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Old 08-04-2005, 05:01 AM   #11
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Default Re: From Buell to Duc... a story about changes!

Great write up! I enjoy hearing other people's experiences. I am actually thinking of performing the opposite trade- I have a Ducati SuperSport now, and am looking to sell or trade for a Buell or Speed Triple. The handling and braking on my duc is great, and the power is plenty to get me into trouble. Only downside is the riding position, it's not the position itself, it's the lack of airflow. On those hot days, I get hotter quicker than on unfaired bikes.



Thanks for the submission. Enjoy your new bike!
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:10 AM   #12
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Maybe you should lighten up. Jeesh.
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Old 08-04-2005, 06:54 AM   #13
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Default Duc > Buell ZX-6R>Duc .'. ZX-6R> Buell

Thanks for validating my next purchase a 06 ZX-6R Kawasaki 636. I love how the BuellerMuellers get on MO saying how their 1940's vintage engined Buells can spank everything in site. Now we have a first hand account how a Ducati spanked a Buell. Since it is common knowledge Ducati 748s and 9s are inferior to Japanese 600 inline 4s. Common knowledge meaning racing results and every motorcycle comparo known to man. By extrapolation one must conclude that the ZX-6R and it's Japanese brethren are indeed superior to Buells.. Thanks signit98.





By the way I suspect those who think 600s are not the best value in motorcycles have either never ridden one or rode a 600 10 years ago...By the way my 01 ZX-6R has 98 hp



By the way this is a idiotic troll



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Old 08-04-2005, 06:58 AM   #14
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Default Re: Track days = Heroin of the two wheeled junkie

It is true that track day addiction (or TDA as my therapist calls it) will melt all but the sturdiest of credit cards, and generally turn ordinary people into raving lunatics.
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Old 08-04-2005, 07:01 AM   #15
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Default Re: Duc > Buell ZX-6R>Duc .'. ZX-6R> Buell

You're absolutly right, K. A new Kawi is your only real option. Don't even look at other bikes with differant riding positions or engine types, you've found the best right from the git-go.



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Old 08-04-2005, 07:12 AM   #16
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Dont get map cause I got first post :P



Actually, I really enjoyed the write up as well, and it was useful as I am thinking about making the opposite transition, that is going from sportbikes to naked bikes, specifically an s2r.

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Old 08-04-2005, 07:42 AM   #17
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Default Yer holdin' out on us!

Leave him alone. He's an open-minded blue stater, remember?



So is there a new Glide in your garage or what?
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Old 08-04-2005, 07:47 AM   #18
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Typically you can save yourself a bit of service cash by removing all the plastic before you take the bike in.



I've had mine serviced at GP Motorcycles in San Diego since I bought it.



The jingle-jangle clutch and whumpa-whumpa valvetrain noise are all part of the Ducati music.
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Old 08-04-2005, 07:51 AM   #19
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Default Why is it?

That we have never seen a straight up comparos from print rags or web sites like this?

Firebolt vs Duc 749

Firebolt vs Japanese 600



Is it because the advertising money from Buell and Ducati come with strings. i.e. Don't embarass us with superior technology.



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Old 08-04-2005, 08:09 AM   #20
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Yeah, where is the skinny Sarnali? We won't boot your butt from the GPTB if you got the Triumph. Fess up!
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