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View Poll Results: Yeah, so Yossef's in Italy on the 999 and I'm not. Thus, I:
Hate that stinking bastage! 19 9.05%
Hate you all (on general principal) 16 7.62%
It's all good, I'm happy for him 30 14.29%
I hate the guy that's happy for him! 6 2.86%
I'll trade my sister for a plane ticket and a Duc 66 31.43%
25 11.90%
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Old 10-18-2002, 12:07 PM   #21
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I must have some kind of unique anatomy. I bought a 998 in August and have put over 3000 miles on it. To me the the bike is quite comfortable. I've had a Hayabusa, R1, some GSXR's amoung other things and the 998 seems to be at least as liveable as any of these. The 999 with its adjustble seat (on mono posto models only by the way) is probably more comfortable, but the "torture rack" characterization of the 998 doesn't ring true, with me anyway.

When I bought the bike I was pretty sure Helibars and an aftermarket saddle were going to be early mods. 3000 miles later I don't see any need for them.

By the way I'm 5'10", on the portly out of shape side, and very old.

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Old 10-18-2002, 12:11 PM   #22
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or my Goldwing 1800 along with TL1000s, KLR 650 and 2001 Mcoupe (the one with the new M# motor).... why have similar machinery?
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Old 10-18-2002, 12:15 PM   #23
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speaking of slow sales, Pro Italia (a big Ducati shop in SoCal), told me last time I was there in September that they had sold only one 900ss the entire year...guess the idea that the design will grow on people isn't panning out too well....
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Old 10-18-2002, 12:24 PM   #24
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When I bought my beautiful 900sp there was waiting list! Good to hear stats like this it really shows the journalists what matters.
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Old 10-18-2002, 12:37 PM   #25
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Twenty-forth post!



I agree with you about the adjustable ergos being the next big thing. Cool, cutting edge idea. Kinda like a '74 Cadillac.



>As I bend over the new bike, I read the 999 sticker upside down, 666, and find the inspiration for the 999's front end. It's positively devilish, highly distinctive--and it definitely kept growing on me.<



Interesting about the 666. I was in a store the other day and they had a box of those glow in the dark, Cyalume sticks on the counter. They could be had in red, white, or blue. In the picture on the box, they showed three sticks together and the shape of the hooks at the top of them, with a hole in the center below the hook, made them read 666. Subliminal advertising for the new Ducati 999, or something more ominous? Ah, must just be this Halloween thing coming up.
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Old 10-18-2002, 12:56 PM   #26
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More variety = more fun: 2003 FJR, 2002 Futura, 2001 Mille, 2000 MH900e, 1999 Titan, 1998 F3, and 1998 KLR.
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Old 10-18-2002, 01:14 PM   #27
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Old 10-18-2002, 01:14 PM   #28
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Old 10-18-2002, 01:15 PM   #29
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I am going to kill you out of jealousy. You, my friend, need a cruiser, but I love all those bikes in your stable.



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Old 10-18-2002, 01:17 PM   #30
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Yeah, but look what happened to the Morpho...it became the GTS1000. Awesome bike, slow sales...damned shame, really; I'd love to own one.



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