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a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale model

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    a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale model

    My business is selling 1/8 scale model car kits. They have many moving parts, are assembled mainly with screws and bolts, but are for display only (no functional engine).
    The company producing them surprised me with this announcement at the Nuremberg Toy Fair today:
    a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale model-panigale3-jpg
    With the inclusion of the 1:4 [20.5 " long] Ducati Panigale 1299S in our catalogue, we offer our customers a new product range, where the traditional Pocher quality is present. We had never reproduced a motorcycle so far and couldnīt have found a better model to do it. The 1:4 Panigale is made of premium metal die-cast and comes ready painted. The kit is easy to build and supplied with detailed instructions. The model consists of more than 600 parts made of an assortment of materials including metal, rubber and premium quality plastic. Most of the parts are simply screwed. Wheels, transmission chain, front and rear suspension, brake and clutch levers are all functional and offer an incomparable level of detail.
    It'll be expensive; their car kits are $800 and this should be comparable. Assembly time will be approx 30 hours. And then it just sits there. But there will be one sitting in my living room soon after the kits arrive in my shop, which probably won't be until late Fall 2015.
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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Do you have a website or catalogue? I didn't know Pocher was still around. I remember lusting after several of their kits when I was a kid, 40+ years ago. I never got one, but maybe it's time to.

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Where's the 1st gen SV love? Although it sounds like the model would cost more than the bike in that case. Is that a picture of the actual kit?

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Pretty sweet. Love those super detailed models but can't bring myself to pay for them.

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilB View Post
    Do you have a website or catalogue? I didn't know Pocher was still around. I remember lusting after several of their kits when I was a kid, 40+ years ago. I never got one, but maybe it's time to.

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    Where's the 1st gen SV love? Although it sounds like the model would cost more than the bike in that case. Is that a picture of the actual kit?
    Yeah, for the price you might as will build up a display SV and park it inside. That's a photo of the real bike, but the kit will look very close.

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Yep, there's a Panigale I'm interested in...

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    I want one...and a real one too...

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Thank you. How much are you asking for the 8C2300?

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilB View Post
    Thank you. How much are you asking for the 8C2300?

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    To rich for a toy that I can't park my ass on and wheel around a bit. It will certainly be something a ducati enthusiast will end up owning though. Just my opinion, I would think a MotoGP replica racer (MM93, VR46, etc) would be more marketable and cater to a larger crowd than a replica of a production bike

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    very cool business...I always find it fascinating what other people do for work.

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    To rich for a toy that I can't park my ass on and wheel around a bit. It will certainly be something a ducati enthusiast will end up owning though. Just my opinion, I would think a MotoGP replica racer (MM93, VR46, etc) would be more marketable and cater to a larger crowd than a replica of a production bike
    Just tooling up and producing a motorcycle kit is a big gamble, it seems like the exotic car kits (Lamborghini Aventador and Huracan) would have a broader appeal. Even with the kits costing $800, knowing the rough sales figures I don't know how they're making money. Actually, I have a pretty good guess: Audi [owner of Lamborghini and Ducati] is subsidizing production and development costs in exchange for the marketing value. Hopefully motorcycle enthusiasts will be more fanatical, impulsive and willing to part with the $$ than the average car modeler is. I'd love to see a MotoGP bike, but they may be assuming this will have a broader appeal to the street rider, and it can pretend to be advertising for street bike sales.

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    To rich for a toy that I can't park my ass on and wheel around a bit. It will certainly be something a ducati enthusiast will end up owning though. Just my opinion, I would think a MotoGP replica racer (MM93, VR46, etc) would be more marketable and cater to a larger crowd than a replica of a production bike

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    I have at thing in my living room. It came straight from Japan and all the parts are unpainted and unassembled. I stood the box up on display and all the shitty complicated parts sit inside of it. A friend sent it to me as drunk amazon purchase.

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    bike and rider? give it to me then

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    ive got this one already

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    from the Nuremberg Toy Fair, a prototype kit:

    a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale model-pocherducatinuremberg2-jpg
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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Quote Originally Posted by brady View Post
    from the Nuremberg Toy Fair
    Did you go to Nuremberg? Interesting town. I used to go there often and stayed at the Maritim hotel.

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Quote Originally Posted by stoinkythepig View Post
    Did you go to Nuremberg? Interesting town. I used to go there often and stayed at the Maritim hotel.
    Never been, but I keep an eye on what goes on there.

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    Is that a picture of the actual kit?
    Here are a few pics of an actual kit in 1:4 scale:
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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Gotta find a way to realistically booger up the tires now....

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Yesss. Do it... and try to get more wear on the left.

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Quote Originally Posted by brady View Post
    Gotta find a way to realistically booger up the tires now....
    I have a 48" belt sander in my shop. I imagine it would do the job perfectly.

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Yours looks a whole lot better than these things: Full Size Kits

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    Re: a fortuitous convergence of business and pleasure: 1/4 scale Ducati Panigale mode

    Quote Originally Posted by nick5446 View Post
    Warn a guy before linking something that hideous. I'm feeling sick now.

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