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    Default 170 HP V-Twin with LE Colors

    This blue/white combo may very well make me finally jump to Ducati.



    My wife is going to hate me this next year. I have three bikes on my list to get now.
    Combined they would total 340HP plus 11.8Kw or a low $64K for all three.
    So many bikes, so little time.

    Enjoy the (R)ide,
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    Quote Originally Posted by polartek View Post
    This blue/white combo may very well make me finally jump to Ducati.



    My wife is going to hate me this next year. I have three bikes on my list to get now.
    Combined they would total 340HP plus 11.8Kw or a low $64K for all three.
    So many bikes, so little time.

    Enjoy the (R)ide,
    Polartek
    Especially since she won't be riding this one with you.

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    This is an awesome looking, go fast bike...not for everybody. I'm too old for that kind of thrill ride.

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    Default Oh, but she will...

    Quote Originally Posted by hunt1moore View Post
    Especially since she won't be riding this one with you.
    It still fits two riders and has a faster rear cowl removal than my 109 seat swap (the seat is under the ornamental cowl).
    She would get stadium seating too.
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    That's the next bike I want. Either that or a Kawasaki.

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    Is it me or did they steal the headlight from the 9?
    ]I would rather be homeless than chromeless. She's got a few shinny do-dads on her.

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    Looks like a Vmax to me, especially with that exhaust

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    My shop specializes in Duc's and when this model came out they thought I would convert. It's a cool bike, but I really don't like it over my 9.

    I'm brain washed.
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    The 109 is for people who want a traditional, panty wetting V-twin cruiser. If you just want speed there are better options. If you want touring amenities there are better options. If you want a combination there are better options. But if you want all that plus a bike that makes you look like a rock star - none does it quite like the 109.

    That bike is badass no doubt - but it looks silly.

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    Hope its fast because it's got to leave a lot of ugly beind!

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    I love the performance aspects of the Diavel, both in engine and chassis. But every time I look at it, it reminds me of a bulldog. All head and shoulders and not much from there back. They did do an outstanding job building a performance cruiser, if you can call it a cruiser. I'm still undecided on what category it really should be placed in, or if there is one for it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by polartek View Post
    It still fits two riders and has a faster rear cowl removal than my 109 seat swap (the seat is under the ornamental cowl).
    She would get stadium seating too.
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    Looks like you would be limited to a "petite" size seat cover you could put on it. LOL!

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    Cool

    I had a 1964 Ducati 250 Scrambler, but with their Diana Mk3 road racing engine in it. (previous owner blown the scrambler engine)
    It was a "go fast machine" - for it's day. (1965)
    I loved the performance of the Ducati.
    I HATED the chain oil on the butt of ALL my pants and on the left back of ALL my shirts.
    Plus the constant chain adjustments and lubrication.

    That new Ducati still has a chain and sprockets. Don't forget that our M109's have drive shafts.
    I don't know about you - but that drive shaft has spoiled me. I like Ducati's, but no more chains for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polartek View Post
    This blue/white combo may very well make me finally jump to Ducati.



    My wife is going to hate me this next year. I have three bikes on my list to get now.
    Combined they would total 340HP plus 11.8Kw or a low $64K for all three.
    So many bikes, so little time.

    Enjoy the (R)ide,
    Polartek
    Damn nice Ducati, and the wife is just gonna have to hate you.

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    Sorry, but I drank the 109 koolaid.....
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    Default Diavel!!!

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    Out of every one hundred men you send me, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make good the battle...... Ah, but the one....one is a warrior.... and he will bring the others back. -Heraclitus

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    Absolutely love the Diavel, the only problem with the bike (aside from price) is that terrible looking plastic crap all over the swingarm! They designed a beautiful bike with a single side swingarm, then throw all kinds of unfinished black plastic all over the back 1/2 of the bike.

