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Old 04-08-2007, 01:17 PM   #1
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opinions on 2004 ducati 749

i saw a 2004 Ducati 749 dark for the sale the other day and was wondering if anyone had any opinions on this bike? also as far as parts and maintainace go would it cost more being a ducati?
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Old 04-08-2007, 01:19 PM   #2
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Around 109 hp. and valve adjustments at every 6000 miles at around 300 dollars a shot. Great bike though.
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Old 04-08-2007, 01:25 PM   #3
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Lets not forget belts every 2 years or 12,000 miles.
Oh, valve adjustments on the Testeretta engine are MORE expensive FWIW.
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Ive ridden a few 748's and they rocked the 749 should be even better but not as sexy.
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Ive ridden a few 748's and they rocked the 749 should be even better but not as sexy.
sorry but i liked the new body style way mor ethan the old. looks way better in race trim.
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how would the power and handling compare to the 2004 gixxer 600 that i had?
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More midrange. less top end.
Depending on the model the handling will be similar or better.
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you would have to be a v-twin fan to really appreciate it. Makes power lower in the rpm range and overall less hp the the gsxr. If you are going for the latest and fastest than the 749 is not the bike for you. If you are going for a unique well built machine and have the money to keep it maintained properly then you might enjoy it. I think the are on wheels but enjoy my rc51 10 fold due to it being a little higher in h.p. and dead reliable.
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you would have to be a v-twin fan to really appreciate it. Makes power lower in the rpm range and overall less hp the the gsxr. If you are going for the latest and fastest than the 749 is not the bike for you. If you are going for a unique well built machine and have the money to keep it maintained properly then you might enjoy it. I think the are on wheels but enjoy my rc51 10 fold due to it being a little higher in h.p. and dead reliable.
I like the way you think! Ducs are hella sexy, but a high dollar machine makes for high dollar maintenace.

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I had a 749 Dark, it was great when it worked!!! IT spent 9 out of the 14 months I owned it in the shop! Like I said, loved it when it worked. That '04 model had all kinds of problems.
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