By John Burns
OMG, has it really been ten years since the three wise men Duke, Brissette and Fonzie, mounted their modern-day dromedaries to follow that star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far? All three have left MO, but their hard work remains in the form of this scripture, and even a recently (this-morningly) unearthed not-bad video. We know if we’ll only be true to their glorious quest, that our hearts will lie peaceful and calm when we’re laid to our rest, and the world will be Better for this. What? Amen.
(If you haven’t seen the best Honda commercial ever, click here after you read and watch today’s sermon.)
2009 Streetfighter Comparison: 2010 Ducati Streetfighter Vs. 2008 Benelli TnT 1130
Italian motorcycle civil war
Competition is good for business. It keeps the wheels of innovation turning and prices down. And best of all, the consumer is usually the winner, reaping the benefits of better products and greater selection of choice.A little intra-national rivalry is always good for business, too. A sense of pride in being the best from your own land keeps pencils sharp and late nights at the office routine when there’s another player from your own backyard vying for the same piece of the pie.
Ducati is an undeniable presence in the world motorcycle market these days, so it would seem the Borgo-Panigale-based company has little to fear from within. Nevertheless, the Italian giant continues to innovate and refine, becoming an ever-larger PIA for the Big Four, and distancing itself from domestic competitors in the process.
Italy versus Italy in our second streetfighter battle of 2009!
Currently, Aprilia and MV Agusta are a couple factors from the Italian motherland keeping Ducati honest. Nevertheless, Ducati serves a …read more