Greetings from another part of the globe. I was in a similar situation last year, after a 30 year hiatus and with an itch I’d never scratched to have a Ducati. It was pretty easy for me to narrow down my options. I wanted a bike under warranty and with longer service intervals since I am not able to work on bike myself. I love sport bikes but knew at 57 I’d want the ergos of a more upright. I was reluctant to get something exceptionally powerful after a long time off and the fact when I did ride I never had anything bigger than my GSX-R750. I won’t to off roars or long rides or touring so no Hypermotardbor mutkistrada. That left me with Monster+, Streetfighter or Scrambler. Streetfighter I just don’t like the looks up front. Scrambler I just don’t like the name. The Monster I had initially hated losing the trellis and thought it looked more like the Yamaha. But in the end I went with the Monster+ and it’s a fantastic ride. Little bit on the crotch is my only gripe. I’ve put quite a lot into mods and now I think it looks and sounds like a proper Ducati and it’s a sheer joy to ride.Kia ora from New Zealand.
Greetings to the forum members wherever you may be in the world.
Thirteen months ago the petrol in my veins rose to the surface and I bought a 2016 Triumph Street twin.
This was after no riding for forty years, yes forty years, I am 68 years old.
Now after 9000kms and thirteen months I am yearning to try a Ducati.
In years past (distant past) I have owned a K1 Honda 750 four and a Yamaha 650 XS2 before turning to trials riding.
I am looking for some advice from the knowledgeable members here about what model might be best for me.
I am 5'6" 165cm and weigh 70kgs.
I am liking the look of the 821 but should I consider the 796? or something else? maybe the Monster1100?
My Triumph is 900cc with a modest HP rating but strong torque so I have ruled out the 659 engined bikes.
Any thoughts, opinions, comments are welcome.
Thanks in advance