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post #1 of 19 Old 03-05-2009, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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One More Comparison

Seems like We've been seeing a lot of comparisons lately between the 919 and some other super sport, such as the 600rr, but what about a bike more the 919's speed.

My good friend just bought a 2001 ducati monster 750. I've never really been a fan, but he loves them so as long as it works for him. My question is, how does a bike like this fair against the 919. The numbers are much smaller, but he swears that its as fast if not faster than mine up to 80 mph. I have a hard time seeing it, what do you guys think?

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post #2 of 19 Old 03-05-2009, 09:21 PM
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I think you need to find a long straight road, make 3 runs, swap bikes, make 3 more runs, report results here.

Kinda takes most of the speculation out of it.

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that duc don't stand a chance...



Model: Ducati Monster 750
Year: 2001
Category: Naked bike
Rating: 70.9 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 748.00 ccm (45.64 cubic inches)
Engine type: V2
Stroke: 4
Power: 62.00 HP (45.3 kW)) @ 7500 RPM
Torque: 63.00 Nm (6.4 kgf-m or 46.5 ft.lbs) @ 6500 RPM

Bore x stroke: 88.0 x 61.5 mm (3.5 x 2.4 inches)
Fuel system: Carburettor
Valves per cylinder: 2
Gearbox: 5-speed
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final drive: Chain
Physical measures
Dry weight: 178.0 kg (392.4 pounds)
Seat height: 770 mm (30.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 inches)



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torque is adequate, but horsepower is just was 2 low for it to stand a chance.

Who is the better rider?

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torque is adequate, but horsepower is just was 2 low for it to stand a chance.

Who is the better rider?


46.5 ft lbs is weak



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46.5 ft lbs is weak
Is it? its the same as the 600rr that should have beat you.

Sorry I couldn't help myself.

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Is it? its the same as the 600rr that should have beat you.

Sorry I couldn't help myself.
Anemic.... Anorexic .... Pathetic....



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Anemic.... Anorexic .... Pathetic....
Sorry I weigh 200 so I can't be Anemix or Anorexic. So hopefully your speaking of the bike.

They need 2 go out and have some fun and see what the outcome is. I have a good idea though.

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that duc don't stand a chance...



Model: Ducati Monster 750
Year: 2001
Category: Naked bike
Rating: 70.9 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 748.00 ccm (45.64 cubic inches)
Engine type: V2
Stroke: 4
Power: 62.00 HP (45.3 kW)) @ 7500 RPM
Torque: 63.00 Nm (6.4 kgf-m or 46.5 ft.lbs) @ 6500 RPM

Bore x stroke: 88.0 x 61.5 mm (3.5 x 2.4 inches)
Fuel system: Carburettor
Valves per cylinder: 2
Gearbox: 5-speed
Transmission type
final drive: Chain
Physical measures
Dry weight: 178.0 kg (392.4 pounds)
Seat height: 770 mm (30.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 inches)
Careful Barton, you can't believe all the numbers you read. Deja Vu....

Just kidding. The 919 will smoke the Monsters that are air cooled, in a straight line. In the corners, the Duc has better suspension and frame, but it would come down to the rider.

Story time. I was at a Ducati Days at the track 2 or 3 years ago. For once, I was the fastest rider in my group, and I was about to pass the other riders for a second time in the session, and I was waiting to take them out of the 7th corner and up the hill. All of a sudden a guy passes me in beautiful leathers and passes all of the folks in front of me through the corner, as though they didn't exist, and disappears. He was riding a S2R Monster out of the loaner bikes. When I went in from the session I went and found him, and asked him who the hell he was. He introduced himself, "Hi, I'm Doug Pollen." For those of you who don't know, he was the two time World Superbike Champ for Ducati. My ZXR1200 was putting down 133 rwhp, but he left me for dead as I was passing the other riders. My fondest Duc Monster memory.

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great story sike, but I dont think flying will have that same problem

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great story sike, but I dont think flying will have that same problem
Yeah, pretty good chance not...

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haha yeah I'm pretty confident I'm a much better rider than he is considering he has been riding less than a full year now. But we'll see, I'm still waiting for the weather to break here in vermont and to get the bike on the road for the first time. Thanks for the imput!

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haha yeah I'm pretty confident I'm a much better rider than he is considering he has been riding less than a full year now. But we'll see, I'm still waiting for the weather to break here in vermont and to get the bike on the road for the first time. Thanks for the imput!
Well, you aren't far from a few of us that ride in the same neck of the woods. We'll have to get CMulford, H_Ryder, and others together for a trip up 100 or 2 or others in a month or so.

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well damn dont leave me out this. once it warms up i could fly my @$$ down 95 in about 1-2-2.5 hours and meet in the morning. would be a grand ole time. well sept doing 95MPH for 2 hours straight.

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oh even better i would even ride down the night b4 and get a room or somfin.
once you get to the app gap (rt17 i think) on 100 another 2 hours away in NY is tracy road which is alway fun

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Used to own that Duc - it had some fun personality and the low end grunt plus the Desi sound make it fun to ride. No comparision speed wise from the 919...it will be in your dust. Looks wise...have to give it to the Duc in person, and comfort might be the Duc, too. On the downside, I had mine lemon-lawed :P

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On the downside, I had mine lemon-lawed :P
I have heard that in many states that the Lemon Law paperwork for Italian bikes is just three lines. Your name, address (for the check), and brand name....

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well damn dont leave me out this. once it warms up i could fly my @$$ down 95 in about 1-2-2.5 hours and meet in the morning. would be a grand ole time. well sept doing 95MPH for 2 hours straight.
Would never leave you out. I do most of my riding on the back roads of VT. My most memorable ride was actually on 91. Went from Mt. Washington to Springfield, MA in just over 2.5 hrs! If you are familiar with the route ... you do the math. The XX doing what it was made to do! No excuse for this lack of responsibility ... I had to make my daughters dance recital.

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well heck u should ride up here, start the ride up north

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