1994 Ducati e900

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  1. Sprocket75

    Sprocket75 n00b

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    Ciao! Any Ducati e900 Elefant owners out there? Just picked one up over the weekend and I have to say I am really loving this beast!

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  2. Jayell

    Jayell Been here awhile

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    My brother owns two. He and a buddy competed in the Baja 1000 on them about thirty years ago.

    Here's his other one, still a runner:

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  3. Sprocket75

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    NICE!

    This is my first Elefant and first "Adventure?" (all terrain?) bike. I love the fact that it has the same engine as my '95 900ss. I like his two-tone paint scheme. These bikes seem to be built like tanks. Would love to chat with your brother sometime for any pointers etc. he may have to offer.
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    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    I want it
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  6. Gmc28

    Gmc28 Gmower

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    Threads here on advrider (as noted), and the cagiva Gran canyon group here and on groups.io (?) has a number of elefant owners.
    Great bikes.
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  7. Adventure Kitty

    Adventure Kitty Tuna Gatita Blanca

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    They say they're really sexy,
    The others want a look-see.
    They always pulling next to me,
    Always riding next to me,
    Tryna see my lump, lump.
    Lookin' at my lump, lump.
    You can look but you can't touch it,
    If you touch it I'ma start some drama,
    You don't want no drama,
    I drag you through Jo Momma.
    So don't pull on my grips boy,
    You can't touch my lumps, boy,
    I'm just tryna ride boy,
    And ride my lumps.
    My baby heffalumps

    Check 'em out! [​IMG]

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  8. Sprocket75

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    Wasn't really "trying" at all... Was more of an introductory "hey anybody else wanna talk elefants" kind of post. I've been lurking for some time now, so I am well aware of the cult like following for these bikes among this site. But thanks for the warm welcome... I think? ;)
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  9. Sprocket75

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    HAHAHAHAHA! Nice lil' rhyme / rap ya got going there! I like it... Does the white bike have the 900cc as well? After riding mine yesterday for an hour or so and getting the feel of the bike, it seems a little "unsteady" (front end) on pavement at higher speeds, but it could just be I'm not used to it yet. I have been riding my 2001 BMWR1150RT over the past several weeks and perhaps thats what I am used to, not that there is really a comparison...but. ;)

    I am also going to try to soften the suspension a bit because MAN is it STIFF! Still though, this is a great machine!
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  10. JeffPM

    JeffPM Been here awhile

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    I had a '94 back in the late 90s early 2000s. I had a lot of fun on that bike and went on some great adventures. One of the bikes in my life that I wish I would have been able to keep.
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    JeffPM Been here awhile

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  12. Sprocket75

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    Very cool photo! I actually kind of like the "no decals/badges" look on your bike.
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  13. Gmc28

    Gmc28 Gmower

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    When I would swap between bikes, it always took me a little bit to adjust my riding style for the cagiva. Always was happy, but that was a consistent thing, especially when coming off a telelever bike.
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    Considering purchasing a Cortech tank bag for this bike. Any opinions on them?
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  15. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    Must have been imported into the states as a Ducati and not a Cagiva as it was in the UK. Cagiva owned Ducati at the time if I remember correct. I had the 900 in blue, my friend had the 750, what great bikes, I have always to this day regretted selling mine. Apart from a poor seat these are a truly great bike and beautiful. I live in Thailand now if anyone out there has one for sale in Thailand (Doubtful) please let me know. Great to see some stillon the road.
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  16. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    They must have imported them into the states as a Ducati and not Cagiva as they did in the UK, I think Cagiva owned Ducati at the time if I remember correctly. I had a 900 in blue, my friend had a 750. I have always regretted selling this bike to this day. I now live in Thailand and have a Ducati Desert Sled amongst others, if anyone happens to have a Elefant in Thailand and wants to sell, please get in touch as even now these would be a great bike to eat up the miles. The most beautiful ADV ever made to my mind. A Elefant sat next to the DS bellow would work for me.

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  17. Highsierra4r

    Highsierra4r Adventurer

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    Welcome! It looks like your bike has been very well cared for. Those bash plates were a very limited run and is that a center stand I see? My bike had a similar reinforcement done to the front fender when I got it and I still managed to break the whole thing off with out hitting anything. If you plan to ride the bike off road a decent amount I would replace the whole fender with the one from Perfect Fairings.

    They are awesome bikes, I'm still amazed by how capable mine is!

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  18. JeffPM

    JeffPM Been here awhile

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    You are correct. At the time, Cagiva did not have a dealer network in the US so they badged as Ducati. The 900s were only brought in for 2 years - '94 and '95.
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  19. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    They are still a beautiful looking bike, dated really well. I would have another tomorrow.
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  20. greycountyduc

    greycountyduc Adventurer

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    Welcome. I've owned my '94 E900 since '04, it had like 18000 kms. on it.
    Now I've got 93000 on it. Love that bike.

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