CAR Ducati Owners

bmwmon

Active Member
Feb 18, 2004
5,907
orlando, FL
Will I be able to ride Japanese bikes again? I have a 2008 1098 and I might sell it if I can make money on this transaction. My only problem is if I do sell it I want to get something not as expensive. The transition to the Duc was weird, but I love it now and am wondering if I can go back to the 4-cyl.

btw bike has 12k miles now, looks immaculate, what would you say its worth? Only mods are termis, race ecu, and some carbon fiber.
 

darkjedi

Muay Thai expert
Dec 29, 2003
3,796
93,234
had 600rr, duc749, gxr750, 09 hayabusa, duc848..

Nothing like the Duc.. just not the same with the japs.
 

Mangina

New Member
Sep 18, 2006
15,307
Canada City
Explain...

Jap bikes are just so plain.

They're all pretty ugly, and they all sound exactly the same.

Nothing against jap bikes, I've owned a few and they're great. But you really can't go back without feeling like you've downgraded to a Toyota Camry.
 

Ep

Jap bikes are just so plain.

They're all pretty ugly, and they all sound exactly the same.

Nothing against jap bikes, I've owned a few and they're great. But you really can't go back without feeling like you've downgraded to a Toyota Camry.

what about the triumph daytona 675? i think it's the best looking sport bike out there (besides a ducati) and they've won sport bike of the year numerous times.
 
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bmwmon

bmwmon

Active Member
Feb 18, 2004
5,907
orlando, FL
what about the triumph daytona 675? i think it's the best looking sport bike out there (besides a ducati) and they've won sport bike of the year numerous times.

Beautiful bike but i cant go from a 1k down. And still for the price i would rather keep the 1098.
 

GuiltySparc

OT Supporter
Apr 14, 2004
11,871
Maryland
Beautiful bike but i cant go from a 1k down. And still for the price i would rather keep the 1098.

Why not? Unless you're riding that thing near the limit you wont hardly notice the difference going to the 675 or 750. You'd have practically the same performance, less weight to toss around the corners, and cheaper insurance to boot. :cool:
 

mild83

Member
Oct 12, 2008
279
Why not? Unless you're riding that thing near the limit you wont hardly notice the difference going to the 675 or 750. You'd have practically the same performance, less weight to toss around the corners, and cheaper insurance to boot. :cool:


For the most part I agree, but there is still a pretty substantial diff in a straight line. Just sayin'.
 

GuiltySparc

OT Supporter
Apr 14, 2004
11,871
Maryland
For the most part I agree, but there is still a pretty substantial diff in a straight line. Just sayin'.

True, if you're idea of a good time is doing 180 down the interstate, then i can see categorically refusing anything smaller than a liter.
 
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bmwmon

bmwmon

Active Member
Feb 18, 2004
5,907
orlando, FL
Why not? Unless you're riding that thing near the limit you wont hardly notice the difference going to the 675 or 750. You'd have practically the same performance, less weight to toss around the corners, and cheaper insurance to boot. :cool:

I definitely don't hit the limits of the 1098. But I got on my buddys zx6r and felt too underpowered.
 

GuiltySparc

OT Supporter
Apr 14, 2004
11,871
Maryland
I definitely don't hit the limits of the 1098. But I got on my buddys zx6r and felt too underpowered.

Ya, they say the triples in the triumphs have much more mid range than the i4s though. Like the mid range of a twin with the top end of the i4. I haven't ridden one but its on my short list for next year's bike. The new 750 weights the same as the 600 but with 20 more hp, so thats gotta be fun to ride as well.
 

Mangina

New Member
Sep 18, 2006
15,307
Canada City
Why not? Unless you're riding that thing near the limit you wont hardly notice the difference going to the 675 or 750. You'd have practically the same performance, less weight to toss around the corners, and cheaper insurance to boot. :cool:

Sometimes its nice not having to rev to 10K to make enough power.
 

Finest

OG #93
Mar 16, 2000
39,892
Wisconsin
For the most part I agree, but there is still a pretty substantial diff in a straight line. Just sayin'.

If you're buying a bike for it's "straight line" capabilities, then I can't in good conscious give you any more advice.

But if you think that you can't "downgrade" to a smaller, more flickable bike, then keep the Duc and your Dainese gear, while sipping on double mocha cappuccinos with your pinky in the air at the local bike night. Jap bikes are made for the tracks, not to be some status symbol in a parking lot. Just sayin'.
 
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bmwmon

bmwmon

Active Member
Feb 18, 2004
5,907
orlando, FL
If you're buying a bike for it's "straight line" capabilities, then I can't in good conscious give you any more advice.

But if you think that you can't "downgrade" to a smaller, more flickable bike, then keep the Duc and your Dainese gear, while sipping on double mocha cappuccinos with your pinky in the air at the local bike night. Jap bikes are made for the tracks, not to be some status symbol in a parking lot. Just sayin'.

:ugh: No one ever said Ducatis are better than japs. Its different riding. V-twin vs I-4. Nothing to do with which is better or status symbols. Don't be a douche.

Little fact the Ducatis have done great on the track
 

Mangina

New Member
Sep 18, 2006
15,307
Canada City
If you're buying a bike for it's "straight line" capabilities, then I can't in good conscious give you any more advice.

But if you think that you can't "downgrade" to a smaller, more flickable bike, then keep the Duc and your Dainese gear, while sipping on double mocha cappuccinos with your pinky in the air at the local bike night. Jap bikes are made for the tracks, not to be some status symbol in a parking lot. Just sayin'.

Obvious troll is obvious.
 

Pobedonstev

Punch Machine
Oct 3, 2006
3,287
weston, south florida
If you're buying a bike for it's "straight line" capabilities, then I can't in good conscious give you any more advice.

But if you think that you can't "downgrade" to a smaller, more flickable bike, then keep the Duc and your Dainese gear, while sipping on double mocha cappuccinos with your pinky in the air at the local bike night. Jap bikes are made for the tracks, not to be some status symbol in a parking lot. Just sayin'.
what are your laptimes at popular tracks?
 

droopz

Active Member
Feb 23, 2005
3,543
NT Australia
I'm looking and moving on from a duc as well. Only on monster now and looking for a SS bike. Unfortuanlty all the ducs are a little small for me I think. The 848 is passable but I wish it was a fraction taller.

Not keen on jap stuff myself except maybe a busa, but itsa shitty hoolagin bike really. Looking for a Ktm rc8 to sit on now since they are said to be a good bike for tall riders...
 

deusexaethera

OT Supporter
Jan 27, 2005
18,592
Jap bikes are just so plain.

They're all pretty ugly, and they all sound exactly the same.

Nothing against jap bikes, I've owned a few and they're great. But you really can't go back without feeling like you've downgraded to a Toyota Camry.
what about the triumph daytona 675? i think it's the best looking sport bike out there (besides a ducati) and they've won sport bike of the year numerous times.
Triumph is British, not Japanese.
 

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