That's interesting because the projector style headlights don't bother me at all. It's the overall "business" of the design. To my eyes there's no "flow" to the design. I hated the "gills" on the nose fairing, whatever that little lens above both lights was and the raised panels on the side fairings. Not too fond of the "bread box" muffler either. But, hey, that's what individual taste is about, right? Since they did away with the gills and put black paint on the bike and muffler it looks less disjointed to me.kaos said:...but theres no mistake that the projecter style headlights are terblances idea.and they are what seems to divide peoples opinions.
Really, I'm not trying to stir things up. Rob responded to a post of mine on Ducati.net saying that Terblanche had alluded to his designs being compromised (my word) by Ducati. I just want to read the articles. I don't know, but I'm betting that Ducati wouldn't get too heavy handed with their critique of a Tamburini design. And, if Terblanche feels stongly enough to raise the issue publicly it must be significant. I'd love to know what he thinks an untampered 999 design should be. Wouldn't it be interesting if all of "our" dissatisfaction with Terblanche's designs has been misplaced?smegtheprez said:Oh no...here we go again...
Just to be clear, I am not calling the 999 design "ugly." But even if I were, it's just a matter of opinion. Who cares what I think? You like it, you like it. You don't, you don't. What I was looking for is some info regarding Terblanche "alluding" to the fact that Ducati compromised his design of the 999. I'd like to get a sense of what his aesthetic sense is absent Ducati influence.migz123 said:shibbydevil -- As for people calling the Terblanche bike ugly on the message boards...
Well, you were right. That's the last time I ask a question about Pierre Terblanche. Ask a simple question and get a bunch of .... No mas!smegtheprez said:Hummm...looks like I was right...
Now play nice or we'll have to put this thread back in the toy box.
Sorry, but some of us think the '68 Corvette genre is butt ugly. Of course, I loved my '66 Coupe. Then again I kind of like the newest iteration too.kaos said:i look at the changes like the corvette.the 63-67 series was loved and when the 68 came out it was loved and hated.nowadays there all cool.
None of that matters if you don't believe it. Who cares what others think? Love your ride. Be happy.migz123 said:Thanks for posting the article.
You know I feel sorry for the guys that buy the MultiStrada or 749/999 or SS, saved their hard earned money for it, realized some childhood dreams, wants to share this dream with others and then only to be told by a fellow Ducatista that his bike is ugly day in and day out ... I really do.
migz123 said:I see your point Bevel.
I am the new Ducati owner. Please respect me and allow me to enjoy the bike of my dreams,
migz123 said:Please respect me and allow me to enjoy the bike of my dreams, and participate in a forum for exchange of ideas, experiences and camaraderie... In this same environment, spare me of having to come across way too much casual criticism that can turn a perfectly good man into a fire breathing asshole over time (it took over one year for this to happen to me, by the way, as I have been actively and peacefully here since late '04).
FWIW, I've had 3 Ducs since 1997. Had 2 900 SS/SP's ('97 & 96) and my current '02 998. Last Spring I was looking for a DS 1000 SS and couldn't find any, so began including a 748s in the search. But then, thanks to a call from Susie at BCM, I got a lead on the 998. For $8500 I just couldn't avoid buying it, even though there's no way I can use it all on the street (and due to my limited talent).OldBaldy said:Was wondering if anyone has any clue what proportion of ducati.ms members own older (Tambi) vs newer (PT) era SBK bikes?