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Old 08-04-2005, 08:45 AM   #31
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Default Re: Why is it?

You wrote a question. However, you were implictly stating that a Buell Firebolt was not in the same class as the Duc 749 or any Japanese 600.



Clearly, they're not in the same class. That's obvious, and why your "question" was meaningless.



A shootout would be futile. A review of each (and letting a reader reach his/her own conclusion) would be more appropriate. A prudent consumer, after reading said reviews, if still interested, would go to the dealer(s) to ride what appeals to him/her.



I may retract my original comment regarding stupidity.
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:57 AM   #32
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Default Help is on the way

It ain't too late, love the new black paint
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:19 AM   #33
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Default Re: From Buell to Duc... a story about changes!

I have raced a 748 powered franknduc for 2 years. i have had it with that pos and starting next weekend in seattle will be on an sv.

The good news for you is I have both marchisinis and marvics that will fit your bike and everything is for sale. both sets are gold in color.

ducatis belong in california in my opinion and are great if you want to spend money and attach silly carbon fiber and billet bits to an overpriced, underperforming piece of machinery.

I would also like to point out that i am always amazed at the number of street riders who talk about noticing the difference in bikes with similar engine configurations but differing horsepower as if they actually spend any time at all with the throttle pinned.

its time to admit that the reason to own anything more than a 70 hp bike on the street is so you can brag about it.

the best performance upgrade you can to do a bike is to learn to ride it. and have fun on it.

finally, acting like a ducati race rep is a decent street ride is an exercise in denial.

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Old 08-04-2005, 09:27 AM   #34
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Default Re: Yer holdin' out on us!

They didn't let take it down the Issaquah-Hobart Road? shame on them...
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:34 AM   #35
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Default Re: From Buell to Duc... a story about changes!

Ok who told you could be a part pooper...anyway. Your are totally right of course..70 hp is about what a little Buell Firebolt has. So shame on me for putting down the Buell... Seems like the SV has a little more right? I always enjoy your real world experience point of view ewok...Keeps us Burger Boy magazine fanatasy riders inline.. What took you so long?
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:47 AM   #36
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good one. i need to stop reading this stuff. and i am told a supersported sv is now running at abut 78 hp at the rear wheel. but that depends on whose dyno your using. it sure doesn't feel like its that much.
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:47 PM   #37
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Guess I will stick with the Buell. THe last one I had the clutch was still great at 25,000 miles!
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Old 08-04-2005, 04:22 PM   #38
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Default Re: From Buell to Duc... a story about changes!

Wow.. one of the reasons I went to Ducati was cheap insurance.. $350 a year on a new 999. My agent told me that Duc's simply are wrecked like other type of superbikes. Unless your record stinks (or you are very young) I would shop around.. Geico gave me the best rate.. BTW - welcome to the family!
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:42 PM   #39
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Default Correction: Bit More HP

XB9R: 70ft-lb/92HP

XB12R: 84ft-lb/103HP

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Old 08-04-2005, 06:27 PM   #40
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yea well. I just looked at the black on last week while picking up my raffle ticket refund for a monster 900 (they couldn't sell all of them, so they quit).

I need to beat this 999 to death before buying another RC51.

I'm sure it won't take too long. :+)
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