Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: StateCollege, PA, USA
I fell in love with 748 when guy that i used to ride with bought one in 1998.
I was poor college kid then, all I could afford was CBR F2.
But that feeling for Ducati stuck ever since. Kept telling myself I'll get one someday.
I've ridden few bikes since then(R6, 900RR, GSXR1000), and no matter how fast/advanced/cool looking they are, once the new model comeout, old one becomes just absolete.
Somehow, thats not the case with Ducati. 748/916 is now 15y/o design,
Yet, to this day, 748/916 still look as sexy as first time I ever saw one back in 98.
Just like old Ferrari are just as cool as newest one.
Old Japanese car is, well, just an old car.
Lusting after Ducati for 10years, and I finally got one after all this time, and it put biggest smile on my face everytime I hit that start button.
1098 - While faster/better in every aspect, they become more like Japanese bikes(eventho inside, its Italian all the way) looks wise. It somehow does not excites me as much as 748/916 does