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Old 01-19-2011, 11:14 AM   #1
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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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.
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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."
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:55 PM   #5
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Yep, this is a lust-inspiring machine. I'm glad that came across.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:37 PM   #6
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Wink 1198

Not as good as my 2002 Le Mans.
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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.

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...
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:42 AM   #8
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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.
I thank you, and my DL1000 thanks you too!
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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





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

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