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post #1 of 6 Old Feb 7th, 2010, 5:49 pm Thread Starter
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First Ride on My New (to me) Ducati

I bought a 2008 Ducati HyperMotard 1100S from Raffy yesterday (read more about that here). I just went out on a quick 80 mile backroad jaunt to get a feel for the little beastie. I cannot get the big, stupid grin off my face. It's so much smaller and lighter than the GSA was and GT is, and you sit practically over the front wheel; it just flicks into corners. That Duc 1100 twin is just about as grunty as you could want a motor, and it pulls like stink until it hits the 8000 rpm redline. 100+ in no time flat in 4th gear? No problem. And with the upgraded ECU and carbon fiber Termignoni exhausts it just sings that much prettier. The Brembo brakes are stupid good, damn near scary. I almost pulled a couple of unintended stoppies grabbing a little too much early on in the ride. All in all this little jewel is just a hoot to ride!

I've been lusting for a Ducati for a while; I'm REALLY happy that I got this as my first one!

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Welcome to the House of Ducati. I test rode a 'tard and it scared me in a good way. My lil monster is enough for me. The Ducati's fall into a corner like no other.

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Hey, DUCS are great; even a relative mule like the Multistrada is one hell of a ride.

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Woohoo!!!! Wheres my little "this thread is worthless without pictures" smiley thingy???

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Woohoo!!!! Wheres my little "this thread is worthless without pictures" smiley thingy???
If you click through to the thread I link in the first post you'll find some. Yuo can see them here as well.

http://s763.photobucket.com/albums/x...otard%201100S/

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