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View Poll Results: Which would you choose?
Carb bike 4 28.57%
Injected bike 7 50.00%
Other, because there is always an 'other' 3 21.43%
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Which Ducati?

which would you choose, the oh so pretty but occasionally a little grumpy carb model (1st pic), or the slightly more normal looking but easier to live with injected model? (2nd pic)

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My cousin got killed on a red Ducati in Nov 2009. There's a thread on here about it

Don't do it, or if you do, make sure you carry an organ donation card

Sorry to be morbid but that's how I feel about two wheeled deathntraps.
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Sorry to hear about your cousin.

Bikes are a funny thing, yes, you're vulnerable, but with the accident I just had (nasty multiple vehicle pile up), its likely being on a bike saved me from worse injury, as I was thrown clear of a huge impact. the guy in the pickup in front of me was hurt worse than anyone else. I've also been in the situation where I would have had a head on crash in the car, but got away scott free because i was able to ride the left hand white line when confronted by two oncoming vehicles (one on my side of the road) rounding a bend. like everything there are pros and cons.

I've always maintained if I were to die on a bike, i'd never want any of my friends to stop riding, i'd rather die doing something I love at 33 years old, that sat in a puddle of stale wee aged 103. I'm sure Jim Clarke, or Joey Dunlop would have said the same thing..




of course, I'd rather be 103 years old telling stories about a lifetime of memories and adventures of the kind you can only really get on bikes...

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I say get both!

I've never ridden a bike but it's something that appeals more and more as I get older. For me, a Ducati would be the holy grail.
 
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Ooooooooh

*dribble*

Carbs

Though I'd have a yellow 748r myself
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Personally, Phil, I like the look of the second bike - and prefer it to the other.

PS: Good to meet you at the Autolusso open day.
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They both look the same.

And what Simon said.
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I'd have the injection but I stay off bikes after my numerous accidents
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in injected (the second one) 900ss was purchased this morning. up to Scotland next Saturday to collect it
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I had an SS and I remember those carbs were troublesome, so easy to flood. Many is the time I had to clean the plugs to start her.

I much prefer the dependability of my 748 (yellow ).
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owning a duke is on my life to do list Been into bikes for a many years and recently sold my beloved triumph street triple due to the misses expecting our first baby. I had spend a small fortune on upgrading the suspension which turned it into one of the best handling bikes ive ever ridden
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gonna be an interesting ride home, flying into Glasgow, getting a train to Oban, then riding down to Lockerbie where i'm stopping overnight. back home on the sunday..
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PS: Good to meet you at the Autolusso open day.
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in injected (the second one) 900ss was purchased this morning. up to Scotland next Saturday to collect it
Great choice....... :HAPPY:
Hope the bike is as good as described and you have a safe and fun ride home........
Hope you are coming south on the A6 and not the M6........
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Great choice.......:HAPPY:
Hope the bike is as good as described and you have a safe and fun ride home........
Hope you are coming south on the A6 and not the M6........
Would be rude not to really, wouldn't it!
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I come from a family of bikers - both my dad and brother have owned Ducatis

They are both beautiful bikes but I prefer the first one.
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I am sorry you have made a big mistake. You should have bought an Aprilia RSV. But I am biased. Enjoy it. Mike
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Would be rude not to really, wouldn't it!
It certainly would, used to spend a lot of time up and down between Kendal and Shap, fantastic memories, wonder if the Jungle Cafe is still there... :Hmm:
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