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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
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Desmosedici owner hijacked at gunpoint in So. Cal

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"Owner loses $80,000 bike less than week after taking delivery

A CALIFORNIAN man lost his brand new Ducati Desmosedici when hijackers robbed the nightclub owner of his machine at gunpoint.

Dan Travers, 42, was riding home from a friend's house in Santa Monica aboard his $80,000 steed when a lone gunman approached Travers while he was sat waiting at a set of traffic lights.

"The guy appeared from behind me while I was waiting at a stop light," said Travers. "He told me to get off the bike and keep walking or he'd shoot. I couldn't see his face as he was wearing a helmet and dark visor. There was no one else around."

Travers was one of the first customers to take delivery of the new Desmosedici in California.

"I'm heartbroken," said Travers on losing his MotoGP replica. "I've been waiting for over a year for it to arrive and I've lost it in less than a week."

It's unknown whether the thief targetted Travers or just got lucky."

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I bet someone from the bike shop did it...
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I bet someone from the bike shop did it...

I don't know but sounds more like some kind of sweet revenge to me

You know, the owner of a nightclub....
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Probably someone he was bragging to about it and pissed them off. Sad thing is, the thieves will probalby destroy the bike. They could never take it anywhere or even use the parts.
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Probably someone he was bragging to about it and pissed them off. Sad thing is, the thieves will probalby destroy the bike. They could never take it anywhere or even use the parts.
They can always sell it in the black market, there are always some people like to collect "illegal" goods and hide it just for themselves.
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why?


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It is possible the story is false. No blip, blurb, or mention of it from any news source. One would think this would be on the newswires.
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Wow that sucks for him!


Tho... I do have a hard time feeling sorry for anyone who can afford an $80k motorcycle... ya know?


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why?

I'm strange, that's why!


I guess maybe cause to me a bike like that should be in a shrine or museum.

There were so few of them made, that guy riding it, is just advertising on how much cash he has.

This is not jealousy speaking as I have no riding skill to match that bike at all, and no tracks to really put it through it's paces.


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I guess maybe cause to me a bike like that should be in a shrine or museum.

There were so few of them made, that guy riding it, is just advertising on how much cash he has.

This is not jealousy speaking as I have no riding skill to match that bike at all, and no tracks to really put it through it's paces.
I never understand that mentality.. you buy a crazy fast, rare thing, then just hide it away and never actually use it as intended.
My buddy's dad has a nice C5 corvette, and a 350 SS pickup, both sitting in a carpeted garage at his house, they actually get driven once or twice a year, if the sun is just right, on a full moon, etc..
They get pulled out and washed/waxed several times a year, but actually driven, almost never.
What the heck is the point? To me thats more of a showing off you have cash then riding it. If you buy it and never use it your saying I have so much money I can spend it on something I'll never use. Whereas paying for the bike and riding it, at least people know you want some enjoyment out of your cash.


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^ We are two different people with equally good points.

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If it's true the guy who bought the Desmo is an idiot for not getting lojac on an $80K bike
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I'm strange, that's why!


I guess maybe cause to me a bike like that should be in a shrine or museum.

There were so few of them made, that guy riding it, is just advertising on how much cash he has.

This is not jealousy speaking as I have no riding skill to match that bike at all, and no tracks to really put it through it's paces.
Then by your rationale, I should just tuck that R7 away in the corner of the garage and never ride it, cause I don't want to "flaunt" how rich I am. Good thing I bought it, *just* so I can tell people I have one.


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Then by your rationale, I should just tuck that R7 away in the corner of the garage and never ride it, cause I don't want to "flaunt" how rich I am. Good thing I bought it, *just* so I can tell people I have one.
amen brother.

It was made to be ridden, and to do anything less is sacriledge.

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