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post #41 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-12-2007, 09:34 AM
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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.
I have a 2006 Daytona 675. It's as cheap to maintain as a Honda. I've got 5K on mine now with no problems at all and I've just done the regular maintenance like change tires/oil/filters. It's actually really fun to ride and quite fast. I normally ride a RSV Mille or a Speed Triple and my wife rides the 675. She has no problems keeping up with the liter bikes.
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I have a 2006 Daytona 675. It's as cheap to maintain as a Honda. I've got 5K on mine now with no problems at all and I've just done the regular maintenance like change tires/oil/filters. It's actually really fun to ride and quite fast. I normally ride a RSV Mille or a Speed Triple and my wife rides the 675. She has no problems keeping up with the liter bikes.
Cool...I've only heard good things about this bike.
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post #43 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 06:10 AM
 
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ok thats the reason....but are they the porche of motorcycle or they are just like the japanese motorcycle just more expensive
They're more like the Ferrari of motorcycles.

I think of MV Agusta as being more of the Lamborghini of sport bikes. Aprilia, too.

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I lust over the 1098 .... sorry just felt I should share that info

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post #45 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-29-2007, 11:35 PM
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Ducks have a mystique to them. As others have posted:

Not many Dealers, so unless you are in a large market for them, you most likely won't see one.

Ducati uses the Desmodromic Valve Actuation System. At a time, it was essential for a high performance motor. With recent advances in manufacturing and materials development, a traditional spring/cam follower design could achieve the same high engine speeds with reliability. Why stay with Desmo valves and the extra maintenance they require? Because Ducati can and it's practically a calling card for them. The maintenance isn't too difficult, but you have to know what you are doing with a Desmo architecture. That's where the high maintenance cost shows up, the Ducati mechanic.

There are bikes that cost less and will perform as well.

There are bikes that owners do not have to consider maintenance costs when making their purchase.

There is the howl of a Ducati and for enough, that outweighs the above complaints. Plus... the bikes look like fine art to me. I'd love to have one. I'd probably never use it to its full performance potential, but I would look good riding it.


Untill then, I'll slug gears on the Yamaha Seca-II





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