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Now that the price of Mv's have come down in recent times. And the F3& B3 are selling at prices that compare to other manufacturers.
What type of people will we be seeing riding MV's when you go for your next ride......

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I probably wont change too much because, at least here in the states, there still aren't any dealers selling them. And besides, you always have people like me who buy them secondhand for a song.
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Yeah, closest dealer to the Midwest is in Chicago and they only carry 1 of each. My 1078 was the only one they sold in 09. People here still don't know what they are or are familiar enough with them to care that the name means something. Ducatis are good enough for most folks in Indiana that want something "cool"and they buy Monsters here like crazy so they can say they have a Ducati. The only Duc dealer in Indiana is in Indy and it can't keep bikes in the place. People are just delusional if they think Ducatis are still rare OR exotic. And seriously a "monster" is not what comes to mind when I think of a bike with power or performance. People will always get MVs to ride and Ducs to stand next to. I just found out a Piercer at a tattoo shop now has the F4 I demo'd awhile back. Will be looking him up to ride.
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Ducatis are rare...and performance based...and exotic. I'll happily come back to Indy with my S4Rs and ride with you. If you can keep up...

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I've ridden an S4RS, it's fine, not a good design and not very good handling, I said Monsters aren't for performance, they are "entry level" bikes and advertised as such. And they don't make the s4rs anymore anyway which was the only one that almost performed. And no they are not rare, they are everywhere and everybody knows what they are. I am aware that every now and then, a Duc owner will appear that actually rides his bike more that just out once a week to Euro bike night and park, and ride home and park, but not many and not here. Are we seriously having a discussion about hoe good a "monster" is on an MV forum?
When I have more time later, I'll pull an article that lists the very definition of what it takes for a bike to be listed as an "Exotic". Sorry, no current Duc comes close to fitting. Just because you don't like the facts doesn't make them un-true. How many models, colors, styles, sizes, variations of it's bikes is Ducati cranking out these days? Too many to count I imagine. If it makes you feel better, Aprilia is considered "Mainstream" now to. MV and Bimota are the Exotics.
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So, I guss that would make Hyosung exotic. Or Riddley.

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Definition of EXOTIC



1

: introduced from another country : not native to the place where found <exotic plants>


2

archaic: foreign, alien


3

: strikingly, excitingly, or mysteriously different or unusual <exotic flavors>


4

: of or relating to striptease <exotic dancing>

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I'm talking about bikes not strippers. Websters definition doesn't apply. I'm only relaying published info I have read which I agree with.

By: Benjamin "BJ" Kubas Cronin from Fast Bikes April 2011 issue 246, Article name "Exotic Fruits"
In modern times, Italian marques such as Ducati and Aprilia are far more mainstream, despite being more expensive than ever before. And, thankfully, their reliability issues are pretty much a thing of the past, with problems being few and far between. So the mantle of 'Ultimate Exotic' has by default slipped from Ducati's grasp. They're no longer the machines you'd see only on occasion, or at a bid bike meets. Nowadays, you see them pretty much everywhere. Aprilia, on the other hand, has always been more your working man's Italian bike of choice. They've always been affordable, relatively speaking, yet still trick enough to make your mates green with envy. Both firms have worked hard to break into the mainstream and are established players in the toughest game out there-motorcycle manufacturing.


So, who has taken Ducati's place? The answer to that would be MV Agusta, with their stunning F4 range and incoming F3 triple. How many people do you know who own one? We're willing to bet only a few of you actually do. Despite huge investments over recent years they still hold a rarity value that other Italian bikes lost long ago.

Article to follow. One key detail in defining an exotic motorcycle is "Is it desirable?" That takes care of your Hyosung question. Cost, availability, rarity, looks, desirable.
Ducati may be all things but rare and hard to get are not on the list. Old ones, sure, but I am talking about present day.
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...ah, to be so easily swayed. I suppose that's why everyone I know, who owns a motorcycle, owns at least one Ducati. MV is no doubt exotic. That does not preclude others from being there. Now, we're talking "grades" of exotic..."ultra" "ultimate" "uber" "penultimate"...come on. A writer bastardizes the dictionary definition of a word and the sheepish public accepts that as "intelligent information". Exotic is its definition. I suppose you also support, and use the phrase "more importantly"....

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