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Ducati 848 Road Test

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by [FLUX], Dec 31, 2007.

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  2. Sweet bike, but at roughly only 10% less $$ than a 1098, why would you bother getting the little brother?
     
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  3. triway, id prefer the little brother. the 1098 is a monster machine in power. way more than what i need, and it would depend on budget too, that price difference would be the difference between being able to own a duke, and not being able to own one. for someone that doesnt need the biggest and best i think this bike is great. i'd go buy one tomorrow if i had the cash, but i wouldnt rush out and and buy a 1098. i think you'd also find that with a bit of negotiation, you'd probably be able to make the price difference a bit better.
     
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  4. hahahahahahaha!!!! :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:

    Negotiate?! Ducati dealer?! 848??

    I think not.
     
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  5. I saw a white one on the road the other day, DID look vera narce :)
     
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  6. I would love to see a direct comparo with the 851. 20 years progress in such similar bikes would be very interesting.
     
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  7. they just look......boring.
    dated?
     
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  8. It would be very embarrasing for the old 851, not to much in common any more, different clutch, engine ,suspension ,30 more horse's etc.
    20 something kilos lighter :shock:
    And the 851 brakes suck :oops:



    Allthough they do look similar :p

    84822.
     
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  9. Old Pacific Highway, heading south, right?????
     
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  10. Busted :eek:
     
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  11. I was travelling that road when there was no Freeway, there's not too many stretches of river close to the road like that :wink:.
     
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  12. okay okay, point taken lol.

    sure it looks like a baby 1098, but hey, the CBR's. GSXR's and the like have been doing that for years, its not a new idea. this thing has the looks IMO, the go would not be an issue, the sound, and although not cheap, its cheaper than a 1098. it'd do what i want in a bike and more. i wonder if the dealers throw in an espresso machine too?? hmmmm.

    its another in that long list of "each to his own" i think.
     
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  13. For those of us who want a "race replica" of Casey's championship winning bike, apart from the Desmosedici RR, the 848 could be argued to be more of a "true" replica in the sense that it's closer to the current 800cc capacity of the MotoGP class.

    But then again, that's probably like saying a Shetland Pony is a "replica" of last year's Melbourne Cup winner!

    Cheers,

    Weasel
    :biker:
     
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  14. Well, aside from the 848 having just 2-cylinders, while Casey's bike has 4...
     
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  15. Managed to get on one the other day for a very short ride. I agree with the sentiment of why buy this machine when you can get the 1098 for only 10% more. It's a nice ride, but purely track focussed as you need to give it some stick to make it fun and I would hate to have to commute on it.
     
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  16. They look soooooooooooooo hot in white, but if you're forking out 20 odd gorillas for a bike a few extra for its bigger brother is surely very enticing..
     
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  17. be interesting to hear what matt as to say, as he has just bought one as his upgrade from a 250.
     
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  18. Yeah - 'cos coming from a 250 to an 848 is a pretty minor step up. I'd be surprised if he didn't use every superlative in the book given what he's coming from.
     
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  19. wtf....man are you serious....they look anything but that
     
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  20. i saw matt the other day, he let me have a sit(not a ride - i didnt even ask) im 5"10' and could just flat foot with both feet. bike felt very narrow, and that seat is like sitting on a bit of plywood!! i only sat on it for a couple minutes so i cant really comment on anything much else except to say he's as happy as a pig in slop with it.
     
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