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    MotoGP was here this past weekend. Saw it all over my FD feed. Read an article about the new R1.

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    Yes, Ducati is competitive again in Motogp and have been doing well in WSB too. Unfortunately nobody can touch Marquez when he's on which is almost every race. He's gonna be one of the best ever as far as talent.

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    Marquez is way too fun to watch.

    I don't know if he'll have the palmares that the Doctor owns but it will be damn close.

    It is awesome to literally see 2 of the best fighting it out.

    Marquez = Senna
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    I wanted to make the senna comparison but felt weird. I hope he lives a long time. Crazy talent. It's cool to see the doctor still has it too.

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    Agreed, Marquez is on a different plane, he's got crazy talent/skill, and his particular way of getting the bike to turn is very entertaining for the spectator. Big contrast to Lorenzo when he came on the scene with his ultra-smooth style that was (briefly) dominant. It was fun to watch in an impressive-control way, but Marquez is much flashier (which I like).

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    I don't see myself in the city before this closes. Christian, we need you to go and report back. Oh I'd so like to see this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christian View Post
    Next spring, my dad and I are planning a 7-9 day tour somewhere in North America. Timeline is March - June 2016. We've got two bikes in LA (where my dad lives) and two in NY (where I live), so we could go from there. Alternately, we'd be open to renting a couple of BMWs somewhere.

    My dad has seen all of CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, AZ, NV multiple times with my mom on his bike, so if we leave from LA, we'd probably do SW Colorado and the Utah parks. Where else should we consider? Maine and Nova Scotia? The Gaspe? Texas for the Bluebonnets? Maybe somewhere in the Southeast?
    Great time of year for a southern route if you're leaving from LA. Big Bend is great, somewhat out of the way but hey! River road to Presidio was at one time one of the top ten senic roads in America. The Texas a Hill Country is also very nice, even riding down to the coast. Utah is spectacular but at that time of year and elevation, weather can be iffy, watch your smart phone and be ready to change directions. Easy to spend a week in Utah and Az on back roads.I've never been a fan of Colo, way too crowded for me, much prefer Idaho, Wy, and Montana but in March and April those states are out of the question. Make a point of staying off of interstate. Last year rode from FLA to central Tx, less then 100 mikes of interstate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    I don't see myself in the city before this closes. Christian, we need you to go and report back. Oh I'd so like to see this.

    Motorcycles Take Manhattan - WSJ
    I've seen this show. I didn't know it was open to the public. I've only seen it in the evening through the window. It is mind-boggling. He has everything. Lots of Ducatis. The bikes don't strike me as being pristine, but they are clean. They look like well cared for daily drivers. Not scratched up, just used and maintained. I believe his quote that any of them could be started in 30 minutes. I'll have to go by during the day and see if I can get inside to see them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    I've seen this show. I didn't know it was open to the public. I've only seen it in the evening through the window. It is mind-boggling. He has everything. Lots of Ducatis. The bikes don't strike me as being pristine, but they are clean. They look like well cared for daily drivers. Not scratched up, just used and maintained. I believe his quote that any of them could be started in 30 minutes. I'll have to go by during the day and see if I can get inside to see them.
    I think it opens Saturday. Report back. Take pictures if they let you.

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    Ducati is not the only Italian manufacturer.

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    Man, as if I needed another excuse for a NYC visit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR2 View Post
    Ducati is not the only Italian manufacturer.
    Really? Thanks for that.

    Alright, I'll plan on trying for a viewing next week, camera in hand.
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    Jorn, let me know when you're going and I'll try to make my schedule align. Maybe Thursday 12-2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR2 View Post
    Ducati is not the only Italian manufacturer.
    I'm reminded of that every time I see a Moto Guzzi. I'm not that interested in Aprillia though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christian View Post
    Jorn, let me know when you're going and I'll try to make my schedule align. Maybe Thursday 12-2?
    Can't Thursday. Probably Tuesday about 12:30-ish? Later possible too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Can't Thursday. Probably Tuesday about 12:30-ish? Later possible too.
    Ok, I've put Tuesday 12:30-1:45 in my calendar. I'll PM you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    I'm not that interested in Aprillia though.
    Why not? Is reliability,a stellar chassis and longevity bad?

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    Man, I was riding (my bicycle) in to work this morning and pulled up next to a guy on a Moto Guzzi Norge at a red light. I love that transversely mounted twin, looks and sounds so cool. Reminded me that I want a Griso if I ever get another Moto. How cool is this thing? In my opinion, very cool:

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR2 View Post
    Why not? Is reliability,a stellar chassis and longevity bad?
    You're reading more into it than I am. I just like what I like. I am sure they are great bikes.

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