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Old 10-18-2007, 10:09 AM   #11
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Shades of JB....great write up/test. Do you think Ducati might be offering one with an air shifter & retractable training wheels?
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:09 PM   #12
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FYI, Terblanche designed the Supermono and the Hypermotard...but not the 1098.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:33 PM   #13
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The new KTM 690 Duke or the SMC should give this Duck a run for it's money.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:48 PM   #14
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I love love love this Ducati (or at least the idea of having the money to afford it), but I think you're right. With the narrow focus of these motards, I would get that 690 SM and park it next to something more practical
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:23 PM   #15
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After riding a friend's SV650 and doing wheelies all over the place on it, it occurs to me that a motard version might just be the perfect SM for the rest of us. That 650 engine is a gem. Come on Suzuki!

The Duc looks interesting but the Desmo hassle is a no go for this rider.
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:02 PM   #16
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FYI, Terblanche designed the Supermono and the Hypermotard...but not the 1098.
Mea culpa! Text is changed to reflect this fact. Sorry!
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:42 PM   #17
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If one has the right roads nearby, like this one:

http://www.farson.com/hms/hmslom1.jpg

the HM is an absolute hoot. I'm OK with the tank range and have no issues with the stock seat, but the mirrors do have me scratchin me noggin. With the Termi exhaust, one could conceivably ride the thing just to hear the inimitable music only coming from a 2V air cooled Bologna l-twin.

Yes, probably not a bike if only one in the bar, but oh, what 2nd or 3rd bike.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:12 PM   #18
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Thanks for the pic and the video. (I hate you by the way...)
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