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Ducati 848

Try and talk me outta this... For $13k what else is out there? Must be a twin... and sexy!


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A local dealer has a white 848 demo and they said I could ride it for an hour.

It has been waiting for me and due to work, weather, or whatever, I have yet to get over there and ride it. I fail.

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get it! Hard to beat!

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this months Motorcyclist has a write up... gave it a pretty good review.
pretty much same ergos as the 1098, but more streetwise. better power/weight than a 999!!!

Local dealer has both 1098 in red & 848 in white... come on lotto ticket!!!

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I'll not talk you out of the 848. That is sex on two wheels if I do say so myself!

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I'm going to wait for the 849 that's sure to come out later

Ducati is so predictable.

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Midwest, they have one on the floor at Corsa in Saukville. I dare you to go check it out.

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Though I have tremendous wood for the 1098, I would rather throw the 848 around the track.

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Tell me it comes with those tires. mmmmmm

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It does come with those tires!

Corsa does have one? Looks like I neeed to make a trip up in Spring... maybe sooner!

No objections here?

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No objections here?
Only that I can't ride it!

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Only that I can't ride it!
Don't worry ... midwest won't be riding it either. What I hear from midwest right now sounds like the adults in "Charlie Brown".

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Don't worry ... midwest won't be riding it either. What I hear from midwest right now sounds like the adults in "Charlie Brown".
HA - I thought you were gonan say the seat is too high for me!

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Any Pic's out there on a WHITE 919?

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Get it!!!!!!!!!! That bike is beautiful!

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Midwest, You waited too long, but well worth it. Get it!
That ride instantly increases your Mojo back to your twenties.

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Midwest, You waited too long, but well worth it. Get it!
That ride instantly increases your Mojo back to your twenties.
HA.... SOLD!

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HA - I thought you were gonan say the seat is too high for me!
Nah ... the milk crate joke is getting old.

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HA.... SOLD!
I recall your twenties expedition posts. Get that bike and relive them!

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HA - I thought you were gonan say the seat is too high for me!
Oh, forgot to mention that the address for "Lover" in my phone is set-up to ring with the Uoompa Loompa theme.

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That's IT!! You guys keep nagging and nagging me! So FINE! I'm going down to Milwaukee to test out the 848 for a possible addition to the stable. HAPPY!?

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That's IT!! You guys keep nagging and nagging me! So FINE! I'm going down to Milwaukee to test out the 848 for a possible addition to the stable. HAPPY!?
Yeah I'm very happy, because you are gonna fall in love with it,
then negotiate a nation wide group buy for us all at half off!

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I'm curious to see how this thing fairs out in the racing scene. pretty sure its considered a Middleweight bike, so it will run with the 600's. But its got close to 130hp stock!

I may be wrong, but I thought that is what I read.

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Yeah I'm very happy, because you are gonna fall in love with it,
then negotiate a nation wide group buy for us all at half off!
You know I will... If I could get 4-5 other people serious in buying one I bet I could get $3000-$4000 off each bike.


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I'm curious to see how this thing fairs out in the racing scene. pretty sure its considered a Middleweight bike, so it will run with the 600's. But its got close to 130hp stock!

I may be wrong, but I thought that is what I read.
134HP/70.x ft lbs torque, stock, according to Ducati. 369lbs dry. Baby!

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Local shop here has 2 of em' 1 for a Demo. Haven't ridden it yet but I may take her out for a spin.

Couple guys will be racing them up here this year. They are putting out really good #'s and should make a great street bike as well.

Get yer ass on down to the dealer and buy it already!

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A local dealer has a white 848 demo and they said I could ride it for an hour.

It has been waiting for me and due to work, weather, or whatever, I have yet to get over there and ride it. I fail.
Nice, probably the same Dealer I am talking about, EastSide MotorSports!

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I just got off the phone with Sam at Ducati Milwaukee. He has a red one and a white one in the showroom... both sold. He said they are sold out for the year already and if I want one they would have to order it. He suggested I come down to check them out soon as(like I said) they are already sold.

He also said he has heard that the prices will be going up already for 2009 by $1000. He's also a salesman for motorcycles in the winter so I'm sure he'll be saying a lot of stuff.

I haven't been this excited over a bike since the Triumph Daytona 675! (I'm more of V engine guy though[RC-51, NSR250])

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It is too high for you... BUT SO WHAT ?!?! As long as you don't have to stop, you'll be okay.

BUY IT ALREADY !!!!

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It is too high for you... BUT SO WHAT ?!?! As long as you don't have to stop, you'll be okay.

BUY IT ALREADY !!!!
Oh yeah, I forgot that MidWest is interested and from Milwaukee. Must double my efforts to get there first!

The cool thing about buying a bike is that you're out like $10000 or whatever... you buy a car and you're out like 50-60 grand. Why don't have more toys?!

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134HP/70.x ft lbs torque, stock, according to Ducati. 369lbs dry.
That sounds like the most fun you can have with your cloths on.
Why do they even include the front wheel, it won't stay on the ground.

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Sorry to hear Corse Ducatti already has them sold. I am unsure of any other Duc dealers in WI.

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Sorry to hear Corse Ducatti already has them sold. I am unsure of any other Duc dealers in WI.
There aren't any. There is one in Rochester,MN though, and that's hardly further than Milwaukee from me. I haven't spoken with them, yet.

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I give up, can't talk you out of it MidWest. Better go pick one up.

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Ducati Indianapolis has a couple, one red, one white, both SWEET!!!

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Ducati Indianapolis has a couple, one red, one white, both SWEET!!!
Hey. Bring one over here so I can check it out.

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Hey. Bring one over here so I can check it out.
Plover, WI to Indianapolis, IN...

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Total Est. Distance: 426.36 miles

Come on down, I'll take off work tomorrow afternoon and go to the dealer with you!

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Are these things THAT hot?

Seriously if they are I may need to start looking outside the area, and really get up to Corsa to sit and ooooggle one of these puppy's!

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Are these things THAT hot?

Seriously if they are I may need to start looking outside the area, and really get up to Corsa to sit and ooooggle one of these puppy's!
Here you go, they have a few in stock:

http://valleymotorsports.com/

This use to be the "stealer" that I was very loyal. I've bought several bikes from them, but on my last purchase they didn't make me feel right. I brought it up to the owner and he just didn't care. He became all about the money! So, I no longer frequent them.

But, I have to say. He always has the bikes. He's always had the latest Bimoto's when no else did. He's always got the Duc's that no one else gets. He's got an absolutely beautiful black 1098S right now. Oh, let's not forget the RR!

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For you WTers who want to learn more about Ducs, checkout:

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For you WTers who want to learn more about Ducs, checkout:

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Ever since getting my 748, I split my time between WT and ducati.ms
My brothers 2000 748S made me believe.

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