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Old 03-01-2010, 08:44 AM   #1231
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I thought the panniers were $1500, the center stand can't be $1500?
Full luggage system is panniers plus a tail trunk, which, supposedly, is quite large.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:13 AM   #1232
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Kevin Ash's report.

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Old 03-01-2010, 09:59 AM   #1233
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Thanks Paul.. I like Ash, with his no nonesense reviews... Very impressive indeed..

Are the brakes on this bike linked in any way, or is it fully independent?
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:09 AM   #1234
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Not sure. I think they are independent ABS. The base model comes without.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:07 AM   #1235
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What about base model

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Kevin Ash's report.
You seem to post also to Ash's site. Would you kindly ask him did he drive also the base model?

S model has those 4 modes but what about the base model, what default settings you have on that in terms of suspension, throttle action etc? Is it sport, touring or something between these two (when comparing to the S model)?

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Old 03-01-2010, 11:10 AM   #1236
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Don't think anyone has rode the base model. From what i have heard, at least over here in the UK, 80% of production is geared toward the sport model, with the rest dedicated to the Touring model.

Mr Ash reckons MCN (UK) got a chance to ride one. So far no word if it's better / worse than it's premium priced brethren.

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Old 03-01-2010, 11:42 AM   #1237
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How can you possibly NOT want one of these?

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Old 03-01-2010, 12:54 PM   #1238
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I want one!


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Take a look at the back tire. It's a 190 so probably about a five inch wide rear wheel. Whatever anyone believes, the bike is not designed to be a dual purpose ride. It'll do fine on a fire road and the most important part is it will handle crappy pavement.

A true 190 requires a 6" rim according to most tire MFG's - in years past ducati has gotten cute and fitted a 190 to a 5.5" rim (I think as a marketing thing). I don't think you'll ever find a 190 on a 5" rim as standard or approved by a tire mfg (though 190's seem to be shrinking - I think the number is a selling point, but tire mfg's realized that its really too wide for most purposes - solution, stamp 190 on something that's more like 185). In any event, its most likely a 6" rim and 5.5" at the smallest assuming the 190 thing is correct.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:23 PM   #1239
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fantastic machine, I even like the pointy bird front end

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Old 03-01-2010, 01:56 PM   #1240
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How can you possibly NOT want one of these?

It really is rather nice

I just wonder if I can see myself loading it up like the GSA for 3 to 4000 mile trips... And throwing it down the odd trail, 2up...
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:11 PM   #1241
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I just wonder if I can see myself loading it up like the GSA for 3 to 4000 mile trips... And throwing it down the odd trail, 2up...
I'd like to see some aftermarket guards available for it. I don't fancy banging it up because I'm on a muddy track. My guess is that Ducati Performance won't be the first to create guards for the bike, possibly due to liability/warranty reasons.

Ducati should thumb through a Touratech catalog to see what kind of goodies this bike's target market is likely to demand.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:34 PM   #1242
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It really is rather nice

I just wonder if I can see myself loading it up like the GSA for 3 to 4000 mile trips... And throwing it down the odd trail, 2up...
No reason why you won't be able to see those signals, even if they're dangling from the bars after a little get off.

Just don't get anybody considering this a "trail" bike, it's a s good a trail bike as a Triumph Tiger is or a Buell Ulysses is. Will it go down a trail, sure, so will a GoldWing or an R1. But I bet you'll only do it once after seeing what the parts broke off are going to cost.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:24 PM   #1243
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The flaccid beak denotes a certain lack of enthusiasm. Other than that it's a good looking bike.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:16 PM   #1244
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I luv it although likely not be able to afford one.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:41 PM   #1245
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I feel the beak appears quite turgid....
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