Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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RE: More fun than driving my benz...
Ah, yes, the joys of two-strokes. Nothing like enjoying a mosquito-free neighborhood after a ride through it. [:)]
Mine is an ST-2, Ducati's sport-touring version of their venerable water-cooled 944 twin. While the seating position is definitely more sport-oriented than touring, it's far more comfortable than the 916/748/749/996/998/999 variants (which I think are more race-oriented than sport). The only thing I've done comfort-wise was to add 1/2" bar risers, which surprisingly make a decent difference. If you can ride crouched (which is comfortable enough, but not advised in traffic due to lack of visibility) then the bar angle is perfect. Other mods (mild though they are) include a StainTune pipe, full race chip, airbox, and fiber air filter.
I can't recall who said it, but one journalist referred to Ducati as "The best half-hour bike ever made." Pretty cruel comment, but for their edgy bikes, it's pretty true. I haven't crawled aboard their Multistrada, but everyone I've talked to that has raves about it.
So what's the latest with the Daytona? Get out your welder yet? [:D][:D]