Race-inspired Italians to enter custom bruiser market? It looks that way
DUCATI ARE to launch a 1400cc muscle-bound street bruiser to challenge Harley-Davidson - that's the word on the street from Italy this morning.
Sources say the bike, which has been dubbed the Vyper, is already in running form and has started preliminary tests at the Bologna factory. They also say Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali has revealed the company is looking to branch out into a wider market.
It's reported the Vyper will feature a stroked version of the company's Testastretta engine, housed it Ducati's signature steel trellis frame. A 240-section rear tyre mounted in a beefy, hollow-section swingarm, is believed to also feature on the new machine.
Looks good to us!
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A Ducati i'd like to own! It's a sad day.
I hope it never happens with a Harley'.
Posted: 23/03/2009 at 16:10
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loos like it will turn into an autobot at the first site of any deceptecons
cool looking machine
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Looks awesome and very EXPENSIVE
Posted: 23/03/2009 at 18:24
Love it!!! Gotta agree with Protoburg though,surely someone will make a cover.
I wanna cruise round Abersoch on that!!
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