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I'd ride almost any of them if the price was right.... I'd be on another kawi right now probably if they didn't make then so ugly when I was in the market for a new bike.... the Ducati was the only bike that didn't look like a bag of ass.... I'm really looking into the new beemer too, I'll be test riding one of those beasts in the next week or two... ugly yes (sort of growing on me though) but performance wise.. well yet to be seen.
 

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I've owned a '95 CBR900RR, an '01 R1, '05 ZX6RR and a '06 R6. All of them were bulletproof.

The dealer quoted me $900 for the 7500 mile service so they are partially correct. I only plan to have them check/adjust the valves and belt for a fraction of that price.

I only had the VR problem but nothing beats rolling up to a bunch I4 riders, seeing all of their heads turn and reading their lips, "oh shit a Ducati" as I pull in that clutch clack clack clack clack clack clack clack! :D
 

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my 05 zx10r is bulletproof. the thing just wont die. 16,000 miles on it and all i do is change the oil. but, it handles like shit and cant stop for shit. i hate it, but man is it stupid fast.

by far, other than a ducati, an R1 is next best IMO. I had one for 3 years, a 2002, that thing rode great, ran great, and handled very well out of the box.

i cant comment fully on the ownership of a ducati, as mine is not home yet. im sure i will love it and take pride in owning one. cant wait. :)
 

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Everytime I pull up next to a jap bike there always the ones that feel like they have something to prove. Screaming out like a bat out of hell and reving up so I can hear there popcorn pop. :jerkoff:

I love Ducati because there different and have nothing to prove.
 

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Everytime I pull up next to a jap bike there always the ones that feel like they have something to prove. Screaming out like a bat out of hell and reving up so I can hear there popcorn pop. :jerkoff:

I love Ducati because there different and have nothing to prove.
Around here it's some 4 wheelers as well, they see the bike and suddenly they get all racy.
 

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Well, I've had my 1198 for less than a week, and I've got 850 kms on him, and I have to say that I've fallen completely in love!! The other night after a little ride on the duc, I took my R1 out for a ride, and couldn't believe the difference! I felt like I was riding an electric bike! :D
I felt the same way when I hadn't been riding the 600rr in awhile and I hopped on and rode down the street, it always felt like it wasn't even on. So quiet, no vibrations

I never could get used to the wide seats on the jap bikes, the duc is so narrow
 

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Life is a Ducati, Everything else is just waiting.

i only bought my 2010 1198s corse so i could sit and look at it all day. not going to ride it as it would cost alot to get it serviced if i put any miles on it, and don't like hearing people say stuff like "damn that thing is beautiful", and " you can have my girlfriend if i could sit on it for a minute"...................................just kidding, some folks will never understand until they ride one and live with it for awhile. Life is a Ducati, everything else is just waiting.:)
 

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There is truly a life changing experience that comes over you once you buy your first Ducati, something that you don't find with the others. I guess thats the "brand loyalty" that others don't have or understand.
 

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Japanese bikes are amazing; they haul arse, they handle( some of them), they're reliable and they're as boring as batshit. As Oscar Wilde once said: Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. Massimo Tamburini was a genius - the 916 and its progeny are not flawless, far from it, but as for looks, I haven't seen better. They are the ultimate Italian orgasm. I know I am biased, but I believe the 916/996 to be the most beautifully designed bikes ever. Isn't subjectivity great?
 

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Japanese bikes are amazing; they haul arse, they handle( some of them), they're reliable and they're as boring as batshit. As Oscar Wilde once said: Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. Massimo Tamburini was a genius - the 916 and its progeny are not flawless, far from it, but as for looks, I haven't seen better. They are the ultimate Italian orgasm. I know I am biased, but I believe the 916/996 to be the most beautifully designed bikes ever. Isn't subjectivity great?
RIGHT ON! A DUCATI IS SEX ON WHEELS.:smoking:
 

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On a different thread, can anyone give me some ideas about final gearing for my 996. 1 currently run standard front and rear sprocketS and it is a real pain to get up my steep driveway ( even Sir Edmund Hillary would need o2 bottles). I couldn't give a large rodent's rectum about max speed; I'm more into acceleration. anybody got any suggestions?

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Japanese bikes are amazing; they haul arse, they handle( some of them), they're reliable and they're as boring as batshit. As Oscar Wilde once said: Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. Massimo Tamburini was a genius - the 916 and its progeny are not flawless, far from it, but as for looks, I haven't seen better. They are the ultimate Italian orgasm. I know I am biased, but I believe the 916/996 to be the most beautifully designed bikes ever. Isn't subjectivity great?

Nicely put. :yo:

The 916 is what sold me on Ducati and is still the standard of what a sportbike should look like...nearly 2 decades later.
 

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Nicely put. :yo:

The 916 is what sold me on Ducati and is still the standard of what a sportbike should look like...nearly 2 decades later.
I knew I had to have one someday when the 996 came out. I know some say it's blasphemy but I actually like the looks of the 1098 series better. Also (and less importantly) my 848 would OWN a 996...
 

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The 1098/848 series is nice but when I first saw them I was disapointed...looked to much like the other four...just didn't live up to the way the 916 did.

Like it or not the 999 series shock things up a little more. It may not have set the world on fire but it was definitely not a Japanese design.

But there all Ducati's and thats all that matters. :yo:
 

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The 1098/848 series is nice but when I first saw them I was disapointed...looked to much like the other four...just didn't live up to the way the 916 did.

Like it or not the 999 series shock things up a little more. It may not have set the world on fire but it was definitely not a Japanese design.

But there all Ducati's and thats all that matters. :yo:
I agree. But my feelings have changed for the 1098, since i just bought one.

the 999 was different, in a good way IMO. there is a lot of hate for that bike because of the design. I thought it was just fine.

the 916/996/998 set the standard, the R1 copied as did others. now the R1 looks like shyt. the 1098 is pure sex on wheels, but i agree it does look a bit like the others... but where do they go from here? have we run the coarse for unique design? look @ the new Beemer, that thing is hidious... :wtf:
 
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