Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Asbury Park, NJ, USA
I had the opportunity to ride my '06 S1K mono back to back with my '02 R1 this week (between downpours...). Although I know some here may be perfectly happy with the stock suspension on our Ducs, the fact is that the difference in ride and handling is very noticeable. Like swapping workboots for sneakers. I love my Ducati, but the factory suspension really is crap. The quality of the Ohlins upgrade understandably commands a high price, but it's ridiculous for DNA to expect its customers to pop for another $4000+ to bring a $12000 bike up to par. Is there an integrated upgrade suspension package available for real world money? Everything else about this bike is a joy. Sucks to be held back for lack of decent suspension.
'71 Triumph Bonneville Rigid
'71 Norton 750 Commando (in rehab
'71 Honda CL350 Sportsman racer
'77 Puch Maxi Luxe
'98 HD Road King
'02 Yamaha R1
'06 Ducati Sport Classic Sport 1000
Last edited by Hardball; Jun 18th, 2009 at 2:36 pm.