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zvezdah1
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Man I'm liking this bike more and more, wonder what it'd be like on the 8 hr ride to Mt. Airy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19vGuImVh-M&feature=player_embedded#!

Chris

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It is a very nice bike. I just wonder why they have air vents at the back when there is no exhaust up there. Also why does Ducati keep installing a rear hub that requires the hub to be removed to replace the sprocket. All the racers convert them to the quick change set up that is much simpler to service.

Are they going to arrive in time for DABR?

Jim

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Jim,
I'm told the S models come out Mar and base models in April, my dealer has 10 pre-sold already.

Chris

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I am not so sure an 8 hour ride would be much better on the 1199 then it is on my 1198. After about 150 miles I start feeling it. For sure this is not a touring bike!

I do like the idea of the wet clutch, and you cannot beat the looks of the 1199. I hope to add one to the collection at some point myself.

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Chris - thinking of trading the Ape?
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quote:
Originally posted by ellisdme:
I am not so sure an 8 hour ride would be much better on the 1199 then it is on my 1198. After about 150 miles I start feeling it. For sure this is not a touring bike!

I do like the idea of the wet clutch, and you cannot beat the looks of the 1199. I hope to add one to the collection at some point myself.

I have a 916 and owned a 999 and improved the feel of the bike for longer trips with LSL bar risers. Cycle Cat is now back in business so they are an even better choice. It raised the bars about 1 1/4 inches and made all the difference. From a 150 mile a day bike to a 350 mile a day bike. I have now installed them on my Paul Smart and MV F4S and they are all much easier to ride.

Jim

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quote:
Originally posted by ellisdme:
I am not so sure an 8 hour ride would be much better on the 1199 then it is on my 1198. After about 150 miles I start feeling it. For sure this is not a touring bike!

I do like the idea of the wet clutch, and you cannot beat the looks of the 1199. I hope to add one to the collection at some point myself.

I have a 916 and owned a 999 and improved the feel of the bike for longer trips with LSL bar risers. Cycle Cat is now back in business so they are an even better choice. It raised the bars about 1 1/4 inches and made all the difference. From a 150 mile a day bike to a 350 mile a day bike. I have now installed them on my Paul Smart and MV F4S and they are all much easier to ride.

Jim

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HI Mike,

No way, love this bike an absolute blast, doing my first track day on it at barber march 24th.

One of the first ducs along the blue ridge events I rode my 996 to it, OUCH!! that was a loooooooooooong 8hr ride. Had a trailer the next year.

I do like the panigale tho,
Chris

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Chris - thinking of trading the Ape?


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Originally posted by zvezdah1:
HI Mike,

No way, love this bike an absolute blast, doing my first track day on it at barber march 24th.

One of the first ducs along the blue ridge events I rode my 996 to it, OUCH!! that was a loooooooooooong 8hr ride. Had a trailer the next year.

I do like the panigale tho,
Chris

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Chris - thinking of trading the Ape?




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Good to see that you are taking it to the track. Going to bring it to Roebling in April?

I too like the new Panigale, and had some bad thoughts about trading the 848, but figure I ought to learn how to ride the 848 anywhere near it's limits before upgrading...

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Originally posted by zvezdah1:
HI Mike,

No way, love this bike an absolute blast, doing my first track day on it at barber march 24th.

One of the first ducs along the blue ridge events I rode my 996 to it, OUCH!! that was a loooooooooooong 8hr ride. Had a trailer the next year.

I do like the panigale tho,
Chris

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Originally posted by Mikejd:
Chris - thinking of trading the Ape?



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Mike
I'm hoping to do several track days this year. I'm not a huge fan of roebling but I'll probably do it.

I've signed up for a two day code superbike camp at barber in June so hope to learn tons there!
Chris

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Ok, so I should have my head examined, I just so like the looks of this bike and I haven't had a ducati superbike since my 996, so.............I put a deposit on a base model at npr. Sheesh, just what I need another bike that scares the hell out of me........well I still got my goldwing! [Smile]
Chris

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Congrats Chris. So we might see you on it at DABR?

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Originally posted by zvezdah1:
Ok, so I should have my head examined, I just so like the looks of this bike and I haven't had a ducati superbike since my 996, so.............I put a deposit on a base model at npr. Sheesh, just what I need another bike that scares the hell out of me........well I still got my goldwing! [Smile]
Chris


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Originally posted by zvezdah1:
Ok, so I should have my head examined, I just so like the looks of this bike and I haven't had a ducati superbike since my 996, so.............I put a deposit on a base model at npr. Sheesh, just what I need another bike that scares the hell out of me........well I still got my goldwing! [Smile]
Chris

Hey Chris None of this makes any sense and it is not supposed to. [Big Grin] I have only ridden one or two bikes that did not scare the hell out of me. [Eek!] I think my Moto Morinin 3 1/2 was one of those. [Roll Eyes] The important thing is that you enjoy it visually as much as the ride. They are rolling art so it all makes sense when you look at it that way. Really who needs a motorcycle/ [Confused]

Jim

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Thanks guys, I'm excited, havent; broken it to the ape yet that she's going to have another italian beauty parked next to her in the garage.

Paul thinks it should be here mid april. WIll be at DABR with it to be sure.

Chris

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