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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:21 am    Post subject: Italian Style? Reply with quote

Wide awake, and so wandering round the internet....

Just found MV Agusta's latest model, the 800 Dragster RR. There's one on eBay with some pretty good pictures at Bennetts in Barnsley.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MV-Agusta-Dragster-800-RR-EAS-ABS-/131327763667?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item1e93bea4d3



Future "Design Classic" or "Liberace's Handbag"?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's up with the wheels? Puke

Other than those, it just looks like any new bike from the last ten years.

(wanders into garage full of charismatic but hopeless 1980's bikes, shaking head and muttering about the good old days...)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny but I quite like the wheels because they're Diff'rent Wink
Hmmm I bet it's really comfy
Really solid and reliable
Handles sweet
Goes well
Looks great in the flesh
Sounds awesome with that three pipe exhaust

Yet not for me.
All my bikes feel like they found me rather than the other way around.
Oh... And... It's not green ... Argue Rolling Eyes Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wheels are certainly diff'rent.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was one of these at Cadwell the other weekend, just parked up in the paddock, first one I've seen.

And the last, hopefully. Each to their own and all that, but that rear wheel actually makes me feel sick. Glum

I did spot a certain other DS'er looking at it too, and he confessed afterwards that he really likes it. So maybe I need to find a diff'rent forum to hang out on... Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought you liked the "kicked-up-the-arse" look of bikes like the Dragster?

Is it just the spoked wheels putting you off?

They're not really to my taste either, but that's partly because my life would be consumed trying to keep them clean!

Is it DS-D that's smitten?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arlurt wrote:
Is it DS-D that's smitten?

I couldn't possibly say... Innocent

It's all in the wheel rims. I don't mind spoked wheels at all, but the way they've been laced on here is nasty. I don't like the headlight either but then they all look like that these days.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not my cup of tea....and I hate the modern trend of not having an ar$e on the back end of your bike, it looks like half the machine is missing.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why does it make me think of Spats?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fugly as,looks like what ever fell out of the parts bin got bolted on No Idea No Idea
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try doing a Google search for the "LH44 Dragster" then you'll see just how blingy the MV Guys can be, though I suspect that Mr Bling Lewis Hamilton had quite a lot to do with the look of the bike, and I think you probably have to be Lewis Hamilton to get away with riding something that looks like that.
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