the 120k US but we live in an expensive ski resort town (and I don't ski
), my home when finished shortly will be around worth 800 - 900k NZ which is around 640k US, 961m2 section, 254m2 house will lake and valley views.

Interesting direct comparo, a MH900e goes for around 11k US and here the same bike costs 22k US, a 998 is worth around 18 -20k US.

Give me some comparos for the US for house/section sizes and worth, I am interested to know.

We get slogged for small goods and fun stuff.
 
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Re: Salary Poll (killer bee)

I agree with Mike a lot on this point, One of the happiest times in my life is when Mike I and lived in Sicily for three years earning a little over a thousand a month. To me a being a young bachelor living on the beach in Italy was priceless. Buying a house in Hawaii is tough. The mean price is around 450,000$. I think California is higher though.
 
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Re: Salary Poll (Ian748L)

This is a good discussion. Having spent most of my life on the lower end of the poll's spectrum, I find it ironic to note that I felt more richness cashing corporal's pay as a young Marine than I often feel now. And at that time I loved riding the Honda I had back then just as much as I now love riding any of the ducs sitting in the garage. One thing I notice is that, as one's wealth increases, the spectrum of opportunity becomes more apparent and the spectrum of desire and its associated dissatisfaction, if unchecked, increases exponentially. Where we used to talk about the car we really wanted, now conversations with my professional friends just as likely to concern how pissed they are that they can't afford some new corporate jet service or a private plane that is just out of reach.

In short, I find personal richness by focusing on what I have - a happy family, a roof that doesn't leak, a couple of bikes that embody my ideal of mechanical perfection (flaking rockers aside!!), and an ever-expanding circle of friends.
 
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Re: Salary Poll (Monstaman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Monstaman »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Interesting, looking at the US prices etc you guys have a far greater spending power, our household income is around the 120k US but we live in an expensive ski resort town (and I don't ski
), my home when finished shortly will be around worth 800 - 900k NZ which is around 640k US, 961m2 section, 254m2 house will lake and valley views.

Interesting direct comparo, a MH900e goes for around 11k US and here the same bike costs 22k US, a 998 is worth around 18 -20k US.

Give me some comparos for the US for house/section sizes and worth, I am interested to know.

We get slogged for small goods and fun stuff.
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I am surpriced too that the salarys can be so hight and the bike prices so low when you think about the level of the US Dollars. The dollar has dropped approximatly 30% to the Euros in 3 years and still your bikes are much cheaper.

In Sweden we pay 10 000 dollars for the cheapest monster 620 and approximatly 18500 dollars for a S4R. A standard 999 is approx 23800 Dollars and a 999s is 29300 Dollars. A 2000-996 Bp with 8800 miles are 17700 Dollars from a dealer.

I would guess that a "normal" Swedish salary is between 30000- 50000 per year and maybe 70-80 for a household. I my home town that is not expensive I would pay approximatly 250k-350k dollars for a standard house with nothing to special.
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Buckelew »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mike,

And you're rich with the respect you get from me. Not from being in the Navy....too much homosexuality and cannibalism (joke). But from being in the military.

I respect those in the military; Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard......


Thanks again for your service.</TD></TR></TABLE>


What about us in the Air Force

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Re: Salary Poll (hotcams)

head over to knoxville, you can get a 2000sq ft house on a acre of land for around 90k if you shop around.. course.. cost of living and all that you'll end up making much less at your job but who cares, personally i'd rather have less people around..

i work for a mortgage lender and can say the avg home price around here is about 90-120k which is good being a consumer but not so much for my job where i'm making the same base + commission vs. ppl in L.A. and the northeast who consider a 200k loan a "little fish"...
 
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Re: Salary Poll (matteblackduke)

I can't vote - you don't have anything lower than $20,000.
 
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oh man this is a good one !! personally my income is please help the needy and thank you for putting any change in my cup !!!
I can't say me , but i can say we are comfy in the Bay Area . Housing is insane , if we were to sell now , we could not afford to buy in the same area ,, roughly 560k
 
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Have house sales picked up at all in TN? I couldn't sell my house to save my life when I lived there. Just sold my house in a week out here in CA. Steel the best time, living of $1200 a month going to school and a $289 month mortgage.
 
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I've been all over most of the board dollar-wise in my life. I will agree with those comments about low paying (dollar-wise) military jobs. I was stationed in Germany (still divided back then) and it was great.

I came home and made slightly more money but then had to pay real live bills. I went to school and paid more bills. Still living a good life though.

Then I started racing (wrenching) and began travelling the US. I had a cool/rewarding job made more money and got to see new places. Very cool.

13 years later, I was making $60K+, had travelled the world but saw very little. Australia, Brazil, Japan, and all over Canada but no time to stop and smell the roses (not even in Portland!). I saw very little of my wife and to top it all off I missed a full 6 months of our son's first year of life in the process. Very, very low time.

I managed to get a shop-based job (making the same moeny) with the team and that was great. I still got to contribute to our success and got to sleep in my own bed with my wife every night and play with my son every day. Near perfection. Then we lost some sponsors and the shop jobs (mechanics anyway) went away. I was not going to go back on the road after two short years of bliss.

So now, we are back closer to our families, I have less rewarding job (lots) and less than half the money. But, we are home everyday, can see nearly all family members within 1.5 hours (versus 5), and haven't had give up much, if anything.

So, although one always wishes for more, I will say that we are lucky. Nice house, home with family and old friends, time to ride a little more, and still have all the toys.
 
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Re: Salary Poll (Ian748L)

I can relate to Mike and Ian. Being in the military and getting military pay will not make you rich. But there are other benefits that you can gain which are priceless.

What year where you guys in Sicily? I was there from 2000-03.
 
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