As much as I want to like this bike... these headlights are not attractive.
It was just there that I realised I am part of an experiment in mass disillusionment, fug I dunno, maybe I just picket the wrong mushrooms this morning, in which case some of you guys don't need a new Ducati, yous need a new minivan....... just for errands and groceries and carrying stuff to and from work, etc.
Uh OK, Pig was probably not the right word since I wasn't referring to its weight or performance. I think the design is nasty.I hate to butt in, but dude, you need to rethink the pig part. Name an under 600 cc single that even comes close.
There are elements of their design that I much prefer. I quite like the rear section of the bike. I thin everyone will agree that Ducatis design is better.Only yours is actually better, because it is simpleler.
The last thing I need is a minivan. I haven't even owned a car since 1988.It was just there that I realised I am part of an experiment in mass disillusionment, fug I dunno, maybe I just picket the wrong mushrooms this morning, in which case some of you guys don't need a new Ducati, yous need a new minivan. ...... just for errands and groceries and carrying stuff to and from work, etc.
ducvet, you (and a number of others here) are bemoaning the loss of simplicity in the new SS, but what would you have Ducati do? Whether you like it or not, an increased use of electronics is a fact of life, not just in motorcycles, but in cars/trucks as well. Manufacturers must meet worldwide noise and emissions regulation too and I'm sure they'd like the resulting product to be accepted by the buying public in terms of performance. Air cooled, 2V engines are now mostly history, as they don't perform as well as water cooled, 4V engines and make the regulatory task tougher with little benefit save maintenance costs.flynbulldog
You know I agree with you on what a SS means but for different reasons. A Ducati SS is very much a 70's muscle car for me. They are not supercars from the day but were great simple cars that still have a lot of Visceral appeal.
I am torn on the new SS I do not care for about 70% of the styling and I have no interest in a superbike in sheep's clothing. I know that there will be plenty who love it and it will most certainly eclipse the older supersports in many performance areas. I get that the emissions standards are making it tough to make bikes simple, I just do not see any interest from the factory to make this bike simple.
As they used to say at BCM "there is an ass for every seat"
I will wait to see if this one fits mine but so far there are better fits for me.