Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Brizbane, Queensland, Australia
The recipe for a modern SS is simple, Ducati got it right in 1991.
Superbike styling with a real family resemblance to the 1098 (just like the 90's SS had to the 851), a set of low hung pipes out either side (SS tradition), ergo's similiar to the 90's SS, a dry clutch and 2V engines (I'd like an 1100DS please), and keep it light and simple.
They do that and I reckon they'll be on a winner, however I am not really expecting Ducati to build anything that interests me, most of their recent machines I just don't like (new Monster, Multi, Streetfighter, Sportsclassics ... all butt ugly bikes imo) so I'll just stick with my old 900SS its still the bike I want to ride even with 179,000k's on the clock.
"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright red, hunchback, warp-speed 900cc café racer is one of them -- but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one" Hunter S. Thompson
1994 900 Supersport R.I.P.
1997 900 Supersport