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Old 01-03-2009, 09:23 PM   #1
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March 2009 Monster of the Month

From Walpole

(about time we had one of the new ones!!)

This time last year I had a 696 on order, my first Monster, my first Ducati, having been riding bikes for 20 years I have owned superbikes, super motards, off roaders, and mopeds!, but have always lusted after a Monster, so in January 08 I put my deposit on a White 696 having only seen a couple of photos I still knew I had to have one, nearly 6 months later it arrived, I loved it and got out at every opportunity, soon the termis went on and a few bits of carbon, I was hooked. But then Ducati decided to launch the 1100 model, even though my 696 had only done 1600 miles the single sided swing arm was saying buy me ! So a deal was done a new 1100S in now parked in my garage waiting for the first signs of decent weather so I can go in search of twisty roads and other Monsters. My 696 was great, it sounded great and looked great and had enough power to entertain, the only grumbles were for me the seat being a bit low and sloping to far forward. So far my 1100 has only done 15 miles but first impressions are,seat height much better for me and a much better shape,the adjustable levers a big improvement too and then there's the looks, oh my god this bike looks fantastic, the metallic white paint, the gold wheels and the Ohlins suspension, even the standard bike looks bling (no other bike manufacturer seems to be able to capture that) So far is is fairly standard having just recovered from paying for it! The tail chop is done a couple bits of carbon added. Over the next few months full termi system and cams should go on, some more carbon bits, rear sets if someone ever makes some! And of course open the clutch up as i want do hear that rattle ! Now please let the sun come out as I need to experience that torque once again.

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Old 01-03-2009, 09:30 PM   #2
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:52 PM   #3
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Did you paint your garage white to match?
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:11 PM   #4
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wow very good looking bike
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:55 AM   #5
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Did you paint your garage white to match?
Its camoflage so the bike thieves wont see it !
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:15 AM   #6
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Didn't like them at first, but that does look very cool!
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:59 PM   #7
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I was looking at an 1100s this weekend - thought it looked very pretty. Complementi.

But when are we going to have a watercooled bike on the front page? Please???
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:07 PM   #8
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Mine arrives this week !!!!!!!!!! just in time for the snow !!
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:18 PM   #9
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Mine arrives this week !!!!!!!!!! just in time for the snow !!
Dont worry GS,mines still only done 100 miles ! some goodies for it have just arrived today so i will be locked away in the garage later.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:34 PM   #10
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I was looking at an 1100s this weekend - thought it looked very pretty. Complementi.

But when are we going to have a watercooled bike on the front page? Please???
Well if someone wants to send me pics and words then it can go up! Come on Jerry, get the camera out!
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:43 PM   #11
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fair 'nuf ! She's looking quite clean at the moment too
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:15 PM   #12
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Looks very much like Ducati have got it right again, how could you not like it.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:27 PM   #13
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Looks very much like Ducati have got it right again, how could you not like it.
yep, definetly a grower.. didn't like them at first either, but maybe they were just a year or two ahead of their customers taste..
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:32 PM   #14
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well done that looks verry nice
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:13 PM   #15
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Hopefully if i get a canny pay out off my accident i will get one just like it!!
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