Join Date: May 2002
Location: Los Angeles, Ca USA 40049
To the Fellas:
I began riding about a year and a half ago. I started with a Kawasaki 250 ninja, and moved on to the R6, F4i, 929, and Gsxr 750. The only one i actually owned was the Ninja, while all the other's were my friends who allowed me to put hundreds of miles on each one(talk about good friends). Anyway, i've been saving up and am in the process of bargaining the two Ducs. The reason i want a Ducati is b/c of the sound, looks, and exclusivity. I'm going with the 748 b/c i think that i could utilize the bike's potential better. The 929 and the Gsxr 750 were way too much power for me and the F4i, R6 were far too common. The power on the 600's, IMO, was a little underpowered and seating position was a little awkward. Call me crazy but i actually think that the Duc is a little more suiting to my size(5'7" 155lbs) and I feel more in control of the bike. It also reminds me of my 250 Ninja's nimbleness through the canyons. That's where i do most of my riding aside from commutes.
Apexis: the reason why i'm choosing to get the Biposto is because I have a girlfriend that I may occasionally take on cruises and what not. Also, it offers the other females a place to ride since they're always asking.
As far as the deal i'm making on the two Ducs---2002 Red Bip 748 & 2001 mono yellow 748 (Both Zero Miles)--- I'm offering 22K, cash out the door. Is this a good deal?
One more Question: How hot does that passenger seat get and do the cans get close enough to burn the passenger?