Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA, USA
... I'm considering a 2000 ST4, which has the smaller engine... ape
Apehair, bigger is better remember? However, I wouldn't have any reservations about the smaller engine. But, I believe there were some specific issues or improvements made to the post 2000 ST4 that would be more of a concern which other, more knowledgeable members my have immediately at hand so I'll let the experts chime in here. One thought though, and hopefully I won't be banned forever is that you have the one-up Ducati so perhaps a different bike entirely. Would the wife be adverse to a Beemer GS? Good comfort for two and can handle dirt or gravel better.
Just my perspective.
Ducati ST4S abs 2005 - Red!