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Ducati supersport

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8 hours ago, vtwindr said:

wait for it...... (47yrs old , 10yrs + NCB, crrent price for the VFR is £250 with business use as well)

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....... £1031 without business which means I can't ride it to work on sunny days

 

So waitaminnit... is that £250 mean business and pleasure?

 

But £1031 for pleasure only?

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5 minutes ago, Rectaltronics said:

 

So waitaminnit... is that £250 mean business and pleasure?

 

But £1031 for pleasure only?

I wish
nah the VFR is 250

The Supersport is 1031
I use the bike for work sometimes and visit patients houses on it which means I need extra insurance in case I have an accident whilst on work related  trips. Another way for insurers to screw us over

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Oh OK.

 

We here tend to get higher rates if we say we're using the bike to commute, but that's mostly due to the legitimate extra likelihood of traffic incidents.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Rectaltronics said:

Oh OK.

 

We here tend to get higher rates if we say we're using the bike to commute, but that's mostly due to the legitimate extra likelihood of traffic incidents.

 

 

yep, we get that as well
it goes 

Pleasure
Commute
Business
but even though my business use is essentially commuting within the workday that doesn't count. It's not like I'm delivering pizza on it

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13 hours ago, vtwindr said:

 

....... £1031 without business which means I can't ride it to work on sunny days

 

OMFG ! Surely they have the SS confused with a Pani. :blink:

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So I was able to take a ride on the new SS yesterday. Although it wasn't a long or twisty ride, it was enough for me to get a decent feel for the bike. I'm not really going to compare it to the VFR other than it did feel like a bike one could ride all day without feeling tortured and it did feel rather lite and nimble. I really wish I could have taken it on a more appropriate test ride, i.e. Twisty roads and some length but alas not the case.

 

One thing I will say, at low RPMs it did seem to make the bike feel like it was about to stall. However, once the RPMs hit 3.5-4k, the motor really kicked in and it felt more worthy. To add though, the electronics were set to "sport mode" so not sure if that was a big contributor or not but the salesman I spoke with was an older model SS owner like myself and admitted that the low end of this bike was lacking in comparison, so I'm thinking it's more the motor than the electronics setting. Probably should have played around with the settings. That being said, it will rev past 9k RPM, versus my era SS.

 

There were a couple of things I like about the bike, one the lite feel and ease of taking a turn, particularly at slower speeds. Something I have a hard time with on my 95 SS. There's the saying. ?What a difference a year makes"...well this would be 22 years if compared to mine but ultimately that's where I'm coming from. When on the gas it did feel like a really strong motor with a decent amount of torque but with the stock exhaust, it really didn't quite have the "feeling" of being so. Maybe I'm spoiled with my Duc and VFRs having a bit more "growl" but ultimately I wasn't sold on the bike. Maybe it's sentimental but I honestly prefer my old SS over the new one. Although it's ultimately more refined and has a lot more advancements over my 95, there was just something missing for me. The dash, even though it has more to it, I kind like the old school dual dial tachometer & speedometer of ole versus the all in one LCD dash panel. I had no issues reading it in bright daylight BTW.

 

Would I get one? Maybe, if I didn't have already have mine and was looking for an alternative to an inline 4 and/or wanted something a little different than a repli-racer or if I just wanted to dip my toe into the Ducati pool, this might be a good entry level Ducati sport bike. Ultimately, I won't be trading in my current SS for one nor give up either of my VFRs for one but I'm glad I rode it so now I wouldn't question it years down the road..."Why didn't I just test ride one?"

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Glad you scratched that itch. Wondering the 2 other duc's I've tested also were hesitant at low rpm if a proper flash or PCV might be a nessisary add on for current ducs. Can't see myself on one anytime soon got to give it a test as she is a great looking bike, 

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On 2/18/2017 at 7:04 AM, Bent said:

I've had MBS and got over it.    

 

 

OK, so how does that work?  :unsure:

 

I will admit to feeling a disturbance in the force. Three bikes and 2 cars here, and they ALL need something.

Maybe this is how it starts. The things you own end up owning you.

Did you feel an urge to sell all that you had and give it to the poor?

Wait, that's not right. :goofy:

Sell 3 bikes and get 1 new one? :beer:

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On 4/18/2017 at 8:16 PM, VFR4Lee said:

 

OK, so how does that work?  :unsure:

 

I will admit to feeling a disturbance in the force. Three bikes and 2 cars here, and they ALL need something.

Maybe this is how it starts. The things you own end up owning you.

Did you feel an urge to sell all that you had and give it to the poor?

Wait, that's not right. :goofy:

Sell 3 bikes and get 1 new one? :beer:

 

After having Multiple Bike Syndrome, I did that once and had to have another bike.  So, that didn't work.  Got an 8th gen. which was a good decision.  Multiple cars is different than multiple bikes.   

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Multiple cars is different than multiple bikes.   

 

Wife must have her car, that's for sure. But, guess who gets to take care of it beyond washing? :wink:

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She washes her car?

man you found yourself a keeper 

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