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Old 07-02-2005, 10:02 AM   #11
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My local dealer has several S2Rs, and they are really, really nice. I was trying to get my buddy to consider buying one but he thought the riding position was a bit too aggressive for him. Then again, he doesn't know squat. I thought the riding position was pretty well sorted. Very nice bike.



But Yossef, I've got to disagree on the color issue. I agree that the red is very nice (and I'm not usually partial to red). But the tangerine with/black stripe is much nicer than the yellow. And the nicest of all may be the black with the tangerine stripe. Sweeet....



Ah well, different strokes and all that.
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Old 07-02-2005, 10:22 AM   #12
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Am I just being a MOron or is the only reference to the price is "At a 15% premium over a 599 or Z750, Ducati isn't going to sell them by the truckload."? I'm too lazy to look up the actual cost. Nice article though.



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Old 07-02-2005, 10:35 AM   #13
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Just under 8K for the Dark model and just under 8500 for the regular version.
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Old 07-02-2005, 10:38 AM   #14
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Yea, I thought the discussion of price, without actually listing it was a little odd as well.
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Old 07-02-2005, 10:40 AM   #15
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Nice review Yossef. Good picutures and Cool videos. Some day I am going get me a monster. It has a such a timeless classic look in my opinion... Love the sound.
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Old 07-02-2005, 10:59 AM   #16
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Looks like a cool bike for ripping around town. I bet it compares favorably to the Buells. Nice piece Yossef!
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Old 07-02-2005, 11:08 AM   #17
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Il Mostro is timeless. Classic. Clean and crisp.
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Old 07-02-2005, 11:38 AM   #18
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A-head. Your exclamation introduced a slide bar in my browser! Guess you can claim a world length record at Guiness!
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Old 07-02-2005, 12:02 PM   #19
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6'3", Ca. hwy 1, Napa to Donner, 49, 89.



I snapped and commited to the Multi. I saw the thing out on Hwy 1, 4-5 months before they were even out. I just knew.



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Old 07-02-2005, 12:41 PM   #20
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...I think the terrible turning radius is a little more difficult to solve than you might think... I'm pretty sure it is the nature of how the trellis frame splays out rapidly from the steering head (to make room for the horizontal cylinder) and the resulting clearance issues with the upside down forks as one is push/pulled towards the frame... Maybe I'm missing something here, but that "two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time" thing is pretty difficult to get around?
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