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2011 Ducati 1198 SP Review
 

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2011 Ducati 1198 SP Review

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acecycleins 01-19-2011 11:53 AM

in the immortal words of Christopher Walken, "WOW-wa!"

Morbo the Destroyer 01-19-2011 12:21 PM

I'd really like to own a bike of this caliber at least once. There's a 1198 non-S in Miami with 400 miles for $12k. There's 2 brand-new S models at full retail as well...but I'm sure the insurance would be $4K a year.

Dr_Sprocket 01-19-2011 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Morbo the Destroyer (Post 254748)
I'd really like to own a bike of this caliber at least once. There's a 1198 non-S in Miami with 400 miles for $12k. There's 2 brand-new S models at full retail as well...but I'm sure the insurance would be $4K a year.

Ditto. It may be a short-lived affair, but it'd be great while it lasted. To quote Wayne, "Oh, yes. Someday, she will be mine."

Kevin_Duke 01-19-2011 08:55 PM

Yep, this is a lust-inspiring machine. I'm glad that came across.

bmwclay 01-19-2011 10:37 PM

1198
 
Not as good as my 2002 Le Mans.

Duken4evr 01-20-2011 07:23 AM

Oh ya, the passion came across. What a bike. It blows my mind how Ducati is able to get this much broad band potent raw wheel lifting horsepower out of a twin.

Potent twins are indeed special. The throttle is connected to the rear tire in a unique way, and the locomotive primal nature of the power delivery and the growling sound, well it is all just so darn manly. :D

No doubt the job at MO can be stressful and mundane at times, but when you get to fly to an exotic locale and ride such a machine once in awhile, well, that is sweet indeed! My job is always stressful and mundane. No Duc breaks for me. See you lucky you are...

Morbo the Destroyer 01-20-2011 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Duken4evr (Post 254769)
Potent twins are indeed special. The throttle is connected to the rear tire in a unique way, and the locomotive primal nature of the power delivery and the growling sound, well it is all just so darn manly. :D

I thank you, and my DL1000 thanks you too!

Duken4evr 01-20-2011 12:37 PM

I owned a '97 TL1000S with a Yosh full system on it for 9 years. Loved the twins! It's thumpy exhaust note was a rolling car alarm triggering mechanism (insert evil laugh here).

Speaking of Evil Twins, check out this motarded TL :D





Um, I guess he does not know about the TL's propensity to spin it's big end bearings if wheelied too much...

Dr_Sprocket 01-20-2011 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Duken4evr (Post 254777)

Sure does make for easy visual inspection of the undercarriage, though! ;)


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