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Yeah it was a limited production model soon after the 848 was released.
I'm guessing they were trying to capitalize on his riding for Ducati, though never on an 848.

At least Bayliss won some WSBK championships for them, so the Bayliss replica did have meaning behind the paint job.
Similar to the Hayden replica RC51.
 

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Yeah, the Hayden 848 is a really nice bike. Pretty rare too. They make a kids peg perego (italian power wheels) Hayden replica 848 too....which my lil guy will be getting.
 

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Hard to say if either Hayden or Rossi will eer get back to the podium presences they were, even if they stay with Duc and the new bike is at all competetive (unlike the current bummer bike). They need to not only come up to the current Honda and Yamaha MotoGP bikes, but be better than them plus eclipse whatever Honda and Yamaha do to improve over the current offerings.
As to the 848 offered for sale, somebody with a thick wallet will buck up for it. Can't say it was a real big deal to have Nicky autograph it though. Bit like having a Kyle Petty paint job on a Charger IMO. Racing is fickle and having a replica model on a non winner don't win any points in my world. Especially if it's the wrong bike anyway:confused:
 

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Well that would be true if the current 800s were still being run, but with the advent of the 1000s, anybody who's going to field one is back to square zero as well with development.
They can call on prior data from their 800s, but that will only carry them so far.
Ducati finally threw in the towel on the frameless carbon-fiber frame and went with an aluminum spar frame in the typical sense.
They had to take an engine replacement hit in order to do so since the existing engine wasn't usable in the new frame.
So for 2012, Ducati may be closer to on par with the other competitors and their 1000s, providing they do intensive testing during the winter.
Rossi is a capable rider if given capable equipment.
 

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Not shooting barbs at Rossi at all sub, just an observation that his time may have come and gone. Granted the rule/displacement changes are going to make for an interesting couple years for sure; but once the out front advantage is set up for a couple teams, it's a while in coming for the others to catch up (as a rule). The thing I like most is that we as civilian sport riders (and part-time racers) get to reap the advantage of those improvements down the line.
 

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I'm not much for race replica's either and that deal is no deal at all... After the purchase price you still need a minimum of $3000 in upgrades to make the bike handle properly. Having said that the 848 is an amazing piece of machinery. It makes the same horsepower as the RC51 and weighs 72lbs less!!!!
 

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Well that would be true if the current 800s were still being run, but with the advent of the 1000s, anybody who's going to field one is back to square zero as well with development.
They can call on prior data from their 800s, but that will only carry them so far.
Ducati finally threw in the towel on the frameless carbon-fiber frame and went with an aluminum spar frame in the typical sense.
They had to take an engine replacement hit in order to do so since the existing engine wasn't usable in the new frame.
So for 2012, Ducati may be closer to on par with the other competitors and their 1000s, providing they do intensive testing during the winter.
Rossi is a capable rider if given capable equipment.
I agree Sub. Let's not forget guys like Rossi, Hayden, and capirossi were the kings back in the days of the 990cc. Rossi still has enough talent to pull off the wins. The issue this year was Ducati put most of their efforts into the new 1000cc bike for the 2012 season. There was a world of difference between the 990's and 800's and i am willing to bet it will change again and most of the bikes will perform like the 990's. It's not likely but it would be cool to see some of the 990 superstars to come back on podium regularly. Also there are a few new comers.....Stefan Bradl for one. i think it will take him a year or two to start winning but i'm interested to see how he fares. I liked him and Iannone a lot in moto2
 

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I agree Sub. Let's not forget guys like Rossi, Hayden, and capirossi were the kings back in the days of the 990cc. Rossi still has enough talent to pull off the wins. The issue this year was Ducati put most of their efforts into the new 1000cc bike for the 2012 season. There was a world of difference between the 990's and 800's and i am willing to bet it will change again and most of the bikes will perform like the 990's. It's not likely but it would be cool to see some of the 990 superstars to come back on podium regularly. Also there are a few new comers.....Stefan Bradl for one. i think it will take him a year or two to start winning but i'm interested to see how he fares. I liked him and Iannone a lot in moto2
The carbon fiber frame set them back a great bit too....Ducati is cutting edge racing, but practicality, not so much:cool:

This would be a nice conversation piece for the garage.
 

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The carbon fiber frame set them back a great bit too....Ducati is cutting edge racing, but practicality, not so much:cool:

This would be a nice conversation piece for the garage.
Someone hasn't had their morning poop :D

Thanks for everyone putting in, good stuff. My thoughts were it was a little wierd of Ducati to make some kind of oppertunity out of 150 848's that Nicky Hayden didn't ride. Nor win a championship on. :confused:
I was just searching around for NH stuff in general when I ran accross that 848 article.

Edit: Whoops! I thought MB's word 'garage' was garbage. hence my attempt at a joke. Now I'm gonna attempt to get my eyes checked...
 

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I saw that POS at Indy, only Duc I would spend any money on would have a 21 on it cuz that was the only bike to beat the mighty RC in the 3 years it raced WSBK. Plus you would go broke with the effing valve adjustments every year. LAME!!!!! I would rather spend my money on the better Italian Street bike...Aprillia RSV4!!!!
 

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Someone hasn't had their morning poop :D

Thanks for everyone putting in, good stuff. My thoughts were it was a little wierd of Ducati to make some kind of oppertunity out of 150 848's that Nicky Hayden didn't ride. Nor win a championship on. :confused:
I was just searching around for NH stuff in general when I ran accross that 848 article.

Edit: Whoops! I thought MB's word 'garage' was garbage. hence my attempt at a joke. Now I'm gonna attempt to get my eyes checked...
That attempted joke was hot garbage......:D
 
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