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Old 11-17-2007, 01:56 AM   #21
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am i the only one that thinks the new monster looks like ? I just can't place it but it doesn't look like a "Monster". It looks like something suzuki/honda/yamaha/kawasaki would produce. I just don't think it has the Italian character of the older Monsters.

The 848 in white is a whole different story. Soooo pretty!
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:53 AM   #22
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I like more the old style..!!!

but my new favorite from Ducati is the Sport Classic 1000

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I don't understand the 80hp business though.
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In what way, low or high?
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In what way, low or high?
I'd think if they're going to build a bike that looks like this it would have at least 90 or 100hp. What's the pupose of this bike? Not that any of us need the HP that we have, it's not a Supermoto, but if you're going to take it out on the street and run with the big guys then how about 100hp?
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It seems about on par for a 700 cc twin I think. What's an SV 650 put out? I think it's less than 80 hp but I'm not sure.
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I'm sure that's true but for instance the KTM Duke 990 is a similar bike with about 117HP. I'd take that way before the monster.
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am i the only one that thinks the new monster looks like ? I just can't place it but it doesn't look like a "Monster". It looks like something suzuki/honda/yamaha/kawasaki would produce. I just don't think it has the Italian character of the older Monsters.

The 848 in white is a whole different story. Soooo pretty!
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the trellis frame/cast subframe looks like . trellis frame/trellis subframe for the win. Not so sure about the stubby pipes, looks like a new speed/street triple.
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I'm sure that's true but for instance the KTM Duke 990 is a similar bike with about 117HP. I'd take that way before the monster.
Don't the larger cc'd monsters make more than 117 though???
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I was looking at this and the SV650 from Suzuki.
I don't know which would be a better choice. I kind of like these naked bikes for some reason.
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I'm sure that's true but for instance the KTM Duke 990 is a similar bike with about 117HP. I'd take that way before the monster.
Power to weight? The KTMs have been pretty light if I remember right, what about price difference? cough reliability cough cough

990 cc = 117
695 cc = 80

70% of the displacement
68% of the horsepower

that's about right. I don't know the price and weight figures. What about sadle height and insurance categorie/rates?

Come on Cajun, you know it's not all about HP That's why ur not riding a 1000 cc supersport IL4.
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Don't the larger cc'd monsters make more than 117 though???
Yeah but it looks like just a pure D sport bike, not a light flickable naked type of bike. Now Unassailable got the right idea that thing looks like it would make perfect stunter.
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Don't the larger cc'd monsters make more than 117 though???
especially the S4rs... droooooooolllll $$$$$$$$$$$$ drooooooolll
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:25 PM   #35
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actual weight of mine is 290 lbs wet, AF1 weighed it.

HP is about 70 at the wheel from what I have heard. I have not put mine on the dyno yet.
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actual weight of mine is 290 lbs wet, AF1 weighed it.

HP is about 70 at the wheel from what I have heard. I have not put mine on the dyno yet.
Okay if your bike goes to a 650cc you can easily add 10HP and 10lbs. Then you tell me what you could do with that Monster that you couldn't do with your bike.
Heck other than put more gas in it I'll bet there's nothing this Monster will do now that your bike won't do. I just don't quite understand where the market for the Monster is. It's not that I don't like it because I do I just don't really see why purchase it other than maybe you really like the trellis frame style.
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Yeah but it looks like just a pure D sport bike, not a light flickable naked type of bike. Now Unassailable got the right idea that thing looks like it would make perfect stunter.
What's the weight on the monsters? I didnt think they were that heavy. At least compared to my bike and the bandits. I was thinking the SR4s were pretty close to your 919 in weight - maybe not though.
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keep in mind the service interval for my bike vs most others.

I honestly don't know why other bikes weigh so much after owning mine. We all know the factory SXVs are putting out way more than mine.

I don't like the monster personally. I'm guessing the baby monster has a lower seat height, lower weight, and is intended for a certain nitch market looking for a stylish, easy to ride, Ducati. It's probably a bigger market than the uber expesive desmo street legal GP bike.

If I were going to buy a monster it would be the s4r or s4rs. I'd want the power, better suspension, better brakes and added bling.

How much is the new baby monster?
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