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Old 10-16-2012, 03:26 PM   #61
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Not to get back on topic or anything but...

If you want a motard it is important to know why and what kind of riding you will be doing with it. A straight up Motard (the ones based on Dirt Bikes) just isn't great for any long distance riding or freeway/highway riding much. There are bigger Motardish bikes that will handle both of those much better but aren't motards in the true sense of very light and nimble dirt bikes with street tires on em. Some ppl get a motard thinking it can do what regular street bikes do and it just isn't true. They are uncomfortable in the saddle for long distances for the most part, the range is not very long because they usually don't have very big tanks which can be solved sometimes with larger aftermarket tanks, and they just aren't good in heavier wind, higher RPMs, or long distances. They need a little more regular maintenance than bigger street bikes and only hold 2 qts of oil or less usually.
They are GREAT for around town, shorter distances, twisties, etc.

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Not to get back on topic or anything but...

If you want a motard it is important to know why and what kind of riding you will be doing with it. A straight up Motard (the ones based on Dirt Bikes) just isn't great for any long distance riding or freeway/highway riding much. There are bigger Motardish bikes that will handle both of those much better but aren't motards in the true sense of very light and nimble dirt bikes with street tires on em. Some ppl get a motard thinking it can do what regular street bikes do and it just isn't true. They are uncomfortable in the saddle for long distances for the most part, the range is not very long because they usually don't have very big tanks which can be solved sometimes with larger aftermarket tanks, and they just aren't good in heavier wind, higher RPMs, or long distances. They need a little more regular maintenance than bigger street bikes and only hold 2 qts of oil or less usually.
They are GREAT for around town, shorter distances, twisties, etc.

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That's why I haven't ever bought one
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Not to get back on topic or anything but...

If you want a motard it is important to know why and what kind of riding you will be doing with it. A straight up Motard (the ones based on Dirt Bikes) just isn't great for any long distance riding or freeway/highway riding much. There are bigger Motardish bikes that will handle both of those much better but aren't motards in the true sense of very light and nimble dirt bikes with street tires on em. Some ppl get a motard thinking it can do what regular street bikes do and it just isn't true. They are uncomfortable in the saddle for long distances for the most part, the range is not very long because they usually don't have very big tanks which can be solved sometimes with larger aftermarket tanks, and they just aren't good in heavier wind, higher RPMs, or long distances. They need a little more regular maintenance than bigger street bikes and only hold 2 qts of oil or less usually.
They are GREAT for around town, shorter distances, twisties, etc.

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Take the Ducati, do the Terre Motro thing, but motard it instead of off-road it.

See here...

http://www.ducatinewstoday.com/2009/...ti-didnt-make/

See post #9

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/42-monst...ra-mostro.html


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man that looks ugly, IMO.. lol
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:49 AM   #70
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Mine too! But he has a "well bought" Duc...what better candidate?
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Take the Ducati, do the Terre Motro thing, but motard it instead of off-road it.

See here...

http://www.ducatinewstoday.com/2009/...ti-didnt-make/

See post #9

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/42-monst...ra-mostro.html


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...actually, kinda ugly but good ugly lol
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Not to get back on topic or anything but...

If you want a motard it is important to know why and what kind of riding you will be doing with it. A straight up Motard (the ones based on Dirt Bikes) just isn't great for any long distance riding or freeway/highway riding much. There are bigger Motardish bikes that will handle both of those much better but aren't motards in the true sense of very light and nimble dirt bikes with street tires on em. Some ppl get a motard thinking it can do what regular street bikes do and it just isn't true. They are uncomfortable in the saddle for long distances for the most part, the range is not very long because they usually don't have very big tanks which can be solved sometimes with larger aftermarket tanks, and they just aren't good in heavier wind, higher RPMs, or long distances. They need a little more regular maintenance than bigger street bikes and only hold 2 qts of oil or less usually.
They are GREAT for around town, shorter distances, twisties, etc.

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I agree with all of this except the uncomfortable part.

SO MUCH MORE comfortable than a sport bike!

And I THINK I like that DucTard?
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