maybe Audi already had their say on that one (after all they did declare "war" on BMW motorcycles).. can't wait though to see what Ducati is going to come out with in the next few years now that Audi gets to play along in the two-wheeled world
I was considering the Diavel before I got my 1200. I loved the feel, but it didn't have heated grips or bags, and the pillion position was pretty much having her thighs wrapped around my head. . .not a bad thing but a little distracting. . .. the Strada seems to answer all of those issues. ..not enough to have me trade, but I agree, I'll bet Audi told them they had to have a bike with marginal utility as well as sex.
Not a fan, I like the bike on it's original form, naked looks good.
In 2008 I was on the search of a new motorcycle, went to a BMW Ducati stealership in Charleston SC, mostly to see the F800GS but they had a Duc GT1000, what a nice looking bike.
DUCATI GT 1000
L-twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Bore x stroke
94 x 71,5 mm
67.7 KW - 92 HP @ 8000 rpm
91.1 Nm - 9.3 Kgm @ 6000 rpm
Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Spoke wheel with chromed steel rim, 3.50 x 17
120/70 - 17 with air tube
Twin shock absorbers, with frontal cam system spring preload
Rear wheel travel
Spoke wheel with chromed steel rim, 5.50 x 17
180/55 - 17 with air tube
2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, floating caliper 2-piston (30-32 mm diameter )
245 mm disc, 1-piston (34 mm diameter) floating caliper with sintered pads
Fuel tank capacity
15 lt (of which 3,5 reserve)
Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam, fuel reserve, turn signals, LCD clock, trip fuel, immobilizer.
I don't really know how I walked out of that place without that bike, but not much regret, I ended up with a great FZ6 for half of the GT's price, and now I'm a happy owner of Beemers version of the GT on steroids.
I'm still waiting for that 850 roadster they mentioned 2-3 months ago.
Clem, I'm sure you have seen this bike in person, I saw a video back when they made it for Japan only market couple of years ago, now, big H is bringing it to Amurrika, if I had garage space, this one would be a most.
Yeah, CB1100. Sweeet. About as classic styling that you can get, and still see a ton of them on the road for that reason. Must admit, I like 'em. Glad Honda America is bringing it over. The Kawasaki twin has a large retro "club" following here. (Knee boots and goggles) Reminds me of the Triumph Bonneville back in 1969. Great sound. More of a "poser" than the Honda, but if you're not in a hurry to get anywhere, it has an addictive drone. Kawa makes an Estrella 250cc single version that is a great beginner's bike. Nostalgic.
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