Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: downingtown , PA, USA
I'm someone who's loved the DB's since a friend had a new DB1 which he raced, and ultimately crashed and burned (literally) when still quite new. I was mesmerized by a new DB2 Tricolore at Bob Smith's shop in '95, but couldn't 'pull the trigger'. Then, at the NYC Cycle World show in 2000, I put down a deposit on a new DB4, and several days later, got cold feet and withdrew the deposit. I finally will be a DB owner when I complete the transaction with Courtney. Although I prefer the trellis frame of the DB2 over the aluminum of the DB4, other aspects made the '4' the more compelling choice. The underseat exhaust of the '2' is dated in 2010, whereas in '95 it was, along with he 916, groundbreaking, and very cool. The prospect of damaging the one piece fairing is scary, as well as removing it for maintenance. The DB4 that I'm purchasing, with the Moto Corse Kit and forged magnesium wheels, distinctive custom paint work and half fairing was a bike that I couldn't resist. Mike C's DB2 is truly stunning in the red & wht. livery, but I'm comfortable with my choice. Moreover, from what I hear, the DB4, from a functional standpoint, is the better of the two.