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Old 12-20-2010, 01:43 PM   #1
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After almost 10 years of riding rice rockets. I thinking about getting a pasta rocket

Ducati 848, 1098,1198 or MV Agusta F4 1000?

Wanting a newer bike, and not sure which of these would present the better experience
I want/need lots of power, Speed, and good handles. A bike that would be good on and off the track.
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:45 PM   #2
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The parts and service cost has kept me away from the Italian stuff.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:01 PM   #5
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With being said I'm really liking the 2011 ZX10R.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:20 PM   #6
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Italian bikes have their quirks. Most have to stay on a battery tender or charged for 12 hrs before you ride. Fun for second bikes, but most people would get frustrated having one as their primary bike.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:21 PM   #7
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With being said I'm really liking the 2011 ZX10R.
Haha. Good luck on that one. Hopefully they will be re-released in Feb.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:09 AM   #8
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:37 AM   #9
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The Italian stuff isint that bad anymore, the maint is not too expensive and my 1098 is 1/4 what my wifes ninja 250 is insurance wise, think about that for a second, that being said the stuff is very good but so is the Italian stuff I have owned Ducatis for over 15 years, and Aprilia superbikes have low maintence, I have torn them down with 25k miles and didnt even need a valve adjustment
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I really love the italian design of my 1098, but parts are harder to find and a little more expensive than the japanese bikes, maintenance is more expensive and not many people in town can service the italian bikes. If you do not commute on your bike to work then having a ducati in your garage would be a good choice but if you had to commute then i would suggest getting a japanese bike instead.
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The 675R is a bad bike for the price but rumor mill is spitting that there's only 300 coming to the US. I probably STILL wouldn't get one because it's not like there's anymore power or anything, Just some Ohlins and Brembo bits and it's a VERY small bike.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:14 PM   #12
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You want a bike for track and street? Well, a lot of people can afford to buy the Italian bikes, not many can afford to crash them.
They are expensive to crash. The tank for my Aprilia was almost $3,000. If you go down, they are totaled. The V-Twin Aprilias are the most reliable though, they have the Rotax engine. The new Ducs aren't that bad though. They have a little maintenance, but compared to the inline 4s it is a lot of maintenance considering you only have to check the valves on an inline 4 every 3 million miles. LOL.
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Ducati 848, 1098,1198 or MV Agusta F4 1000?

Wanting a newer bike, and not sure which of these would present the better experience
I want/need lots of power, Speed, and good handles. A bike that would be good on and off the track.
Im not a big fan of ducati abd the mv agusta i never had the chance to ride one but if i was getting a europian bike i would get the Bmw S1000r.
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I really love the italian design of my 1098, but parts are harder to find and a little more expensive than the japanese bikes, maintenance is more expensive and not many people in town can service the italian bikes. If you do not commute on your bike to work then having a ducati in your garage would be a good choice but if you had to commute then i would suggest getting a japanese bike instead.
I commute on mine at least 5 days a week.

My clutch squeals, though. Poor clutch.
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Haha. Good luck on that one. Hopefully they will be re-released in Feb.
I forgot all about the ZX10R recalls
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Ding ding ding, we have a winner. If you want the best of both worlds, grab a Bimota with a motor. Exotic, sexy, unique, and not as bad to insure as you think. Since the newer ones are Duc powered, I am speaking of the older models. You can get a nice one for less than a new 600 if you are patient. Of course, many times the bodywork (like my old YB8) were more than the purchase price of the bike; so don't crash, or be ready to make them into a bad street fighter if you do.

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I have a freind in London that LOVES his F4, he commutes on a BMW RT though....

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