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Old 17th May 2011, 23:31   #16
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Wow, amazing share I really like the 916.

That Doohan rep Arai looks sick
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Old 18th May 2011, 02:20   #17
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ksanjee: the laguna seca pics would be a treat!

Let me know if you want to catch up this weekend for a morning chai.
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Woah! Inspiring stuff! Some passion, I say!

Hats off Sire! Great pics too! Unlike the Japs, Ducs have soul!
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Old 19th May 2011, 12:04   #19
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The 851 and 888 are a few of my dream bikes and the 888 WSBK poster still on my bedroom wall. This is the first time I ve read about one of us ( read Indian ) own one. Those clip ons looks real low on the 851. Could you please elaborate on how the 851 was on the track and how different were the other Dukes you rode around the track ? Have you ever ridden a 888 SP5 ?
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Old 19th May 2011, 12:16   #20
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great post. really loved reading it and the hardships and compromises a biker goes through to keep the passion going, its just that feeling you have for those few seconds only on that bike. though it was great reading about bikes especially because here we really never had real bikes and even now they are gonna burn a hole in my pocket and i guess my bank locker too to get a legit new one. i own a 1984 RD 350 US spec and am an avid fan of automobiles.
would love to read more about that RX7 you mentioned. its my all time favorite/dream car.
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Old 19th May 2011, 12:29   #21
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Lovely pictures mate. Just rated this thread with 5 stars!
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Great article and awesome Pictures mate, keep them coming.
Loved the one with your kid next to you.
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Old 19th May 2011, 12:41   #23
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I am no biker, but really appreciate details in your post. Vividness with which you recall your early bike days in 90s just shows the passion for bikes in you. for the pics!
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Very Nice Article. I'm not much of a Ducati Fan but the article is all heart. Hope to get more from you
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The best thread for me. true biker, this gets a 5 star rating from me too. Also more pics please. Would love to discuss the price issues here as well.

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Good to see you on TBHP Krishna. Krishna's track photo was used in our company's Internal motivational presentation some years ago (yeah, he was working in our company at that time). His passion for Ducatis is a known story and we used his track photo to promote "PASSION" in that presentation.
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Old 19th May 2011, 20:07   #27
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Hey Guys - I will reply in detail to the queries and post more pics

Rajesh - glad you posted the reply!
actually, I don't have that particular picture showcased for passion!! coming down cork screw at Laguna Seca - do you still have it? if you do, can you please send it to me and also post it here....that may be the best pic I have so far!! First time cork screw descent was through the dirt [similar line as Rossi's pass on stoner but 1/10th the speed and 1/100th the grace] but subsequently, I was getting a hang of it.

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Among the most passionate posts in the recent past! Most folks would be happy owning one Duke in their lifetime. You have had the passion to own multiple Dukes from different generations!

The Blue 750 PASO was my pick of the entire set of pictures. Gorgeous is an understatement!

Thanks for giving many of us 'normal folks' the hope to aspire for a Ducati. This thread probably best exemplifies the fact that you don't have to be one of em super rich to follow your passion. You just need to follow your heart.

Many thanks for sharing such a detailed post and the fantastic pictures! Rating the thread a well deserved 5 stars.
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Beautiful! Really enjoyed reading it and I'm truly amazed at how just passion for something can take a person so far. From dreaming of motorcycles in Mysore to actually making parts for Ducati, thats an incredible journey. I'd love to sit in on that coffee and listen to your tales Krishna.

Cheers,

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p.s. I believe we met at BOTS just after I bought my Trek 7100. As I recall, you'd brought in your Giant MTB and took Rohan's Trek roadbike out for a spin at that time.

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Hi,

I've been trying to collect data on riders in India who currently live with superbikes. I've profiled two who own ducati's. One is a 848 evo and the other is a street fighter. both are 2010 bikes. I'm attaching the links if anyone would like to read.
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Living With A Superbike: 2. UV's Ducati 848 evo 2011

streetfighter:
Living With A Superbike: 9.Rishab's Ducati StreetFighter 2010
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