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Well I’m devastated…… My mate who owns a Ducati dealership finally got to me after years of trying to get me on a Ducati………… :'( :'(

What the fuck are we doing!!!! Man those Ducati guys have it so easy, I tried his own fully worked 916SBS with a 998 motor………

It was just like riding a 250cc two stroke bike on steroids!!!! The bike is so light and flickable it’s not funny and the power delivery is just awesome.
Anybody that can’t stay in front of a Triumph on a Ducati 4 valve should think about taking up knitting for a pass time……. A few months ago my mate rode my naked Tona, he said it was ok but suggested that I must never try any of his Ducati’s if I was to stay riding on a Triumph. I just laughed at him at the time!!!!! Hmm the barstard was right though!!!!

Next on the test list is his 999r with RS cams and the very best of the best parts……

Would anybody like to buy any of my kit? I have got 6 late model Triumph’s from turbo bikes to 1050 Speedy, I’m getting a Ducati or two…. I’m not happy at all…. :'( :'( :'(

Well maybe that a bit drastic selling all the bikes but I'm going to get a Ducati not a new one something damaged to start with, I have got loads of Ducati parts that I make......... :'(
 

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Good Luck!!!!

There is no luck. I can spanner a Ducati easy and I get parts that I don’t make for Ducati at cost...... I just can’t stand the fact that I'm so far behind the 8 ball with my track bike.
I know that it's far better than any standard Speedy could ever be in performance and handling!!!! I work hard keeping up with the Ducati race guy's and I put in some very respectable times also, I even beat a few hands down but I now know that they have it easy and it’s got to me!!!! I’m well pissed off…….
 

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Well I agree racecomp I rode one about six months ago and am still trying to get over it, you won't believe how good they are you just have to try one for yourself, it will definitely be my next bike
 
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I have always though Ducati made a great bike. Fun, flickable, and good looking. I looked at and rode several when I bought my Speed Triple. I can't believe you make parts for Duc's and have never ridden one.
 

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Dev, I only ride what I own or what I’m prepared to buy if I bin it. This is a lesson learned the hard way many years ago. :'( :'( :'(

I have had a few Monsters but never a 4 valve Ducati.
I am aware how good they are, I just didn’t think it would be that good. OK the bike I rode was no standard Duc, it’s off its face.

I think a 999 would look OK as a naked with clip-on…… ;)
 
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I had a 900 SS and loved that bike - I never should have sold it. The new ones are even better, but not as good looking IMHO.

I think you are correct about the 999 being a great naked with a bit of work. The Duc's are so fun to modify.
 

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I'll probably either get a KTM supermoto or a Ducati Monster S4Rs next. The only problem is that the nearest Duc dealership is all the way up in Detroit (1.5hrs away). I guess it isn't a huge issue though as I generally do all my own work anyway. If I get a job doing video game design, I'll probably be in a pretty metropolitan area and hopefully have a lot of different dealerships around who aren't total douchebag hacks.
 

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kuhlka said:
I'll probably either get a KTM supermoto or a Ducati Monster S4Rs next.
Kuhlka, I had the opportunity to sit on a KTM 950 SM this weekend, and hear her fired up. Just didn't get to manage a ride! :'( My local Triumph shop received one on trade, but she had already been sold, lucky owner was pick'n it up that day! And racecomp, so sorry to hear that you are switch'n on us! I do love some Ducs, but they are just waaay outta cheap's range!
 
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I'm probably just about to buy a Aprilia RSVR Mille as a second bike. I cannot bear to part with the triple but I want a stonking V twin.

Solution - have both! lol.

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I'm probably just about to buy a Aprilia RSVR Mille as a second bike. I cannot bear to part with the triple but I want a stonking V twin.

Solution - have both! lol.

Mark
sounds like a great solution Mark! ;D
 

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No I’m not giving up my Triumph’s but my workload will see me not making many Triumph parts at the moment. I’ll still do the 1050 kit but only a hand full of parts will be made, it’s on my list of must do stuff…….. I’m getting a Ducati 999 for sure; it should look good as a naked….LOL…LOL…….
 

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Interesting counterpoint: My friend's 996 is the bike that singlehandedly turned me off of inline fours forever. Compared to my ZX-6R and ZX-7R, it had power where I needed, and inspired tons of confidence in my own abilities. I had much higher corner speeds on the duck than even my super-stable ZX-7R.

Fast forward a few years, put me on the Duc, and my friend on my Triple. I can appreciate the Ducati as a track bike, but on the road, it's harsh, uncomfortable, hot, and has very snatchy on/off throttle. I feel more comfortable bombing around on speedy than the Duc -- which is now HURTING my confidence. 10 miles on my bike, and my friend grins and tells me he would give up his beloved 996 for a Speed Triple. This last weekend, he confessed to me that he is actually considering making the switch!

If a Ducati is what you want, go for it. I'd love to have a 748 as a track bike, but I'm staying British for now.
 
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Yes gents the essential fact is that it's like comparing apples and oranges, they are different beasts.

I like the idea of waking up and deciding do I take the Mille out? or is it a triple day? ;D

I've no doubt the V twin Mille will give me grins all round - but I don't think I could live with it all the time.

I know one thing - you really appreciciate JUST how good the S3 is when you come off a balls out sports bike. That commanding view point, torque everywhere, sound and well just balls out "character"

Mark
 

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I know one thing - you really appreciciate JUST how good the S3 is when you come off a balls out sports bike. That commanding view point, torque everywhere, sound and well just balls out "character"

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true dat Mark! ;D
 

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Makes sense. My next bike is going to be something I won't want to screw with other than bolt-on carbon fiber bits and stuff like reservoirs and levers. The S3 will be my beastie hooligan turbo bike when I'm all done with it, as if I'll ever be 'done' changing bits here and there.

Definitely want to get a track bike that I'd occasionally ride on the street for fun and leave the S3 as my daily rider modded for durability and reliability. RC says their turbo is reliable, so I'll eventually shell out for it when the rest of the little bits are done, lol.
 

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Those Ducs are hot! I'm never getting on one for fear of the consequences. Maybe for a dedicated track bike. But I'm never getting rid of speedy.
 
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