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I am considering buying a 1000ss and I need to know if they are comfortable or not. I like to do long rides, so the comfort level is very important to me. Any comments like personal experience, mods to make comfortable (bar risers), etc. are appreciated.
 

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This question is entirely subjective so you really need to find one and perch yourself on it for a while. I don't find them uncomfortable at all, but they are certainly no Monster. Lot's of people do complain about the position, though.

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+1 to SouthSide. Although I ride a 900, I wouldn't think the riding position would differ to greatly. I'm just shy of 6'3" and weigh 210, and have done plenty of 300-400 mile days. Only comfort upgrade was a Sargent seat. Although, I wouldn't want to go cross country on it, it's plenty comfortable enough to go camping for a few days (even with camping gear).
 

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SouthsideDuc said:
This question is entirely subjective so you really need to find one and perch yourself on it for a while. I don't find them uncomfortable at all, but they are certainly no Monster. Lot's of people do complain about the position, though.

Tony

Got to agree here. FWIW, I've ridden pre-98 SS cross country several times in absolute comfort. The only comfort mod has been a Sargent seat. I think the SS is the best all-around Duc ever.


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SS Comfort

The SS line is designed for two-lane roads and the twisties at high speeds and utter confidence. As long as that's what you're doing, its a great tool. Probably the best Ducati for the real world of street riding.

Oh, you want to carry a passenger in long-distance comfort? - go ST.

You want to blast down racetrack straights? - go Superbike.

Want to blast around town? - go Monster or Multistrada.

You'll probably want some bar risers (mine are Ferraci) and maybe a different seat(mine's stock).
 
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