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im buying a ducati

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Guest HESHIANDET

hear about my death on the news within the next 2 weeks or so.....

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Guest krie

ooo nice

i wish i had the money for a duke

have you seen the new 04 model Yamaha R1 ? id kill for it..

 

please ask me to kill for it..

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its a waste of money. and if you live in the u.s. the repair is going to cost you so much. just my opinion. id get a gsxr persoanlly. alot cheaper and alot cheaper to repair. cant you buy a car for the price of a ducatti.

 

oh yeah plus the new ones are ugly as hell.

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yes, yes, i think so v, just sit back and listen to them for a while, they're getting ready for winter hibernation i think. it's surely behavior that is characteristic of their species.

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The new R1's are out...

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But yeah, a Ducati is a much finer machine than any of the stock Japanese bikes. Absolutely fucking beautiful, congrats.

 

 

PS What kind are you getting?

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Guest HESHIANDET

01 monster s4

 

not that expensive really. i mean its the price of a NEW cbr but whatever its a fucking italian piece of beautiful engineering. plus it sounds so fucking ill. ANNND my boy is a ferrari mechanic whos' shop also restores old ducattis and motoguzzis. im straight on labor and shit.....

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^^^Very cool looking motorcycle

 

It's weird how things change. When I was a kid, the hot-shit motorcycle was Harley, and older bikers rode Indians. By the time I was in high-school, the hot shit motorcycles were like Norton 650 Commando, and the Triumph Trident. Harleys were considered to be too slow. The real comers were the flat-four Hondas, but only the road racers gave them much credit. I had a buddy that had a Honda CB450 in the '70s. It ran pretty strong. Dirt squirters were hot shit too--especially Yamahas and Kawasakis. In the '70s-'80s everybody loved the KZ 750 and the KZ1000.

 

The only motorcycle I really enjoy riding anymore is a Harley. Nice and slow, maybe 60 on a rural road with no traffic. I have an RN buddy that works in the Emergency Department here in Houston. He says the rice-grinder pilots come in in pieces. No thanks. I have no desire to live life as a vegetable.

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Originally posted by HESHIANDET

hear about my death on the news within the next 2 weeks or so.....

 

:lol:

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Depends on what you think motorcycles are for

 

Harley-Davidsons use technology that dates from the mid-1930's. Even the new "Evolution" engines that run 15% stronger because of better, high-angle, hi-flo, stainless valves and aluminum cylinders are just improvements on an idea that was cutting-edge WAY before World War II. The V-Twin, 45 degree engine, with knife-and-fork piston rods running on a single journal, with "splash" oiling and a camshaft-driven pump for the top end was hot shit---in 1936. The V-Twin concept was straight off the fighter plane design boards---back when fighters were prop driven and had ROTARY-CYLINDER ENGINES like the Curtiss-Wright Cyclone. The V-Twin was, essentially, one little "wedge" of an entire rotary aircraft engine. They were BAD ASS MOTORCYCLES...in 1936. Nothing could catch them.

 

But by 1945, the piston-driven, prop fighters that existed were supercharged V-12s and V-16s like the Allison or the Rolls-Royce. Rotary engine planes were as outdated as the horse cavalry. Jet fighter planes had been introduced during WWII by Nazi Germany, and by 1950, propellor-driven fighters were considered an anachronism. The mighty P-51 Mustang, the "Cadillac of the Skies" was too old, too expensive to maintain, and too slow for even Third World air forces. Civilians bought them up all over the world, and combat vet pilots raced them in air races in Nevada.

 

Do you want to go fast as a motherfucker? 150? 200? Buy a Japanese superbike rice grinder. They will completely outrun any Harley, even supercharged, nitrous-burning Harley dragsters, right out of the box.

 

But you know what? In 1985, I rolled into a rest area in the Oregon mountains on a not-too-pretty '70 Harley FL. There were six of us, all on Harleys. The place was packed with fast-ass Japanese bikes. Everybody turned his head and watched us roll through. I got to thinking, later: all those guys (and girls) were motorcyclists. They knew the score. They knew that the scooters we were riding were slower, outdated, requires-more-maintenance V-Twins. But they watched us roll through anyway.

When we parked (to go take a piss) we had several girls dressed in full biker-chick leathers come over to talk, to flirt, to admire the bikes. I was sort of amused watching it all, and an older guy riding with us walked by me an remarked "There's only two kinds of bikers--them that rides a Harley, and them that wishes he rode a Harley."

 

That statement is clearly not true. Plenty of people think that running a rice grinder at 180 mph will impress the girls, or the boys, or whatever, and they don't give a shit about a Harley. But I think that people who ride because they enjoy the brotherhood, the social scene, the "lifestyle", they fit that statement.

 

My Harley is the only motorcycle I ever owned that caused women to flag me down on the street for a ride. That is pretty cool, I think.

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good story kabar. at this point in my riding career i gotta stick with my crotch rocket, i enjoy it more. that's not to say that in ten years i won't want something a bit different.

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Originally posted by krie

ooo nice

i wish i had the money for a duke

have you seen the new 04 model Yamaha R1 ? id kill for it..

 

please ask me to kill for it..

 

I had the pleasure of having one of those puppies spend the night in my garage a week or two ago...

fuck a duke, i'd rather spend the cash on a new R1 they just look hot in all black... fuck yeah

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Guest diggity

um...Racegas?

 

i'd get a harley, but thats probably a good investment as well.

 

But if you want to invest that money, order a new FatBoy or Softtail, the bigger harley bikes are so behind on production that you have to get on a waiting list inorder to get a new one. But the New ones cost less than a used one, so you order one, wait a year, ride it for a few months and sell it for a few grand more than you paid.

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Guest uncle-boy

you lucky bastard.

 

i think i'd op for a suzuki gsxr or one of the new yamaha r-1's or maybe even just an r-6, i dont think i could handle da power.

 

nevertheless, that ducati is the bees knees.

 

ride safe!

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i was thinking of buying a 2000 r1 but decided against it

my friend came damn close to death on his cbr

and i know im a better driver

but im also more prone to do stupid shit and go fast

 

no bike for me

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