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Old 04-14-2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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Falen in love with Duc Sports Classic 1000s...need help!

I saw a guy riding a Sports Classic 1000s and I can't stop thinking how much fun that bike must be....

UUGGHHH!

Anyone have any negative things to say about this bike before I make my wife mad and buy one????
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:16 AM   #2
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I saw a guy riding a Sports Classic 1000s and I can't stop thinking how much fun that bike must be....

UUGGHHH!

Anyone have any negative things to say about this bike before I make my wife mad and buy one????
Yes, I would have to say the over blown sense of "I'm the " it may give you could make it hard to get along with your friends.... but they are just jealous any way...
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how about costly maintenance every 3000 miles.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:40 AM   #5
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you need to watch this

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go down where it says ducati
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Those bikes are awesome I really want one just not able to afford it yet. The paul smart ones have the nice aftermarket goodies, but that ugly front fairing. Only issue I have with Ducati's is their inflated parts cost and having to replace the timing belts often. You have to use a guitar tuner to set the tension on the belts.
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Those bikes are awesome I really want one just not able to afford it yet. The paul smart ones have the nice aftermarket goodies, but that ugly front fairing. Only issue I have with Ducati's is their inflated parts cost and having to replace the timing belts often. You have to use a guitar tuner to set the tension on the belts.
Trust me it's a PITA that's why I sold mine and would never buy another one.
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Ducatis are awesome, I have owned several and still own a couple and looking at another 1 or 2 now, they are not as bad as people think, but certinaly not easy, I,m sure I will buy others in the future, the superbikes are a overall life changing experience
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how about costly maintenance every 3000 miles.
Try again.
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Try again.


When ducati came out with the 1098 maintenance schedules for the entire line where changed. People do a bit of research before posting up fallacies please. (Btw I've been guilty of making the same mistake once or tweece but have since... I hope learned)
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:37 AM   #14
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those things are definitely sessy. i followed one from vanvcouver up to cypress bowl. twisty ride on a beautiful day. i was almost jealous but i was on my way to ski.
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just build your own cafe racer. it will be a lot cheaper and you have more control over it. want to cafe racer a turbo 80's sportbike? who wouldnt?

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Is this what your talking about?
I can't see what all the hype is about
Different strokes for different folks I guess

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I can't see what all the hype is about
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They are great bikes, aftermarket stuff is more pricey but I'd love one too. Completely different class than the thrux just same styling cues but more modern. Who doesn't want an Italian super model?
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When ducati came out with the 1098 maintenance schedules for the entire line where changed. People do a bit of research before posting up fallacies please. (Btw I've been guilty of making the same mistake once or tweece but have since... I hope learned)
Too bad the sport classic, still comes with the Pantah based air cooled Desmodue DS engine unlike the 1098.


The DS has 6k service intervals vs the 1098's 7.5k to be specific...
Course you only have 2valves per cylinder, which cuts the costs....
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As of 07 the Ducatis have had a 50% reduction in maintence costs
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