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Old 02-21-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
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Want to Ride a Ducati 1100

I am thinking of buying either a Ducati 1100 Monster or Multistrada and would like a chance to ride them both to figure out which one to get.

I know this is kind of unorthodox, but would any of you 1100 owners consider giving me this chance in exchange for compensation? It could be cash, a ride in my classic tail-dragger airplane, a chance to ride my KTM 690 Enduro or BMW R100GS (yes, it's old but it's the sweetest motorcycle I've ever had out of at least a dozen, including a 900SS).

I live in Ashland, OR, and am willing to travel a couple hundred miles for the opportunity. I'm in my late 50's and have a professional career. I'm insured and haven't had a traffic ticket in over 20 years.

I would just like to ride the Monster and Multi on a decent road long enough to get a sense of the ergonomics, handling, power delivery and fun factor.

If you don't have an 1100 but help arrange a ride on one I would be happy to offer you an airplane ride for your efforts.

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Old 02-21-2015, 06:40 PM   #2
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Interesting trade offers! Does MotoCorsa in Portland give any opportunity for test rides? Sorry if that's a dumb question since I'm sure you looked into that already. They may be of some assistance anyway... Good luck! You are in an envious position to be choosing between two very cool rides.


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Old 02-21-2015, 07:10 PM   #3
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Call European Motorcycles of Western Oregon. They frequently have demos and if they don't have an 1100 to test ride they can probably tell you when a demo will be available. They've been pretty good about having demo bikes in my experience
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:24 PM   #4
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If you can come up to MotoCorsa I'm sure they could help you out. They have very friendly helpful folks there! Seriously, customer service is their forte. Wish I could afford to shop there, lol.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:54 PM   #5
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Yes, you guys have a good point about those dealerships. Now that I think about it, I drove up to Eugene to test-ride and buy my KTM 690.

Moto Corsa has an 1100 Multi on the floor. I should go up there and try it on for size.

Thanks for the advice.

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Old 02-24-2015, 09:07 AM   #6
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I want to hear more about the tail dragger.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:20 PM   #7
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It's a 1946 Aeronca Champ, similar to a Piper Cub only better. As a classic tail-dragger, it's easy to fly, but challenging to fly well. Here's a YouTube video comparing the two.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVCzRwRAlD8

These airplanes excel at flying "low & slow," so you can meander along about 500-1,000 feet above the ground making S-turns and counting the cows, elk and marijuana grows.

I'm an IFR pilot - I Follow Roads. If I get lost I just fly down to a highway intersection and read the signs.

I enjoy flying over the route of a great motorcycle ride I did a week or two earlier, or checking a favorite road to see if it's clear of snow. Oh, and it has a great heater.

Marc Marquez may be able to lean his Honda past 50-degrees, but that's nothing compared to what I can do in the Champ.

Every time I take off I think, "how can this be happening?" It's a miracle.

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Old 03-04-2015, 11:08 PM   #8
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It's a 1946 Aeronca Champ, similar to a Piper Cub only better. As a classic tail-dragger, it's easy to fly, but challenging to fly well. Here's a YouTube video comparing the two.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVCzRwRAlD8

These airplanes excel at flying "low & slow," so you can meander along about 500-1,000 feet above the ground making S-turns and counting the cows, elk and marijuana grows.

I'm an IFR pilot - I Follow Roads. If I get lost I just fly down to a highway intersection and read the signs.

I enjoy flying over the route of a great motorcycle ride I did a week or two earlier, or checking a favorite road to see if it's clear of snow. Oh, and it has a great heater.

Marc Marquez may be able to lean his Honda past 50-degrees, but that's nothing compared to what I can do in the Champ.

Every time I take off I think, "how can this be happening." It's a miracle.
Jealous.
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There are certified airplanes (Champs, Taylorcrafts, Cubs, Cessna 150s, etc) out there for sale for the price of a nicely equipped Multistrada 1200 (or a basic Harley), and Light Sport aircraft (experimental) for less.
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There are certified airplanes (Champs, Taylorcrafts, Cubs, Cessna 150s, etc) out there for sale for the price of a nicely equipped Multistrada 1200 (or a basic Harley), and Light Sport aircraft (experimental) for less.
I know. It's the cost of getting a licence and storing the plane on top of buying it that makes it makes it out of reach right now.
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Old Yesterday, 09:09 AM   #11
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But I'll have one down the road.
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Old Yesterday, 09:40 PM   #12
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But I'll have one down the road.
I should hope so, considering you live in a back country flying paradise.

Have you seen the Just Aircraft models? They are dual-sport airplanes. You might be able to land one in your back yard. If so, the wings fold so you could put it in the garage.

Here's a sample of what it can do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zDo7hkmCNY
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Here's a sample of what it can do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zDo7hkmCNY
That's a sample?
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Old Yesterday, 10:00 PM   #14
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Very cool! We're working to set ourselves set up with a large enough rural property that we can take off and land from. Actually talked to a buddy today that's sending me his Jeppesen private pilot course textbook and other stuff to get started.
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Old Yesterday, 10:08 PM   #15
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My friends dad got me hooked BTW. In a Steerman and a 182 He's an IFR pilot too.
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