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PostSubject: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 13th 2011, 10:46 pm

So im stuck between the Kawaski Ninja 650R/400R either or and the Ducati Monster 696

I enjoy both bikes equally visually and both will provide more then enough power I just cant make up my mind, I feel like its another GTST vs GTR argument Im having in my head

In my opinion the Ducati is the GTR of the two, its more expensive, parts have to come from italy so they can be a while to get, but it also features higher quality parts ie.) Brembo brakes, Sachs rear suspension and Marzocchi Fork and to me feels like better build quality etc. It is also quite a bit lighter of the two. Also like the GTR its got pedigree



On the other hand the Ninja offers a lower price tags, a dealer almost every town of 10,000 or more people, readily accessible parts. Still looks good plenty of aftermarket support but also is the heavyweight of the two

Also the monster is air cooler while the ninja is liquid cooled

anyones thoughts, has anyone had some decent time on one of these for a rideability opinion



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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 13th 2011, 11:15 pm

i think this is hands down won by the Ducati.

may just be personal opinion but as you stated the Ducati has pedigree,less of them around as well, also air cooled is so much less hassle.

i just have something for a naked bike though, rough edges define quality workmanship on an Italian bike.

sooo my vote is Ducati!
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 13th 2011, 11:43 pm

Ducati! They just look so good, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2011, 2:13 am

duggyb wrote:
i think this is hands down won by the Ducati.
x2

I have a thing for the streetfighter look
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2011, 7:46 pm

there are so many fucking monsters around.

You want street fighter, youll get it once you dump your ninja and decide to pull all your panels off becasue new ones are so expensive.
But I personally love waiting weeks for parts for something I can only ride 4 months out of a year.

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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2011, 7:51 pm

just join the vintage train, plenty of parts and no need to wait:) plus the bike will run you a tenth of what that ducati will cost haha.

Goodluck with the decision, id rather wait 3 weeks and drive a ducati then wait 1 and drive a Kawasaki.

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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2011, 7:54 pm

my thoughts exactly
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2011, 8:03 pm

i know i have twice as much respect for a guy that rides/built that or this. Than a Ducati.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2011, 8:05 pm

lets turn this into a cafe racer appreciation thread:
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2011, 8:15 pm

i am content with that,i also WISH i could get a BMW:(

i just cant get over this tank, so gorgeous
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2011, 9:53 pm

duggyb wrote:
i know i have twice as much respect for a guy that rides/built that or this. Than a Ducati.
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Im not buying a bike for anyones respect lol i could care less
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2011, 9:55 pm

Also I would love to own and build a cafe racer thats the dream anyways but thats something id rather do over a winter when im looking for a project

As he said the season is a short one and I dont wnana spend half of it building a bike or even worse building a bike, something breaking then the rest fixing the bike

I take my precious time with projects (my civics going on two years now) Im not in a position to start another at the moment
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2011, 10:20 pm

My favorite bike of all time.....
1985 Honda Interceptor 750Four
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And my second fave.....
1996 Honda CBR 600 Smokin Joe's Race Edition

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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2011, 10:29 pm

ya get the kawi, you can be stuntin' hard like this bro
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in all seriousness though i know what you mean, youd rather be riding, i just seen lots of creativity on the car end of things from many members on here and think it could go to make such a nice bike.

buy the ducati,and get a classic honda in the fall. done and done.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 15th 2011, 2:38 am

hands down the ducatti but don't buy a bike
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 15th 2011, 9:29 am

buy like a 250 ninja or whatever there beginner bikes are, once you can handle the bike, an are comfortable riding it, step up to something bigger.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 15th 2011, 11:32 am

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if ya going to get any new one get this i seen it at honda when i bought my ruckus, looks sik
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 15th 2011, 11:44 am

Just buy a used 600, people pay 12K for them new, and then sell them off for 6K like 3-4 years later. The funny part is they don't drop in value very fast after that first 3-4 years, so you can re-sell in a year or two for pretty close to what you paid for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Opinion   Bike Opinion Icon_minitimeApril 17th 2011, 7:48 pm

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