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post #11 of 22 Old 04-01-2016, 02:45 AM
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It would seem that they have changed the MC and levers to Brembo where they kept the BYBRE calipers of the Duke /RC . Surely we will be able to " steal " some of the upgraded components from that bike for our Duke
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Surely we will be able to " steal " some of the upgraded components from that bike for our Duke
Is what I find more interesting, like a collection of factory upgrades for our bikes

front suspension is clearly higher spec (adjusters at bottom of forks)

I wonder if it makes any more power ?

Less is more - You can only use 150hp .001% of the time, but you can use 150kg 100% of the time ...........


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For what I have read so far , it would seem that the power plant is based on our 390 engine producing the 41,5 HP .
The nice little upgrades we see are certainly because this model will not be a world model like our Duke and therefor I expect the price to be accordingly ( + 2000 ? )
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It would seem that they have changed the MC and levers to Brembo where they kept the BYBRE calipers of the Duke /RC . Surely we will be able to " steal " some of the upgraded components from that bike for our Duke
They're definitely the pre-production versions (if not Photoshopped?), as there's no provision for such things as indicators, reflectors (US market) and enormous mudguard / fenders for the wetter parts of the World (India, Philippines, Lake District ).

Also the nice suspension they're using on those bikes look to be the RC390 WP kit forks and shock, which are some 3k for the pair, so I don't expect to see them on the production bikes anytime soon.

As per an usual production bike, it will be a somewhat watered down version of the pre-production prototypes.

Let's hope they sort out the bloody awful styling while they're at it.
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Heds, That might be a bit harsh.... Beauty, after all, is in the eye of the beholder.

You are right that the production models may differ considerably from these concept bikes. We will have to wait and see.

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Let's hope they sort out the bloody awful styling while they're at it.
Hope they don't draft in the guy who designed the Morbidelli V8

(the second picture - front on - made me laugh more than your Scottish / penny joke)

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"An unfortunate resemblance to a racoon....."
That about captures it.

But you have to admit the V8 was a lovely piece of industrial jewelry. What a shame they didn't have the sense to build a bike around it that showcased the motor!
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Ha! Well, it's a good thing we all have different taste, otherwise we'd all be riding the same bike.....

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Ha! Well, it's a good thing we all have different taste, otherwise we'd all be riding the same bike.....
Good Point.

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Ha! Well, it's a good thing we all have different taste, otherwise we'd all be riding the same bike.....
Good Point.

Me an' Heds beautified ours with Topboxes
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all
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