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    Ducatis

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    I'm currently in Strahan TAS and woke up this morning the rumbles of bikes.

    Outside my cottage were parked 8 Dukes and diwn the road there appears to be a lot more.

    I thought scoota_gal might enjoy the picture.20160219_081737.jpg
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    Saw a bloke on an 1199 Panigale S in white out the front of my shop the other morning.

    It was so loud and deep that it rattled the windows.

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    Much appreciated by me too TG...

    A Duke owner/rider from way back mate... A piccie of my last ride...
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/Attachment...s_1975_002.jpg

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    ............noice!!!!

    I am an ex-Moto Guzzi man myself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Much appreciated by me too TG...

    A Duke owner/rider from way back mate... A piccie of my last ride...
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/Attachment...s_1975_002.jpg

    Mal.
    Now that's nice! Wasn't the huge metalflake in the fibreglass a thing of beauty?

    Gonzo

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    Yes mate, I loved/love everything about the original 900SS Desmo....

    Very similar to the earlier 750SS Desmo but with more low down grunt and great out of corners as a result. Burned out rear tyres a bit quicker though.

    I love the Moto Guzzi beauties as well. Yet more examples of wonderful Italian engineering and art in one package. Couple of my mates were Guzzi riders and when we got together, just amazing thunder on the road and especially through narrow winding corridors of trees.

    Mal.

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    First post on the coffee forum and its about my motorbike. Whenever I post on the motorbike forum I get accused of being a 'latte sipping ducati rider'. I prefer an espresso to be honest.
    Anyway, here is a picture of my 2012 848 Street-fighter.
    A Duke owner/rider from way back mate... A piccie of my last ride...
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/Attachment...s_1975_002.jpg
    Lovely looking bike there!
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    That's a mean looking Duke "02keilj"...

    Welcome to CoffeeSnobs, by the way...
    Never seen a Duke like that before. Looks heavy but I imagine appearances can be very deceiving...

    Mal.

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    about 170kg dry weight. Im only small more than enough bike for me to handle haha
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    That thing is bad ass 02keilj! My brother had the 848, it hauled ass, i've ridden all my life, of late all litre + sized, this thing took me by surprise it had insane acceleration.

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    This was my step-up bike from a CB600F Hornet. 600 felt great after a year or so on a 250 but the amount of torque from the V-twin in teh ducati is what blew me away.

    Are you on Harleys these days, nathanharley? Just guessing by the name haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02keilj View Post
    This was my step-up bike from a CB600F Hornet. 600 felt great after a year or so on a 250 but the amount of torque from the V-twin in teh ducati is what blew me away.

    Are you on Harleys these days, nathanharley? Just guessing by the name haha.
    No, I would like to be though! Harley is actually my middle name, my dad was an old skool biker (still is). Im a Triumph lad personally. I have a deep rooted love for V Twins though... Any marque/ nationality, they all sound amazing and deliver that V bottom end...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanharley View Post
    No, I would like to be though! Harley is actually my middle name, my dad was an old skool biker (still is). Im a Triumph lad personally. I have a deep rooted love for V Twins though... Any marque, nationality they all sound amazing and deliver that V bottom end...
    oooooh Triumphs are nice. There are just too many nice bikes with not enough cash to buy them and not enough time to ride them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02keilj View Post
    about 170kg dry weight. Im only small more than enough bike for me to handle haha
    Well, there you go. Pretty well identical to my old 900SS....

    Mal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02keilj View Post
    oooooh Triumphs are nice. There are just too many nice bikes with not enough cash to buy them and not enough time to ride them.
    Could be talking about espresso machines, couldn't we...

    Mal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Could be talking about espresso machines, couldn't we...

    Mal.
    Too true! I use my Atomic Stove top maybe once a week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02keilj View Post
    oooooh Triumphs are nice. There are just too many nice bikes with not enough cash to buy them and not enough time to ride them.
    There's always time to ride if you want to ride. When I bought my bike 3 years ago I did not want it to end up in the garage gathering dust so I promised myself that my bike would be my daily drive (rain or shine, hot or cold, night or day) for the first 5 years and that the only time I would drive anything with 4 wheels would be when absolutely necessary... i.e. when picking up hundreds of kgs of coffee beans. I even deliver my roasted coffee on two wheels. Two more years to go on my pledge and absolutely NO REGRETS! Loving every minute of it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinitasse View Post
    There's always time to ride if you want to ride. When I bought my bike 3 years ago I did not want it to end up in the garage gathering dust so I promised myself that my bike would be my daily drive (rain or shine, hot or cold, night or day) for the first 5 years and that the only time I would drive anything with 4 wheels would be when absolutely necessary... i.e. when picking up hundreds of kgs of coffee beans. I even deliver my roasted coffee on two wheels. Two more years to go on my pledge and absolutely NO REGRETS! Loving every minute of it!
    Yeah the Ducati has become the commute vehicle for the moment. Im certainly getting out on it more these days. It just runs so smooth in the cool morning air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod View Post
    I'm currently in Strahan TAS and woke up this morning the rumbles of bikes.
    Outside my cottage were parked 8 Dukes and diwn the road there appears to be a lot more.
    For the record, the blue bike on the left was a Suzuki, there's a red Honda hiding at the back, and the rest were Dukes. I gather than most of the large group of bikes off-camera would have been all or nearly all Dukes. A mix of riders from the Canberra District Ducati Club, and the Ducati Owners club of Victoria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Much appreciated by me too TG...

    A Duke owner/rider from way back mate... A piccie of my last ride...
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/Attachment...s_1975_002.jpg

    Mal.
    Mal, I presume you will be familiar with the price of mid 70's 900 SS's now.
    I wish I had bought a few in the 80's when they were relatively cheaper and stored them.

    Mmmm. The sound of Conti's under power..........

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    Indeed mate...

    Best bikes I ever owned...

    Mal.

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    There's one on Bikesales for 55k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LFM60 View Post
    Mal, I presume you will be familiar with the price of mid 70's 900 SS's now.
    I wish I had bought a few in the 80's when they were relatively cheaper and stored them.

    Mmmm. The sound of Conti's under power..........
    A friend of mine had a Ducati 860GT some years back and left it stored at my place while he was living temporarily interstate. Eventually he decided to sell it and gave me first option for $2500 before he advertised it. I should have bought it even though at that stage I was still restricted to 250cc - I did take it for a couple of fangs around the block and discovered there's nothing quite like the bellow of Contis. Square case models aren't worth as much as round case ones, but even an 860GT is worth $10,000 to $15,000 these days.

    I have to make do with a Kawasaki GPZ750-A3 these days, although even it is an appreciating classic, being the last evolution of the original aircooled Kawasaki Z series engines before the next model changed to a watercooled engine.
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    Very nice Kawasaki, MorganGT.

    Don't sell it, if possible.



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