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Old 07-12-2012, 12:12 PM   #1831
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Originally Posted by VooDooDaddy View Post
Here's my Diavel.

All the superbike performance for the street with none of the drawbacks. And it makes me feel like the coolest MoFo alive. Love it!

Totally agreed - I've had mine for a year and a half and love it more with every ride.

Also, absolutely zero issues so far! Not even a little hiccup. Even the fuel consumption is better than any Duc I've ever owned (I have the Termi full system - highly recommended btw... sounds like the opening battle in Gladiator and really cleans up the rear).

Hard to believe this is even a Ducati...
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:26 PM   #1832
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Re: VooDooDaddy's Diavel

Originally Posted by jerdog53 View Post
I work with a guy that just picked one of those up, cant decide if i like the looks as of yet...
If I am honest about it, there are some things about the looks that I am not crazy about. I don't like the headlight and the way it slopes back toward the rider. In my mind, when I look at the front of the bike it reminds me of a submissive dog with its ears folded back when admitting defeat to the Alpha male. Ducati screw'd up in this one area. The Diavel needs a forward projecting headlight bezel, or a visor to give it a menacing, aggressive look to the front to even out the bike spacially from front/rear.

However, having said that, once you RIDE a Diavel, all that $h*t goes out the window. It is simply sublime. Smoother than ANY twin I have ever ridden, with a huge wave of torque available as soon as the bike is moving. With the Termi exhaust/ECU, what,...170hp and 100ft/lbs? Suspension that soaks up all road imperfections, brakes the best this side of the MotoGP fence, handling that will embarrass anyone in the B group at any trackday (ask me how I know), superb riding position that offers all-day comfort, fit and finish like a true Ducati, and that Coolest-Mo-Fo-on-the-Planet thing.

FYI to any prospective buyers: Just make sure you have your bank managers phone number BEFORE you take a Diavel for a demo ride.

Can you tell I love the thing?
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:53 PM   #1833
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2004 Vespa ET4 150cc

What has become the classic four stroke Vespa, not nearly as controversial as the Diavel.

The ET4 runs up to an indicated 70mph, which is hopeful but enough to keep up with cars on the Overseas Highway.

Around Key West it is startlingly fast in a town used to 50cc rentals. At night it rides well lit up.

I like sneaking rides on the Vespa when my wife, whose bike it is, is away.

I normally get to commute by Bonneville.
A little more power, a little more respect
from other road users who know not what
they are being passed by when the mighty
little Vespa "moped" steams by, steered by
a manically grinning rider.

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Old 07-18-2012, 01:04 PM   #1834
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when buisness picks up i need to spend some money on the paso
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:58 PM   #1835
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An Update.
Current fleet of Apes.

My wife's bike.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #1836
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Speaking of Apes:

Turns out, with the Ventura rack and luggage, the Tuono ain't a half bad bike to tour on, other than having shortish fuel range...that picture was taken in the middle of a 2000 mile long weekend blast through BC, AB, MT, ID, and WA.

I haven't done more than roll my Sprint ST around since getting back from a trip to South Dakota last year on it...the Tuono has taken over all duties. It's a bit sad, because the Sprint is a great bike...but it's too tame these days. :)
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:06 AM   #1837
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My 3rd Supersport out of many Ducs I've owned:

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Old 08-04-2012, 01:35 PM   #1838
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:21 PM   #1839
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New toy! Let the farkeling begin.

Bare bones 2010 MTS (no ABS or DES), traded my 1100S Multi for this beast. The 1100 never quite 'did' it for me, probably because I'm a fat bastard and my excess poundage dampened the performance a bit. Ran some twisties on the way home and was impressed with the stability of the chassis. Can't wait to get past the initial run-in period. Felt a bit 'locked in' by the seating position which hopefully I can cure.

200 mile ride home from the dealer.... Holy Cow what a motor.

I might have a tough time keeping my license.

Plans are to add some panniers and attempt to ditch the pillion seat for a longer & higher pilot seat.

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Old 08-04-2012, 05:49 PM   #1840
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Tomorrow maybe go beneath the ground"
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:39 PM   #1841
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:56 PM   #1842
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Originally Posted by Chad M View Post
Excuse me while I rub one out......fap, fap, fap, fap, fap, fap, ahhhhhh!
I wasn't born with enough middle fingers.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:05 PM   #1843
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Originally Posted by Chad M View Post
That is beautiful.

Girlfriend on the Guzzi at a street skills day at Pacific Raceways.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:15 PM   #1844
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Excuse me while I rub one out......fap, fap, fap, fap, fap, fap, ahhhhhh!
Uh...thanks, I think?
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:12 AM   #1845
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My first date with an Italian beauty! lol

A 2006 (bought new in 2011) Ducati Multistrada 620 with matching sport-touring saddle-bags. A left-over model of my favorite Ducati, less than 20 miles were on it, full 2 year warranty, the dealer kept dropping the price, and threw in the bags for free ;-) . I guess the bad economy was good for something :) .

Had it for a year now and am impressed with the performance of the 620, my mechanic rode it (he has a 1000 MTS) and said it was quick for a 620. My thoughts, exactly!!

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