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post #31 of 35 Old 06-07-2018, 08:58 AM
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if you are a DYI guy forget about ducs, because they need the DEaler scaner to fix something...

on the other hand... same dyno same day.... woolich flashed gen5 with slip on 198, 1299S with termi 195hp.

love those ducs but Im really afraid of them
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Originally Posted by mpp12 View Post
if you are a DYI guy forget about ducs, because they need the DEaler scaner to fix something...
oh really, that, i didnt know, thanks.

im aware of the lower reliability issues and the extra bucks anticipated with euro bikes. but since its not my only mode of transportation i can deal with it, because its so sexy and that torque though. Like a hot chick thats good in bed, with 2 closets full of shoes.
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post #33 of 35 Old 06-07-2018, 11:03 PM
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Had real bad luck this spring and no chance to ride it. Rebuilding BMW's every nut and bold right now. Will post my S1000RR vs Gen4 impressions in you "fed up" thread.
Awesome Carlos!

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Ducati's are hot on the body, they require maintenance that is more often and more expensive than Japanese bikes. And they are uncomfortable.

They do look and sound nice.

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I have a 2015 1299s and I ride the shit out of it. Its an amazing bike, if your not used to twins it will take some getting used to. Yes there is some heat from the exhaust and parts are expensive. If you're just going to commute and hang out at starbucks, dont get get it.

The bike is magic and gets better the faster you ride it. Half the stuff i read posted is horse shit.
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