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Hey everyone, I'm Adam.
In a couple of weeks i'm going to be getting my first motorcycle, and i cant wait ;D I've managed to narrow down my choices to two different bikes, and you guessed it, one of them is a monster. I'm looking at a 620 dark. i was jsut wondering if you could give me advice on the good and bad points of owning a monster. and yea, i know your all biased. unfortunately, due to the english liscencing system i'm going to have to have the power reduced to 33hp for 2 years, so the monster's power isn't a major concern.

thanks alot
 
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If you can;t have more than 33 hp you might just want to look at getting a beater for your first couple years. This is because first its not all that practical to reduce the bike's hp like that, not to mention being somewhat troublesome (and how would it be certified @ 33hp). Second that if you drop it (as many people do their first bikes) the parts are waaay expensive (but many motorcycle parts are), the parts probably aren't as commonplace (can't be found in a junkyard).
That said, if you're rich, and money is not an issue, go for it. I would check to make sure that its a workable solution with your licensing system.
 
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i've been riding for the past year on a small automatic 'thing' but this will be my first proper morotcycle. The power is restricted by a government approved company and there is no damage to the engine etc caused by it.
 

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What the hell kind of tyrannical, despotic gov you have there? I have a 620 and love it, but I can't even imagine how sad it would be to ride it with 1/2 the stock hp.

Here you go...buy the Duc and remove/ modify the gov installed anti-fun device.

Or, buy a beater.

Dude that really sucks though
 
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wtf? why reduce the power? Sorry man.

The 620 is a great bike, but if you have to start small, you might want to go with a cheaper bike so you don't loose as much on the resale when you don't have any restrictions
 
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There are many more motorcycles in GB and Europe than over here in the States.
 

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IMO, no point throwing money on it under these circumstances. Get a GS or EX 500 and have fun without blowing your budget on a crippled bike.
 

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FYI: Ducati sell 400cc Monsters in Japan that generates more than 40 horses. But I hear the lack of power realy hurts the bike's performance compared to a more porweful Monster. If true, I see you being mighty frustrated with a 33hp Monster. 2 years can be really long.

Answers to your questions based on my experience:

GOOD:
- Owning a Ducati. How cool is that!
- Handles well. Great in twisties.
- V-twin engine sound.
- Unmatched range of mods. (This could be a bad thing.)
- DML message board.

BAD:
- Tends to require more care than a typical Japanese bike.
- Maintenance cost is more than a typical Japanese bike.
- Insurance costs.

Personally, I haven't experienced anything negative with the Monster. The bike runs very well. Having a lot of fun riding with local Monster riders. At first it took a leap of faith to buy a Monster, but I now have better understanding of the bike and more confidence owning it.

Food for thought. Good luck!
 

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Id say get a ninja 250 but that may put out more than 30hp.
That is some serious socialist crap limiting the F ing horsepower on your bike!! This is why we revolted from the brits so long ago (Im drunk so please dont start flaming me :p)
Dont spend a bunch of cash on a bike that will be restricted, just go ge a 250 till you can be legal on a proper motorbike.


If it was me Id say F it and buy what I wanted and then modify it to over 100hp screw those bastard law makers!!!
 

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The socialists here don't bother me as much as the capitalists selling heavy underpowered bikes to clueless customers. What is Ducati thinking selling this stuff to people...this is HD stuff.
 

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I have a monster 600 and the only thing i 'd like to have more from my bike is ...power!It's a very nice choice for first bike ,it's very easy handling ,stylish and stable in all occasions .Buy it!
 
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the government thinks that if your not over 21, you cant be trusted with a full power motorcycle, so for younger people, like me, you have to spend two years on a bike with no more that 33hp.. crap huh. but thanks for the advice all, i might go for the 250 just to stop me getting annoyed :p
 

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try to get some info from ducati monster club in italy.

There are Ducs that are already "depotenziato".
After that You can repotenziato and have a ready bike when You are done the 25kw.

Do the thing You want.

Get DUCATI right now if You have a chance,

Skier
 
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