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thanks Jeeps, this is my first Duc, so don't think I'l be doing much quacking but more listening!
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I have to agree that a Monster would be a great first bike as far as Ducatis go. And when your ready to move up to something a little bigger, I think you will definatly be happy with the resale on it. just my
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I have to agree that a Monster would be a great first bike as far as Ducatis go. And when your ready to move up to something a little bigger, I think you will definatly be happy with the resale on it. just my
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Just picked up a 99 748 as my first bike and I had less than 10 miles of motorcycle experience. All you have to do is respect it and know your limits. If you plan on racing the bike and taking every turn at 80mph then get an older Jap bike because you'll be replacing plastic. If you Don't plan on racing then get what you want. I've already racked up 1500 miles since February and have loved every second and dont have any regrets. I say go for it!
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Thanks guys for the welcome. Any of you going to be in Myrtle for bike week in a couple weeks? I'll most likely be making the trip down from Pa. Havent decided if i'll be riding or driving..(if i can find a truck) Also, duc question. I have white smoke coming from one of the pipes...goes away after she's warm. And occasionaly there's smoke from the other. Oil light was coming on from time to time so I just changed it and the oil looked fine...no water/antifreeze. Is it normal for these bikes to burn oil? Throttle response seems to be as usual as well.

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It's a Duc... you will have all kinds of things wrong with it!!

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post #32 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 02:12 PM
 
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If you are still interested in a 748 i have a '98 that's modded for sale for $7000 obo
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my friend is starting/started out riding a 750SS. i am not too experienced in this field, but that bike is probably the best combo of power and stance/riding position to start out on if you must ride a ducati for your first bike. my plan is different; i am planning on getting a cheap Katana 600 for a first bike to learn how to ride pretty good, then sell it and get the 748s is moneys allow.
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Just picked up a 99 748 as my first bike and I had less than 10 miles of motorcycle experience. All you have to do is respect it and know your limits. If you plan on racing the bike and taking every turn at 80mph then get an older Jap bike because you'll be replacing plastic. If you Don't plan on racing then get what you want. I've already racked up 1500 miles since February and have loved every second and dont have any regrets. I say go for it!

Good for you! You can be the exception to prove the rule...I rode with a fellow who bought a 955 for his first bike and within 3 weeks he TA'd it into a tree...
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hell yeah man, im gonna be sticking around!!!
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i dont know what the big deal with getting a duc 748 is....aside from the cost factor....its not too much power for a sort of beginner...its a slow ass bike compared to 600s/750s.

hell...the 996-999 only make around 125-140hp.....what does the 748 make? maybe 100??

a current 600 supersport is more to handle than a 748. i doubt it would be a "handful" of a bike to a newbie as long as they respect it.
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Yeah but the Duc is WAY more sexy than its Jap counterparts! I mean just the lattace frame alone gives me a stiffy!




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Ducati built a race bike, then made it in to a street bike.
Not all are uncomfortable. They make other models.
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Though I have little experience with other sport bikes, my girlfriend has been on many other models and was surprised that the ST4 was more comfortable than any of them.
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