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Old 08-08-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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Arrow Ducati 999 Special hits 134mph on the beach!

Kevin Kinghan, from the NZ Bike Rider magazine, rode it to 124mph at the same test. He delivered his impressions to MCN:

“The feeling of being on a foggy, wild stretch of west coast beach is always exhilarating; flying down the sand at 124mph was a rush!

"The big Duke was surprisingly steady as it swapped from digging trenches to flying across the top of the iron sand.

"Hitting grooves from previous laps was an interesting feeling, setting up a bit of a yaw which I can imagine would rapidly turn into something horrible if you got cross rutted at speed on something this fast and heavy”.

“The team at Haldane’s have put all the delicate electrics in a cunning container which is also the number plate, so the big Italian V-twin seemed oblivious to the salt water and sand that covered every part of it by the time the Dino juice ran out.

"The feeling you get on this thing is absolutely brilliant, you do have to watch where you put your weight in the softer areas but it was surprisingly confidence inspiring”.

Proving he's the master of his own creation, the bike's builder Steve Haldane hit 134mph during the same fog-bound test.

The bike is still for sale at the price of £6480 on www.trademe.co.nz.

Special thanks to Kevin Kinghan for the pictures and his impressions on the bike.


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I frkkn love this thing
listen to that bellow
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:29 PM   #2
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The vid brought a smile to my face.
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Right. My sentiments exactly.

It's not a big deal compared to this...

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news...-recordon-ice/
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AM I MISSING THE PART WHERE HE DOES 134?

Looks like he barely broke 60
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Right. My sentiments exactly.

It's not a big deal compared to this...

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news...-recordon-ice/
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that's how a twin should sound homie
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I still think KTM when I hear a bike being called a 'duke'

nice videos in here though.
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riding on sand is a bit different than riding on ice..the two surfaces are vastly different on how they give.

besides, ice rider road with spikes. thats lame.
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How would you have had him do it?
without spikes.


not saying the speeds achieved will be anything like the video, but come on...gotta do it straight up.

sand riding is greater challenge than ice riding with spikes.

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that was a great video of a guy turning around a cone about 6 times
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that was a great video of a guy turning around a cone about 6 times
you get to see Ducati 999 Beach racers all the time in your neighbourhood right??
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Would it be as cool as switchin lanes underneath a 18wheeler trailer?
never said it was cool. said it was do-able, but VERY STUPID.
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