Ferrari does not compete with Fiat though.emmvee said:To cheapen the price, Ducati's going to have to cheapen the bike and that moves Ducati into the Aprilia category: nice bike, but not truly special anymore. Did Ferrari ever drop their prices because Fiat builds cheaper cars?
For a certain group of people Ducati does KIND OF compete with MV because it's expensive and has the name recognition. But if you lower the price, then MV will be all alone in the exotic sport bike category (unless Bimota pulls through).emmvee said:Since the 999 came out I don't think Ducati competes with MV - do you? I think they compete with Aprilia and even that will get tougher for Ducati since Michael Galuzzi recently signed with Aprilia.
???? Where did you get this number from???? :stickpokeyzfrr11 said:After Ducati releases the 2007 1089 SBK @ $14,995,
Ducati has been offered top billing at the Milan show, one of the prerequisites for this is that the newest model or feature bike can only be unveiled at the show, not before. So Ducati is doing their best to keep the wraps on whatever it is that's new
I thought that price was suppose to be confidential. :freezing:kamranmarashi said:???? Where did you get this number from???? :stickpoke
I think it's a wet dream! :blowjob:
There are only rumors at this point and nothing is publicized. The rumors I have heard are about the same price range as the current 999 range. :blah:
This is from our local Ducati dealer:
I don't believe that, 'certain group of people' you mentioned are potential Ducati or MV buyers. And comparing the two based on 'expensive and has the name recognition' only makes their statements or opinions invalid.Allan Gibbs said:For a certain group of people Ducati does KIND OF compete with MV because it's expensive and has the name recognition. But if you lower the price, then MV will be all alone in the exotic sport bike category (unless Bimota pulls through).
I'm sure Ducati will release a $20K or $30K version but by then, they would have diluted their brand to the point were it would be like a Yamaha R1 LE.
If you are thinking along the lines of saving money, why not by a Gixxer thou or an R1? You buy a MV with your soul, if you want one, you will buy it whether it's a bargain at the time or not :blah:stephen wood said:What a dilemma, do you pay £15,000 for a MV F4 1000R or do you pay £9,950 for a new MV F4 1000S? Before you answer, imagine its your own money. Both bikes are basically the same i.e. to fast for road use, painted a different colour and brakes that are different but know better. Then think about the second hand price when you come to sell it, two years later. What would you advise?