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Old 10-01-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default Ducati 696 Monster for guys

Recently I went into a dealership checking out different motorcycles, and the one I found I really liked is the Ducati 696 Monster. Its something that's not commonly seen, and I liked the overall bodystyle.

Here's where this gets interesting. I'm sitting on the bike in the showroom for comfort, and a person walking passed me started to laugh. In asking what was so funny his response was there's two things wrong.

First he stated I was too big for a bike like that. I mean I'm 6'1 and weigh 200lbs. It didn't seem that small to me, but before I can finish my sentence I was told I lacked a vagina as well. Shy of reaching for a motorcycle helmet, and caving this guys head in I decided to leave.

So...here I am after cooling off a bit. Is this Ducati too small for me, and is it the general consensus this bike is geared towards women riders?

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Old 10-01-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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I like the 696 just fine and I'm 6'. I would have killed to own a "woman's bike" like that in 1971.

BTW, who gives a flying f()ck what some clown thinks?
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:45 PM   #3
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I'm pretty certain it was my agitation with the guys comments. It didn't help when I did a search on the forums for Ducati 696 Monster, and I see a thread titled - Monster 696 for a New Rider - under the womens forum.

Guessing my brain was still muddled, like getting to Wallyworld and finding out its closed. Your comment on being 6' and having no issues is quite helpful. Would my bodyweight be any factor into this bike under performing?
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:45 PM   #4
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No, it would not.

Most of the people I know with the smaller Monsters are guys. Quit worrying about your masculinity and buy what you want!
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:31 PM   #5
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Well, the guy is an obvious Douchebag. The 696 is a fine motorcycle. Yes it is an "ok" choice for beginners. But that is because it doesn't have 150hp like half of these idiots want in a first bike. For the most part an 80hp bike is NOT a good beginner bike. So, again, the tard you met was wrong. And an 80hp bike should be plenty of fun for anyone. The 696 is not too small for you, but some people do find the seating position on a monster to be uncomfortable, so you may want to find a test ride somehow to see how it fits you. And it isn't geared towards women, but it does fit them better than bigger and heavier bikes. Look at it this way, a lot of guys own sportsters, and some "real" Harley riders consider them women’s bike. You will find jackholes in every crowd.

I plan on getting the newer 250r when I get the chance. I wonder what that @ssclown thinks of that?

Bottom line is, get the bike you want. God, I hate people like that.
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:33 AM   #6
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I'm 6' 260lbs and my first ride was a CB500. There will be very little that's different from the 696 to the new 1100. Seat height will be about the only thing- Am I right Kevin Duke?
The bike produces more power than you actually need and will be fun. In the real world (your in the right forum for real world) he'd be teased as being a squid. Any person here will tell you two things:
1- Your choice is not bad. And you'll have room to grow with the bike.
2- It's not going to be your only bike. You will own several (or like me and many others- several dozen). Don't worry about what others think. Ride what you want it's your money.
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:51 AM   #7
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It's a great bike, if you like being passed by Volvos.

Hmmm. Seems I can't find the reference. It was tested by another mag, CW, I think, and they were dissapointed that some Volvo passed them going uphill.

Apparently, all references to that have been pulled from the web!

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Old 10-02-2008, 08:23 AM   #8
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Buy what you want, you're the one that's paying for it and you'll be the one riding it. If the bike feels right for you then that's what counts, the dildo was just showing how stupid he is.
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:03 AM   #9
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Besides - there's only ONE "Man's Bike" - that's the BossHoss 502 with twin 10-71 Roots Blowers and Nitrous Injection.

All others are just kiddie-pushbikes in comparison.
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:32 AM   #10
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Besides - there's only ONE "Man's Bike" - that's the BossHoss 502 with twin 10-71 Roots Blowers and Nitrous Injection.

All others are just kiddie-pushbikes in comparison.
THIS is the only REAL MAN'S motorcycle in the entire world. All other bikes are owned by panty-waisted poossies with small units! Hayabusa? Girl's bike! M109? Girl's bike! Duck1198? Girl's bike! Heritage Special? Girl's bike! boss Hoss? Girl's bike!
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