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 *  Wanna buy ::  Should I buy a used bike first?
FloatingAxehead

Replies: 24
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Should I buy a used bike first?   Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:56 am   
I didn't think about labor costs on the 07's. That's a pretty decent reason to buy new, actually. I guess what I'm saying is I don't know if I would buy a 620 again.

...of course, a good ride t ...
 *  Wanna buy ::  Should I buy a used bike first?
FloatingAxehead

Replies: 24
Views: 22104

Should I buy a used bike first?   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:58 pm   
If I had it to do all over again...?

I'd buy used, to stay away from the depreciation when you take a new bike off the lot. It's just like a car, in that respect.

$5000 for a used bike ought to ...
 *  Wanna buy ::  Performance upgrades?
FloatingAxehead

Replies: 15
Views: 13917

Performance upgrades?   Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:29 pm   
Yeah, it's never geriatric! And a 14T sprocket and Iridium plugs do seem to have some good effects on the bike, for not a lot of extra cash. Now that I've got my handguards (for breaking cold wind o ...
 *  Wanna buy ::  Performance upgrades?
FloatingAxehead

Replies: 15
Views: 13917

Performance upgrades?   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:08 am   
enormous wedding tackle...? Think

Shocked

Tackle + Monster 695 = Multistrada 620 seat hight? Laughing
 *  Wanna buy ::  Performance upgrades?
FloatingAxehead

Replies: 15
Views: 13917

Performance upgrades?   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:36 pm   
Ok, let me clarify my last post a little. I love when I can actually get my bike out of town, on a warm day when I know my tires & the roads on Mt Lemmon will grip. There's very little more sati ...
 *  Wanna buy ::  Performance upgrades?
FloatingAxehead

Replies: 15
Views: 13917

Performance upgrades?   Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:23 pm   
I hate to admit it, but even after installing a 14T sprocket I find the bike a little underwhelming sometimes. It's still awesome in the corners and all, but I wonder almost daily if I shouldn't have ...
 *  Wanna buy ::  1000, 620 or ....
FloatingAxehead

Replies: 10
Views: 10430

1000, 620 or ....   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:37 am   
The 620 has more than enough power for me in city riding, and everyone I talk to says it's far easier to flick around corners/more maneuverable than the 1000. If you're going to be solo and in the ci ...
 *  Wanna buy ::  New ducatist ... or not?
FloatingAxehead

Replies: 13
Views: 12410

New ducatist ... or not?   Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:49 am   
The other point squid vicious nailed on the head is that the cost of maintenance is primarily labor.

Ducati wouldn't still be making the desmo engine if they felt it was unreasonable- they'd move t ...
 *  Wanna buy ::  SV650S to MTS620 - Hey! Hey!
FloatingAxehead

Replies: 9
Views: 10769

SV650S to MTS620 - Hey! Hey!   Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:38 am   
If you read the recent comparo in Cycle World, you saw the "shoot-out" between the MTS620 and the V-strom. It opens with the paragraph cutting right to the chase- the V-strom is the better ...
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