[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]

2020 Elections - kurtster - Sep 19, 2020 - 8:09pm
 
Vinyl Only Spin List - kurtster - Sep 19, 2020 - 7:54pm
 
Republican Party - kurtster - Sep 19, 2020 - 6:38pm
 
Trump - kcar - Sep 19, 2020 - 6:25pm
 
Trump Lies - kcar - Sep 19, 2020 - 5:08pm
 
Anti-War - R_P - Sep 19, 2020 - 4:57pm
 
How's the weather? - Antigone - Sep 19, 2020 - 3:48pm
 
Supreme Court: Who's Next? - steeler - Sep 19, 2020 - 2:53pm
 
Immigration - R_P - Sep 19, 2020 - 2:17pm
 
TV shows you watch - KurtfromLaQuinta - Sep 19, 2020 - 12:57pm
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - jarro - Sep 19, 2020 - 12:25pm
 
Strips, cartoons, illustrations - R_P - Sep 19, 2020 - 11:26am
 
The Obituary Page - R_P - Sep 19, 2020 - 11:17am
 
China - R_P - Sep 19, 2020 - 11:07am
 
Looting & vandalism isn't protest - sirdroseph - Sep 19, 2020 - 10:06am
 
Favorite Quotes - sirdroseph - Sep 19, 2020 - 9:46am
 
Lyrics that strike a chord today... - oldviolin - Sep 19, 2020 - 8:16am
 
Radio Paradise Comments - helenofjoy - Sep 19, 2020 - 7:24am
 
Thank you, Bug. - miamizsun - Sep 19, 2020 - 6:53am
 
Things You Thought Today - Antigone - Sep 19, 2020 - 6:04am
 
Counting with Pictures - ScottN - Sep 19, 2020 - 2:59am
 
Canada - R_P - Sep 18, 2020 - 7:37pm
 
Tech & Science - R_P - Sep 18, 2020 - 6:20pm
 
COVID-19 - kcar - Sep 18, 2020 - 4:18pm
 
Mixtape Culture Club - miamizsun - Sep 18, 2020 - 2:05pm
 
Gotta Get Your Drink On - miamizsun - Sep 18, 2020 - 1:59pm
 
Bad Poetry - oldviolin - Sep 18, 2020 - 11:05am
 
Private messages in a public forum - oldviolin - Sep 18, 2020 - 10:21am
 
honk if you think manbird and OV are one and the same ent... - oldviolin - Sep 18, 2020 - 10:14am
 
Buddy's Haven - oldviolin - Sep 18, 2020 - 9:14am
 
What The Hell Buddy? - oldviolin - Sep 18, 2020 - 8:10am
 
Drop the Puck! NHL Lockout Ends! - black321 - Sep 18, 2020 - 6:06am
 
Today in History - Ohmsen - Sep 18, 2020 - 5:26am
 
Climate Change - kcar - Sep 18, 2020 - 3:40am
 
Cryptic Posts - Leave Them Guessing - oldviolin - Sep 17, 2020 - 9:04pm
 
Signs o' the Apocalypse in the news... - Steely_D - Sep 17, 2020 - 6:57pm
 
Soliciting ideas to bring about a more humane world - miamizsun - Sep 17, 2020 - 5:06pm
 
Rock Movies/Documentaries - Steely_D - Sep 17, 2020 - 1:39pm
 
HALF A WORLD - oldviolin - Sep 17, 2020 - 11:57am
 
What are you listening to now? - oldviolin - Sep 17, 2020 - 11:53am
 
Live Music - oldviolin - Sep 17, 2020 - 11:49am
 
• • • The Once-a-Day • • •  - oldviolin - Sep 17, 2020 - 11:43am
 
Name My Band - oldviolin - Sep 17, 2020 - 11:39am
 
Women in the World - miamizsun - Sep 17, 2020 - 11:02am
 
More Stuff Schlabby Doesn't Do - oldviolin - Sep 17, 2020 - 9:57am
 
Nina Simone... - Proclivities - Sep 17, 2020 - 8:42am
 
Brass Against? - jamesat43 - Sep 17, 2020 - 8:13am
 
Helpful emergency signs - Proclivities - Sep 17, 2020 - 7:38am
 
Radio Paradise NFL Pick'em Group - Proclivities - Sep 17, 2020 - 6:39am
 
Breaking Bad - sirdroseph - Sep 17, 2020 - 5:55am
 
Economix - R_P - Sep 16, 2020 - 11:56pm
 
260,000 Posts in one thread? - oldviolin - Sep 16, 2020 - 8:22pm
 
Environment - R_P - Sep 16, 2020 - 5:33pm
 
Baseball, anyone? - kcar - Sep 16, 2020 - 5:29pm
 
Fires - haresfur - Sep 16, 2020 - 5:07pm
 
Those Lovable Policemen - Steely_D - Sep 16, 2020 - 5:01pm
 
Annoying stuff. not things that piss you off, just annoyi... - Steely_D - Sep 16, 2020 - 12:47pm
 
