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Ducatis are more like the Ferrari's of motorcycle world not a glorified VW
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Ducatis are more like the Ferrari's of motorcycle world not a glorified VW
Not even close, Ducatis aren't that rare and aren't that expensive for some models.

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whats up with ducattis how come i never see people talking about ducattis

this might sound supid

is ducatti the porches of motorcycle

are they good

how come i barely see people riding on ducatti

is there any 600cc ducatti with the 999 style
Ducati Super Sports (996,998,999, and 1098) are great bikes powerful (really torquey), great handling but they are pricy and expensive to have worked on... I love the way they sound but from what I hear they are so stiff and rigid that they litterally beat you up.... I rode with a guy who has a 996 with straight pipes... the bike sound nice and loud but he said that he cant ride it for long streaches because it gets chitty gas mileage and it beats you up... But the reason why you dont see too many of them is because the price to buy and own and the fact that you can buy a jap bike for less that is actually a faster bike and is cheaper to maintain and do work on.

I have heard Ducatis refered to as the Ferarri of sport bikes.


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Not even close, Ducatis aren't that rare and aren't that expensive for some models.
neither are porsches
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neither are porsches
some ferarris arent all that rare either.

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Except for the newest Ducati's, don't forget the dry clutches. There is even a t-shirt: "Dry Clutches Save Lives." Also, don't forget Ducati's 748 and 749.
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yeah the dry clutch sounds like a rattle box.

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I am proud to see that they are getting away from the dry clutch thing for all their street bikes. I am a closet fan of their nostalgic sp1000. The Paul Smart replica was cool but the new Black and Gold Special Edition is awesome!!!
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The thing is that almost everybody knows what a Ducati is. Not near as many people know about bikes like Benelli, Aprilia, etc. Those are the top bikes as far as I am concerned.
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You could get a Triumph 675 if you like middleweight sportbikes that aren't from Japan.

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Not even close, Ducatis aren't that rare and aren't that expensive for some models.
The mv agusta line is more considered the ferrari of motorcycles.
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I am proud to see that they are getting away from the dry clutch thing for all their street bikes. I am a closet fan of their nostalgic sp1000. The Paul Smart replica was cool but the new Black and Gold Special Edition is awesome!!!
I want one bad. Ducati is an awesome brand but cost of ownership is prohibitive and you can get similar if not better perfomance with a jap bike. If you have a ducati though people will be impressed similar to ownig an exotic car.
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The thing is that almost everybody knows what a Ducati is. Not near as many people know about bikes like Benelli, Aprilia, etc. Those are the top bikes as far as I am concerned.
Exactly, I have regularly seen 16 year old kids on ducatis. Most Ducatis aren't really that special, it's just italian.

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I'm sure not sayin I wouldn't take one, but for the money you could get something cooler.
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I had a Duc 749...it wasn't my favorite Italian bike that I've ever owned. My Aprilia is by far a better motor, better brakes, more comfortable seating position....blah, blah, blah! If I was going to buy another Italian bike, I would get a MV Agusta Brutale 910R or an MV SPR1000. Thankfully, I'm pretty content with my Brit bikes for the moment
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The mv agusta line is more considered the ferrari of motorcycles.
More so than Ducati for sure.
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Since that Ducatis are running V-twin engines, the equivalence of the Japanese 600 supersports is the 749 (soon to be 848, I believe). V-twin engines always have larger displacement in comparison to an equivalent inline four bike.

Sure, some Ducatis are not too expensive but if you were to compare them to the Japanese equivalents then they are quite a bit more expensive. Let's say, compare an SV650 to a Monster 690 for example.

I don't do Duck because none of the bikes in the lineup truly appeal to me, but otherwise they're pretty decent products and they sure are easy on the eyes. As far as the cost of ownership...like the old saying goes, if you can afford to buy it, you can afford to ride it. Unless you're a poseur who shells out the money for a bike that looks pretty with an impressive name then ride ten miles to a local bike night once a month because you can't afford to do anything else.
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The mv agusta line is more considered the ferrari of motorcycles.
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More so than Ducati for sure.
Yeah, most would note the MV is the Ferrari of bikes, Ducati the Porsche. Ferrari even consulted with MV on the radial valves of the engine.

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- Valve checks/adjustments can be pricey... if required. Typically at 6K or 12K they might need adjustment, but often stay in spec following.

- Later model dry clutches have been muffled well, though some purists regret this.

- More than a few buy the bike for the deep booming exhaust note. Thousands of BIKE (U.K.) magazine readers voted the Ducati exhaust note the finest in the world.

- Ducati's do tend to cost more. Dealerships are not as plentiful as those of Asian makes. Combined, one sees fewer of them.

- Emotion tends to be a factor when buying the Bologna bike. This is OK. Bikes are a discretionary purchase. If there is no emotion for Ducati, certainly look elsewhere.

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how about the daytona triumph 675 what do you guys think of them and are do they have the same maintenance cost like the ducati's
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eh? italian bikes are italian bikes... need one say any more?
they use pricey parts...

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My POV exactly. If I got another sportbike Duc would be at the top or near the top of the list.

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Except for the newest Ducati's, don't forget the dry clutches. There is even a t-shirt: "Dry Clutches Save Lives." Also, don't forget Ducati's 748 and 749.
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yeah the dry clutch sounds like a rattle box.
I love these 2 comments. Not all dry clutches rattle either... I know cause when the dog rolls out next spring it will have a dry clutch along with a few other goodies I have in the works...




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how about the daytona triumph 675 what do you guys think of them and are do they have the same maintenance cost like the ducati's
I suggested this bike in post #10 here and the bike gets good reviews. I don't know about their maintenance but I would imagine cheaper than a Duc to maintain but maybe more than the Japanese middleweights.
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