Good luck!Reddymon said:Like most, I too have been a lurker for a while now. I am a long time biker (OK, an old fart) and at one time or another have ridden or owned just about every brand of motorcycle. But never a Ducati.
I always considered myself a sport bike rider but after getting hitched a few years back the BMW K100 got traded for a Goldwing. The wing is great for touring vacations with my wife but its thrill quotient leaves a lot to be desired on a twisty road. Years ago, I took a turn on a friends Ducati and flat fell in love with it. Have wanted one bad ever since. I've been bugging the wife for years now about "someday I am going to get a Ducati" and well, the day is finally here. I am going down to the dealer tommorow morning to talk price.
I have my eye on a nice red '07 S4rs. It makes me want to drool just thinking about it. The dealer is sure to notice the glazed look in my eyes when I stare at that bike which will shoot my bargaining position all to hell. Oh, well, boys and their toys ya know. I just HAVE to have it!
I am a South Bay guy. I live up in the Santa Cruz mountains 'bout half way between Santa Cruz and Los Gatos. Home is just off of Summit Road. I hope to meet some of the folks on this board soon (weather and temperature permitting) and hook up for rides. I am no hot shoe but "novice" would not describe me either. I won't be competition for anyone but have never been the slowest one in a large group. Anyway, just want to have some fun and good times.
Wish me luck on that bike purchase. I'll need it.
Thank you for the welcome Michael. I did write the check for the bike today but delivery will occur in abought ten days after some dealer mods. I will make a point of going to Zeitgeist some time. I have heard alot about it but have never actually been there.Michael Moore said:Hey John, welcome to the board - I know what you mean about the "drool factor" and the S4Rs. That is one helluva bike. And what a great place to own one, in the Santa Cruz mountains. Sounds like a little slice 'o heaven to me. I hope to see you at Zeitgeist sometime, or one of the Ducati bike nights that pop up like mushrooms around the bay.
I have bought from Moto Italiano in Santa Cruz. I did not see feedback either pro or con in the forums so I started with the dealer closest to me. We shall see how that works out but so far I have enjoyed working with Scott and the whole shop seems to be friendly and enthusiast oriented.desmoquattro said:Good luck!
Oh, and I think most people will second a recommendation of Hattar Moto in San Rafael. Most of us avoid that other shop in San Francisco for a variety of reasons ;D
Cool bike! Welcome!1fstfreride said:Hi,
New kid on this block, have been hanging around the DML for several months, trying to make trouble but now I want to become part of the MOB. I have ridden dirt most of my life and after several attempts at self mutilation via downhill mountain bike racing, I have decided to go the safer route. So, I went out and got a liter bike and immediately took it to the track for a few days - way coooollll!! Most of my friends ride rice rockets, so I would like to hook up for some rides with other euro-snobs. Today had a nice ride up hwy 9 and onto woodside via skyline superhighway. I saw an Tigre at the jiffy mart, thank god I left my rodesian ridgeback at home - could have been ugly! Will attempt to use the black arts of picture sizing to alert you which bike and helmet to look out for.
r u calling me a post whore? [cheeky]sidrock said:As Dan said, it's nice to see some SoBay folks. Hope to see some of you guys/gals at the South Bay Ducati meets on the 2nd Mondays of every month. I'll let John C post-up his usual invite for that one.