Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ruby Tuesday: Ducati red

I would have passed this display without giving it much thought. But you know how boys are with their toys---the friend I was with couldn't resist admiring this "work of art" (his words) displayed at the Podium. A red Ducati Superbike named Alice that probably costs more than I earn in a year.

I admire sleek engineering but truth be told, I am not particularly fond of motorbikes. I get absolutely paranoid when I'm driving and there's a motorbike nearby. I worry that one of these things would happen: a handlebar would scratch the paint off my car, or I would unwittingly send the motorbike flying to the air, breaking the rider's neck, or worse, cracking his skull. Most riders here are reckless, don't follow traffic rules, and always in a hurry. So don't blame me if unlike my friend, I did not drool on this superbike.


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14 comments:

Sidney said...

It is definitely a beautiful beast ! ;-)

napaboaniya said...

This is one really cool looking red piece of machine!! :)

Robin said...

They named it Alice? How utterly incongruous.

Yen said...

Ah yeah, I have a brother who says the same about rides like this! LOL But it's pretty in red:)

Gattina said...

Wow, even I not so for motorbikes, think it's beautiful !

prkl said...

Now that's one mean looking italian stallion. I like the racenumber pattern at the front. You have a great week and happy MYM!

Leora said...

I can relate to *not* drooling over a superbike. But I can see how it attracts.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

That is such a beautiful machine! Ducati is one of my favorites.. :)

Ladynred said...

That's cool motorbike. Nice red.

Mar said...

I am not into motorbikes and I am happy my boys (father and son) aren't either...but this one is a fancy machine!! lovely ruby too :)
Happy RT!

Carole said...

My other son, Louis likes motorcycles....
and,If I had a girl, I would have called her Alice....
See you soon
Carole

Photo Cache said...

Oh that bright red thingy spells midlife crisis to me :)

Nice capture. Used to angkas to my brother when he rode his honda; I don't think I'd be that brave now :D

the donG said...

ill definitely like to drive one. to me that's one of the coolest invention.

Mojo said...

Yeah, that would be a pricey one, no doubt about it. But "pricey" when it comes to motorcycles means something entirely different than what it means when you're talking cars. The cost of the nicest bike you can buy would probably buy you a Honda Accord. Maybe not even that.

It's still more than I'm willing (or able) to spend on one, but it sure is sweet.