What does everyone think about this bike on here? The CBR's sold and now im hunting... What are yall thoughts?
fragile, something to look at? your kidding me right.ducati is not only a bike, ducati is philosophy/way of life.
you can not compare a ducati with a honda.
The ducati is like supercar and the Honda is like a fast car.
You can't buy a Ducati for daily riding. All ducati is excelent/exotic machines but needed a lot of care, like something fragile.
I ride my cbr for 3.000 km with only 2 lt of engine oil, if you do that with a ducati ...boom!!!
Ducati have excellent peripheral goodies like ohlins, magnesium rims, etc...
better i prefer the 1198s and if you want a realy fast bike for track or a bike just to look it on your garage, go get it, but if you want something more useful look for something else.
From the side o riding is a very good bike as i said, with excellent extras.
Sounds like you've discovered the "Italian Harley" idea.Pretty much paying for bragging rights.
I agree anything Ohlins or Brembo comes forth with would be above par. thats what they built there name from.OK, the first few things i read about the 848 is maintenance this and maintenance that. you guys should read more about the bike. with the newer technology these days ,ducati has made their bikes less of a maintenance problem as to previous years. plus they have a great warranty. the bike is bad ass, and knocks any honda out of the water. get it if you can. it will be my next bike. every thing that we want on our bikes, is already on a ducati. that's why there's such a price difference. some will say, oh its bottom line ohlins or brembo. that also is bullshyt. anything either one of those company makes is not bottom line. good luck with your search.
I also had a friend with a 1098 when they first came out and he had a bunch of problems before the bike hit 300 miles, but Ducati North America fixed them all and as far as I know the bikes been running strong since. I feel like thats what happens the first year and then Ducati works out the quirks so buying an 10' model shouldnt give me any problems.I would say go for it but my uncle has a 08 1098s and it was in the shop the first season he had it due to clutch issues, electrical, and other nacking things. The bike has held up strong after that though. A thing to think about to is if you plan on doing any mods ducati urges that they approve and install them as it may void your warranty if you have one. Good luck on your purchase