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you got to have a deep pocket first and perhaps a 2nd one in the garage. a comment from an owner.
Now, I have to ask you, what do you think of the California overall, how long have you had it, and what type of driving do you do with it?

Currently, I have a Porsche Boxster, and I absolutely adore the way it drives in regards to its handling, braking, and track feel. It also makes a decent commuter to get to and from work, as the suspension is not harsh, like some other cars on the market.

Have you had any trouble with it?

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Why does everyone defend them, they break down a lot, their electrics suck, the build quality is average and after all the work I've done on mine the torque values on all the nuts and bolts are not only different to many of the manual specs but from the left to right side of the bike as well.......

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Only a fool would equate removal torque with applied torque.
 

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Thats right, I've said it, it's true, Ducati sucks.

It's the worst value for money bike I've ever purchased.

Sure it looks like a piece of art and I'd be proud to have it in the foyer of my office.

But for the money, shit!!!!!!!!!!

Why does everyone defend them, they break down a lot, their electrics suck, the build quality is average and after all the work I've done on mine the torque values on all the nuts and bolts are not only different to many of the manual specs but from the left to right side of the bike as well. Were the guys pissed when they assembled these things????

Given the same rider most Jap bikes of the same class would piss on the Duc. And I'm not talking about Super Bike race teams, I mean bikes you buy from the dealer.

All the go fast bits seem to be more expensive for the Duc just because of the name. It's almost like going to the boat shop or hangar and paying twice as much for the same thing because it says "marine" or "aviation".

So I've learned my lesson and will only by Jap in the future. I feel no need to defend a substandard bike just because I dropped a shit load of money on it and have to justify myself.

OK, now flame me all you want, I wont see it, this is the last time I will be visiting this site.

I've asked Alvin to remove my user but I still seem to be able to log on so feel free to complain and speed up the process.

This site used to be interesting but now its mainly full of retard questions that could be answered by reading the user/service manual or a quick trip to the dealer.
And if it's not that it's just people slagging the shit out of each other.

All the best and I hope you all end up with the bike you dreamed about. (I mean that, no joke)

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Totally agree
 

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I have 3 Ducatis and a bad ass 328 GTS , that I have had for 21 years, the best most reliable car Ferrari ever made. Im not a fan of paddles, but I like the 488 GTB, but im buying an 08 Gallardo, last of the manual gear boxes. As far as the Ducatis, my 15 Monster still stalls sometimes when I come to a stop, the dealership cant get it to fail , so I live with it, sometimes it never does it, somtimes it happens 4 times in one day, so like I said, I live with it, I called Ducati North America, they say take it to the dealer and have them check it out, I did, and they cant get it to fail. I have a 17 Monster 1200 R, it seems ok as far as the stalling goes. And yes, no one can beat the Japs when it comes to motorcycles. My 17 R has an extended 5 year warranty on top of the factory 2 year, same as my 2020 Streetfighter. For the money these bikes cost, they should be as good as any Jap machine, but they are not, its that simple. For me, the pleasure out ways the expense and the not as good as a bike from Japan. I have 3 vintage Kawis that are better built than my Ducs, it is what it is...I can feel your aggravation, maybe give riding them a break, have fun on your other bikes, then you may have some room in your mind to try Ducati once more.
 

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I like to think of it like the romantic side story in “A Knight’s Tale.” Heath ledger? That brunette girl that didn’t do anything else; really pretty tho. She tells him to win her affection, he needs to lose a tournament. Ledgers whole crew is like what the F bro, you’re the man, why are you taking this punishment. “Jocelyn says to show her I love her I have to lose.” So he gets beat up. Then she turns around and says nope, you better damn win this same tourney you’ve fallen so far behind in.

“Oh how I hate her,” is the line that comes to mind.
If it’s worth doing, it’s gonna take some effort. These to most of us feel worthy of our effort, even if we want to throw wrenches, brand new parts and equipment through a wall because it’s so inconsistent. But that’s why she’s so good, she needs the effort and will reward you with a good ride!

Best of luck to you, ride safe.
 

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Over ther Decades of riding/racing Ducatis, I loved every minute!! And I raced quite a few different motorcycles. The absolute best, by a long shot, was a 1098R, no doubt what-so-ever!! The 1098R was also the easiest bike I ever raced, prolly because it was so much pure ass fun! I loved that bike!!
 

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If you aren't so happy with your bike but still in love with Ducati, dump the bike and get a new one. That is what happen to my last MB. Perhaps a 1198s? If money can solve the problem, just do it! Like Jap bike? 2009 R1 seems to be a good choice, street version of Rossi M1 engine.


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