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    ? for Ms. I and other Ducati owners

    If you had to do it again, would you buy another Ducati or go with another brand?
    Still like the Monster, or would you have gone with a different model?

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    In a heart beat. Im on my 2nd Duc now. I had a Monster first than bought an ST4s and then sold the Monster. I'd like a 848 or 1098 next, but if I couldnt swing it i'd go for a 749 or 999. I may be one of the few Ducatista that like the 999's style.
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    I cant say I owned a Duke yet... I was very close to buying a yellow 748 back in 2002... I ended up picking up a 2002 R1 though instead... the Ducatis while nice were a lilttle stuck for good service locations here in Upstate NY... and that steered me away... the monster is a great bike though... along with the rest of the Ducati lineup... I actually like the lines of the 999 myself too....
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    I LOVED my 1975 750. What a bike. Schooled a lot of 1000 ricers on the road. NOTHIN like the sweet sound of a dry clutch. The only other bikes that come near Ducs in class and style are Guzzis. I had to sell it to bankroll the last part of my custody battle, I see it sometimes on the road around here. Real bummer, but I was able to "win" my "right" to be in my sons life more than once a month. SO there is no regret there. If I was ever to get another bike, it would be a Duc. Probably not a Monster. I like em (how couldnt ya) but I like the older styles. Damn I miss that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Kent View Post
    I LOVED my 1975 750. What a bike...
    I googled to see what your bike looked like. Apparently there were two distinct models, the 750GT and the 750SS. Which did you have?

    While looking for your bike I found a web page filled with, uhh, a bunch of nice B&W pictures. There's a Ducati 750 there somewhere.

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    I'm thinking of doing this to my new daily driver. Also my first bike.
    Where do you put the turn signals though?

    Rear view mirrors with turn signals built in would be cool.

    Right now it has a sportbike front fairing and it's all gloss black
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    Never heard of them referred to as a "Duke"... Duc - pronounced "duck" is what I've always heard people say, including people who own them.
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    I owned a 95 Duc 900ss/cr for a year back around 99 or so, and then a 97 Monster 900 for a couple years around 2002. Both came and went, but if another Duc came along at the right price and time, I wouldn't hesitate to pick one up. Both were regretfully sold to finance non-motorcycle projects. Currently riding a 97 BMW F650ST, but if a used 695 Multistrada had come along at the same price (i.e. not likely), it would have gotten the nod in a heartbeat. In a few years, stuff like the MultiStradas and SportClassics will actually be reasonable used-bike buys, and then I might definitely be in the market for one of them. Generally, the newer ducs are more reliable and require less $$$ intensive service then their reputation might indicate. They have their quirks and charm, but the benefits--tangible and otherwise--definitely outweigh any negatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgnoi1 View Post
    I cant say I owned a Duke yet...
    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Never heard of them referred to as a "Duke"... Duc - pronounced "duck" is what I've always heard people say, including people who own them.
    Good point, especially since Duke is a KTM:



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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    If you had to do it again, would you buy another Ducati or go with another brand?
    Still like the Monster, or would you have gone with a different model?
    I still like it, I'm very happy with it. There are other bikes I might like in addition to it though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
    I still like it, I'm very happy with it. There are other bikes I might like in addition to it though....
    Thanks.

    What other bikes have caught your eye?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilThee View Post


    I'm thinking of doing this to my new daily driver. Also my first bike.
    Where do you put the turn signals though?

    Rear view mirrors with turn signals built in would be cool.

    Right now it has a sportbike front fairing and it's all gloss black

    Don't need turn signals, at least here. Mirrors are not required either. Just hand signals, brake lights, and headlight.

    I run them though, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Thanks.

    What other bikes have caught your eye?
    Many have caught my eye, but I wouldn't be able to easily ride many of them (too short).

    I quite like the Ninja 250 (great fun in the twisties), and wouldn't mind something like an SV650 for a track bike. I also would love to have a little dual sport or something similar.

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    The unfaired SV650 is just so wrong...

    A motor that sweet needs fairings. Naked bikes should be brutal and fast
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    Is the slight bump in preformance of the 696 worth the bump in price over the 695?

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    Hey Allen, come over to the DMF and see people's opinions there.
    http://ducatimonsterforum.org/

    I haven't gotten to ride a 696, so I can't really answer that....

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    Funny, I just found DMF about 10 mins. ago.
    Thank you for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
    I also would love to have a little dual sport or something similar.
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    If I had to do it again, I would still consider getting a Duc (848). I'm still a fan of the 749/999 look, but the 848 looks like it would be fun on the track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonlife View Post
    I googled to see what your bike looked like. Apparently there were two distinct models, the 750GT and the 750SS. Which did you have?

    While looking for your bike I found a web page filled with, uhh, a bunch of nice B&W pictures. There's a Ducati 750 there somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soil_Sampler View Post
    Thanks, although I wouldn't call that little.

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    Faired Ducs rock!

    From yesterdays race action...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatguyRacer View Post
    Faired Ducs rock!

    From yesterdays race action...

    I was almost ready to PM you for a pic of your bike, FGR. Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    Don't need turn signals, at least here. Mirrors are not required either. Just hand signals, brake lights, and headlight.

    I run them though, of course.
    They sure look better without but I don't think I would risk running without them in this day of the yakking self absorbed cell phone holding driver.

    Here's a pic
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    LOL you guys are right... fairings DO rock...


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