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Old May 28th, 2019, 04:30 PM   #1
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Hi,
I’m Klaus,...38 years old and im from
Belgium.
14 years ago i bought my first bike...Kawasaki Z1000 ...good year after that i bought a GSX-R 750 k7.
The Kawasaki was a really fun bike to drive with.
My gsxr even more 🙂 but alot more dangerous for me to.
Thats why i sold the bike after 2 years.
If i did not do that i now wasnt here anymore ...im sure of that.

Now more then 10 years later i want to start riding again.
I’m also wiser then when i was 23-24 ...38 so ...(ill hope <img src="https://www.ducati.org/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />)

The choice for a bike is the Ducati Monster.
Again a naked,because i have verry good memories of my previous One.
Also my naked was a safe bike for me...the gixxer was a devil bike &#x1f60f;


About the monster,I really love the 1200 version.
Also the tickness of the Termi’s on the 1200 compared to the Tiny,small one’s on the 821 &#x1f60f; i really love.

Only thing im a bit “afrraid” of is the torque...also its gonna be my first 2cilinder .
Ive never had a bike with such torque.
My gixxer had 150 hp but only 85 torque.
My z1000 had 127 hp en 97 torque.


Do you Guys think its managble and safe to hop on such “Monster” after al these Years not riding one ?

Ps.sorry for my bad English &#x1f600;
Grtzzzzz &#x1f642;

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Old May 28th, 2019, 08:45 PM   #2
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1200 S good/bad decision &amp;#x1f642;

3 riding modes.

Urban mode cuts about/close to 25% of power. At least that was what it did to the 821. Typically meant/intended for rain/wet conditions.

Touring mode is an excellent all around ride.

Sport mode is all out balls to the wall and it rips.

Considering your previous bikes, itíll be OK. Youíll be fine.

The FULL Termignoni will add about 10+ horsepower. I absolutely love it.

Hopefully, you understand my words/slang.

Enjoy.


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Old May 28th, 2019, 10:38 PM   #3
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You can't go wrong with the 1200. Gurantee to put a smile on your face!
Don't drive my car anymore. Still learning how to be smooth with front brake and trail braking. Will be in la-la land, after i have full Termi installed. Go for it!
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Old May 29th, 2019, 01:00 PM   #4
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The electronic aids have come a long way since your last bike. I come from a similar background of Japanese sport bikes. The power delivery is different on the Monster, but should be straight-forward for you considering the other bikes you've had. As mentioned earlier, you can dial-in the amount of motor power, traction control, anti-lock braking (and more on the newer models) while you are getting comfortable on it.

Is it a beginner bike? Probably not, but there is certainly more of a "safety net" then there was in the past for high-power bikes to help. My biggest adjustment was learning how to keep the bike in right RPM. Higher than I expected and was used to on 4 cylinder bikes. Also, unexpected for such a big engine. But I love it a lot now!
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Old May 31st, 2019, 08:34 PM   #5
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3 riding modes.

Urban mode cuts about/close to 25% of power. At least that was what it did to the 821. Typically meant/intended for rain/wet conditions.

Touring mode is an excellent all around ride.

Sport mode is all out balls to the wall and it rips.

I'm in agreement with everyone who has said so before me. I rode on Suzuki GZ250 for one year and then purchased a new 2019 1200cc Ducati. Now I have 250miles on the clock all in Urban mode. I know there is torque so I am teaching myself good wrist control and ya know what I'm getting the hang of it. Maturity likely has a lot to do with how I ride. That and I am gazelle intense on safety.
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Old June 5th, 2019, 04:08 PM   #6
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You will really enjoy a 1200 Monster

I am 59 years old and bought a new 2014 Monster 1200 with Termi's in 2015. I ride in all 3 modes, mostly Touring. The bike is a blast!! it goes as fast or slow as you feel like riding and is not intimidating to ride. I think at your age you will love it as it can be enjoyed at moderate speeds and provide a real thrill with the twist of a wrist! Best wishes!!
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Buy it, coming from a harley myself and a lot of low powered bikes 15 years before. The monster is so much fun and the touring/urban mode really cuts down the potential to get carried away.
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i came from Hondas NC35, CBR600RR, CB1000R. mason reason for 1200s was better for the back. As much as i love the look of the Panigale Corse the ride position doesn't suit 40+ so monster it is and enjoy it.
Coming to terms with a V twin as i am use to the japanese and different power.

i believe most have the dream of what bike, mine was to have a ducati at one point so take the plunge.
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Old January 28th, 2020, 07:17 PM   #9
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I own a M1200 R and a M1200 S STRIPE. best motorcycles built in the world from a street riders standpoint, its that simple
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bought my Monster 1200s when I was 48, I had the basic riding skills, while yes in the wrong hands it can be very dangerous like any other thing in life, but if you take your time and respect the power it will be a blast, for the first year I rode it in "urban mode" now I have upgraded myself to "touring" and wow feels like a brand new Monster !! I keep practicing and building on my skills to able to ride it confidently in Sport mode..... so back to your q, yes torque is a beast but you can dial it down so it doesn't want to rip your arms off....have fun and be safe !!
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get one and don't think twice. the last motorcycle you will ever buy. I'm on my second monster and I have only been riding since summer of '17

I personally went with the full SC project system and rapidbike tune. Will make a post when its all buttoned up
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Old February 6th, 2020, 09:23 AM   #12
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I personally went with the full SC project system and rapidbike tune. Will make a post when its all buttoned up

Will you put it on the Dyno?

I would be interested in seeing how the full headers makes a difference.
I have a 16 R with and SC-Project Carbon conic and a Rexxer flash. I'll be putting it again on the Dyno for a full evaluation. My first dyno run was a charity event and not very detailed as shown.
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Old March 16th, 2020, 06:57 PM   #13
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I just bought a 2014 1200S 5k miles.
Lots of tasty mods. A cool looking custom look on the bars with only 1 mirror Ducati levers, and a lever protector opposite the mirror...
Custom plate holder, Rear tail tidy, engine and wheel protectors...
Termis!! Steering Damper
And Marchesini Wheels! Etc etc.

Rode it home 4.5hrs. I love it already










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I just bought a 2014 1200S 5k miles.
Lots of tasty mods. A cool looking custom look on the bars with only 1 mirror Ducati levers, and a lever protector opposite the mirror...
Custom plate holder, Rear tail tidy, engine and wheel protectors...
Termis!! Steering Damper
And Marchesini Wheels! Etc etc.

Rode it home 4.5hrs. I love it already

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Old March 25th, 2020, 04:39 AM   #15
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Please consider deleting your post as you now have doubled the problem.
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