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Old 06-03-2003, 03:10 PM   #1
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Yeah! Ducati finally has enough money for a tota!



What's a tota?



The monster 1000 still looks great. I'm glad they didn't mess with it.



Oh yeah, first post!
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Old 06-03-2003, 03:54 PM   #2
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The "Monster" looks are continuing to grow on me. The bike, as always, still sounds like a blast. Yossef you obviously have a rough life.
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Old 06-03-2003, 04:49 PM   #3
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get a better photographer. you've incorporated some of the most beautiful machines into ****ty looking photos. and show the thing in action. some wheelies and slides. and get off a little further from the freeway while you're at it.
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Old 06-03-2003, 05:19 PM   #4
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If only other companies could learn and not mess with a good thing. For example, Triumph. Yea, change the motor, parts, etc... but why for God's sake take beautiful, sexy curves and turn them into nasty sharp edges?!? Fine, do it for the Daytonas (600 included), but leave the Speed Triple alone.



Proof again that the Italians know beauty, sex and passion much better than the Brits. Food, clothing, cars, women, what don't they do better? It must be the Southern European Romance language thing as compared to the boring as ***** north. Oh well, at least mines a '99....



If anyone for Ducati reads this garbage... keep up the great work, on your nekked street fighter.



If anyone from Triumph reads this garbage... well thanks for nothing.
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Old 06-03-2003, 05:44 PM   #5
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For 2003, the Monster 800 and 1000 both benefit from the larger and stiffer S4 frame. The S4 was dropped from Ducati North America's lineup this year due to the anticipated launch of the new S4R.

Being a Ducati/Monster/Dark traditionalist, I originally shared Yossef's take on the radiator and hose encumbered H2O cooled S4, however its' appearance (and certainly performance) does grow on you. I picked up a carbon fiber-clad Foggy edition since the radiator is partially masked by the CF panels. I have since added a second S4 that is now extra nude and adorned by billet accessories by Rizoma. (Check out Rizoma.com and the tricked-out black S4.) Their accessories are a nice alternative to carbon fiber. Ride an S4, you won't go back to a 2-valve Monster.
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Old 06-03-2003, 07:57 PM   #6
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Default Yossef, You Lucky S.O.B.!

You are definitely living the dream! What a sweet ride. I wonder if they could get it below 400 lbs. with wire spoke wheels. I need to make some extra money to support my addiction or become a test rider. Come on MO, I'll give the Bootheel perspective on these test bikes. Whaddya say?



BTW, what's the poop on the supercharged single? Is that a rumor or reality?





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Old 06-03-2003, 08:15 PM   #7
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Default What we really want to know...

...... is how does it compare to the SV650 or the Concours?
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:16 PM   #8
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The Monster is beautiful. This is the one air cooled V-Twin I would buy, sorry Harley-Buell. 30 years from now this bike will considered a classic like the 996. Love your review and pictures.
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:20 PM   #9
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Couldn't agree more on Triumph. Maybe Triumph's owner can get a Italian designer.
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:24 PM   #10
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They can have Terblanche.
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