MotoGP » Hayden: Aprilia 'not done deal', 'touchy' to miss new Ducati test

“It's not a done deal with Aprilia but I went there last week and I was really impressed” – Nicky Hayden.

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September 16, 2013 3:31 PM

No materials that's funny but for Ducati the sad thing is that may not be lie. However, I'm not surprised that as Hayden won't be riding for Ducati at the satellite or WSB levels then not allowing him to test the new bike (chassis) makes sense. Eventhough I don't think even if they let him try it that it would give Hayden an unfair adventage for him when he goest to a CRT team next year.


September 16, 2013 3:39 PM

DocJ while I agree that going to the Aprilia CRT would be a good move (actually going to a Yamaha privateer team or going to WSB would be a better choice) him going to Aprilia won't at all help their sales exceed Ducati's in the USA not even close. Ducati has history in the USA along with image factor similar to Harley Davidson. Aprilia does not have that long of a primary sales history in the US (maybe 20+yrs). Go to any Ducati dealership and their bikes sell at a very good rate while if you go to an Aprilia dealership they tend to have bikes for sale for a long time. Good product but very little name recognition compared to Ducati.

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