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Just wondering what you folk think is the coolest looking Duke ever?

For me the 1997 916SP.
 
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geez its a toss up between the 999 and the multistradas..... cant decide































yeah right :eek: Nitrox I'm with you, it has to be a 916.... not only classic styling that IMO is still current today, but it has _the_ story and history to boot...
 

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In "human" terms the 916 is a babe ;). , An absolute stunner in more ways than just looks.

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Gazza



"Dont torture yourself Gomez, thats MY job" quote Morticia Addams.
 

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in this month's issue of english Bike, there's an article:
Official: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BIKE OF ALL TIMES

not surprisingly, two of Massimo Tamburini's creations are there: @ No4 is MV Agusta F4
.......and @ No! is Ducati 916

i personally like the MV better, but as far as ducati's go, 916 is the king; for my money
 

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Not really sure if you could ever say they are the most beautiful, but they were my first memory of Ducatis, and as such evoke a certain emotion each time I see them.

The 1972 750 Imola Desmos, as made famous by Paul Smart and Bruno Spaggiari.

Classic Ducati, old school style. [thumbsup]
 

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If I had the dollars, my first choice was the Brutale 910. But me being a poor barstard i still got a nice bike called well........ a Monster. Though the Brutale has a inline 4 motor so not quite the personality of a V-twin. [thumbsup]
 

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If I had the dollars, my first choice was the Brutale 910.....
took one for an hour last week; mind you the 750; but still it was fun [thumbsup]
you can't stop grinning
was toying with an adea of trading my bike for the 910R, but @ 28k - way too much
 

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Melvin,
I think you should trade up.
Then I'll take your suspension and Termies off your hands! [laugh]
 

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i like your thinking [clap]

seriously, can't say much about 910R as there was no demo at the time; there's a comparo in this months MotorCycle
but the 750 goes for >22K and is FUN but not enough to take me from my monster. maybe 910 (26K) would do the job?

but i'm thinking '07 S4R gray/black wheels :-X
 

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but i'm thinking '07 S4R gray/black wheels :-X
now.... I like your thinking Melvin!
its a pretty cool and unique colour scheme... and has the testastretta engine! [thumbsup]
 

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but i'm thinking '07 S4R gray/black wheels :-X
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Now your talking. It would take a lot for me to go back to a 4cylinder.
But I've been arround long enough to never say never.
I'll keep my S2R1K for at least a year or three! [laugh]
If the Ducati love affair sticks, I think the new S4R Testa sounds cool.
Just keep me in mind for parts if you decide to sell your S2R.
 

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nitrox said:
Just keep me in mind for parts if you decide to sell your S2R.
that might not happen as the bulk - if not all - of the mods i can take to the S4R and trade in mint stock standard bike with a custom paint job
......but thanks for the offer


get the cf arrows, ohlins from don kyle @ www.kyleracing.com (top guy, best price i could find and realistic shipping charges) and you'll be a happy man. you've got a great bike already
 

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Thanks for the tip Melvin, I'll check them out as I am saving up for pipes currently.
Just can't tell the wife. [laugh]

I take it you are craving for a bit more power?
 

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yeh, that was a TOPS AS deal, but the rear ohlin cost me US$510 + US$65 shipping; hardly expensive
 

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nitrox said:
I take it you are craving for a bit more power?
that too, but actually the magic of dry clutch is most appealing........but these are just the thoughts i'm playing with. i really do like my bike and now that it is complete i like it even more. you and joe will see it in jan
the moment i put away 5K im getting a track bike [thumbsup]
 

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melvin said:
that too, but actually the magic of dry clutch is most appealing........
i agree.... i cant wait to get a bike with a dry clutch.
GeoffB has put an open cover on his and it really sounds great.

plus, it means more bling! [thumbsup] [laugh]
 

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pepsduc said:
i agree.... i cant wait to get a bike with a dry clutch.
Better be quick, dry clutches are going...................
only 2007 models with a dry clutch are the 4 valve motors. :(
 
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