Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Edgewood, KY, USA
Re: Anybody like Ducatis?
Thanks for the replies. Last Saturday I went in to the bike dealership to ride it but due to a dead battery all we could do is jump it off another battery and run it in neutral on the center stand in the showroom. The dry clutch does seem noisier than I am used to, but when you pull in the clutch lever it quiets down. It must be due to the 4 clutch plates and pressure plates all sandwiched together. This one has a solid clutch housing but a lot of pictures I've seen have an open clutch cage which must really make a racket. The dealer is putting new tires on it today & I'll go ride it tomorrow. If it runs as good as it sounded in the showroom and it doesn't scare the bejezus out of me, I'll probably pull the trigger.
Powwow - Regarding ST4 vs. ST4s, I hear you but even after I do all the required maintenance I'll still be thousands ahead of the cheapest 4s I found and it's lower miles & about 400 miles closer. Plus I don't think I'll need the extra 20 HP of the 4s.
2003 BMW K1200LT (my favorite 2 wheeled land yacht)
2008 Yamaha FJR1300 (recent addition)
1982 Yamaha Vision (long gone)
Last edited by Jim_McG; Oct 16th, 2015 at 8:05 am.