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    Default 15K MI...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sly Dog View Post
    ... Its not that expensive compared to other performance bikes but the authorized service needed is definately something to consider....
    Did I also say that the Diavel has a 15,000 mile maintenance interval for major service? I love that. You can go on a freaking long ride across the country and it does not need to be serviced along the way or as soon as you return home. Suzuki better doing something big with the next 9 replacement. Can't sit still for too long - I have a weak spot for high horsepower/performance machines.
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    It does look like some of those high milage intervals will be a hit to the pocket book, but if you ever get up that high (+60K miles) on a bike, then you earned it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syler View Post
    The 109 is for people who want a traditional, panty wetting V-twin cruiser. If you just want speed there are better options. If you want touring amenities there are better options. If you want a combination there are better options. But if you want all that plus a bike that makes you look like a rock star - none does it quite like the 109.

    That bike is badass no doubt - but it looks silly.

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    Love it!!! sensational machine.

    I wish I had the $$$ but I love mine too
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    Default Nose job

    Looks are in the eye of the beholder.
    The 9 and the Diavel are both good looking bikes in real life IMHO.

    Tha M109 - It is a stretch cruiser with a F86 nose (I do love that angle).


    Evidently Boba Fett likes that look too.

    Diavel - It is a space slug. A really fast space slug.
    It is still better looking than the Battlestar Galactica motorcycles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly Dog View Post
    Hey Jeff... I love the Blue Diavel also. The fact the frame matches the body color is super clean since Ducati loves making the frame tubes stand out which is annoying, although trademark visual branding. Its not that expensive compard to other performance bikes but the authorized service needed is definately something to consider.

    If you place the 9 and the Diavel next to each other, the 9 looks dated. Kind of bulbous and bloated in stock form. Stock for stock, the Diavel is definately a bit more up to date and artistict for a semi naked bike. Love the chin spoiler too, nice sporty retro addition.

    Sly

    Ohh yeah, one of the best passenger seat and foot peg designs on a bike..... period. Nice job Ducati.

    I'm SOOOO close to pulling the trigger on one next spring. I talked to the oner of the dealership here in town a couple months ago, he says "We have a demo Diavel right there, no short test rides, if you want to take it out for an hour, take it for an hour, if that turns into two that's fine too" I haven't done it yet because if I do I have a feeling I'll buy it. LOVE the diavel
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    Quote Originally Posted by polartek View Post
    Looks are in the eye of the beholder.
    The 9 and the Diavel are both good looking bikes in real life IMHO.

    Tha M109 - It is a stretch cruiser with a F86 nose (I do love that angle).


    Evidently Boba Fett likes that look too.

    Diavel - It is a space slug. A really fast space slug.
    It is still better looking than the Battlestar Galactica motorcycles.


    Enjoy The (R)ide,
    Polartek
    LOL
    Or the BEERholder for that matter...
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    Default Oh, yeah...

    Oh yeah, before I forget. When have you ever seen Suzuki bikinis like these?
    I could learn to like Italian bikes!




    Enjoy,
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    that's it.... checkbook please.....
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    ....and sign here and here aaaannnddd here
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    Exclamation Here's the reason why!!

    This may be the reason! I found this on the Diavel Forum...This is the third thread I have read about this phenomenon on the Diavel!
    http://www.diavel-forum.com/index.ph...han-i-thought/
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    Default Crap...

    I rode a Diavel today.

    If I can dig up my R's title, I may be buying one next week.

    The throttle response is fantastic, almost electric.
    The cornering without dragging a foot peg is to die for.

    Giving up the R will be hard. She evokes the same kind of passion, but I really want longer stints between shop visits (12K miles vs. 4).




    Enjoy the (R)ide,
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    Sorry but if I'm going to buy another sport bike it will be an inline 4 liter bike

    the duc really looks like too much of a copy cat of the vmax

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy450r View Post
    Sorry but if I'm going to buy another sport bike it will be an inline 4 liter bike
    the duc really looks like too much of a copy cat of the vmax
    I am done humping the gas tank all the time for the curves that I have to travel 30-60 min to get to. My GSX-R 600 is my last sport bike and continues to be loved.
    I think the current VMax looks more like the HD VROD. It also has that M109 R2 headlight look. I despise the flipped up rear tail on the VMax.


    This custom is a much better looking VMax IMHO.


    The Duc to me is shaped more like a Space Guppy.




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