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Old 02-27-2010, 01:53 PM   #1201
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:54 PM   #1202
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Yup. Sexayy..

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Old 02-27-2010, 01:55 PM   #1203
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:55 PM   #1204
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:58 PM   #1205
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There seems to be no specs regarding the Enduro mode.
Aside from the lower 100hp, and higher shocks, there appears to be little info.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:33 PM   #1206
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Many will disagree, but that bike is simply moto-art. I can't wait to test ride one. There hasn't been a bike since the 2003 Z1000 that has grabbed my attention this strongly until now.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:25 PM   #1207
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I drool over it.

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Many will disagree, but that bike is simply moto-art. I can't wait to test ride one. There hasn't been a bike since the 2003 Z1000 that has grabbed my attention this strongly until now.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:48 PM   #1208
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There seems to be no specs regarding the Enduro mode.
Aside from the lower 100hp, and higher shocks, there appears to be little info.

...what other info are you looking for?
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:02 PM   #1209
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Thanks Paul ! For others interested as well, the above mentioned posting by Motomotive1 on Ducati.ms, features a link to many more quality photos of this black MS1200S...

And I agree Fireman1000, for many of us this new Ducati represents not only visual moto-art, but a tour de force of motorcycling capabilities, all wrapped up in one package. It's just what Ducati presently needs, to help it soldier through these tough times !

Kevin Ash's website, ashonbikes.com is claiming this Monday March 01, he'll have posted his ride reports on the MS1200.

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Old 02-28-2010, 04:16 AM   #1210
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Initial report sounds good.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...t-ride-update/
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:03 AM   #1211
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I saw one today

I just saw one today at a local motorcycle show. It looks a lot better in person then the photos.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:44 AM   #1212
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Had a sit on it at the last Utrecht International Motorcycle exhibition last week. And although I'm 6,8 ft tall it fitted to me like a glove... Which is rare, looking at the fact that generally spoken, Ducs are there to fit the small Italians...

What I liked most... I can stand up on the footpegs without bending my back. Straight up! There is NO 2nd bigtrail bike on the market where I can achieve this without adding steer raisers...

I still don't like it and most likely you will end up with hideous maintenance bills, but I think that Ducati got a winner here... The looks are far better than on the old MS.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:29 AM   #1213
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...what other info are you looking for?
Just curious about dirt worthiness on the enduro. How will it compare to the 990a, or the BMW 800?
Ground clearance, suspension travel, torque, and tank size.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:17 AM   #1214
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Just curious about dirt worthiness on the enduro. How will it compare to the 990a, or the BMW 800?
Ground clearance, suspension travel, torque, and tank size.
It's got 17" wheels, who cares how it does in the dirt??? It's a street bike that you can take on gravel roads.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:39 PM   #1215
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Just curious about dirt worthiness on the enduro. How will it compare to the 990a, or the BMW 800?
Ground clearance, suspension travel, torque, and tank size.
Ducati has put some bespoke tires on the bike, unlike those that are on any other machine. At least, that's what I was told by the expert with whom I spoke. Apparently the tires are going to be relied upon to make the difference between having a 17" and 19" front.
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