Facebook Tips - ScottFromWyoming - Sep 16, 2020 - 9:32am
 
Silence? - ScottFromWyoming - Sep 16, 2020 - 9:28am
 
Regarding cats - sirdroseph - Sep 16, 2020 - 8:42am
 
Is there any GOOD news out there? - kcar - Sep 16, 2020 - 4:24am
 
Trade War - R_P - Sep 15, 2020 - 8:13pm
 
Outstanding Covers - Ohmsen - Sep 15, 2020 - 2:20pm
 
• • • What Makes You Happy? • • •  - Antigone - Sep 15, 2020 - 11:46am
 
Play the Blues - sirdroseph - Sep 15, 2020 - 5:47am
 
Strange signs, marquees, billboards, etc. - haresfur - Sep 14, 2020 - 6:51pm
 
punk? hip-hop? metal? noise? garage? - rhahl - Sep 14, 2020 - 2:02pm
 
Geeky Jokes - Proclivities - Sep 14, 2020 - 1:11pm
 
Guns - R_P - Sep 14, 2020 - 12:44pm
 
Help Wanted! - ScottFromWyoming - Sep 14, 2020 - 9:57am
 
hurricane relief - miamizsun - Sep 14, 2020 - 9:31am
 
You really put butter on the hot dog? - ScottFromWyoming - Sep 14, 2020 - 8:56am
 
Bear! - Ohmsen - Sep 14, 2020 - 7:37am
 
YouTube: Music-Videos - R_P - Sep 13, 2020 - 9:53pm
 
Calling DIY'ers... in re: electrical wiring... - kcar - Sep 13, 2020 - 5:49pm
 
Index » Radio Paradise/General » General Discussion » Automotive Lust Page: Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Post to this Topic
Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 5:08pm


1938 Bugatti type 57SC Atlantic Coupe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ScottN

ScottN Avatar

Location: Half inch above the K/T boundary
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 22, 2020 - 7:44pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:


 cc_rider wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote: There's one of those in our neighborhood. Tan. Not in perfect condition but still pretty nice.
c.

 
My dad had one before he had me, it was gold.

 
My Dad and I rolled in his new '58 Silver Hawk.  I was nine or ten.
Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jan 22, 2020 - 3:50pm



 cc_rider wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote: There's one of those in our neighborhood. Tan. Not in perfect condition but still pretty nice.
c.



 
My dad had one before he had me, it was gold.

cc_rider

cc_rider Avatar

Location: Bastrop
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 22, 2020 - 3:45pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 There's one of those in our neighborhood. Tan. Not in perfect condition but still pretty nice.
c.



Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jan 22, 2020 - 3:20pm

islander

islander Avatar

Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 18, 2020 - 7:20am



 Red_Dragon wrote:


 islander wrote:

seven tons of chrome.

That high-centers on a coin.
 
There's an app for that:



Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jan 18, 2020 - 7:13am



 islander wrote:

seven tons of chrome.

 

That high-centers on a coin.
islander

islander Avatar

Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 18, 2020 - 7:11am


seven tons of chrome.

Ohmsen

Ohmsen Avatar

Location: Valhalla Mists


Posted: Jan 18, 2020 - 6:50am





              Automotive Lust-Twist.
Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jan 18, 2020 - 6:32am



1935 Bugatti T57 Aerolithe Coupe
(This may be a replica)

Lazy8

Lazy8 Avatar

Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 6:11pm

cc_rider wrote:
 I'm sure they're great bikes, but 'practical'?  My Miatas are great fun too, but practical? Hardly.

It would be hilarious to see a Monster with a milk crate strapped on the back fender...

You just gotta get calibrated.

Compare to that Panigale 1299S: ride that thing for half an hour in stop&go traffic and your back will ache, your wrists will hurt, and the clutch will be smoldering ruins. Try and turn it around in a parking lot and you will look foolish. The Monster, on the other hand, is a delight to split lanes with and the ergos won't hurt you.

You want to carry a family of five and a chicken thru downtown Phnom Penh? Get a scooter. But if you want to do some urban hooliganism it's a good choice.
oldviolin

oldviolin Avatar

Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 3:31pm



 Lazy8 wrote:
cc_rider wrote:
The ad copy is hilarious. 'everyday functionality'?

Don't laugh, Monsters are really practical bikes. Good ergonomics, fantastic handling. You won't deliver pizzas with them but for a solo urban adventure they're a blast.


