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Jul 26th, 2019 5:23 pm
ebsilon
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Originally Posted by MK212MX View Post
I had discussion with someone on another forum, about rare vs just not popular. He was stating that a particular bike that was only made for a few years was considered rare. I told him not really, it just didn't sell well when produced so that is why they stopped making them. In his mind that made it rare and worth more than any reasonable person would pay. I just told him it is still the same unpopular bike and not worth double because it was only made for a couple years. People like to throw that word rare around......


......I do not know if this can be related to SC’s.....


In 1955, Rolex launched its Reference 6234 chronograph. Neither “Cosmograph” nor “Daytona” appeared on the dial; the watch was simply labeled “Chronograph.” Rolex made about 500 of these watches each year until 1961, when the reference was discontinued. The watch sold for about $200 in the early 1960s. This model wasn’t very successful, either: it and other early Rolex chronographs often languished on dealers’ shelves because other manufacturers had long since established themselves as chronograph specialists. Nowadays these so-called “Pre-Daytonas” are rare and desirable: $20,000 is merely the entry-level price for one of these hard-to-find models with a silver or black dial and stainless-steel case.

https://www.watchtime.com/featured/t...-year-history/
Jul 26th, 2019 10:43 am
MK212MX A pic is always appreciated!
Jul 26th, 2019 10:32 am
ncgt1000 I bought my GT new because I liked it.

After I finished my mods, I like it even more. Doesn't matter to me what it's worth on the open market or even if anyone else likes it, it's mine and that's what counts.

Do I even need to post a pic?
Jul 26th, 2019 10:10 am
Davehales
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Originally Posted by fastfinch View Post
I don't know why you guys bashing on the GT, its a great looking bike and I would choose it over the old school one any day. Yes, in its stock form it looks kinda cheapo and not as slick, same could be said with a lot of bone stock bikes straight from the factory. But with a few tasteful mods I think it has a lot of potential.
GT1000
Jul 25th, 2019 12:43 am
fastfinch
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Originally Posted by surffly View Post
They are not bad bikes (at a price)
Just at this point they are almost 15 years old, and the market has a tone of other good options.
Of course, just like anything else, there are other options with a competitive price and that is the beauty of capitalism. I bought my GT and Sport1000 not because it was "rare" but because Ducati nailed the bodywork, it looks great, to start with! The styling and curves are all proportional. Are there stronger and cheaper bikes on the market? Of course. Should Sport Classics be this expensive? That is up to the market to decide. I live in California and the house prices are ungodly high, but like with everything, they will eventually drop. But if yall don't think SCs shouldn't be this expensive sell them at a price you think they should cost
Jul 24th, 2019 7:43 am
surffly
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Originally Posted by fastfinch View Post
I don't know why you guys bashing on the GT, its a great looking bike and I would choose it over the old school one any day. Yes, in its stock form it looks kinda cheapo and not as slick, same could be said with a lot of bone stock bikes straight from the factory. But with a few tasteful mods I think it has a lot of potential.
They are not bad bikes (at a price)
Just at this point they are almost 15 years old, and the market has a tone of other good options.
Jul 24th, 2019 12:59 am
fastfinch
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Great comparo - I have often wondered how Ducati could have screwed up the styling of the new bike so badly. As these pics show, the engine is essentially the same as is the frame. Would it have really taken that much more effort to do it right?
I don't know why you guys bashing on the GT, its a great looking bike and I would choose it over the old school one any day. Yes, in its stock form it looks kinda cheapo and not as slick, same could be said with a lot of bone stock bikes straight from the factory. But with a few tasteful mods I think it has a lot of potential.
Jul 23rd, 2019 10:29 am
casor
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Originally Posted by Dukerdr View Post
This would have been O.K. (apart from the goofy rear suspension changes) if it had been done right.

Ducati shot itself in the foot I feel, when they got too far away from the original design.

The GT Classic was made to be sold in higher numbers at a lower price, and had cheaper components as a result. This is all well and good, but the bike was such a cobby looking vehicle when you walked up to it that it turned many potential buyers off. Retro bikes with the proper proportions sell OK, even when equipped with cheaper suspension pieces. Ducati couldn't sell enough GTs to help amortize the rest of the line as a result.

Jut my opinion, so don't get too wrapped around the axle about it. But compare the 2005 GT to a '75 750 GT...sleeker lines on the older bike.




Great comparo - I have often wondered how Ducati could have screwed up the styling of the new bike so badly. As these pics show, the engine is essentially the same as is the frame. Would it have really taken that much more effort to do it right?
Jul 23rd, 2019 9:22 am
Dukerdr
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Originally Posted by surffly View Post
I think many see the sport classic as more of a style exercise on a Monster at this point, not a really unique bike.
This would have been O.K. (apart from the goofy rear suspension changes) if it had been done right.

Ducati shot itself in the foot I feel, when they got too far away from the original design.

The GT Classic was made to be sold in higher numbers at a lower price, and had cheaper components as a result. This is all well and good, but the bike was such a cobby looking vehicle when you walked up to it that it turned many potential buyers off. Retro bikes with the proper proportions sell OK, even when equipped with cheaper suspension pieces. Ducati couldn't sell enough GTs to help amortize the rest of the line as a result.

Jut my opinion, so don't get too wrapped around the axle about it. But compare the 2005 GT to a '75 750 GT...sleeker lines on the older bike.




Jul 23rd, 2019 7:20 am
surffly
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Originally Posted by Davehales View Post
I have found that a lot of people dont even know what a sport classic or GT is, so feel its only the people that know about them want one, a few bikes advertised but not sold, i have been watching severel GT's, including mine, so apart from cheap ones i dont think they are moving
That makes total sense right now.
As pointed out there are MANY options for bikes that give the same riding experience and aesthetic for the same (if not much less) money.
These other options generally come on a newer and more modern bike.

I think many see the sport classic as more of a style exercise on a Monster at this point, not a really unique bike.


*I tried to buy a left over 2006 in 2009.
Dealer messed me around and it actually kept me away from Ducatis for almost 10 years when I moved away from that dealer.
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