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Old 02-13-2008, 05:22 PM   #1
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Desmosedici owner hijacked at gunpoint

Owner loses 40,000 bike less than week after taking delivery

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A CALIFORNIAN man lost his brand new Ducati Desmosedici when a lone hijacker 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 40,000 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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Old 02-13-2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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damnnnnnnnnnnnn, that's gotta hurt. i'm hurtin for the poor guy
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:26 PM   #3
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lowjack on that bike like the day i got it
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:28 PM   #6
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:29 PM   #7
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hhahahahha that sucks..
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Man i bet you got an awesome deal for it....
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weird, he must have been targeted since the thief was obviously a rider. I wonder where will that desmo end up? europe perhaps.
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weird, he must have been targeted since the thief was obviously a rider. I wonder where will that desmo end up? europe perhaps.
Middle East more than likely.
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that guy must be in a profound state of depresion right now. I would be.
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why did he stop?....thats $72,000
he was sitting at a light. guy walked up behind him
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We talked about this on my aprilia forum, and the point was brought up that if you can afford this bike, you would think a state of the art tracking system would be installed.
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