What about the solo urbane adventurist? Asking for a discerning friend...
islander

islander Avatar

Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 9:36am



 Lazy8 wrote:


Well spotted, sir! The Anniversario is pretty rare. The exhaust is an Akropovic, an aftermarket maker popular in Yurp but pretty rare stateside—available in the factory racing kit I gather. Which is a change from recent practice; Ducati used to favor Termignoni exhausts for its kits.

And it is indeed a desmosedici—desmodromic valves, sixteen of 'em, on top of four cylinders.

Sadly these things are so spendy that very few of them ever turn a wheel on street or track. Ducati could probably sell limited-edition bikes without engine internals and most collectors would never know.

 
Unfortunately true of most of the special editions. There is a guy in town who has a Desmosedici RR  but he rides the heck out of it. It has rock chips, scratches and smashed bugs all over (bugs only on the front). Also brake dust and chain grease on the wheels. Pretty impressive for a bike that was North of $70K. He's an interesting guy who also has an Italian boat, he is from Romania - and everything you would expect give those data points.  The sound that V4 machine makes is wonderful, I'd even say better than the Honda V4s.



cc_rider

cc_rider Avatar

Location: Bastrop
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 9:05am



 Lazy8 wrote:
cc_rider wrote:
The ad copy is hilarious. 'everyday functionality'?

Don't laugh, Monsters are really practical bikes. Good ergonomics, fantastic handling. You won't deliver pizzas with them but for a solo urban adventure they're a blast.
 I'm sure they're great bikes, but 'practical'?  My Miatas are great fun too, but practical? Hardly.

It would be hilarious to see a Monster with a milk crate strapped on the back fender...
c.


Lazy8

Lazy8 Avatar

Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 8:52am

cc_rider wrote:
The ad copy is hilarious. 'everyday functionality'?

Don't laugh, Monsters are really practical bikes. Good ergonomics, fantastic handling. You won't deliver pizzas with them but for a solo urban adventure they're a blast.
Lazy8

Lazy8 Avatar

Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 8:49am

islander wrote:
Interesting, that's a different exhaust setup and a different paint scheme. 

The one I posted does have a lower on it though, here'a different view:



The whole gallery over at BAT has many wallpaper worthy shots: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2017-ducati-ducati-1299-anniversario/

This one didn't sell at 24K$, which sort of surprises me. I've seen the non-anniversario Panigale 1299s in the low/mid teens. It's not a Desmosedici after all... 

Well spotted, sir! The Anniversario is pretty rare. The exhaust is an Akropovic, an aftermarket maker popular in Yurp but pretty rare stateside—available in the factory racing kit I gather. Which is a change from recent practice; Ducati used to favor Termignoni exhausts for its kits.

And it is indeed a desmosedici—desmodromic valves, sixteen of 'em, on top of four cylinders.

Sadly these things are so spendy that very few of them ever turn a wheel on street or track. Ducati could probably sell limited-edition bikes without engine internals and most collectors would never know.
ptooey

ptooey Avatar

Location: right behind you. no, over there.
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 8:35am



 islander wrote:


 cc_rider wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:


my son likes ducati

expressed interest in one that looks like this

796 monster (actual bike)
 
The ad copy is hilarious. 'everyday functionality'?
c.

 

...put some art between your legs...
 

Done, done, and done.
islander

islander Avatar

Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 8:26am



 cc_rider wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:


my son likes ducati

expressed interest in one that looks like this

796 monster (actual bike)
 
The ad copy is hilarious. 'everyday functionality'?
c.

 

Yeah = dress up in leather, don a helmet, put some art between your legs, giggle with glee while doing incredibly dangerous things. Sound more like weekend activities.
cc_rider

cc_rider Avatar

Location: Bastrop
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 8:17am



 miamizsun wrote:


my son likes ducati

expressed interest in one that looks like this

796 monster (actual bike)
 
The ad copy is hilarious. 'everyday functionality'?
c.

islander

islander Avatar

Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 7:59am




 Lazy8 wrote:
islander wrote:
I think it's there, just shiny and contrasty with exhaust goodies poking through it. It may also be so ethereal  that doesn't even photograph in Montana.

If it weren't parked  it might have photographed poorly due to red shift, but it's already pretty red.
 

Interesting, that's a different exhaust setup and a different paint scheme. 

The one I posted does have a lower on it though, here'a different view:



The whole gallery over at BAT has many wallpaper worthy shots: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2017-ducati-ducati-1299-anniversario/

This one didn't sell at 24K$, which sort of surprises me. I've seen the non-anniversario Panigale 1299s in the low/mid teens. It's not a Desmosedici after all... 


Page: Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next