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Old 09-17-2003, 04:38 AM   #11
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Default Re: 2004 Ducati S4R Reader Feedback

Hmmmmm....looks like Two Wheeled Viagra to me. Tasty!
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Old 09-17-2003, 05:20 AM   #12
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Or matte black...
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Old 09-17-2003, 05:42 AM   #13
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Looks like I'm gonna have to tidy up my beloved M750 dark and put it up for sale... I went and looked at a Brutale S a couple weeks ago; it's a sweet ride, but at roughly the same price as the Duc I think I'd go for the S4R. I'd even take it in blue! I do hafta wonder if FBF has CF pipes in the works yet...
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Old 09-17-2003, 06:29 AM   #14
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As far as looks go the right side is just ok, the left side looks like after the get off. I notice your photos lack a full view left side. I vote for the air cooled 1000ds as the looker.
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Old 09-17-2003, 07:00 AM   #15
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Old 09-17-2003, 07:55 AM   #16
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Are those passenger pegs on the back? If so, then where's the passenger seat?
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Old 09-17-2003, 08:22 AM   #17
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Wrong either way:

I'd actually compare the specs of both Tuono this time.



$13.5 S4R vs. $11.9 standard Tuono?

You don't get anything over the standard Tuono with this. I don't call including the front fender, side panels, radiator cover, and cam belt covers as carbon much of a value for $1.6k more. Sorry it looses though it's kinda close.



$13.5 S4R vs. $17.9 Tuono Racing? for $4.4 over the Duc you get Ohlins suspension and carbon tank, fairing, belly pan and tail, not to mention Oz wheels and an extra race only set of bodywork. Let's not forget a racing exhaust as well. Sorry again; it looses especially if you factor in the extra bucks at maintenance time for the Duc.





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Old 09-17-2003, 08:59 AM   #18
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It is good to see Ducati making quality stuff.



Being an old fart, I remember the "bad old days" at Ducati, when ball bearings would shoot out of exhaust pipes, and giant finned oil sumps would empty their contents through large holes, made by exploding engine internals.



That valve adjustments stuff every 6000 miles still bothers me...and at $800.00 a crack...phew.



Nice bike though...



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Old 09-17-2003, 09:25 AM   #19
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I just got the valves adjusted (18,000 mile service) on my ST4 for a little more than $300 and that included removing the plastic.



I don't know where you're getting that $800 figure.
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Old 09-17-2003, 09:36 AM   #20
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God, this group is becoming very conformist.



Point of interest: The first ever Ducati, the Cucciolo, was offered in light blue, and a host of other colors have graced the tanks of stock Ducatis for over 1/2 a decade.



Why on earth should they only be yellow or red?
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