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  1. #1
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    Ducati

    Any one on here own a ducati ?
    If so what are they like engine wise
    here today gone tomorrow

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    Re: Ducati

    I've previously owned a 916 Foggy Rep, 998R and still own a 1198R.

    What do you need to know ?

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    Re: Ducati

    Whats the reliability like ?
    Engine, ect ect
    I fancy something different like the diavel, upright seating but looks aggressive
    here today gone tomorrow

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    Re: Ducati

    I've never had any issues with oil leaks, failures or anything other than routine servicing and cambelt replacements .

    Early models used to have problems with the starter clutches, but I'm assuming they sorted this out on the later models.

    Get a quote on the servicing costs and only use genuine parts if you want to carry out additional oil changes in between scheduled services.

    I use John Hackett (JHP) in Coventry for my maintenance. The nearest decent dealer to you I would recommend Moto Rapido. Great guys in their parts dept

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    Re: Ducati

    Had a 2013 Multistrada.
    Nice engine when in its stride, but lumpy and annoying in traffic.
    Had it just over a year, did a Eurotour on it, no problems at all, but decided that adventure bikes were not my 'thing'.

    The new V4s are supposed to be much better in low speed smoothness, although some people just buy the Ducatis for the V twin lumpy character.

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    Re: Ducati

    I had a 748 recently , beautiful to look at . I will say no more.
    Hcw's , still going strong

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    Re: Ducati

    It's Italian, you will love it and hate it in equal measure.
    I miss my SS, there's just something quite special about a Ducati, but I'm a glutton for punishment, I drive an Alfa too
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    Re: Ducati

    Quote Originally Posted by mp View Post
    I had a 748 recently , beautiful to look at . I will say no more.
    Has a go on one a few years back and it was the most uncomfortable bike i had ever ridden , having said that a 6` 2" 17 stone rider is probably not who it was designed for.

    If i got one it would be put in the dining room and not in the garage as it was a stunning looking machine , even in yellow.

    K
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    Re: Ducati

    I test rode an 851 a few years back from the dealer.

    It broke down when it started raining...

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    Re: Ducati

    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
    I test rode an 851 a few years back from the dealer.

    It broke down when it started raining...
    You were lucky it made it that far !
    Reason I sold the 748 , it was an early biposto , is they are ticking time bombs imho.
    I'm sure the late ones aren't the same.
    Mp
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