Anybody own a Ducati?

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  1. hammerkill

    hammerkill Allegheny General

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    I am wanting something different. I've had plenty of Harleys (6 to be exact) but try taking one up the twisties toward Hawks Nest (WV) and you will tear the pegs off. Slow as a 7 years itch and really does nothing outstanding. I am seriously thinking of a Ducati hypermotard 1100s. My problem is if something goes wrong the nearest Ducati place is in Lexington KY. I was wondering if they are reliable? Hard to work on? Parts? It is a 2008 model. If that doesn't pan out I might settle for a BMW or the new KTM duke 690. What say the tribe?
     
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    dry clutches sound cool haha. ducs have a beautiful engine/exhaust note. but if i went italian, id go Aprilia. rsv mille or something
     
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    Aprilia....

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    I'm hoping my next bike will be some type of European sport bike. I love the sound of a ducati.

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    they do sound awesome. i used to ride with some italian bikes when i had my VFR. they all said that was the only nice sounding jap bike... besides the RC51 or the TL1000r of course IMO
     
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    Duc are reliable. But expensive to keep up properly. Parts are expensive. You are buying used, do you know the history? If you have to guess, run! You can get a jap bike cheaper and better, just not as sexy. I you are buying it to look at, go right ahead. If you are buying it to ride there are other better options.
     
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    That's not a Ducati. HH
     
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    KTM. Buff said.


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    I've done almost all work on my monster, SUPER easy to work on being a naked bike.

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    Haven't ridden one in several years, but the Do cat te 900 monster was my favorite.
    Ducks have great engines. But dry clutches suck. Not sure about modern versions, but I know Ducati made some models with wet clutches.
     
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    I rode a Ducati Diavel...twice...before I bought my present scooter.

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    Deus Christi! What a beast! 162 HP, 462 lbs! I love the desmodromics and the growl of the motor, but I decided that if I bought the Ducati, it would only be a matter of time until I rendered myself into a grease spot on the highway.

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    Sure like that Desmo-Ducati though.
     
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    Dig this video:supergrin:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPNs3v4m7TA"]Ferrari 458 Italia vs Ducati 1198S - Forza Italia! - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Sex on wheels right here:

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    Wish I had the money, if you get one and it breaks down, I'll come pick it up and take it to LMS here cheap, I wouldn't ride it I swear:whistling:
     
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    Guys that ride Duc's are jerk-offs. Here's me at the duc factory in Italy :)

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    They are cool bikes for sure. But I hate the sound of the dry clutch. If I got one it would have to be one with a wet clutch, but I'm prally done with bikes.