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85 year old buys a 1199 panigale

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    85 year old buys a 1199 panigale

    Ducati sportbikes are very uncomfortable for a daily ride (i think) but this old man doesn't think so.

    I say well done !!

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    Re: 85 year old buys a 1199 panigale

    And to think, my 60-something y/o dad has already pussed out and won't even drive a manual anymore!

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    Re: 85 year old buys a 1199 panigale

    That is hardcore. I want to see a vid of him actually riding it though for me to believe it fully.

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    Re: 85 year old buys a 1199 panigale

    Quote Originally Posted by Dip Dungles View Post
    That is hardcore. I want to see a vid of him actually riding it though for me to believe it fully.
    Good stuff!
    I want to see the video too... he'll probably slide the thing through the corners and loft the front wheel when he's on the gas.

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    Re: 85 year old buys a 1199 panigale

    Quote Originally Posted by gumby View Post
    Good stuff!
    I want to see the video too... he'll probably slide the thing through the corners and loft the front wheel when he's on the gas.
    If he does that, I'm quitting right now. Hanging up the helmet, ripping off the numbers, and getting a setof golf clubs.

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    Re: 85 year old buys a 1199 panigale

    He'll never use all that power.

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    Re: 85 year old buys a 1199 panigale

    I say props to him. I hope I'm able to lift one of the kickstand when I'm 85... whether I use all of its power or not.

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    Re: 85 year old buys a 1199 panigale

    85! That's 31 more years to go for me. What'll bikes look like in 31 years?

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    Re: 85 year old buys a 1199 panigale

    Quote Originally Posted by Dip Dungles View Post
    That is hardcore. I want to see a vid of him actually riding it though for me to believe it fully.
    Yep, that's impressive. My dealer is 87 and still rides, although not often, and he switched from a sportbike (Ducati 900CR) to more relaxed bikes (Guzzi Stone and Guzzi Quota) when he was in his late 70's.

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    85! That's 31 more years to go for me. What'll bikes look like in 31 years?
    With luck, mine will look exactly like it does today, except even scruffier.

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    Re: 85 year old buys a 1199 panigale

    Awesome! I worked with a gentleman who still rode his motorcycle (a big Yamaha Cruiser) at 85. He recently passed away unfortunately, but he was just an awesome guy. He taught me how to play golf,, and we talked cars, planes and bikes while working together. He was a great inspiration because I know people in their 50s and 60s who aren't as active as he was. He didn't give a crap that he was old, he knew he was old, but he always said he didn't let age run his life.

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    85? They'll have buried me with my bike 20 years earlier.

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    Old guys rule!

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    Re: 85 year old buys a 1199 panigale

    hahahah!! this man rocks. if him all cover up with gears. i'm sure lots of chicks will fall for him, with his sexy 1099. lmao...

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    Re: 85 year old buys a 1199 panigale

    Love how he does not like ABS

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    Re: 85 year old buys a 1199 panigale

    More power to him !

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    Hope we all reach that point of health passion and financial ability.

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