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post #1 of 35 Old 01-08-2015, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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New bike day!

Took forever to finally get this thing. I looked hard for a year and chose the Ducati Monster 1200S over the BMWS1000R and the Triumph Speed Triple 1050.

The Ducati comes fitted with Ohlins suspension, giant Brembo's with ABS & traction control and unique among the group, it can be fitted with factory hard bags. The fit and finish are very nice and the sound of this engine is outstanding. 92ft lbs of torque and 145HP are also nothing to sneeze at.

I'll update ya'll after I put some real miles on it.



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post #2 of 35 Old 01-08-2015, 11:36 PM
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Yes! You got my dream bike, color/model/trim and all. I'm envious...have fun with her.

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post #3 of 35 Old 01-09-2015, 01:31 AM
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Is it weird the thing i like the most out of the bike is the fling guard? I don't mean that in a bad way, styling is awesome, beast of a motor, nice "aftermarkets" from the factory, and overall a bad ass bike. But that fling guard.. I bet it works great on wet rides

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post #4 of 35 Old 01-09-2015, 02:14 AM
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Congrats! She's beautiful!

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Excellent! Welcome to the Dark Side!



Gorgeous bike, hope you get lots of good saddle time out of her. Have you decided on any upgrades yet?

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Congrats man. Beautiful bike!

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post #7 of 35 Old 01-09-2015, 05:57 AM
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So pretty! The design of that machine is amazing.

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post #8 of 35 Old 01-09-2015, 06:17 AM
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My dream bike too, though I will take mine in red with a termi exhaust, got to demo one this summer, loved it! Enjoy!

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post #9 of 35 Old 01-09-2015, 06:54 AM
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That IS a wicked looking bike, have fun with it


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post #10 of 35 Old 01-09-2015, 08:05 AM
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I'm drooling a little on my desk right now... care to share what you spent on it so I can go cry a little that I can't afford it?

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Nice addition to the stable, congrats.

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Is it weird the thing i like the most out of the bike is the fling guard?
Uh...yes. I'm sure that it is effective and all, but I'd be taking that off immediately.

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post #12 of 35 Old 01-09-2015, 10:59 AM
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Nice bike, man, can't wait to see the bagger version!

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post #13 of 35 Old 01-09-2015, 11:19 AM
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Yeah, looked for bags online and couldn't find pics with then installed. Love the bags way more than I thought I would on the interceptor.

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Nice addition to the stable, congrats.



Uh...yes. I'm sure that it is effective and all, but I'd be taking that off immediately.
Hahaha nice avatar dude

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Haha....didn't notice that. Where is the helicopter?

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You are going to enjoy having a bike that you don't have to mod up to make it acceptable.

1200 is too much bike for me. But I like everything else about it. I think you chose well. You may never have another jap bike. It's hard to go backwards after you've had first class like that.

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Saw one at the International Motorcycle Show today. One of the best looking bikes there.


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yup.... thanks for the porn.

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post #19 of 35 Old 01-11-2015, 06:34 AM
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man, what an awesome bike!!
I had a taste of Ducati with a 999 a few years ago...it was an amazing machine.

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Congrats! Someday, a new bike will be mine.

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very nice, what do those hard bags look like and cost?

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Haha....didn't notice that. Where is the helicopter?
It's what the people wanted, haha. Couldn't find the helicopter in...

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very nice, what do those hard bags look like and cost?
If they're like the rest of the Ducati OEM gear, not cheap!

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I was looking around one time for bags on a monster and noticed there really wasn't any wide availability and even the few soft bag solutions I saw made it seem like they would risk breaking the rear cowl over time... Have you seen anything that is designed to work around it so far?

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post #25 of 35 Old 01-12-2015, 10:46 AM
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These are the only ones I found from Ducati that are close (They're "Semi-Rigid") and they're 1300 on ebay:

Ducati Performance Rear Pannier Set for Monster 821 1200 96780321A Free SHIP | eBay

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Beautiful bike. Congrats. Any plans on its mods yet?

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I was looking around one time for bags on a monster and noticed there really wasn't any wide availability and even the few soft bag solutions I saw made it seem like they would risk breaking the rear cowl over time... Have you seen anything that is designed to work around it so far?
Another nice thing is that the cowl is removable, and pretty easily too. I have one that I need to get painted in the correct color (It's super hard finding a cowl in red w/white stripe for an 07!), so my tail bag just goes on the seat.

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You are going to need surgery to remove the shiteating grin off your face!!!!

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You are going to need surgery to remove the shiteating grin off your face!!!!
Thats a great line & probably the truth! Haha.

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That is a very pretty machine nine1nine. You really do need to change your username now, .

When can we expect some more pics, ride review and perhaps some video?

That is a machine I wouldn't mind throwing a leg over for a good flogging. ()

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post #31 of 35 Old 01-12-2015, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the compliments guys. It is cold here in Dallas but I will have it in for its 600 mile check up before February rolls around I hope.

It does warn you when it's cold out- I've seen this warning frequently.


I also fitted my Cortech bags to it just to see if they could get the job done and I think they will work fine for my rare use of bags.



This bike is solid.

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post #32 of 35 Old 01-12-2015, 07:00 PM
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Very nice. I have some Nelson Rigg soft bags very similar in shape to those. I was thinking about modding one of my Hawks to have a monster tail, seat and gas tank, but it would have been older models so that is why I was looking. I decided to leave it stock though and am just looking to swap up to something a little more acclimated for light touring.

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Simply put, the bike is stunning.

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Good grief that dash is cool. They kind of scare me because everything else looks so dinosaur-ish.

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