Take a five gallon metal pail, throw in bunch of old wrenchs, a spare WD 40 can or two, some rocks, a screwdriver, some allen wrenchs and a large hammer.Okay, I'm about 2 weeks into ownership, made some farkles, new friends, etc.
Now that I'm more comfortable in here, its time to drop the bomb....
See, I've never owed a Ducati before and most of my bikes have been four cyclinders, triples, and a couple of V and paralell twins (Aprilia, KTM, Triumph), not to mention the numorous single lungers I've had; but I gotta tell you, this L90 2 cylinder engine sounds like nothing I've ever ridden.
I'm having a hard time getting used to the engine noises. Seems to runs fine, its nice and smooth, and has power everywhere but.....
...it pings, ticks, chatters and makes sounds I can't even describe. It dosn't even have a dry clutch. I feel like I have loose valves and my bike is inpersonating a old model T Ford with a custom steam engine or something......I keep looking down at the ground thinking I'll see parts falling off or a bolt hitting the asphault...
...Is this a "Ducati thing" or should I have the Ducati tech test ride it. Stupid question but; do all Ducati's sound this way?
I'm anticipating a lot of sarcasm but I hope that someone will be sincere enough to keep me from worrying about the fate of my new brand.
Then put the lid back on the pail and shake vigorously - this will approximate the sound of a normally running Ducati engine.
And it's the sweetest sound you've ever heard - especially at full chat!
Finally, my friend, I'm not laughing at you - I'm laughing with you!