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Always been a fan of the shorter exhausts which show off the rear wheel / single-sided swing-arm much better, so looked around.
Didn't want the noise of the stubby SC-Project (as it doesn't have a baffle), & the Austin Racing worked out too pricey.
In the end, went for the CW as an import, after a few mails to confirm it did actually fit the 1200R!
CW themselves were great, but they don't do international sales, so had to go via Houston S/B, who initially told me it didn't fit the R model....
Once they were persuaded, it duly arrived, & it certainly does fit, & it's not excessively loud with the baffle fitted.
Watching the news this morning and they ran a little feature on her pillion ride with Ron. Apparently she bid for it in a charity auction after playing golf with Leon.
Top bird !
I've just reached 4,000 miles on my 1260s. For the benefit (I hope) of new or prospective owners of the bike here are my thoughts so far. These are just my thoughts, no doubt some will disagree with some of it.
Best bike by far I have ever owned. I'll stop there then
The more miles I do the more it loosens up. I was thinking of changing to a 42 rear sprocket, but now everything is bedding in I don't feel the need. When new, the motor didn't feel very happy at 70 ish in top. Now it does so I won't be changing the gearing.
The severe engine braking also seems less as time goes on.
Handling is great. I also don't mind the Scorpions, but not far off needing to change. I may try something else.
Power, and more importantly for me the spread of power/torque is amazing.
Being my first Ducati I am impressed with the build quality and finish.
Very pleased so far with service offered by my dealer - Moto Rapido.
Fuelling is good but as with all bikes stifled by euro 4,...
At one point this year i had all Four on the road.
The 1098 wont start and i have it stripped
I decided to finish putting this back together and have ridden it for a number of miles
it started life as a 748 sps all the parts i took off are stored Road fairing lights etc
the engine went bang a belt shredded
So in a rush I got hold of a 916 sp motor 1200 miles on it with P8 ecu annd throttles
Hardly did any miles and it dropped a valve
At this point went f**ck it and bought the 1098.
spent a lot of money repairing the head fitting it with forged valves then just left it.
When i finaĺy took 748 to pieces found that althoygh the belt was shredded there was no other damage
My aim now is, even though the wife said i cant have any more bikes, to sneak the parts in and build this 916sp in its own right
i just love riding this bike
...who you have conversed with for a few years, it is sometimes quite odd - you know their persona by their avtar and it is sometimes hard to relate the person you think you know to a new face, v.strange
But I would like to throw a big thank you out there to my buddy @finm for being as true to his online persona and also to my imagination of him that I have built up over the years,
Sunday, 4 November 2018
7 PM (time to be confirmed, may be subject to changes)
Ducati World Première 2019
Unveil of Ducati Model Year 2019 product range
EICMA 2018, Worldwide Motorcycle Exhibition, Milan (Italy)
Press Days: Tuesday 6 - Wednesday 7 November 2018,
Public Days: Thursday 8 - Sunday 11 November 2018.
All thirteen Panigale V4 S bikes from the “Race of Champions” have been auctioned on eBay
“Race of Champions” Panigale V4 S auction week marked by a surge of bids
Record-breaking bid of 120,000 euro for Troy Bayliss' bike
eBay auction followed by hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 2 August 2018 – The “Race of Champions”, which saw Ducati riders fight for victory on the Panigale V4 S, was one of the most thrilling moments of WDW2018. Immediately after the race the thirteen specially built bikes were auctioned on eBay, with ever increasing bids capturing the attention of media and enthusiasts alike until the auction closed at 6 p.m. on Saturday 28 July.
All thirteen Panigale V4 S bikes (the 12 used in the race plus the one prepared for Chaz Davies, injured on the eve of WDW and unable to compete) were auctioned.
The bikes feature exclusive livery and graphics dedicated to their individual riders, with colour schemes drawing their inspiration...
Been visiting my CJ
(Daughter) and on my return had a consignment to collect from my workplace, Port of Fwlixstowe..
Below is part of what was waiting for me..
Along with its matching mono frame.. 12000 miles ( with full Docs etc) 1994 bike not been started in years ...
After long discussions with my 2 expert mentors I decided the crazy 916 sps prices were too much for me and I’d never leave even a mint one alone anyway, so it was better to search for the parts to build MY dream 916..
So, we’ve started...
Me too, I couldn’t keep my detailing fingers off it for long...
Paint removed, then soda blasted...
Engine plan is a full rebuild under supervision with 955 conversion..
It’s going to be a long one... only buying parts approved by mentors..
For sale: My superb Ducati 848 EVO.
First registered: 27/06/2013.
