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Old 10-26-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
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Japanese vs. Ducati?

Japanese 600s or Ducati 695? Japanese = reliable, cheaper maintenance and repair. Duc = its a Duc, expensive to maintain and repair. Any opinions? What if you had to choose?
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:35 PM   #2
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the difference is money and engine type

I choose 600's mainly cause of the cheaper maintence and i love IL-4's
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i upgraded from a 04 gsxr 600 to an 06 ducati 749. speed wise they're about the same but i like the duc a lot more because the torque and handling
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the difference is money and engine type

I choose 600's mainly cause of the cheaper maintence and i love IL-4's
yeah but if money wasnt an object i bet most people would choose a 1098 or 999 over a 1000?
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:47 PM   #6
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personally i'd rather take a 750 and mod it, instead of a stock duc for the same cash.
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i upgraded from a 04 gsxr 600 to an 06 ducati 749. speed wise they're about the same but i like the duc a lot more because the torque and handling
Have you had any mechanical issues with the duc? Word on the street is that there have been issues with the inverted forks. They say ducs are hit or miss - some run great and all that's required is the scheduled maintenance every X number of miles, but some end up with a mechanical issue and costly repairs . Any truth to that?
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Ive been looking at 1098's since they came out, I just cant seem to pull the trigger. They seem to be great bikes, I have not talked to anyone that was dissatisfied.
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actually a 600 is faster than a 749.

in all honesty, id rather have the duc, as most of us would. not because its any better of a machine, but its uncommon and "italian". if they were everywhere lke the big 4, we wouldnt even be having this converstation.
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Depends on what models you're comparing.
The Monster 620 or 695 is a fun bike, easier to work on than a lot of the bikes and isn't the same "cookie cutter" bike everyone else is riding.
As far as forks, most of the Ducs use Showa, which is the exact same forks on most bikes these days.
Granted, the maintenance intrervals are more frequent, but especially with the air cooled models, it's no real big deal.
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yeah but if money wasnt an object i bet most people would choose a 1098 or 999 over a 1000?
why they still runner slower times around the track than even most I4 600's. Check out FastBikes, PB, TWO or even the new Sport Rider has a shoot out between the CBR 600RR, the 1098 and the GSXR 1000 with the GSXR winning followed by the CBR and the DUC dead last.
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you could buy both, i'll test em and tell you wich ones better and i'll keep the loser bike
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why they still runner slower times around the track than even most I4 600's. Check out FastBikes, PB, TWO or even the new Sport Rider has a shoot out between the CBR 600RR, the 1098 and the GSXR 1000 with the GSXR winning followed by the CBR and the DUC dead last.
U obviously havent ridden a Duc.
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The bikes are prolly the best for low maint and reliability, But the Ducatis are awesome, I have and still do own both kinds of bikes, I have a 999 and a 1098 and they are ****ing awesome, especially the 1098, and I personally havent been beat by a bike even kicked the chit out of an 07 gixxer 1K, thank U very much, but they arent for everybody, the Ducs have a lot of personality and soul, prolly wouldnt go wrong with either, I personally dont care alot for the smaller ducs, But some people think I,m spoiled to big bikes, They have to be 4valve fi liquid cooled , not 2valve carb air cooled
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i've heard a number of unhappy reviews about the 1098. It's too bad because I love the look of it. I'm looking forward to the 848 coming out!
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