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Hi everyone,

I'm starting this thread as a place for people to introduce themselves when they sign up. I'll start.

I'm James AKA Darkwing (shh don't tell anyone). I live in Lynnwood, WA and work as a network engineer. I've been riding motorcycles for 19 of my 27 years and commute on mine every day I can. I had a 900 Monster for 5 years, but my current bike is a KTM 625 SXC which I'm keeping for commuting. I also have a deposit with Ducati Seattle on a standard 1098.

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Greetings,

I'm Carl, I live in West Hartford CT I'm a cop in Hartford. After not riding for 20 years or so, last time on a dirt bike, I decided to get into street bikes. I saw a picture of a Monster about 5 years ago and thought if I ever decided to ride it would have to be a Ducati. I bought an 04 620ie thinking I'll start off small and see how I like it. Well, I liked riding enough in the short month I rode it to put a deposit on a ten-nine-eight. I'm now reading everything I can about riding and am gearing up for the spring.

No, I'm not spoiled rich. I sold stuff to buy the bike.

See ya out there.
 

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Was paring down to just one bike in '01, In '03, wife got me a track riding school session. Now I have 3 ducs (and one Wing), race, and got involved with a dealership! This is getting better and better! How did I get here, must be living someone else's life? :silly:
 

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Hello everyone. Just wanted to let you guys know that for those who have photo albums, it will show in the left column under your username. Same goes with the registry submissions!

I am (obviously) a web developer. Some will know me from other projects I do. I felt like the introduction of a new generation of Ducati motorcycles was a great time to introduce a new Ducati site to the web. This ducati site extends far beyond just a forum, and creates many features I believe assist towards connecting members from all over the world.

As for me, I am a motorcycle enthusiasts. Especially an italian motorcycle enthusiast, although right now i am on a Japanese bike, that will soon change. I am in love with Italian design, whether it be motorcycles or cars. I love it all.. I fell in love with Tamburini's 916 years ago!
 

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Hello all, Nick from KC here. I've had my 998 since I bought it new in Italy. Rode the hell out of it there for a year then moved here to KC.

I loved the 916/996 from the first time I saw one, and always wanted one but figured I couldn't justify the extra cash for one. The I moved to Italy for a few years and in the middle of my tour picked up my Yellow 998 Bip. I wish I would have gotten a Duc sooner, but I'm glad I got the 998. I never cared much for the 999 aside from it's tach and speedo, and figured I'd never trade up the 998. We shall see how the 1098 strikes me in person.
 

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Howdy,

I live in Virginia, and usually commute on my Triumph Sprint. I also like to do track days and have an RC-51 for that. I saw the pictures of the new 1098 and am working on getting one :D
 

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Hey all, my Name is Van. Just like the rest of you here, I fell in love with Duc's the first time I saw one. I've always wanted to own one, but am just now getting a chance to make that a reality. I've raced since '98 (mostly endurance), been on motorcycles since I was 13, and am looking forward to my first Duc!
I just finished my MBA last week and will be leaving for Air Force officer training in March so, when I finish, I will purchase a 1098s as my dual graduation present... To myself!
 

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Hi everyone, my name is Rod. I live in the UK, have been riding bikes for over twenty years and have owned Ducatis for the past 9 years starting with a 748SPS, two 998S and two 999S before I decided on a change and bought a Monster S4RS. Owned it for eight months but could never get on with it and once I strted to hear rumours of the new 1098, I just knew I would be back on a faired sportsbike again. I am currently working for Shell flying oil rig workers out to the platforms as a professional helicopter pilot, which I began doing eleven years ago.
 

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Hi,

my name is Peet. I live in Belgium.

I traded my F4-1000R in for the 1098 S.

GreetZ
 

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Hello All!

Great to see the site. I currently own an '04 999 which I enjoy thoroughly. I am intrigued by the 1098 although I'm not getting rid of my 999 to get one (just yet anyway):)
 

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Hi, nice meeting you allmy name is Ben, living in Southern Californa, currently have 3 bikes in my garage:2003 R6, 2003 Derbi GPR, and 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna 1000. I co-owned a Duc 916 years ago but no longer have it... looking forward to owning another Ducati one day!
 

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Hello Everyone, My Name is Joshua. I'm saving up to purchase a 1098 in Feb. I can't wait. I've been reading everything on I can on motorcycle safety, how motorcycle engines work and how and why 1098 is better then most bikes. It's so much fun learning how ingenious engineers can build such awesome machines. Best wishes to all!
 

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Hi,

My name is Ara. I live in Valencia, Ca. I'm fairly new to motorcylces. I've always loved riding my road and mountain bikes, so I thought I'd get one with a big motor.
I'm totally hooked on bikes. I own a Monster S2R 800 and an '07 Triumph Sprint ST. I'm selling the Monster to make way for my up-comming 1098. I can't wait!

Ara
 

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Hello all! My name is Larry but I have become accustomed to answering to that or "Griff", which is a nickname my friends gave me as a shortened version of my last name. I have been riding bikes for almost thirty years, beginning on minibikes and dirtbikes, graduating to the street in high-school on a borrowed Yamaha cruiser. I traded time in my 1966 GTO for seat time on a borrowed Honda V-four Interceptor in college, rode my friend's Suzuki Intruder after college, and bought my first new bike in 1995, a Honda VFR750.

I also fell in love with Tamburini's original 916 design, but had only owned Japanese sportbikes and dirtbikes until last year, when I purchased an MV Agusta F41000 (Tamburini #211/300). I also am hooked on Italian design and mechanical engineering.

I enjoy working on bikes almost as much as riding them, doing much of my own maintenance and rebuilds, and have slowly grown my stable to nine bikes over the last 11 years; 1987 Yamaha YSR50 Team Calamari mini-racer, 1990 Honda NS50, 1995 Honda VFR750, 1997 Honda CR250, 1998 Yamaha YZF R1, 2000 Suzuki DRZ400, 2000 Kawasaki ZX7R, 2005 Honda RC51, and the 2005 MV Agusta F41000 Tamburini.

I am here because of my experience with MVAgusta.net, a wonderful resource (you are my hero, Alvin), and I have a 2007 Ducati Desmosedici RR on order, due in late summer 2007.

Lets spread the word about this fantastic new resource for Ducati owners around the world. Great to be here, and I look forward to meeting and riding with some of you in the future!
 

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Hey, my name is James, I'm 23 and live in Charleston, SC right now selling and developing advertising campaigns for Auto and Moto dealerships... plan on moving to Las Vegas, NV next month.... I own a 2000 748S, which is my first street bike. I always had quads and dirt bikes, and had only ridden a street bike (03 R6) one time before I got my Duc. A friend's dad back home in Virginia collected Ducati bikes (ST4, 900SS, 916, 996) and I fell in love with the beautiful Italian design of the Ducatis and decided that all the Japanese bikes weren't even an option for me. So after moving to Charleston, where it's riding weather 90% of the year, I decided to get a bike and I found my 748S near the beginning of October, bought it within 3 days of seeing it, and have been riding it ever since... Put about 2000 miles on the bike since then and loving every second of it. Riding the Duc is the most amazing feeling and the sound is so sweet I am addicted, I usually ride once or twice during the week and about 2-300 miles on sundays. Glad to be a part of the Ducati community and I look forward to purchasing a 1098!
 
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