Talk:Ducati Paso

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Major Edit[edit]

I have just completed a huge edit on this page - probably on what is Ducati's second key motorcycle of the last 20years, when you consider it's the blood line to the 916. I hope others approve and will add to it! Rgds, --Trident13 21:13, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Ducati Paso[edit]

Hi - I note Fraeca edit of the article. I see the bloodline development has changed from Paso to 851; to Paso to Monster. Surely, this is incorrect? Rgds, --Trident13 15:45, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Hi, as tells also the official Ducati.com website, the 851 production has been started in 1987: the first 851 had the 16" wheels and the same technology of the Paso. When the 907 production ceased, on the same lines has been started the Monster production. regards Fraeca
I think that's more of a "we had space on the production line" decision than a direct lineage. One is a faired sports tourer, while the other is a bare sports bike - Rgds Trident13 16:08, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Really, I've put a fact. Besides, in the 1993 the 907 was a good bike but no more competitive and couldn't be updated and it had been sold not too much little. Regards Fraeca 23:00, 5 December 2006 (UTC).

ducati paso bloodline, continued[edit]

hi - there is no real child of the paso. the paso has a square tubing trellis frame that is unique to the bike. i plan on editing out the comment regarding the monster. i have a tremendous amount of information that i have gathered on the paso series over the years. - mike, president ducatipaso.org

Hey Mike - thanks for your help - really appreciated! Best Rgds, - Trident13 16:04, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
No problem! I don't have tons of time, but I'll slowly work on this article. I wrote a history on the Paso for my site that can be merged with some of the great info here to really complete this section. I'm still learning how to Wiki, so this is a fantastic way for me to get my feet wet. - Mike

Alazzurra[edit]

The article says "On closure of the deal, Ducati engines were instantly installed in a number of Cagiva bikes, which included the Alazzurra..."

The Alazzurra wasn't a true Cagiva bike. It was a continuation of the Ducati Pantah line. Cagiva restyled it, but it has the same frame, forks, engine and most of the electrics of the other Pantahs.

I guess it's a matter of opinion, but I consider the Cagiva Alazzurra to be a rebadged Ducati Pantah, not a Cagiva bike with a Ducati engine. What say ye?--Izaakb 16:48, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

I agree 100%. My current Paso says 'Cagiva' on the title, and I have seen Alazzurra's titled as Ducatis. Alazzurras are definitely Pantahs, but should not be 'pawned off' as Ducatis. Be proud of the rarity of the Cagiva Alazzurra! - Mike
Mike, does your Paso's VIN start with ZDM or with ZCG ? --Izaakb 01:33, 26 June 2006 (UTC)
ZDM. ALL pasos should start with ZDM. This was DMV or dealership clerical error. Mike

Suggestions[edit]

  • Put the year/model in picture captions.
  • The link to Renzo Pasolini is empty, perhaps a stub article there?
  • List all the models of the Pasos in order of production, also maybe production numbers?

--Izaakb 01:37, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

I have all of this information. In due time. :) - Mike
I made a stub entry for Renzo with basic biographical info. --Izaakb 15:41, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Renzo Pasolini[edit]

I have put a request in for a translation of the Italian Wiki version of the biography of it:Renzo Pasolini to English. You can find the translation request here. It would be good practise to tie the two articles together, and make best use of the combined knowledge of the Italians/your knowledge Mike. Rgds - Trident13 08:37, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

I translated a small part of the Italian article and posted a stub for Renzo. I read Romanian which is similar to Italian. The Italian article is a bit "fluffy" though. --Izaakb 18:00, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
"Fluffy" - what did you expect? Have you ever experienced that countries vehicle eletrics?!!! Rgds - Trident13 19:06, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Having owned Alfas since 1966 and Ducatis since 1975, I would say yes.  :D --Izaakb 23:04, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

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Tone[edit]

The tone in the first few sections of this article seems a bit odd for an encyclopedia. It's very casual, and there are no citations. I haven't changed it mostly because I don't know enough about the facts involved to be certain I won't cut out something that is in fact true. If someone who knows a bit more about the Ducati/Cagiva negotiations history has the time to clean up the tone a little, that'd be great. Some inline citations would help as well. Runinthegrass (talk) 23:00, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Radial Tyres[edit]

From what I remember reading at the time the Paso was produced, it was the first road bike with radial tyres. (Not the first to use a radial tyre, because the VF1000R used a radial rear in some markets, but the first to be designed for radials (and radials only) front and rear.) This should be a big deal but I'm struggling to find any reliable sources. Dyaimz (talk) 22:31, 3 February 2015 (UTC)