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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-08-2002, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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Question Ducati Monster 750. Opinions?

I have a buddy that is looking at the 750 Monster. I am trying to find out what you all think about these bikes as far as reliability, maintenance headaches, and overall impressions of the bikes. Anyone have some good info? Comments?

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I have never ridden one but everyone I have talked to that had one really did enjoy the bike. Word is that they are very easy to ride and handle well. Not alot of power but enough to have a lot of fun with.

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I have never ridden one but everyone I have talked to that had one really did enjoy the bike. Word is that they are very easy to ride and handle well. Not alot of power but enough to have a lot of fun with.
I agree, except I would like to add a few things as a former DUCATI owner. DUCATIs are dependable bikes, however the valve clearances should be checked every 6,000 miles. Don't have it serviced by just anybody. If he is buying it new from a combination Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Polaris,BMW, harley dealer, their mechanics probably don't know their way around a desmodromic valve train. That dealer will probably give him a good price, but the bike should leave that dealership forever. Have him hang at a local sport bike hangout and get some recommendations from the local Ducatistas.

If he is buying it used, have him demand to see reciepts for regular valve adjustments.

If he is buying used he would probably be better off with a 900 monster where someone else has already spent $3,000.00 on jet kits, slip-ons,K&N etc.

(John, did I just talk this guy into buying an SV650??????)

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Thanks a bunch for the info. His CBR was stolen last summer and is ready to ride again. I just showed him these replies and pulled up some pics of the SV also. He may go that direction. Thanks for the info and comments.

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I just showed him these replies and pulled up some pics of the SV also. He may go that direction.
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I have a friend who owns a 900. If you're gonna buy a 750, you might as well spend the extra bucks for the 900 if you have it. There's a big difference in the feel and the horsepower. Well worth it from what I hear. Also, have you looked at the 600's? I mean, moving up to a 750 from there and only getting about 4 hp and 5 extra pounds (according to a site)... the ratio's not worth it and neither is the price.

Don't get me wrong, the i.e. is nice with all the mods they made to it this year, the superbike frame, the inverted forks, so on so on. There's not much difference between the 600 and the 750, but there is MAJOR difference between the 750 and 900.

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(John, did I just talk this guy into buying an SV650??????)
Yes and you are a good man for doing it.

Actually, my wife had her choices narrowed down to the SV and the Duc 740 Monster and she went with the SV.

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I showed him all these replies and he is definately going to go the SV route. The maintenance costs an issues convinced him to go that way, plus the dealership availability is more limited with the Ducati's as well. He had not even heard of the SV until it was brought up, and that is my fault for forgeting about them, but I think he will be happy with one. Thanks for everything!

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I personally think ducs are the best sounding bikes ever made. You can't even hear it with stock pipes!!! This is a dream bike to me(not the monster but 748s)!!! these bikes are so silent when ridden it isn't even funny. I am very excited about ducs now and all the honda, kawasaki, suzuki, yamaha cookie cuttin riders can keep their bikes. a Duc is a one of a kind bike, an only kind bike! no bike in the world can compare to the sweet sweet sound of a duc(what sound?).

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I personally think ducs are the best sounding bikes ever made. You can't even hear it with stock pipes!!! This is a dream bike to me(not the monster but 748s)!!! these bikes are so silent when ridden it isn't even funny. I am very excited about ducs now and all the honda, kawasaki, suzuki, yamaha cookie cuttin riders can keep their bikes. a Duc is a one of a kind bike, an only kind bike! no bike in the world can compare to the sweet sweet sound of a duc(what sound?).
Hey now wait a minute, I ride a kawi does that make me a cookie cutting rider. I don't know but I still like my rocket and oh how comfortable my rocket is. Especially where it counts.
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