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Old 10-18-2017, 04:15 PM   #101
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my wife gasped when I showed it to her.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:09 PM   #102
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:15 PM   #103
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:53 PM   #104
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It is a beautiful bike, even my wife gasped when I showed it to her.
My wife gave her usual response. "It's a motorcycle". I really have no hope for her.
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:17 AM   #105
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Beautiful bike. Congrats.
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Old 10-19-2017, 05:58 AM   #106
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I sat on one at the Chicago Bike Show ans immediately liked the seating position. What I didn't like was the closest shop is 3 hours away.

Beautiful bike and I bet it sounds good too. I rode a Monster 821 in Europe for a week touring the Alps in July and liked it but not enough to buy one.
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Old 10-19-2017, 05:59 PM   #107
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Wow, stunning.... It needs some retro speed block stripes
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:29 PM   #108
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Look at this. Write up of the 2017 model just popped up on SportRider.

https://www.sportrider.com/not-your-...ati-supersport

Tasty 18,750 mile (30,000 KM) valve adjustment interval as well.


"Part of that user-friendliness is due to the SuperSport’s new 937cc Testastretta V-twin engine complete with new crankcases and cylinder heads. Pumping out a very usable 113 hp and 71 foot-pounds of torque, the Ducati’s flat torque curve peaks early with 80 percent kicking in at 3,000 rpm and 90 percent at 5,000 rpm. That means plenty of power down low, plus the delivery is very smooth thanks to Ducati’s ride-by-wire throttle. Ducati’s three Ride Mode settings allow you to pick between Sport, Touring, and Urban using a switch on the left handlebar, plus TC and ABS levels can be adjusted or customized to your own preference."
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:49 AM   #109
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:50 AM   #110
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Did it break down yet? Jkidding. I forgot to mention, Amazon has both nuts for rear tire removal. 39.99.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:06 PM   #111
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Did it break down yet? Jkidding. I forgot to mention, Amazon has both nuts for rear tire removal. 39.99.
Thanks!

No break downs. But upon removing rear cowl for first time discovered very small divot in seat from misplaced rubber spacer. The noticed small split in RH grip as well.

Ducati approved replacement of both within two hours!
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:53 PM   #112
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Beautiful bike! My boss has a 2018 959 Panigale, also white and equally beautiful, if much less comfortable (he tends to ride his Harley to work more often and his wife wonít sit on the duc).
Next time you take your bike for service, I assume you will go through Fort Walton. Give me a call, Iíll be glad to buy you lunch if you let me drool at your bike
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:44 AM   #113
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Beautiful bike! My boss has a 2018 959 Panigale, also white and equally beautiful, if much less comfortable (he tends to ride his Harley to work more often and his wife wonít sit on the duc).
Next time you take your bike for service, I assume you will go through Fort Walton. Give me a call, Iíll be glad to buy you lunch if you let me drool at your bike
The comfort is a huge selling point for the Supersport. A recent poll on the main Supersport forum showed at least one third of riders aged 40-65. And 10% over 65!

One 71-year-old said the Supersport was his 31st bike and his favorite. The best part is he said the Supersport made him ride like a 45-year-old. Haha!

Thanks for the offer. PM me your number, and Iíll be happy to meet for lunch if we get time!

Speaking of free time, the issue arose among the international SS forum members who seemed to have more. So I looked into it, and sure enough we Americans work an average of 256 more hours per year than Europeans who work full time.

Thatís a lot of extra free time to ride and mod!
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:05 PM   #114
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The comfort is a huge selling point for the Supersport. A recent poll on the main Supersport forum showed at least one third of riders aged 40-65. And 10% over 65!

One 71-year-old said the Supersport was his 31st bike and his favorite. The best part is he said the Supersport made him ride like a 45-year-old. Haha!

Thanks for the offer. PM me your number, and Iíll be happy to meet for lunch if we get time!

Speaking of free time, the issue arose among the international SS forum members who seemed to have more. So I looked into it, and sure enough we Americans work an average of 256 more hours per year than Europeans who work full time.

Thatís a lot of extra free time to ride and mod!
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Not only they work fewer hours per year, they retire earlier and with better retirement and fewer issues with medical insurance.

Oh well, they do not have the Florida gulf coast for sure...
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:00 AM   #115
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Alley,
This is gorgeous, no question. I read the thread previously but upon revisiting it now I am super interested to check this out at my local dealer as they have some in stock. Looks like you made a great choice. Really enjoyed your write up and pics as well - congrats!

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Old 12-01-2017, 06:08 AM   #116
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Very nice Ride. Congrats on the purchase. Hopefully this one will stick.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:30 AM   #117
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Congrats, Oop!

BTW, ever been to Iraan?

http://texashillcountry.com/remember...ave-man-texan/
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:09 PM   #118
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Alley,
This is gorgeous, no question. I read the thread previously but upon revisiting it now I am super interested to check this out at my local dealer as they have some in stock. Looks like you made a great choice. Really enjoyed your write up and pics as well - congrats!

Best,
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Thanks, Ron!

I think you'll be surprised by the comfort. It's perfect for me.

They do make risers for it. Good to have options.

The more I ride it, the more I like it. That's a good sign.
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:45 PM   #119
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Did you check out the panniers that are available for it?
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Congrats, Oop!

BTW, ever been to Iraan?

http://texashillcountry.com/remember...ave-man-texan/
Huh. I always thought Hamlin was from Iowa. Thatís a cool story. Iíd never heard of the Texas dinosaur craze. That explains the Oop inspiration.
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