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Old 03-26-2009, 10:21 AM   #11
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I think I just splooged in my trousers a little.

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Old 03-26-2009, 10:41 AM   #12
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My 750 Brutale and my GT1000 both wiggle the bars on hard acceleration. This thing makes way more power.

Glad they got the pucker factor under control.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:54 AM   #13
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Excellent writeup, excellent bike and drool worthy photos. Nice work!
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:13 AM   #14
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Now I realize it's just a name and there is no real technical distinctions between a V-Twin and L-Twin, but why did MO refer to it as a V-Twin through the entire article? Ducati make's "L-Twins" and markets them as such. ?? Good read though.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:16 AM   #15
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Good stuff, Danger! Thanks for that mid-week pick-me-up! After reading your review, this now tops the list of bikes I'd like to buy.
Ducati will enjoy reading your post, Doc. Sadly, it just goes to show I'll write a favorable review even tho I flew coach class.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:21 AM   #16
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Glad to see that someone who can actually write is traveling to foreign places to ride highly desirable motorcycles. Hopefully you are also pulling down a huge six figure salary plus expenses. If not do your best to keep the fantasy alive. Do great bikes make great writers? I also am probably to big for this bike to be comfortable on, but oh to be in my 20's again.
- A six-figure salary is the starting rate.
- When we travel to far-off exotic lands, we bring along Elsa, our editorial assistant/massage therapist.
- Great bikes help make for great writers, but it's great press kits that help most. Just copy and paste.
- You're probably not too big for the SF. Try one on for size.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:23 AM   #17
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Where's the 848 model? I could see a $10k base / 13k s version of this bike selling very well.
Although it would be a fun creation, don't hold your breath for one to make production. Not that it won't happen for sure, but the cost of building an 848 is nearly as much as an 1198, so the profit margin for the 848 is very small.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:29 AM   #18
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Test riding new model motorcycles has got to be one of the best jobs out there! Duke is one lucky dude!

Love the bike, but that 33 inch seat height is not for me. If I were to buy a Duc today, it would be a toss up between a GT 1000 Touring, an 848, or a Monster 1100. And if I were going to want something comparable to the StreetFighter, I'd get a Tuono.
It is the best job in the world - whenever I'm riding a bike. Too bad that for every hour of seat time on a motorcycle I have to spend at least 40 in front of the computer!

Although I'd love to have an SF in my garage, the grins-per-dollar ratio of the Monster 1100 might be higher. Ducati is on a roll.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:39 AM   #19
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Now I realize it's just a name and there is no real technical distinctions between a V-Twin and L-Twin, but why did MO refer to it as a V-Twin through the entire article? Ducati make's "L-Twins" and markets them as such. ?? Good read though.
Ducati likes calling them "L-Twins" bcuz it provides a distinction for their bikes. But the cylinders are still arranged in a Vee shape, so I call them V-Twins. Hypothetically, if you could take a Harley V-Twin and rotate it forward in a chassis, would it cease to be a V-Twin?
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Excellent writeup, excellent bike and drool worthy photos. Nice work!
Please send correspondence to my editorial director...
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