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2007 Ducati Monster 695

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a) a few thouand miles will make the transmission shift a lot smoother

b) Termi or Staintune cans, opening up the airbox and installing the Ducati Performance ECM chip will sort out the fueling and make the bike sound and run the way God intended it to
 

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Couldn't do it. Tried to resist.... 1st post!

Not a bad write up. The local Kaw/Honda dealer just became Ducati dealer. The majority of the bikes are gone already. I think Ducati has hit the nail on the head with this bike.
 

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I bought one of the first Monster 600 Darks in the country. Ran so lean out of the crate I barely got home. After rejetting, titanium cans and open air box, it came to life. Still have great memories of that bike. Perfect for urban street play without getting into too much trouble. The only bike of the many I've owned that I occasionally miss.
 

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When I was the F&I Mgr at Atlanta Triumph Ducati (how'd you like that pitch?) we move more of these Baby Monsters than anything in the lineup. In Ducati terms it's a beginner bike and I think that marketing it that way is fine for them, but it's really a fun little "in-town" ride. Inner-city riding is where this bike excels. It's really easy to ride for the experienced and a great way to learn. I would suggest this bike for the 30 and over crowd for only one reason: Maybe, just maybe, we that are over 30 are mature enough to NOT want to drop it doing stupid things that those under 30 have no problem with. Nice write up guys.
 

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Just being the Insurance Specialist that I was for the previous 7 yrs. My office is in Cumming, GA (he was a Confederate General- get your mind out of the gutter ;-}) off GA HWY 400 just south of the Dawson County line. Twenty minutes away is some FINE riding. F&I was fun but I'm WAY better at the insurance stuff. So, no sales or F&I for me. If I ever decide to close or sell this I'm going to go to ROME, GA and build Suzuki ATVs. You should see the plant- Whew! is it ever clean...
 

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I'm still chuckling about how motorcycles that are faster and more powerful than any bike available when I started riding in 1964 are now considered "beginner's bikes".
 

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It's a damn good looking bike, wish I could get my wife to decide to ride one. That's not going well. Your highs and lows sure seem inane in the article. "People think you have more money than you do", well not those who know their head from their ass. If impressing people by making them think you rich is your thing, you're incredibly shallow. I'd love to see a dyno for this bike.
 

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I'm still chuckling about how motorcycles that are faster and more powerful than any bike available when I started riding in 1964 are now considered "beginner's bikes".
Funny how that works, huh? I'm sure Ford II thought the same thing when the Mustang was introduced as a Pony Car. Compare that to a Flathead V-8 and it looks like something you'd take to the Salt Flats.
 

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I'm still chuckling about how motorcycles that are faster and more powerful than any bike available when I started riding in 1964 are now considered "beginner's bikes".
Well, at least the guy in your Avatar photo finally managed to get-across the desert and hoist a well-deserved Brew...........
 

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I don't know about you guys, but I just rode a used multistrada (40.000 km, 2 years) and a 2005 S4R with 6.000 km in Porto, Portugal and I loved the S4R (2nd gear wheelies, uau, in front of the hospital, just in case) but if it ages so badly as the multistrada you must have real deep pockets to buy a Ducati. Not to speak from parts & logistic "It's not the same year, but it will do"...

I love the multistrada since day one, but very few bikes beat the quality build of my '00 VFR Fi.

So when I see this article I just though to myself "why the f**k am I thinking of getting one, even abused ???

To say the truth, this year in Spain MotoGP in Jerez, I saw the must abused piece of machinery (rolling). It was a 749R, without rear brake and with grooves 2 mm deep in front disks; and the owner just came, plug the key, hit the starter and went.
Leaking.
It was yellow. And everybody was talking (both ends of the rope) about that Ducati...

But the S4R, uau.
 

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RPT, you ok over there? Either English became your second language all of a sudden or you've been hitting the sauce. Either way, that was a tough read.
sorry ?
I tend to have these glimpses of posting madness. The site doesn't helps anyway ?
Is my english that bad ?
 

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One of the highs mentioned is "Historic racing pedigree" my arse. Do some losers really suck to this BS? In reality you pay 1800 over (a far superior) SV and what you get is a lumpy gearbox, abrupt clutch and lousy injection. POS in short. Sure you can make it run but why wouldn't you buy a quality product to start with?

- cruiz-euro
 

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One of the highs mentioned is "Historic racing pedigree" my arse. Do some losers really suck to this BS? In reality you pay 1800 over (a far superior) SV and what you get is a lumpy gearbox, abrupt clutch and lousy injection. POS in short. Sure you can make it run but why wouldn't you buy a quality product to start with?

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Easily one of the funniest posts of the year, coming form a guy that rides a Harley FatBoy! :D
 
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