First Look: Ducati Vyper

Race-inspired Italians to enter custom bruiser market? It looks that way

Posted: 23 March 2009
by Visordown News

Visordown Motorcycle News
Ducati Vyper - already in testing, apparently

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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i like the look of this,...apart from the rediculous headlight.

Posted: 23/03/2009 at 09:49

that rad is gonna clear up stones and rubbish sooooo well

Posted: 23/03/2009 at 10:39

That's one mean lookin mutha fucka of a bike

Posted: 23/03/2009 at 11:12

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

A poor imitation of a TRX.

Posted: 23/03/2009 at 16:30

loos like it will turn into an autobot at the first site of any deceptecons

cool looking machine

Posted: 23/03/2009 at 16:38

I like the headlight - proper mean

Posted: 23/03/2009 at 17:29

Nope dont like it

Posted: 23/03/2009 at 17:43

Looks awesome and very EXPENSIVE

Love it

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!!

Posted: 23/03/2009 at 18:51

Looks awful! y

Posted: 24/03/2009 at 18:44

Where you holding the door when they were handing out taste

Posted: 24/03/2009 at 19:44

Dump the 240 section rear tyre I still want the bastard to go around corners

Posted: 25/03/2009 at 06:22

Looks more like a Vmax rival than a Hog/Victory competitor. A kicked back Duke drag bike has its appeal though....

Posted: 25/03/2009 at 11:40

Look better with a nice clean air cooled engine,that radiater setup reminds me of a snow plow blade. It will really do a great job scooping up bugs and stones.

Posted: 14/10/2009 at 10:30


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