Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Santa Maria, CA
Rep Power: 1
I've got a Ducati S4, the Monster with the 916 engine in it. My first Duc, and it's a blast. On the dyno, it was only 95hp, and 67lbs ft of torque, but it only weighs 400 lbs, too. It's a fun ride, and it's been perfectly reliable for about 2 years since I bought it.
I went to the Demo ride day too, at San Luis Obispo Vespa/Ducati (really). Those Hypers are big time fun. I think on a really tight road, you'd have a hard time going any faster on anything else. And they wheelie like you wouldn't believe. The Streetfighter is a blast too, big time power, it also wheelies at will, like a CR 500 Honda. The Multistrada S is probably the best bike I've ever ridden. Big power, the electronic adjustable suspension is kind of neat to play with, although I have no idea who can fix it if it takes a dump, and it's extremely comfortable to boot. But I can't spend $23,000 on a toy. I haven't ridden a 1198 yet, I want to real bad. Maybe next time I'm in Santa Barbara. They've got a few of them, and I have no idea when the big rig with the demo bikes is coming back.