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Okay, so it's not as heart wrenching of a choice... but to continue the debate from other threads, here is the question:

Santa comes to your house this Xmas and says to you: "Ho ho ho, You have been a good boy, here are 2 bikes I have brought with me: a F4 Tamburini or Demo16 RR, you can pick just one..."

Assuming you have no bikes at the moment, which one will you pick and why?

For me this would be a nightmare... :bawling:
 

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Tough call, but would have to be the Tambo for me.
 

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Tough call, I will take the Desmo16 RR, to quote myself, I will take the "porn star with special talent"...

http://mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1642&page=3&pp=10

I don't think this bike was designed to be the next 916 or F4... it was designed to kick ass on the GP circuit, so I personally judge its look from a different angle.

916/998/996/F4= super model, high maintainance but she is someone you "may" want to married and try to live happily ever after.

D16RR = a beautiful sexy top porn star with very unique "talents" that everymen knows about, she's a woman you may not want to get married to but have it on your payroll, so you can ride it/ show off to your friends, be the envy of everyone.

very different design, very different purpose, very different appeal... I woudn't mind one of each, maybe 2 or 3
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Besides, it's worth 20,000.00 USD more...
 

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I voted for the Desmosedici, but I will never sell my F4... so I can not assume, that I have no bikes :smoking: :stickpoke
 

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Truth is...

I would need to ride the D16RR before I could make a decision. But it is $20K more and could be sold for more; if price were equal, that would be the real choice. It would depend on the ride and the bikes fit/finish, sound and soul. Tam is all CF.

Peter
 

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The RR.

And just buy a "normal" F4-1000...
 

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Okay... then it's the Veltro! I don't like the Tam too much...
 

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Against the Veltro, I still think I would pick the RR, it is after all in a class of its own, performance wise...

if I remember correctly, the Veltro is even more expensive @ 85,000.00 Euros? that would make the RR yet more of a bargain for a street legal GP bike.
 

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Tamburini.

If you sit and think, and say you and a buddy had each, you on the Tambo, you pulled into a bike night at the same time.

Who do you think would get more looks? My bet would be the Tamburini. Even though it is the Desmosedici, it's still a Ducati. The brand alone will draw people to the Tambo.

Now, who fares better on the track, will be a different story...maybe. I would still take the Tamburini. Ducati maintenance....would you honestly want to ride the piss out of a bike that no Ducati dealer will know how to work on? Even that aside...the maintenance is absolutly horrible I'de imagine.

I think the only reason it has it's "awe" factor is it's price. If it weren't so limited, and weren't a "replica" of a racebike, it'de be the new 999....i.e. you'de see them all over the place, and it'd be "just another Duc". But it's price is what demands the attention....not the bike itself IMO. If that makes sense...
 

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Tamburini.

If you sit and think, and say you and a buddy had each, you on the Tambo, you pulled into a bike night at the same time.

Who do you think would get more looks? My bet would be the Tamburini. Even though it is the Desmosedici, it's still a Ducati. The brand alone will draw people to the Tambo.

Now, who fares better on the track, will be a different story...maybe. I would still take the Tamburini. Ducati maintenance....would you honestly want to ride the piss out of a bike that no Ducati dealer will know how to work on? Even that aside...the maintenance is absolutly horrible I'de imagine.

I think the only reason it has it's "awe" factor is it's price. If it weren't so limited, and weren't a "replica" of a racebike, it'de be the new 999....i.e. you'de see them all over the place, and it'd be "just another Duc". But it's price is what demands the attention....not the bike itself IMO. If that makes sense...
good point, don't forget to vote though... :conveyer:
 

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Guys,

I do appreciate the HIGH regard you have for my daily ride, the Tam (292).

Now at 2800 miles I've had NO negative mechanical issues. It is truly a beautiful racing machine. I guess all that it is missing is a quick shifter.

It is an MV, NOT a Ducati. I am an MV enthusiast!
So, if Santa wants to give me the D16RR, I'd say thanks BUT please leave the other one that's on the sled tonight.

:zzz: Sweet dreams, Reo
 

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I feel like the Ducati is in a whole different "spectrum". I can't imagine having to do maint. on it, and it doesn't feel like something you can live with. However, given the specs, and the price, I'd have to go for it over the Tambo. I feel like it'd be like owning an F1 car (don't know if anyone saw the video of a guy purchasing an F1 car) where you have to get the entire team out just to ride it around the track. No thanks!

Tambo is livable, beautiful, and an MV. Sell the 16RR and get the Tambo with some spare change!
 

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You guys can have the Tamburini AND the DesmoRR, I'll have the Veltro Pista!
 

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On the issue of maintenance, the RR includes Ducati's Dolce Vita service plan covering 2 years of scheduled maint.
Sounds like a free pit crew to me :)
 
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