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martyinaustin
we had a Ducati demo day here in Austin...went to try the Monster 821 to see 
what a few more thousand gets you in a naked bike.  their demo 821 was
dropped the day before so they let me try their top of the line freakin 1200 R.
 
holy frick.  i am in love like a sailor to a siren.  it was the most fun i've ever
had riding a bike in my life.  0-100 in about 3 seconds and 3 gears...not
fair.  it wasn't my fault.  it's just too easy.
 
i had to ride my FZ-07 the next day 'cause i felt like i just cheated on 
my wife...and it was fun.  but dang folks...if most of my riding wasn't
daily commutes, i'd really be pondering this Monster.
 
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Mr.Puss
Sounds like fun, but man I do not need that kind of juice at my disposal.
The Ducati is nice looking but hands down I still prefer the FZ styling.
 

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rowdy
I'd take that Ducati in a heart beat. It's beauty, but... cost, insurance, maintenance, ability to go beyond my ability...
Yea... I could get in all kinds of trouble in all kinds of ways. Sounds like just the bike for me! ;)
 
 
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mjh937
A Ducati that is not red? Are you sure that is really a Ducati? :)
 
It is interesting to see a bike with a more ridiculous fender than the FZ-07. I know what my first mod would be, otherwise it is a fantastic looking bike
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pattonme
if it doesn't clatter and fins for air/oil cooled it's not a ducati in my book. Or at least do a far better job as disguising it's water-cooled nature.
 
 
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twotone
I'll take one of those in RED, wet clutch are awesome
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Beemer
Bikes are usually faster when the front tire is on the ground. I'm having a hard time imagining the 0-60 time. I have to say though, this bike would more than likely transform me back into a stupid 17 year old.
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ssdawood
I wanted this. But since I was new to rIding decided to use the fz07 for couple years.
 
Then ride the monster or diavel.

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rowdy
Oh crap... my local dealer has a 2015 for $10,999
Take me out of it... I mean talk me into it.... no, I mean... oh hell, I don't know what I mean.
But that would be a sweat addition (not replacement) in my bike hole.
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mjh937
Oh crap... my local dealer has a 2015 for $10,999 Take me out of it... I mean talk me into it.... no, I mean... oh hell, I don't know what I mean.
But that would be a sweat addition (not replacement) in my bike hole.
;)

Wow, that is $8,000 below MSRP, isn't it?  Sounds like too good a deal to pass up :)

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rowdy
Oh crap... my local dealer has a 2015 for $10,999 Take me out of it... I mean talk me into it.... no, I mean... oh hell, I don't know what I mean.
But that would be a sweat addition (not replacement) in my bike hole.
;)

Wow, that is $8,000 below MSRP, isn't it?  Sounds like too good a deal to pass up :)
I think 2015 MSRP for this one is $14,220, but it is a Red Monster 1200 with ABS, ride modes, brembos... all the other goodies. I think I might have to buy it. :)
 
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w1ngzer0
We were actually at Redline today looking at all the Exotics: Ducati, Aprilia, Triumph, etc. That monster looks really nice. Didn't like the ride triangle for that bike. Too cramped and the passengers pegs were oddly placed. I think I'll stick with my Hypermotard 821.

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marthy
I've been wanting a Ducati for years. Something special about those sexy Italian :)
 
I had the opportunity to take one for a spin last week with a friend of mine, just to dust them out :)
 
Talking of a beast! I was amazed how actually smooth the bike ride. A simple little fly screen was enough to make it super smooth at 75-80MPH. I could have ride all day long!
 
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fusbal
I wanted this. But since I was new to rIding decided to use the fz07 for couple years. 
Then ride the monster or diavel.
Every day I convince myself not to go buy a Diavel.  I'm so in love with that bike.  Plus, 0% over 60 months available until Sep 30.

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ssdawood
Everyone needs a diavel. Especall the x one.
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A number of weeks ago I actually took 3 Ducati Bikes out that Fri and Sat here in NJ at a Demo day in Metuchen. I first took out the Panigal 959, hated it!! I took the XDiavel out and I LOVED IT!!! If I had the money in my pocket I would have purchased it from somewhere that day. That's gonna be my new bike. Lastly I took out the Monster 1200. I actually was not a fan of it at all. I actually didn't like anything about the ride. I especially didn't like the design of bike, specifically how that pipe is right up next to your thigh. Yes it has a cover over it but it still gets way too hot to have been placed where it is, which for me was one of the biggest detractors from the bike.

