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Old 09-09-2006, 12:14 PM   #31
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well, I wouldnt say its as vast a true 80's liter+ UJM, but certainly its pretty roomy.

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Old 09-09-2006, 01:42 PM   #32
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:18 PM   #33
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It's as simple as this.... guys with Ducatis don't date chicks with fat butts.
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:36 PM   #34
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I just purchased a GT1000 and man is it ever a fun bike. I have had several bikes but this is my first Duc. So far I am loving it. The feel, the handling is great. It is just a fun good handling bike.



Any body else out got one?



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Old 09-09-2006, 07:21 PM   #35
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Back when Ducati built the 750GT the Japanese built bikes that for the most part had pretty marginal handling. Some had downright dangerous geometries. They were heavy and many had flexy frames. A Norton or well running Duck would easily outrun most Japnese bikes whenever the road wasn't straight.



It wasn't until the 80's that the Japanese started building bikes that handled well. There were some exceptions in the 70's, but not many.
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Old 09-10-2006, 02:34 AM   #36
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Standards rock. Yossef got it right (another cool story), an undisturbed wind is easy to deal with, just lean into it/try to get out of the way of most of it. Of all the Retro's this one is the most appealing to me so far.
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Old 09-10-2006, 03:27 AM   #37
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Don't "misunderestimate" the power of red bike color over females.
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Old 09-10-2006, 10:15 AM   #38
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Good job, Jo....I had totally forgotten about the GG'fied 860. Ahh, the awkward years!



I'd best waddle on down to ATL Trumpet/Duck and see if I can sweet talk Ace into a quick ride.

"What to do next" is driving me mad. I'm worse than I was as a kid with a few coins burning a hole in my pocket.



Nice way to come off a great - if damp - vacation in the SE Mts. Ashville is still there, though the funkfactor is gradually giving way to the ATL upscale/yupscale interior redecorating shop crowds. Oh well...as all things must.
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Old 09-10-2006, 11:00 AM   #39
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Are you kidding? with the exception of the Monster, all of the Ducati's have seats at least 33 inches off the ground. When they changed the SS models back in 1999 or so they raised the seats at least two inches from the old 900SS (square headlight) series.



Nobody less than 5'10" can get more than one toe on the ground on a 999. Those of who are short also have a really long reach to those clip-ons. Granted, we do have plenty of knee room once we're riding.



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Old 09-10-2006, 11:18 AM   #40
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I sat on all the ducs,being 5' 5and 1/2 inches,I haver been able to flat foot one.,shame ...
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