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Old 04-20-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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What's the best older Ducati for real road riding?

I think it is about time I put an old Duc back in the shed.

What's the best 'real world' Ducati out there? I'd be riding a mix of twisties and faster sweepers. Mainly weekend fun, 300 miles.

I like the a/c 2v motors as I've worked on them before..
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:56 PM   #2
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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Nice. How does it handle?
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:04 PM   #4
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Test ride a Hypermotard. That's what I am using for my fun bike. I just can't get the grin off my face

Seems like there are many out the under 15,000miles and under $7,000

Did my first ever belt change Desmodronic valve adjust and it was simple.

Love my Hyper.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:10 PM   #5
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Nice. How does it handle?
Like a classic Ducati: It loves long sweeping corners and graceful arching lines. It fires up with a cacophony, and rides like billet. It truly is an event.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:11 PM   #6
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Chuckracer's 900ss or a MTS1100s
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:56 AM   #7
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Nice. How does it handle?
In a nut shell, handles better than it looks and it look's real good
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:48 AM   #8
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'07-'09 Multistrada 1100S.
First year of the wet clutch and longer service intervals.
No complicated computer gimickry or shenanigans.
Prices are reasonable since the 1200s came out.
Good for the twisties, dirt or gravel roads and medium range touring.

http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/...s-ar75761.html
http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...istrada-1100s/
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod...1100s%2007.htm

Here's one on fleabay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=360638340990

Hth and good luck.

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Old 04-21-2013, 06:57 AM   #9
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Seems like there are many out the under 15,000miles and under $7,000

Did my first ever belt change Desmodronic valve adjust and it was simple. Love my Hyper.
have you ever noticed how most used Ducati are low miles?
this tells me most Dutcati are not ridden for many miles.

why is that? too uncomfortable for long miles and/or reliability issues?
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'07-'09 Multistrada 1100S.
First year of the wet clutch and longer service intervals.
No complicated computer gimickry or shenanigans.
Prices are reasonable since the 1200s came out.
Good for the twisties, dirt or gravel roads and medium range touring.

http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/...s-ar75761.html
http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...istrada-1100s/
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod...1100s%2007.htm

Here's one on fleabay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=360638340990

Hth and good luck.

I used to have an MTS 1000. Looking for something more err aesthetic
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:20 AM   #11
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Test ride a Hypermotard. That's what I am using for my fun bike. I just can't get the grin off my face

Seems like there are many out the under 15,000miles and under $7,000

Did my first ever belt change Desmodronic valve adjust and it was simple.

Love my Hyper.
The Hyper would be on the list were it not for the tank range and that beak, which ruins an otherwise good looking bike.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:34 AM   #12
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I used to have an MTS 1000. Looking for something more err aesthetic
Pull the screen and headlight.
Put on a 7" HID headlight and a lightbar for aux. lights.
Best looking MTS1100S evah.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:34 AM   #13
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Hard to beat a 92-96 900ss.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:58 AM   #14
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S2R800 Great balance and I prefer the 800cc lump over the 1000. Wish that we didn't sell ours.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:24 AM   #15
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S2R800 Great balance and I prefer the 800cc lump over the 1000. Wish that we didn't sell ours.
Have to say I'm sweet on both the 900SS and the S2R. Both are future classics.
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