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Old 20th December 2010, 02:50   #2626
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What ride is this????
Thats an 1800 cc inline six cylinder Honda Rune.
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Old 20th December 2010, 08:09   #2627
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I don't know much about the Indian market (SBK stats etc) because I live in the US from 1994 so I know (somewhat good) whats hot in North America, Europe and Japan. Having said that, from the last 15 years or so, it's Ducati in terms of reputation for sure - called by many as Ferrari of Two-Wheels. No doubt that Hayabusa is a great bike with lot of records on its name so don't get me wrong

I know that some of you won't agree so take this example: Have a look at WSBK Championship Constructor winners from 1995-2010 and count how many times Ducati took the laurels. But again, if you look at the MotoGP is a different story (After years of Honda domination Yam did wonders in the last few years, even though it's facing financial troubles!). Having said that, some might love to debate a company in terms of sales, profits etc. If that's the case then Honda rules the roost. Hence, I don't have much to say about it
WSB was my preference to MotoGP in that one could relate to the bike you ride rather than a prototype. In real terms the series was often referred to as the Ducati series coz when they got beat they wanted the rulings changed every time. The series owner Flamnini then got a one make tyre ruling (Pirelli) had all the hallmarks of the Italian job which led to most Jap manufacturers pulling out of the series leaving Foggy Petronas as the only other pukka works machines. HRC carried on their interest in British Superbikes where Kiyonari had taken his third title with HM Plant Honda. Since Ducati have pulled out maybe we can see the rest returning with full factory support
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What ride is this????
That thing is the Valkyrie Rune. Frigging awesome exhaust note and loads of chrome with an incredible shape. Wish Honda brings it to our shores.
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That thing is the Valkyrie Rune. Frigging awesome exhaust note and loads of chrome with an incredible shape. Wish Honda brings it to our shores.
Yes its a fantastic machine. Unfortunately it will never been seen on our shores from Honda officially since it is now out of production. All the Runes running around the country are private imports.
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An 1198S was in town today..
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why did you not take pictures of those monsters which were following this red riding hood
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An 1198S was in town today..
Cool. I simply loved the alloys on this one.
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What ride is this????
Honda Valkyrie Rune.
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a month old Intruder in full suffocation
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Couple of Ducatis spotted !
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Some more pictures from my side .
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Nice pics Manish. Were you there with these rumblers? The roar of so many Harleys must have been amazing. If you have any more pics do share.

But I really don't like that many of them are without their lids.This is exactly the reason why HOGS get a bad name.
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why did you not take pictures of those monsters which were following this red riding hood
I did. Here you go...

Sorry all other shots are of the 1198S, i just couldnt let my lens off it
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Is this a HOG ride in B'lore? Barring the one white Ducati pic they all looked like Harleys.
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why do the duke monsters have videocon plastered on them?
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