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Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean. They don't look bad on slimmer builds though.

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  2. andrewgreg

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    putting on new tires and slipper clutch. will see how it goes.
     
  3. freshcutgrass

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    A 1978 ducati 900 NCR went for $175,500 at auction in Vegas yesterday.



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  4. Cool The Kid

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    Wow, bikes have really come a long way. I can't imagine the human this bike would fit lol.

    I would love an 888
     
  5. EgliComet

    EgliComet Well-Known Member

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    I've got both of these in the garage and I can attest to the fact that they are, in fact, torture devices. Nothing, however, sounds better or feels more visceral.

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  6. Cool The Kid

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    Fuck, I bet those look and sound beautiful though. Shame Ducati is finished with air cooled motors....
     
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  7. akatsuki

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    So if you were going to buy a sportbike, would you do an 899 Panigale ($15K), a Triumph 675R (13.5) or just go with an Aprilia RSV4R ($15K).

    Given the Aprilia pricing, I just don't understand how the Panigale fits in...
     
  8. Cool The Kid

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    I'd prob do the Panigale. Only disadvantage it has is HP, which doesn't matter as it has more than enough for the street. It's the sexiest and I think the lightest of the 3. Easy choice for me though with my back I don't think I will ever do a sportbike
     
  9. akatsuki

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    I just wonder if the RSV4 is the way to go there. Almost as pretty, rarer and small, light enough.

    Now that my job search is on I just need to get back to California so I can justify a stable.
     
  10. nootje

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    what about the agusta f3 800?
     
  11. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Well-Known Member

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    I hear MV still hasnt got their shit together as far as fuelling. Lot of really mixed reviews, bikes are either great or really terrible to ride.
     
  12. Rumpelstiltskin

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    I'd pick Aprilia. The mileage still sucks but it has a bigger gas tank now as well as ABS. btw: 15k will get you an S1000RR with heated grips as well
     
  13. Pennglock

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    The 899 and it's big brother are sex on wheels. That's where my money would be going if I were looking at that class.
     
  14. andrewgreg

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    15k? damn add a lil more get a S1000RR
     
  15. andrewgreg

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    if you only has those 3 options, go for the Aprilia. The Ducati has most uncomfortable riding position of all the bikes i'd sit on. My back hurts after 5 minutes. okus the RSV4 handles better than the Panigale. IMO it's a better street bike as well. The bike mainly for street or track?
     
  16. Cool The Kid

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    I feel like all these bikes would be torture racks for anything more than 20 minute track sessions. I'm never buying a bike with clipons.
     
  17. John Doe

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    There is usually a solution if you put your mind to it.:teach:

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  18. akatsuki

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    More just a question - I was surprised at how expensive the Panigale was when you could do just so much better.

    As I have stated before in this thread, I would buy a Multistrada 1200 before I bought anything else, that bike is peerless in versatility. For a track bike, I would probably buy a 250 or something since (a) I suck at racing and (b) it would probably teach me better to learn how to hold speed through turns than a larger bike.
     
  19. John Doe

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    Sage advise. I took mine out today for a 300+ mile jaunt.
     
  20. blue collar

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    A local guy has this Ducati Monster "chopper" for sale :fu:

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    Needless to say it's been listed for years
     

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