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Odd Duc in Tucson
« on: November 18, 2022, 04:31:13 PM »



A team of Ducs were out enjoying the weather outside of Tucson this weekend, and I spotted this odd Duc among them. Although they don't burble pleasantly like a Guzzi, I do enjoy that Desmo clickity-clack.



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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2022, 04:36:16 PM »
I think that is the Paul Smart replica they made.
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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2022, 04:40:46 PM »
That's no odd Duc, that's a Paul Smart Sport Classic.  Worth about twice what they sold for in 2006 :shocked:

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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2022, 05:22:23 PM »

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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2022, 06:37:47 PM »
That's no odd Duc, that's a Paul Smart Sport Classic.  Worth about twice what they sold for in 2006 :shocked:

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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2022, 06:39:16 PM »
Wish I would have kept my multistrada 1000 BUT Iím happier being back on a guzzi. 
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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2022, 07:44:23 AM »
I'd rather be touring on one of those Maxi Scooters.

Looks like the gas station in Sonoita.  Probably headed to one of the many vineyards in the area. :boozing:

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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2022, 07:49:15 AM »
Ha, you would go bankrupt if you bought gas there more than once a year. I hope you rode down to Parker Canyon lake from there.
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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2022, 08:08:24 AM »
QUOTEAlthough they don't burble pleasantly like a Guzzi, I do enjoy that Desmo clickity-clack.

I remember the first time my wife heard a Ducati with that dry-clutch clickity-clack sound...she said: 

"Gee, what's wrong with that motorcycle??!!??"  :grin: :laugh: :wink: :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:
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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2022, 09:34:11 AM »
QUOTEAlthough they don't burble pleasantly like a Guzzi, I do enjoy that Desmo clickity-clack.

I remember the first time my wife heard a Ducati with that dry-clutch clickity-clack sound...she said: 

"Gee, what's wrong with that motorcycle??!!??"  :grin: :laugh: :wink: :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:
That's music!  When new and properly adjusted, I think they sound like cassinettes.  Once the plates get worn, they start to sound like hammers! 

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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2022, 09:48:57 AM »
Its amazing Guzzi Gal, how far you folks travel on your scooters! You guys were down near my "stomping grounds".Very Cool. I rode a 2 stroke Vespa a couple of weeks ago, and want one. Even though it was only a 50cc machine, it was such a hoot to ride around town, I didnt realize what I have been missing. I do need one that can reach highway speeds, though. I guess that means a GTS. I am amazed at how expensive they are, in comparison to the big wheel scooters aprilia and Piaggio makes.
I have been watching some of your Sonora Sun Riders videos, what a fun, diverse group!
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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2022, 09:05:01 PM »
Vespas bring pretty good money and it doesn't seem to matter how old they are either. I would like to have one parked in the garage also. I check ads from time to time, no deals too good to let go by.
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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2022, 07:56:00 AM »
Vespas bring pretty good money and it doesn't seem to matter how old they are either. I would like to have one parked in the garage also. I check ads from time to time, no deals too good to let go by.
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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2022, 10:14:18 AM »
I'd rather be touring on one of those Maxi Scooters.

Looks like the gas station in Sonoita.  Probably headed to one of the many vineyards in the area. :boozing:

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Here is a pic of the "Battleship". If you look closely, you might spot Warren, a riding-buddy I met here on WG.
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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2022, 10:12:53 AM »
Guzzi Gal, please send me the contact info. of the gentleman selling "The Battleship" . It looks like a nice one!
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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2022, 10:32:25 AM »
Guzzi Gal, please send me the contact info. of the gentleman selling "The Battleship" . It looks like a nice one!
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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2022, 10:35:43 AM »
A few VESPA's and scooters showed up yesterday at the 10th annual vintage show at GO-AZ Scottsdale... :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing:





No Lambretta's featured yet...and I am sure there will be MORE Vespa's coming up for auction at MECUM in Vegas, January 2023.  This is one example... :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley:





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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2022, 10:38:21 AM »
Thank you, Guzzi Gal, I will contact "Nate".
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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2022, 10:17:07 PM »
I'll be in Tucson and Phoenix in January, any recommendations on what bike shops to visit. Interested in Guzzis and Ducatis only really.
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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2022, 09:03:18 AM »
I'll be in Tucson and Phoenix in January, any recommendations on what bike shops to visit. Interested in Guzzis and Ducatis only really.

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On Any Moto in Tucson. https://www.onanymoto.com
Manic Moto in Queen Creek. https://www.manicmotorcycle.com
GO AZ in Peoria (Ducati also), https://www.goazwest.com
If you go up to Prescott, visit Powersports Outlet. https://powersportsoutlet.com

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GO AZ in Scottsdale. https://www.goaz.com
Ridenow in Chandler. https://www.ridenowchandler.com
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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2022, 09:06:05 AM »
Moto Guzzi:
On Any Moto in Tucson. https://www.onanymoto.com
Manic Moto in Queen Creek. https://www.manicmotorcycle.com
GO AZ in Peoria (Ducati also), https://www.goazwest.com
If you go up to Prescott, visit Powersports Outlet. https://powersportsoutlet.com

Ducati:
GO AZ in Scottsdale. https://www.goaz.com
Ridenow in Chandler. https://www.ridenowchandler.com

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Re: Odd Duc in Tucson
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2022, 06:35:37 PM »
Moto Guzzi:
On Any Moto in Tucson. https://www.onanymoto.com
Manic Moto in Queen Creek. https://www.manicmotorcycle.com
GO AZ in Peoria (Ducati also), https://www.goazwest.com
If you go up to Prescott, visit Powersports Outlet. https://powersportsoutlet.com

Ducati:
GO AZ in Scottsdale. https://www.goaz.com
Ridenow in Chandler. https://www.ridenowchandler.com
Thanks for that! I'll be checking them all since I got time, watch out for a guy with a funny accent, likely be me!
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