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Old 09-08-2006, 02:56 PM   #11
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Default Re: 2006 Ducati GT1000 Sport Classic Road Test

I agree with both of you, and I don't even know what you're talking about!
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:03 PM   #12
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Default Re: 2006 Ducati GT1000 Sport Classic Road Test

Yeah, good solid frame/suspension/tires, pegs just high enough to not scrape the ground everytime you get enthusiastic, far enough back so that you can get your weight centered above them, bars just low enough so that the wind hitting your chest at seventy or eighty just about takes the weight off your arms and wrists. What's so hard about that that almost no one can get it right? Are they all just waiting for the Italians to show them how? It's probably not the first time. Long live Italy.
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:50 PM   #13
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I want a gray one......with the Termis' in the catalog. The ST may be in trouble. Thanks Yossef!
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:48 PM   #14
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I have to admit this was one of the reasons I decided to get a Bonnie T100 instead of the GT1000. The GT1000's seat just isn't quite long enough. It's kind of mystifying too, since there doesn't seem to be any good reason for it to be that short. Oh well.
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:51 PM   #15
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UJMs rule.
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:52 PM   #16
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First, at 5'6" I find the seat on this bike taller than it needs to be.



Come on, you guys get all of the other Ducatis. Can't just this one be a decent size for someone taller than 5'9"?!
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:18 PM   #17
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They did against the Duc that this bike harks back to, if I understand the history correctly...or was it just the brit bikes that got their butts handed to them?



Honda should build a retro parallel twin that runs rings around this thing...that'd ***** of the boutique bike crowd a bit.
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:31 PM   #18
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what is it about ducati that they can make what on the surface sounds like a ho-hum standard look so bloody good?If it rides as well as Yossef says,it might be time to trade the 749s!Great test as always.
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Old 09-09-2006, 02:09 AM   #19
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Veva la Schvetz. Roadsters Rule!! When I want to ride in the missionary position, I grab the little lady and head to the couch.
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:34 AM   #20
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I just got off the GT demo bike that we have here at Atl Triumph Ducati. 1- It is very nice up close. 2- It has gobbs of usable power down low. 3- It's geared wrong. I think that 2 teeth up in the rear would solve that. Sixth gear is basically unusable under 80. Just feels too tall to me. 4- At 240 the shocks are quite harsh on Atlanta roads. The fit and finish are great. If I were 50 or more pounds lighter the bike may feel quite different but as it is now it's to jittery. On smooth surfaces it's really fun. But I think I'll pass on a purchase for me.
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