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Old January 26th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #31
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I see the guys point about you Aussies now..
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Old January 26th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #32
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You live there? I can move in? Got a Job for me? I will be your Forum chuck norris and help you out.
Yeah, Nah. We could use a Jackie Chan though

Give it up for Jackie Chan everybody
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Old January 26th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #33
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Good call X, Jackie at least brings a little humour into the fights he has.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #34
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1) It's a passion that runs deeper than anything you can find out of Japan.
2) It's nice to actually have power below 10,000rpm.
3) The torque makes even slow riding a blast.
4) There aren't 10 million of them on every street corner.
5) Just LOOK at it!
6) Just LISTEN to it!
7) You run with a better crowd. (sounds prickish but dammit, it's also true)
8) The finish and components on a Duc vs a UJM is like comparing a BMW to a Yugo.
9) Ducs get cooler with age; most Japanese bikes just get old and dated.
10) 17 out of 24 WSBK titles means they must be doing something right.
11) You can't buy a Ducati lawnmower, jetski or trombone.
Very well put, I have been on just about everything else out there and the time is right and its now. No regrets.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 07:25 PM   #35
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Go Jackie, go Jackie, go Jackie!! Hows that??
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Old January 26th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #36
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Old January 27th, 2012, 08:41 AM   #37
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Oh.. To add to the list.

I love going to track days and my ole man listens for the sound so he knows when to flip the video camera on =)
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Old January 27th, 2012, 02:07 PM   #38
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Cause they're cheap to buy and Duc guys rarely ride them!!!
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Old January 27th, 2012, 05:39 PM   #39
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Lol brett wtf was that?!
I do believe "that" was a sewing machine sound track which is akin to the sound of 99% of all non-v twins
(and any Porsche with stock exhaust, for that matter)
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Old January 27th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #40
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I have been mad on Ducatis since I first rode a 350 Desmo (yes, the rare 'twin cap') in 1970.
Had the first 750 Sport in South Australia, and have had them ever since.
They must get into the bloodstream somehow..
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Old January 27th, 2012, 11:19 PM   #41
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I was about 10, sitting in the back of the car and a 900SS pulled up next to us.
The shape... the sound... Can't describe what I felt, but I remember thinking, "one day, I will own a Ducati. I don't want anything else."
And now, I don't think I will ever consider another marque.

Have to laugh at comments about the Ducati 'family' and everyone being friendly...
Bikes in Aus are generally pretty expensive, Ducati especially so.
Tends to breed a bunch of pretentious/elitist pricks if you ask me.
I try not to hang around Ducati riders as the ego is suffocating.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 01:51 AM   #42
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'family'?

I just ride mine every day!
Been riding a bike as main transport for 30+ yrs.

Bought a ducati because the sound at 6000 rpm+ is music for me.

Rain, sun, hail, yes, even snow ( we dont get much here!). Traffic, touring, holidays, recreation, etc etc.

Didnt buy a ducati for other people, just for me.
Does that make me greedy? Or selfish?
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Old January 28th, 2012, 02:04 AM   #43
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I was about 10, sitting in the back of the car and a 900SS pulled up next to us.
The shape... the sound... Can't describe what I felt, but I remember thinking, "one day, I will own a Ducati. I don't want anything else."
And now, I don't think I will ever consider another marque.

Have to laugh at comments about the Ducati 'family' and everyone being friendly...
Bikes in Aus are generally pretty expensive, Ducati especially so.
Tends to breed a bunch of pretentious/elitist pricks if you ask me.
I try not to hang around Ducati riders as the ego is suffocating.
Maybe it's the chip on your shoulder that might be consuming you .
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Old January 28th, 2012, 03:46 AM   #44
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Fella's;

Hmmm, I can't remember a defining moment that put me into: I want one! mode, but that's probably just because I had wanted one for a long while. Mists of time and all that. It sure as hell isn't about the community in this town! I've never seen another one on the street here. Ted kept his in the back of the truck and George has his 750 engine in a Honda Interceptor frame, so it doesn't count.

When I was racing in the MRA back in the early 80's, there weren't any on the tracks in Colorado either. And, back when I was in Europe, the MV Agusta's were the thing, with the Honda's gaining ground. At that time Ducati meant a 350 single, which didn't exactly stir my soul. So, it probably started with Cook Neilson and Cycle magazine. I do know that the 916 took the I-wanna's outta the closet & into the light of day. But, at that time, the health issues that made me quit racing were still extant & besides, I had this 900F I loved too. And it had to be resurrected.

But, I finally got the 848 last year, the eyes straightened out, and in a real sense I'm learning to tilt the horizon all over again. It's all good.

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Old January 28th, 2012, 04:56 AM   #45
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Maybe it's the chip on your shoulder that might be consuming you .
How so?

It's an observation of a lot of owners that I've met.

Sorry if that offends you.
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