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post #1 of 21 Old 01-26-2013, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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Doug, you know you want one

To break from Matt's thread and encourage Doug to re-join the club:

Doug, Mines a 96 916SPS. I've been told this model was made for 3 years, 1996 to 1998, that 3000 were produced world wide, and that only 150 were brought into the USA. I don't know how accurate that claim is, but I can show you the crowd they always seem to attract....
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post #2 of 21 Old 01-26-2013, 01:55 PM
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Go for it Doug.

Jump in the deep end.

Desmosedici RR.

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Yeah, go crazy Doug!!

All you great Ducati fans out there congrats!

I have a yellow 748R in Spain which I love. I bought it new and it was one of the first, right before they switched from Sachs to Íhlins. It is so uncomfortable to ride unless ridden very actively but a lovely bike when giving it a bit of flow. I have an MV F4 SPR as well in Spain, also a work of Massimo Tamburini. You can tell the two bikes are related. I am so rusty on my sports bikes since I hardly ride them. Perhaps I should attend a riding course on a track?

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Dave - my guess was 100 ... nice bike and company.

Barry - those move faster than I

Capo - would love to see those posted.

I was silly to buy a chopper that just killed the joy of riding.
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Doug, that is a cool chopper!

I know what you mean though, mine is killing my back. 30min is my max, then I need an espresso and a smoke and rest my vertebrae. It will be replaced by a bobber, same sort of riding atmosphere, only more comfortable than a chopper. The bobber has springs under the Bates saddle and you can lift your arse and even stand when you see a bump. Can't do that on my chopper, ouch!

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Bobbers are the next best thing - even seen some Duc's converted to bobbers.

The chopper shook the bones to pieces - three years 350 miles later it won.

124 SS very fast and well balanced but having a beach ball under my bum made for some interesting twisties.
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Ducati's are nice.

What do people think of the MV Agusta?

Love the looks of a MV Agusta F4 750 S and Multistrada 620

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Ducati's are nice.

What do people think of the MV Agusta?

Love the looks of a MV Agusta F4 750 S and Multistrada 620
If there were one bike I'd clear the other side of the fireplace for, it would be an MV F4. Another work of automotive art...

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This is my touring bike, Ducati Multistrada 1200S, Touring version. This is a Ducati advertising pic, I've replaced all the black plastic parts with CF and upgraded CPU (+55 HP)

Doug, if you want a comfortable ride and 3 bikes in 1 (Enduro, Sport and Urban) this is the one to go for. Great looks and massive power. Just saying......
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This is my touring bike, Ducati Multistrada 1200S, Touring version. This is a Ducati advertising pic, I've replaced all the black plastic parts with CF and upgraded CPU (+55 HP)

Doug, if you want a comfortable ride and 3 bikes in 1 (Enduro, Sport and Urban) this is the one to go for. Great looks and massive power. Just saying......
Still seriously considering parting with the GS Adventure for one of those... Decisions decisions decisions....

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Still seriously considering parting with the GS Adventure for one of those... Decisions decisions decisions....
That's a tough one - always felt BMW mastered this class.

Until Jeroen posted his months back then added 50 hp.
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Still seriously considering parting with the GS Adventure for one of those... Decisions decisions decisions....
Barry, c'mon, real men don't have a problem taking the right decision

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That's a tough one - always felt BMW mastered this class.

Until Jeroen posted his months back then added 50 hp.
Check the internet for tests and Youtube for Multistrada vs BMW and you'll find that BMW is no longer in the lead. Do yourself a favor, go to a dealer and test one, you'll be hooked after that. It's really an amazing bike!

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Nevermind bikes,...I have to go to these events !!!

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Check the internet for tests and Youtube for Multistrada vs BMW and you'll find that BMW is no longer in the lead. Do yourself a favor, go to a dealer and test one, you'll be hooked after that. It's really an amazing bike!
Need a warm day but I keep being drawn to the Panigale - like the tri color Ducs to match the 16M stripe

Would really like a limited model.
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Need a warm day but I keep being drawn to the Panigale - like the tri color Ducs to match the 16M stripe

Would really like a limited model.
That's a very nice bike, however, not really limited. If you want a truly limited bike, a MotoGP bike for the road, get yourself a Desmocedici RR like Barry suggested! Now that's in another league and highly collactable...I think you should be able to find one at your end of the pond, if not and you want to go for it, let me know. There's 2 I know of overhere.

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Ducati's are nice.

What do people think of the MV Agusta?

Love the looks of a MV Agusta F4 750 S and Multistrada 620
The engine of the F4 is designed by Ferrari. One of the few four cylinder bikes which goes and sounds lovely also with stock exhaust. Extreme riding position like on an equivalent Ducati model but works well for constant sporty riding. If you get stuck behind a lorry and have to coast, your wrists will go numb quickly, at least in my case.

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Barry, c'mon, real men don't have a problem taking the right decision
Suppose I was asking for that!

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Suppose I was asking for that!
Yup

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The engine of the F4 is designed by Ferrari.
never knew that. Thanks Capo!

Any more detail on that?

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