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Old 06-Nov-2007, 02:05 PM
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Ducati launches new 2008 Models

Ducati has released it's 2008 bikes.

Looks like they dropped the Sport Touring line


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Old 13-Nov-2007, 09:53 AM
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nobody likes ducati's?
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Old 13-Nov-2007, 09:19 PM
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I do.

wow, they look nice.

I've always been a fan of the monster. My fav bike is still the MV Agusta Brutale 910.
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Old 22-Nov-2007, 08:23 AM
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Awsome, id love to have one!!
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Old 04-Dec-2007, 02:07 PM
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yea good old monster u dont see so many of them over here
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Originally Posted by fingolfin View Post
nobody likes ducati's?
man, ducatis and volkswagens - you must really like keeping your tools busy
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Old 04-Dec-2007, 10:22 PM
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those look mint, WOW
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Verrrry nice!
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Old 05-Dec-2007, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bbarbulo View Post
man, ducatis and volkswagens - you must really like keeping your tools busy
lol... that was the old me, and they did...
now its honda's and yamaha's...

my tools are still busy, cause now im trying to make them the way my duc and vdub were...lol
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theres no need for this bike to be so good looking (ducati 848)
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Old 05-Dec-2007, 08:02 PM
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^^Delicious bike....*drools on keyboard*
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Old 30-Dec-2007, 01:01 PM
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have the Ducati's become more reliable?
I think they look and ride great but definitely require more attention than the Japanese bikes
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Old 30-Dec-2007, 07:06 PM
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have the Ducati's become more reliable?
I think they look and ride great but definitely require more attention than the Japanese bikes

exactly thats why they are only good to look at in magazines, i love ducati too, but $$$ and i dislike the sound of their engine, monotone and spaceship like, although always one of the best looking.

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I love the looks and engineering of the Duks. They put a lot of style in their products. The earlier models needed more TLC than their Japanese counterparts, but Ducati has closed the gap in that area a LOT. The one thing they did that I HATED was the return spring on the side stand a few years ago. You had to hold the side stand in place while you leaned the bike over and as soon as the bike was taken off the side stand it shot back up. So many Duk's hit the ground because of this it was rediculous.
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Originally Posted by Boots View Post
I love the looks and engineering of the Duks. They put a lot of style in their products. The earlier models needed more TLC than their Japanese counterparts, but Ducati has closed the gap in that area a LOT. The one thing they did that I HATED was the return spring on the side stand a few years ago. You had to hold the side stand in place while you leaned the bike over and as soon as the bike was taken off the side stand it shot back up. So many Duk's hit the ground because of this it was rediculous.
tell me more about this.. do u mean the sidestands spring wasn't strong enough to hold it up?
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You know how most kick stands, you kick them down and they stay down and you lean the bike over onto the stand...well these ones you have to hold them down with your foot while you lean the bike on the stand. They are spring loaded to stay up no matter what. They don't stay down on their own. As soon as you lean the bike up straight the stand springs back up immediately. So if someone nudges your bike while it's parked and it's enough to take some of the weight off the stand, it springs up and your bike falls over.

Seems like a stupid design to me.

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oh... thats wierd.... i guess its a safety thing
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i like ducati's but i would also like a hybusa
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i love the sound of the 1098 - very aggressive and growlie (is that a word LOL)
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Originally Posted by VTEC_Thunder View Post
You know how most kick stands, you kick them down and they stay down and you lean the bike over onto the stand...well these ones you have to hold them down with your foot while you lean the bike on the stand. They are spring loaded to stay up no matter what. They don't stay down on their own. As soon as you lean the bike up straight the stand springs back up immediately. So if someone nudges your bike while it's parked and it's enough to take some of the weight off the stand, it springs up and your bike falls over.

Seems like a stupid design to me.
Ya that's it exactly. So many bikes hit the ground they came out with a kit that stopped this and didn't put it on any of the later models.
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