Colour- Tricole, 1199 replica colours commissioned by Laguna Motorcycles
and professionally painted by Dream Machine (Bike was originally White)
I have owned this bike since November 2014, bought from a member on here and it's been totally faultless. The bike has been meticulously maintained and has had the oil and filter changed by me at 3k intervals during my ownership. There has been no debris showing on the magnetic sump plug or the mesh filter. The engine is sublime, pulling hard and cleanly throughout the full rev range. Fitted with slash cut Termigoni silencers, Race ECU and filter set up by Ducati Glasgow.
Extras include Carbon hugger, non-slip footpegs, CNC brake and clutch levers, R&G tail tidy and small indicators. Fitted with Michellin M7RR tyres. Recent new front&rear sprockets and chain.
F.S.H, and just had new belts and oil/filter change as the bike has not been used much since purchasing a...
Picked myself up a 2000 748R not long ago with a view to tidying it up and getting it 100% before hitting the road.
The bike itself has had a pretty good life, but has sat doing not alot for the past 6 years. So just before I bought it, it was treated to new belts, fluids and filters.
Made a start on checking it over now it's got a space in the man cave, found all 4 fork pinch bolts loose and the steering damper wobbling about, so will definitely be checking everything!
Anyway, this is how it stands
A SON ASKS HIS FATHER FOR A MOTORBIKE
S. Dad can I have a motorbike
F. No, im buying you a Violin.
S. But I want a motorbike.
F. No you are getting a Violin and thats the end of that.
After a few month of Violin lessons the father says to the son can you play me something on the Violin? He says sure....
An hour actually, as the ride was cut short by a downpour. Having acquired the bike six weeks ago I finally found time to collect it last week but had only ridden it for about 15 mins in Geneva before madam caught sight of me in very unsuitable clothing and gave me a sour look (which, if you have seen the photos, is difficult for her), demanding it return to JoeC towers immediately!
So today I managed to sneak an afternoon to myself and head out accross the mountains to Châtel to see a supplier of mine. It has been about 35° here for as long as I can remember and attired this time with jeans, hoodie and timberland boots I took off.
It likes to wheelie this bike, even at about 130kph and off the throttle, putting a massive grin on my already goonish face. It also pulls like a steam train, I think I could probably hitch up my work trailer to it and it wouldn't bat an eyelid. The torque is endless but I stayed mainly in 2nd and 3rd so as to enjoy the view of the sky. I hadn't ridden...
For sale my Ducati 748S Biposto which i have owned since new from On Yer Bike in Bicester.
Recently stored for 5 years during house renovation and maintained by Coventry Ducati where it was on display in their showroom!
Has a genuine 1389 miles only on the clock and is in showroom condition.
The bike has not been modified in any way, it is as it left the factory with Datatool alarm and immobiliser.
Will be going to auction at Bonhams in October if it does not find a buyer here - want to offer the Ducati community a chance to buy this low milage example.
MOT Til November, is currently declared SORN.
Done and dusted.....I've really struggled with this one though because as of last night I wasn't fussed about going.Still having real problems to go ANYWHERE.
But thank you to you amazing lot on here who gave so generously,last count was £1160 and I'm so chuffed with that amount!!
Got my new R back home...
Gave it a quick clean and polish.
Evidence of previous track use in the documentation plus 4 spare Accosato levers....but has been serviced to death..nice!
Nice clutch. Nice pipes. Nice master cylinders.
No evidence of damage apart from a tiny crack in the front mudguard.
Annoyingly, the clock faces are both cracked which is the most disappointing thing about the bike but otherwise it’s gorgeous!
Spectacular parade of thousands of motorcycles threaded its way from the Misano World Circuit to Rimini in the first day of World Ducati Week 2018
Claudio Domenicali "It’s the big party of the Ducatisti, and there are so many of us. All you have to do is look at the paddock of the Misano World Circuit to predict that this will be a record-breaking WDW2018!"
Big show on the track: Michele Pirro wins the "Race of Champions" on the Panigale V4 S, ahead of Rabat and Forés.
Misano Adriatico, Rimini (Italy), 21 July 2018 - The Misano paddock was completely filled with motorcycles and people from all over the world, all sharing a great passion for Ducati. A sea of motorcycles that peacefully invaded the Adriatic Riviera and occupied over 75,000 square metres of the circuit's paddock. In short, this is what is happening at WDW2018, the great Ducati gathering that from 20 to 22 July brings together tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world.
The second day of the...
Popped a deposit down this morning to reserve a spot in the queue for one of these next year. Fingers crossed concept to production doesn’t see too many significant changes as it seriously ticks my boxes, and all the trade shenanigans don’t add significant unnecessary cost to it...
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