Good news, you don't have to have a 916 or Panigale to get that DUCATI attention.
Even Terblanche cannot delete the Ducati magic, on my 900SSie I often get thumps up, stares and comments.
When I park or drive through a crowd of "ordinary" bikes, it is always like somebody "special" has arrived. The different look, the sound, the rumble, the click-clack. The name DUCATI.
Funny how a cheap 15 year old DUC can stir so much attention. I could buy a brand new Yamaha R1 or Suzuki GSXR1000 and I would still get lots more attention on my 900SSie.
Among fellow Ducatisti's the Terblanche SS is considered the ugly duckling, the outcast, fortunately the good public does not know this and approach it with a completely different mind-set....many thinks it is a new(ish) bike and not a design that is almost 20 years old.
Many thinks it is a really fast bike, and not a 80HP scooter, because Ducati still to many is so synonymous with fast sport and race bikes.
You get a little addicted to the "attention", which would take some getting used to not to get, if you some day bought a Honda or Suzuki.
900SSie 2002 - Senna
Last edited by SalkinSalkin; Jul 5th, 2017 at 4:09 am.