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kojaxxx
Nice looking bike for sure. Would need a tail tidy and exhaust hands down. You get a lot more bike but it also cost a lot more. I still think you can't beat the FZ 07 for what you get for the price. That's why its so popular. 

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Bikes are usually faster when the front tire is on the ground. I'm having a hard time imagining the 0-60 time. I have to say though, this bike would more than likely transform me back into a stupid 17 year old.
0-60 in 2.6 seconds with an expert rider, definitely doesn't do 0-100 in 3 seconds, but it's got a lot more brute force than our bike, that's for sure. It's quarter mile time is mid 10's though compared to our low 12. I test rode this one a while back and it's still for sale. Price is still dropping, I'd reckon it goes under 8k over winter. Extended warranty until 2019, ABS, sexy red... All for $8995. Who wants it? 
 
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcd/5740536797.html
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Bikes are usually faster when the front tire is on the ground. I'm having a hard time imagining the 0-60 time. I have to say though, this bike would more than likely transform me back into a stupid 17 year old.
0-60 in 2.6 seconds with an expert rider, definitely doesn't do 0-100 in 3 seconds, but it's got a lot more brute force than our bike, that's for sure. It's quarter mile time is mid 10's though compared to our low 12. I test rode this one a while back and it's still for sale. Price is still dropping, I'd reckon it goes under 8k over winter. Extended warranty until 2019, ABS, sexy red... All for $8995. Who wants it? 
 
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcd/5740536797.html
The question should be when are you snagging it?
 

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0-60 in 2.6 seconds with an expert rider, definitely doesn't do 0-100 in 3 seconds, but it's got a lot more brute force than our bike, that's for sure. It's quarter mile time is mid 10's though compared to our low 12. I test rode this one a while back and it's still for sale. Price is still dropping, I'd reckon it goes under 8k over winter. Extended warranty until 2019, ABS, sexy red... All for $8995. Who wants it? 
 
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcd/5740536797.html
The question should be when are you snagging it?
I've been there more than once to check it out, to be honest. But it gets sh*tty gas mileage, requires valve checks more frequently, and parts are crazy expensive. I'd rather get a cheap(er) liter or near liter bike next. For now I'm happy with my 07, but that could easily change in the next year or two. 
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pattonme
0-60 in 2.6 seconds with an expert rider, definitely doesn't do 0-100 in 3 seconds,
 
Umm 100KPH == 60MPH
 

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pattonme
Here's a Demo bike. Love how the sale is on for the next 6 months!
http://www.wherethepoweris.com/2015-ducati-monster-1200s-inventory.htm?id=872885&in-stock=1
 
Somebody who works at USPTO has a white one parked out front. Wanted so much to touch...
 
http://www.wherethepoweris.com/2016-Ducati-Monster-1200-S--inventory.htm?id=1218756&in-stock=1&vin=ZDM1RBSW3GB019605&unitType=1787&unitBrand=46
 
~8K for a 2014 is some decent depreciation.
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martyinaustin
Bikes are usually faster when the front tire is on the ground. I'm having a hard time imagining the 0-60 time. I have to say though, this bike would more than likely transform me back into a stupid 17 year old.
0-60 in 2.6 seconds with an expert rider, definitely doesn't do 0-100 in 3 seconds, but it's got a lot more brute force than our bike, that's for sure. It's quarter mile time is mid 10's though compared to our low 12. I test rode this one a while back and it's still for sale. Price is still dropping, I'd reckon it goes under 8k over winter. Extended warranty until 2019, ABS, sexy red... All for $8995. Who wants it? 
 
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcd/5740536797.html
 
yeah, i may have over-stated it...perhaps it wasn't 3 seconds but it sure as hell felt like it was.  i have the go pro footage to prove i'm not far from wrong!
 
 
 
 
 

 

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avanti
A bike (or anything else) with nearly 1300 miles is not "new" in my books.

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Beemer
Bikes are usually faster when the front tire is on the ground. I'm having a hard time imagining the 0-60 time. I have to say though, this bike would more than likely transform me back into a stupid 17 year old.
0-60 in 2.6 seconds with an expert rider, definitely doesn't do 0-100 in 3 seconds, but it's got a lot more brute force than our bike, that's for sure. It's quarter mile time is mid 10's though compared to our low 12. I test rode this one a while back and it's still for sale. Price is still dropping, I'd reckon it goes under 8k over winter. Extended warranty until 2019, ABS, sexy red... All for $8995. Who wants it? 
 
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcd/5740536797.html
Jeebus, 2.6! How do the pros keep their arm bones in their sockets? That's movin'! The bike will be the bully of the block somewhere, some day.

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