Italian manufacturer names new BMW GS rival
DUCATI have decided to call its Triumph Tiger beater the 'Cayenne', the same as the pig-ugly Porsche 4x4 SUV thing.
The bike, currently being ‘caught’ out testing on the roads near the factory, is powered by a water-cooled, two-cylinder 1098cc motor the same as is used in the Streetfighter but the power in taken down from 155 to 140bhp.
A 20-litre petrol tank and good riding position should make it popular enough, although the price tag of around £12,000 may put a few people off.
Expect to see it at this year’s big bike shows.
Very very nice, but how about them doing a smaller, simpler, cheaper, lighter version for trail and road riding. Perhaps using the 695 monster or 800ss engine, it'd probably sell in big numbers if priced right .... make it more offroad like the old Elefants and it could outsell the equivalent BMW GS800 ...... Ducati are you listening?
Posted: 21/08/2009 at 12:43
Posted: 21/08/2009 at 12:44
I'm a little surprised by the name choice too, R1 loon. I imagine it will change again.
I would love to see something more like the Elefants
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