I Love Parallel Twins
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Golly Whomper, Southeastern Seaboard
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The Search Continues...........
Today I went down the Champion Honda Ducati, KTM, MV Augusta, BMW, and Husquarna to see what they had. The first bike I see is an new 07 919, but my eye's were averted by the sheer sexiness of that Italian beauty known as the Brutale. A used one with only 1300 miles and it's already had it's first service! Oh, it was the owners bike just sitting there showing off the fancy new exhaust system and that he used it for his everyday ride. OK then. I looked over the Ducati 696 and like it, it had all the goodies on it and was $9200 OTD. No, I couldn't ride it as they just got them in the night before but if I called and made an appointment, one could be made ready for a test spin. Tempting indeed. That was only two hundred more than he said they would take for the new 919! That the 919 was "a cult bike" that had a large following, and that they only had two left in stock.
Hummmm- Over priced Honda or a sexy Italian number that looks way cooler in person than in any pictures off the Duc website.
I could also be an instant Ducatista decked out in the coolest Ducati Apparel from the well stocked Ducati clothing area. I brought the brochures home.
Friday, I plan on driving the 113 miles to my nearest Triumph dealer to test ride a new Thuxton and Bonnie T-100.
Life is Good
BTW- Has anyone on the forum actually rode a new Ducati 696 yet? Your thoughts?
Harleyville, South Carolina