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Could anyone give me some info between these to bikes. I looking at buying a Monster, but the dealer doesn't have any 1000, and it will take 2-3 weeks to get one. They have an 02 900 on the floor. Marked down of course. Other than the engine, is there anything that would make me wise I would have waited for the 1000?

They also have a new Multistrada on the floor. I know it's a completely different kink of bike, but what do you guys think? The seat on the Monster is softer, but the Multi seems to have better leg room. That is a consideration since I 6'1". Thanks for the info.
 

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This article might help you figure it all out:
Moto One Performance Notebook - Ducati Comparison of 2V Models
 

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I can't say which is better, but your bigger issue is availability.

I know '03 M1000s are hard to get now that the '03 model year is coming to an end - inventory is low. Unless your dealer gave you their word for the 2-3 week wait, I would be cautious about the time frame.

You may end up having to wait for an '04 model which won't be available for a while. On the other hand you have a M900 ready to go. Your choice, but I say you need to think and act fast!
 

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Hi i jusst baught my 1000 (i have 1500 Km) i musst say it is great i have no problems with it :eek:) !! it is jusst faboulos in town !!
i have some pics from it her if you like :
http://www.aschwebdesign.ch/ducati.html
On the paper it says it is the 1000 Monster IE 04 ---which means 2004 I dont know...(i prefere it to the 900)

ok hope it will help in your choice

cheers JoeGas
 
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I have 2000 miles on my 2003 m1000sie. AWSOME BIKE !!!
All I can say is, If you wait for the 1000, you'll never wonder, but if you buy the 900, you always will. Not that the 900 isn't a great bike, just that the 1000 has more of what makes the 900 so good. Just go riding!
 

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The 1000 is an awesome machine. Kind of makes kitting a 900 for 944 or more CC's pretty silly.

My only concern lies in picking up the first year of a significantly revised engine.

The posts above report all's well so far, but I'd feel better after some of these bikes have 25,000 mi or more on them.

But I agree too, that if you get the 900, you'll probably be thinking of ways to spend money and make it perform like a 1000. Probably not a good bet in the long run.
 
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Don has a good point. I decided to dive in and get one anyway. My M1000 has 5000 miles now without a lick of trouble. I love the engine! It is more potent than a 900 I rode with Termi and chip/map done by dealer with Dyno.
Ducati revealed in an article that most all the changes in the new engine have better reliability in mind, so compared to the previous 2V engines the reliability should be better. I think so far that they did a great job. The engine makes power in an unstrained manner.
It's a great bike!
 
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I've got an M1000, and I've ridden a 900 and the Multistrada. Get the M1000. 900 is ok, but IMO the 1000 is quite a bit better. I didn't really like the multistrada's handling. A litttle to loose for me, but it's got better gearing and definately more leg room. I'm 6'2 and the leg room isn't bad on the monster but it could be better.
 
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I'll second that on the legroom. My knees used to get sore, but i guess I got used to that. No doubt that the 1000's tourque is where it's at.
When I bought mine, my dealer did a search to find it, at an out of state dealer, as he sold the one I had my eye on. It took a couple of weeks, but well worth the wait. (I only paid $9800, too)
 
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