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« Reply #150 on: April 28, 2021, 09:48:49 AM »

Anyone know the story behind fastertwin closing? Raffaele left and a year later they fold under new ownership.

I need a clutch replacement for my s24 800, thinking of ducpond.

New owner was a guy named Jason, he bought FasterTwin when Raffaele went back to Italy. I think Raffaele got on a race team or something, as he was part of a WSBK team in the past. Whatever the story is I think it entails a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity type of scenario for him. What else could cause him to abruptly pick up and leave like he did? He was not a fly-by-night but a real mastertech.

Now Donnie losing his franchise - that is news to me, also a major bummer. I guess as long as he still works on Ducatis that's good enough for my purposes but I refuse to go to anybody but an expert for service on my bike. I do not consider any shop or dealership that "also" services Ducati in the midst of other brands a specialist. Therefore despite the distance it will be Donnie or sell the bike. I would have preferred to buy my next bike from him but maybe it's temporary. I assume you must sell bikes to have a dealer franchise, a certain number of units per quarter or whatever, and Donnie way out in Dogpatch Virginia as good as he is and as cool of a little town Winchester is, the number of people willing to buy those units has dwindled to the point of unsustainability for him, and in the midst of a pandemic no less. So the franchise is gone for now. Hope it comes back, he recently remodeled his building and this happens.
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