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post #31 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-20-2017, 05:47 PM
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I love the way my 696 looks but it took a lot to get it there (single sided swingarm etc). As for the superbikes the love the 1098 over the later bikes but the 1198 has some options you can't get on the 1098 so it makes it a more appealing bike. The great thing is that this whole excersize is subjective otherwise we'd all be after the same bikes!
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post #32 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-20-2017, 10:41 PM
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I guess itís all in ones opinion.

They ALL look good to me, each model having something unique that I like more than another. However, the 1200 definitely is most comfortable to me and my wife says the 1200 looks more my size when Iím on it. Whereas other Monsters I was on just looked a little to small. (Iím 6í 3Ē for reference)

No matter what, they look better than any other nakeds out there.
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post #33 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-22-2017, 11:27 AM
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just don't like them past 07/08. def a matter of personal taste but what was such an iconic design has been altered very heavily IMO. not a fan

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post #34 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 07:58 AM
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I rember riding my s4rs to the dealer to check out and test drive the new 696. I laughed, I cried and decided that id probably never buy another monster again.

Well I guess I changed my mind a decade later because I just put down a deposit on a 25th anniversary.
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post #35 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 04:45 PM
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I think they all look good, especially in red.
Am biased to the '14 Monster 1200 since that is the one I have and love.
Considered older Monsters, but when I learned the newer ones had a much longer valve adjust interval, I knew what I wanted.
It's an angel, it's a beast!
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post #36 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 07:41 PM
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I'd like to ride one of the new 1200 Monsters. I'm sure they are really great bikes. Just not sure I could squint hard enough when walking to/from the bike. Sure is ugly.

My S4RS was probably the most beautiful bike I ever owned. If not, the 996 was.

But I don't own either one any more, because I didn't put enough miles on them. I sold both, bought a Multistrada, and actually ride it.

It ain't pretty from 20 feet, but once I'm on it and in motion, it's a thing of beauty.
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post #37 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 09:43 PM
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Well I guess I have the best of both worlds
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post #38 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 11:16 PM
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I changed the bits I didn't like.



What's left, I like.
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I've loved Monsters since 1993. Have always wanted one. While I love the looks of the older ones, I feel they need mods to really look correct. I'm not a fan of most of the older exhausts, the older front fenders, or the looks of the seats without a cowl. All of that can be changed though, so they can be tailored to my aesthetic appeal. I would love to have an S4Rs at some point just to have a really cool old bike. When I finally decided it was time to own a Monster a couple months ago I picked the M796. I LOVE the look of it and that even though it is the mid range bike it still has the SSSA. The under seat exhaust I love, and that it is still an air cooled bike. While I still also enjoy the looks of the newer 821/1200, they just aren't as much my style. And something about the 797 just doesn't do it for me.
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I've loved Monsters since 1993. Have always wanted one. While I love the looks of the older ones, I feel they need mods to really look correct. I'm not a fan of most of the older exhausts, the older front fenders, or the looks of the seats without a cowl. All of that can be changed though, so they can be tailored to my aesthetic appeal. I would love to have an S4Rs at some point just to have a really cool old bike. When I finally decided it was time to own a Monster a couple months ago I picked the M796. I LOVE the look of it and that even though it is the mid range bike it still has the SSSA. The under seat exhaust I love, and that it is still an air cooled bike. While I still also enjoy the looks of the newer 821/1200, they just aren't as much my style. And something about the 797 just doesn't do it for me.
I agree ^ and if I could change one thing that I wish Ducati did it would be the factory headlights. Give us a more retro/oldschool single headlight again for my M 1100 S

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