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Old 09-18-2006, 09:23 AM   #11
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Old 09-18-2006, 10:18 AM   #12
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If you really HAVE to have power, buy a Duc Desmosedici and get over 200. Where exactly do you use it? I don't see many of these horseposer guys at the dry lakes or Bonneville.
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:03 AM   #13
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On this subject, if you look at their website, tou'll notice they are touting an increased maintenance schedule interval - for all their bikes. From 2006 to 2007, they are saying that they've increased theur initial quality through factory improvements. Do you think this is true, or do you think they just changed the requirement because the average person who is considering a Ducati just says NO to the expensive maintenance?
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:03 AM   #14
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I should have checked my spelling...
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:38 AM   #15
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The great thing about the new 1100 engine is it is absolutely killing the resale on the existing 1000 DS engined bikes. Ducati is also offering a rebate (I think it's $2000) on 2006 Multistradas. I'm looking at replacing my '99 Monster and buying a used Multistrada 1000 or Monster 1000 in the next 6 months, so this is all good news for me! Clean and lightly used 03-04 Multistradas can easily be found for ~$8500. If the price for a new one is too steep, quit complaining and buy used!
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:00 PM   #16
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IMO, they are finding the valves within spec at the 6k and saying, "let's run them to 7.5k" To that end, what was the extent of the "free" service promotion DNA ran this year?
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:12 PM   #17
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Subjective indeed. I think a Strom still looks worlds better than a Multistrada -- one of the fugliest bikes IMHO -- as does the bubble-styled Tiger, with the Ulysses and of course GS looking the most thought out of the bunch.
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:15 PM   #18
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Damn, you're missing the point. Even a Monster 620 has the torque grunt to feel fast, and the Stada -- looks notwithstanding -- is a real performance machine. Don't dwell on hp numbers... a great moto is more than just specs. That said, I've had several Strada riders say they wish they'd bought a V-Strom and saved the cash for extra bells and whistles.
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:18 PM   #19
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Damn straight. Besides, the moto is only part of the equation. The real question is can you handle more hp? I know I find any 600-750cc modern bike more than enough to feel crazy on and even my old ZX-9R was more power than I like for street use.
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:46 PM   #20
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Hmmm... $11,995 for the Duc OR $11,495 for the Ulysses. Now, which one's maintenance is going to be cheaper?
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