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Sorry kids, but sometimes you just have to face the facts. And the fact is, Ducati makes the sexiest bikes on the street.
And this time, they've really out-done themselves.

The Ten-Nine-Eight! Yummy!


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post #2 of 21 Old Dec 14th, 2006, 9:14 am
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And there woz me wondering what number came after 998 !

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Apparently they havenīt called it the 1099 due to some sort of tax form with the same number you have over there.
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Sorry kids, but sometimes you just have to face the facts. And the fact is, Ducati makes the sexiest bikes on the street.
I'll have to agree with that one. We're storing our sons 2002 900 Sport for him. He bought it new while stationed at Ft Benning and got deployed soon afterward. He's been gone so much that he has only been able to put 3,500 miles on it.

He took it around the block while home on emergency leave in August. That's as much as he dare ride it as it doesn't have tags or insurance on it any more.
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Sorry kids, but sometimes you just have to face the facts. And the fact is, Ducati makes the sexiest bikes on the street.
And this time, they've really out-done themselves.
I would have to agree. Unfortunalely, like other 'sexy' things, they are high maintenance. I'm not saying they're not worth it, but that is the reality. I do understand that Ducati has improved their maintenance schedule significantly of late.

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Here's one for you Joe.

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..and heres my ST2 which Joe might be gettin to know a bit better !!
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Pure sex on wheels! I have an 05 R1 and it will out ride the duck and is alot cheaper and probably more relaiable but......why do I lust for that blood red beauty?

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They make nice bikes , fast also .
Do you still have to adjust the valves more often than a 67 Beetle?
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They make nice bikes , fast also .
Do you still have to adjust the valves more often than a 67 Beetle?
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no, worst is the clutch - new one every 12K miles - at 6k, they start to sound like a JCB 3C - but quite an easy job.

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Sorry kids, but sometimes you just have to face the facts. And the fact is, Ducati makes the sexiest bikes on the street.
And this time, they've really out-done themselves.

The Ten-Nine-Eight! Yummy!


I'm going to the Bike Show this weekend and have every intention of drooling all over this thing. This is SO MUCH better than the 999; glad they got someone with some style designing these again.

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...This is SO MUCH better than the 999; glad they got someone with some style designing these again.
Maybe they could send him on over to BMW. There's a couple of models I'd like him/her/them to take a look at. (I know, style is a subjective thing...)

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I'm going to the Bike Show this weekend and have every intention of drooling all over this thing. This is SO MUCH better than the 999; glad they got someone with some style designing these again.
This bike is on the cover of the latest MotorCyclist magazine. (And on the back cover as well.) That's where it really caught my eye. Funny thing is, the longer I study it, the more I realize that I'm starting to see bits and pieces borrowed from some of my favorite sportbikes. The frontend has the R1 thing going for it, with an Italian flare added. The side panel is right off my ZX-11. The front fender is right off of a ZX-9R. I've seen those mirrors before, but can't put my finger on it.

Well...whatever. She's still a beauty!
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This bike is on the cover of the latest MotorCyclist magazine. (And on the back cover as well.) That's where it really caught my eye. Funny thing is, the longer I study it, the more I realize that I'm starting to see bits and pieces borrowed from some of my favorite sportbikes. The frontend has the R1 thing going for it, with an Italian flare added. The side panel is right off my ZX-11. The front fender is right off of a ZX-9R. I've seen those mirrors before, but can't put my finger on it.

Well...whatever. She's still a beauty!
I got Motorcyclist and Cycle World on the same day (Rider, too. Yes, I have a problem ). They both have a cover shot of the bike and identical tags (the weight/HP/Price listing). I think they even used a similar font and color. Usually they're very differnt covers, but other than the angle of the pic and some minor layout stuff they were very close.

And the mirrors may be the latest-gen GSXR-1000.

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A friend and I stopped by an Italian bike dealer yesterday, but all they had were brochures of the 1098. On the way out we noticed a strip club just down the road, and made the comparison that while it might be fun for a couple of hours, you wouldn't want to have to ride one day in and day out.

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Funny thing is, the longer I study it, the more I realize that I'm starting to see bits and pieces borrowed from some of my favorite sportbikes. The frontend has the R1 thing going for it, with an Italian flare added. The side panel is right off my ZX-11. The front fender is right off of a ZX-9R.

Yur smokin' crack! Those lines are smoother than any of the bikes you mention. But the wheels are round, just like a ZX11.

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A friend and I stopped by an Italian bike dealer yesterday, but all they had were brochures of the 1098. On the way out we noticed a strip club just down the road, and made the comparison that while it might be fun for a couple of hours, you wouldn't want to have to ride one day in and day out.
What's sexy about sore wrists and a bad back? It DOES look bitchin though...

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I'm going to the Bike Show this weekend and have every intention of drooling all over this thing. This is SO MUCH better than the 999; glad they got someone with some style designing these again.
Don't agree. Have owned a 998, have a 999, and in line for the 1098 T-C. Would give the 998 an A+ in appearance, the 999 perhaps an A-. Few bikes I've ridden have delivered walkarounds, second looks, rave comments like the 999. Initially there was some hesitation but many now believe it was just a little before its time. One thing is certain... from the saddle the 999 is an A+ and the 998 a B- or C+. Committed ergos are also true for his MV F4. Great styling, cramped riding. But I don't mind .

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