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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-23-2003, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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I'm a new Ducati owner...any in the Los Angeles area?

Hey y'all,

I just bought a 748 a few weeks ago. Prior to this, all I've had were Japanese bikes ('89 ZX-7, '92 GSX-R1100, '92 ZX-7 and still have a '91 GSX-R750).

Anyone around the L.A. area? Do you guys ever get together?

Thanks...hoping to learn more about Ducatis from this BBS.
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Impressions

What are your initial impressions?
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Wow, it's been awhile since I posted that!

Well, first time that I ever rode a Duc was when I went to test ride the one I bought. It feels a lot lighter than the other bikes that I've owned and ridden and has more torque (only the second twin I've ridden... the other was TL100R). Taking it up to the canyons the first time, I noticed that it was much easier to flick into turns and was very stable mid-turn. The Brembo brakes are amazing as well.

I met this guy with a Gixxer750 and he asked me about the Duc. Within a week, he had test ridden one and in the fortnight, he had bought a 996 and like me, will not go back to a Japanese bike.

It's not for everyone...it probably suits my style of riding. The best thing to do is ride one and make your own decisions on whether you like the bike or not. Do you already have a 996?
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Own a Porsche 996 - guess I should have thought of the confusion that would cause here.

No, don't own one looking at a 916 or 748 or Yama R1 or R6.

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Hi, guys.

I m from Singapore, I will be visiting state later this month. Would like to find out is that any shop selling ducati parts you guys reconmemder??
I will be visiting LA and LV.

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I'm from Singapore, I will be visiting state later this month. Would like to find out is that any shop selling ducati parts you guys reconmemder?? I will be visiting LA and LV.
Hey mate,

Are you coming to the States for business or pleasure?

In the L.A. area, there's Pro-Italia, Del Amo Mototsports and Beverly Hills Ducati off the top of my head. In OC, there's Spectrum.

By the way, I was born in Malaysia..
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So you are from Malaysia.Are you a Malay or Chinese??
Are you a citizen of the state now??

Are those shops you intro near to each other and are they easily reach??

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So you are from Malaysia.Are you a Malay or Chinese??
Are you a citizen of the state now??

Are those shops you intro near to each other and are they easily reach??
I am of Chinese ethnicity...left Malaysia for Australia when I was 16 and ended up here in L.A. in 1991.

L.A. is a very, very big city. "Easy to reach" will depend on what part of the city you will be staying in.

Pro-Italia is in Glendale which is about 30 minutes (no traffic) north-east from Beverly Hills Ducati. Del Amo Motosports is in Redondo Beach/Lawndale and is about 30-40 minutes south-west from BH Ducati. Spectrum in Orange County is another 30 minutes south from Del Amo.

I live in South Pasadena and go to Pro-Italia because it's close to the world famous Angeles Crest Highway where we ride every weekend. BH Ducati is close to where I work but I don't go there often as they don't have a whole lot of stuff over there.
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OK. you have benn travlling from places to places. I thinks i will have to confirm where will i be staying than try to locate those places address.

Can i view the stuff they are selling in the net?? Can you give me their web page??

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Can i view the stuff they are selling in the net?? Can you give me their web page??
Do a search on Google. Type in the name of the shops and "Ducati" and it should bring up their web-sites.
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