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Old 09-30-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:49 PM   #2
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Now if they would make an analog version for the multi. My buddy got to learn the override command to start his multi when some signal from a local clinic was blocking the fob. Luckily this happened in a dealerships parking lot. I still dont like the fob systems. Keys are lighter, dont use batteries and if you drop it in water, its clean not broken...
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:54 PM   #3
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I don't get the pre-crashed motorcycle thing.

Factory streetfighters are the equivalent of pre-ripped jeans.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:47 PM   #4
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I like this bike but would rather have the Monster 1100 EVO at
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:53 PM   #5
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I like this bike but would rather have the Monster 1100 EVO at
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Me, too. But I guess I should ride the 848 before final judging.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:30 AM   #6
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Duc pricing is starting to seem more reasonable all the time. Just commented on the Honda preview thread about who would pay 12 grand for a Japanese 600 with BNG. On the other hand, I can see paying what Ducati is asking for this bike and the Monster 1100 EVO.

Ducati as a "cost effective" choice. The world truly is going mad!
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:15 AM   #7
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Now if they would make an analog version for the multi. My buddy got to learn the override command to start his multi when some signal from a local clinic was blocking the fob. Luckily this happened in a dealerships parking lot. I still dont like the fob systems. Keys are lighter, dont use batteries and if you drop it in water, its clean not broken...

Yeah that kind of thing doesn't work for me either, inserting the key into the ignition switch and turning it isn't that difficult. Niether do seats that slide my goolies into the gas tank, my GS did that until I had Russell redo the seat. That may not work with the Ducati though as a clunky big seat would totally ruin the lines and with Ducati, image is everything. On my GS the tractor style seat looks like it belongs on there.
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I don't get the pre-crashed motorcycle thing.

Factory streetfighters are the equivalent of pre-ripped jeans.
You know you still have some acid-washed Guess jeans in your closet. Don't you?
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Good point! It's got to be a similar performance package for less clams.
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Good point! It's got to be a similar performance package for less clams.
Actually, the engine characters will be quite a bit different. The Monster will make more power earlier, and more peak torque, but the 848's horsepower of, say, 115 at the wheel, will demolish the Monster's 85-90.
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