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|Jul 17th, 2019 6:01 pm|
I think the "work on it myself" requirement means older bikes. Even some older bikes (like the 999) need a dealer to do simple things like reset the maintenance minder without special software. (early oughties Aprilias were better in this regard IMO, home mechanic could reset the service minder easily on a Mille)
Let's think older, he already has one that is 23 years old, why not older than that?
1991-93 907 i.e. Would be comfortable, not too fast, and very unique. At the time Tamburini said the Paso (907 was final version) was his ideal motorcycle.
1990 750 Sport quite rare in the US, kind of a parts-bin special. An affordable F1 you could use every day.
early M900 Il Monstro has a certain elegance that later models do not, and should hold their value very well if you could find one in good shape.
Bimota DB2 might be found under $10k. Almost counts as a Ducati, right?
buy another donor 900SS and build one of these kits.
Ducati TT900 Chassis Kit
|Jul 17th, 2019 9:17 am|
|DarR||One Bike to rule them all, One Bike to find them, One Bike to bring them all and bind them.|
|Jul 17th, 2019 12:32 am|
Haha, sorry to put your words on the spot there, Desmodog, just felt like your comment was pretty articulate.
The 900SS is the first sporty bike I've owned after years on dirt bikes and a KLR650. I've gotten pretty comfortable with it, but I'll admit that the thought of a bike with super-aggressive ergos like in the 916 family intimidates me a bit.
But I think you're right, there are a lot of choices and it's hard to tell what you're going to like based on somebody's opinion on a forum.
I might just have to rent some bikes on RidersShare and see what really gets me stoked.
|Jul 15th, 2019 10:59 am|
|MK212MX||I second that!|
|Jul 9th, 2019 10:43 pm|
Why are my ears itching????
Absolutely don't let someone else's opinion make your decision for you, no argument there.
With all the comments I make about how superbikes make horrible streetbikes, the truth is after downsizing I am left with two rideable streetbikes. One of them is a superbike, however it's a sentimental thing mostly. But I have been lusting after a 959 Corse for two years now. And the only Ducati I sometimes regret selling is my 996. Monoposto. Yellow (Yes, yellow, on purpose, and I waited for it rather than taking the in-stock red one).
So yeah, I _LIKE_ superbikes and if someone had a Monster and was looking for another Ducati I might toss the idea out there. But if the guy has a Super Sport and doesn't lust after a Superbike it's not a great idea IMHO.
What other Ducati to buy. If I had a 900ss and wanted another bike, I'd probably look for a Monster. An M900 will be similar to a 900ss for sure, if that's bad and I wanted to stay with an aircooled bike I might look at an 1100 Evo Monster. Downside being a plastic tank but at least it's not a painted one, so??? No experience with them so it may not be an issue, I dunno.
Basically every Ducati made will eventually get mentioned in this thread if you wait long enough. Bikes are an emotional choice. It's a second bike, buy the one you like for whatever reason you like it. If it doesn't get ridden much then so be it. FFS I can recount numerous times I've sworn off superbikes yet every time a Ducati Detroit emails show up with incentives on the 959 I run the numbers in my head and rationalize why this is different... really intellectual stuff, like the track bike I ride three times a year is an Aprilia, and I feel like a traitor riding it, so if I had a brand spanking new 959 I could sell the RSV-R and it'd be kind of like an even up trade, right???
Seriously, go look at the one that keeps popping into your head. Doesn't matter why it keeps popping into your head. It'll be your second Ducati, not your last Ducati.
|Jul 9th, 2019 7:23 am|
Originally Posted by monkeyodeath View Post
We have a lot of different body types on those super bikes as well, although I would say that everyone is for the most part reasonably athletic and no one is unhealthily heavy. You're 5'9" which makes you better suited to bikes like the 916 gen than taller or shorter people. In the end, I say don't let someone else's opinion make a decision for you. You might end up missing out on some of the best things in life.
|Jul 8th, 2019 11:17 pm|
Thanks for all the great suggestions!
I realize ruling out the superbikes isn't popular, but I can't help but think of Desmodog's post on the subject: https://www.ducati.ms/forums/56-supe...ml#post5881081
Maybe sometime in the future, but for now I want something I'm going to ride all the time!
|Jul 5th, 2019 6:59 am|
While just out of "budget", how about a 999R?
Bet they never get cheaper then they are right now....
|Jul 4th, 2019 10:35 pm|
I have two 748s and have had a 999. I love them, but it sounds like they are not your cup of tea. From the description of your riding, and as many others have suggested, you cannot go wrong with an 1100 Hyper. It meets all of your criteria, plus I'm 5-8 and I can ride mine off highway where I have to dab a lot and sometimes have awkward terrain. That could not be a problem for you just on the street. In addition, if you wanted to adventure ride it, buy some knobs and you are mostly all set.
|Jul 4th, 2019 11:58 am|
Originally Posted by surffly View Post
on the Hyper has not been an issue as it's hidden under plastic covers. The
Sport 1000 on the other hand was always a problem from spreading issues
that cause it not to fit, to off gassing under the stripe causing it to bubble
and break etc. I sold the Sport 1000 an picked up a 998 metal tank I told
myself no more plastic tank Ducati's, but I still love the look of the 1299
Anniversario the plastic tank and heat issues are keeping me from buying it
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