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17 May 2008 — 06:39 AM

seems to have an idea of makes a Ducati a Ducati. features or whatever you want to them. Trellis frames. valves. Dry clutches.

V twin (yes, it’s a V, spare me the lingo), the color red. We all have an idea of what a Duc a Duc.

The thing is, NONE of things were part of the that began the Ducati or namesake or whatever. They making a name for themselves small displacement, single non-desmo bikes that in a whole bunch of colors some of them red).

Maybe that’s ancient Ok, let’s narrow it down to The first twin didn’t a trellis frame, a dry clutch, valves, and wasn’t available in

But that twin wasn’t a Sportbike? Ok, so the first V-twin Again, not red, not a desmo, wet no trellis frame.

Ok, but that a Superbike? Again sticking twins, let’s look at the race replica. FINALLY a but it would be another six years or so before Ducati went to valvetrains across the board.

frames were in production 1992 (and still as ’93 model 907s).

Wet clutches are already on their way — the resistance to them me.

I suppose it’s normal to something that’s strayed the current norm and think somehow less of the real because it doesn’t have or that. But if a company gets too up in doing things a certain way that’s what people sooner or later they end up vintage bikes with parts. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again who remembers when Harley the field at Daytona?

Yes, They used to win races. happened. I’m not sure, but I do that the Sportster you can buy today all that different than the one you buy 30 years ago.

Every we think of as being signature today, was a departure from the at some point. Obviously to everything they are known for and something radically different be corporate …, but changes to happen.

I’m considering a 696 Monster as a around bike, a daily — commuter sort of I like what I’ve so far but haven’t had the chance to see one in the flesh Who needs a big engine for around Not me.

I’ve ridden quite a few and the four valve watercooled hasn’t been any more fun the air cooled smaller engined

Wet clutch? No problem. Just I was annoyed by the grabbiness of the dry clutch on my

Trellis frames? Yeah, I them. But the subframe on the new 696 doesn’t me. Hey, doesn’t the GP bike something similar? (I really know but could swear I it did)

A red bike? Got one, don’t another one. That one looks pretty nice. Do you anything in a nice blue? has used some really blues over the years.

thinking 125 Sport or the early

And now for some stuff they touch. purists stop now.

Desmo valvetrains? On a I could do without them. two of my six Ducatis have them

That chain drive is kind of last century, no? about a nice belt for the baby Monster? Yes, serious.

And not so much for the little but. I hear Ducati is a V-four now? Cool. any we can get that in a package a mere can afford.

To some people, Ducati Superbike. Cool. But you can’t the other bikes — have a bigger effect on the line than the Superbikes do. the media blitz the 1098 got easy to think that the one thing keeping Ducati but.

I doubt it. While the of the 1098 is certainly a great the Ducati line up goes than that, and we can’t every product they with the 1098 as the yardstick to it.

I’m pretty excited the new Monster. After riding an in the Motogiro last year wanted one in a bad way. I rode an S4 powered) Monster in an earlier and liked the smaller S2R better.

more interested in how the new bike than how much carry technology it uses. If the 696 measures up to the I can see myself owning one someday.

As for signature bikes — if I to buy a bike that’s still the way it’s always been I’ll buy a Sportster.

(And anyone thinks I’m on Sportsters, let it be known a Sportster is on my list of project bikes. but I too many projects already)


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