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posted March 16, 2008 07:10 AM        
WHY WOULD i WANT AN 848?

Well? What's the justification? Why shrink and repackage the 1098's engine?
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posted March 16, 2008 07:38 AM        
So You can compete directly with the greatest all around bike on the planet brotha......the GSXR 750

In all sincerity, for the coin and the fact it is not an S or R model, I would just go with big brother and be done with it. Doesnt make a lot of direct sense with it.....unless they are just trying to get people on something and it is a lower price point obviously.

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posted March 20, 2008 06:02 AM        
Lower prices sell, especially with possible financial tightening for a lot of the country coming up; gas prices, housing market, banking, the falling dollar, etc...

Some people still need to get their Ducati on.
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posted March 21, 2008 09:35 AM        
A lot of cash for not having all the goodies. For the money you can buy and build a far nicer gsxr 750
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posted March 21, 2008 12:19 PM        
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Lower prices sell, especially with possible financial tightening for a lot of the country coming up; gas prices, housing market, banking, the falling dollar, etc...

Some people still need to get their Ducati on.


true!
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posted March 22, 2008 08:45 AM        
seems the 848 will have some major handling/stopping/corner speed advantages?
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posted March 24, 2008 03:41 PM        
over what? How so?
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posted March 24, 2008 08:53 PM        
i dunno....someone told me its supposedly a very much lighter and better handling bike than the plain 1098. of course its prolly BS. I haven't owned a duc yet but have been considering pulling the trigger on one.
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posted March 25, 2008 12:55 AM        
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A lot of cash for not having all the goodies. For the money you can buy and build a far nicer gsxr 750


True, but at the end of the day you've still only got a suzuki
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posted March 25, 2008 05:29 AM        
ouch!
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posted March 25, 2008 08:35 AM        
Should I move this to the smack-house now, or wait for a mod to do it.

Fish, I'm awaiting the flaming from GG I so rightly deserve.
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posted March 25, 2008 08:09 PM        
No need to flame you....it is blatantly clear you are an ignorant ass knowing NOTHING...
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posted March 26, 2008 12:44 AM        
ouch GG, I think you've hurt my feelings.
You're are right though, what I do know about the gixxer could be written on the back of a postage stamp.


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posted March 26, 2008 05:07 AM        
Oh sheeesh, I was just messing with ya....lol. Best all around bike on the planet in my opinion. I have had them since day 1 and I am also a Ducati fan as well. When I look at my built 750 race bike and the 848 side by side, for the money would take the Suzuki if you want the best bang for the buck because you get so much more......however, when I throw a leg over either one of my 1098 s models, I have to say they are the most enjoyable bikes I have ridden....maybe not better....but more enjoyable. Maintenance, parts availability, things like that it is tough to beat the Suzuki and the things are rock solid. The sad thing about the 848 is that it is that much cash and there is not even an S model.....for me, I would just bump up to the big brother S and have all the goodies. I guess it depends on how you look at things.
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posted March 26, 2008 08:28 AM        
I have the 1098S and honestly, if I had the space would probably have a few more bikes, I was a pillion once on a GSXR750, I had never seen 180 KPH come up so quickly in all my life (jap speedo's stop at 180 in New Zealand). Same feeling I got when the new shape ZX9 arrived (95 I think).
I'm not knocking the Zukie, but you've gotta admit, the Ducati it two wheeled pornography.
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posted March 26, 2008 09:52 AM        
DUcati's are great, I own them so I can't hammer them nor would I. I am saying for the money, You can build a nice bike or nicer. Ihave a very nice GSXR 750 that cost me a little more then an 848 would cost and has far more goods on it and I would say is faster too. I have a GSXR 1000 that is as nice as you could ever hope to be and it was less then the Ducati's I have. Now we can argue differences and that is fair but different may not mean better here. My 1000 hauls ass, handles better then the 1098 S's a etc. I like them all for various reasons. Nothing but love for both Ducati and Suzuki from me.
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posted March 27, 2008 10:52 AM        
The 848 is sorta close in displacement and price to the current 1098, but when the 1098 is replaced with the bigger and pricier 1198 then the 848 will fill the hole under it better. I think they should've waited to release it with the common 1198(not the current 1098R).

And Ducatis have never been about value or bang for your buck. You can drop a 427 into an outhouse and smoke a Ferrari, but at the end of the day it's still just an outhouse.
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posted March 28, 2008 03:35 AM        
And Ducatis have never been about value or bang for your buck. You can drop a 427 into an outhouse and smoke a Ferrari, but at the end of the day it's still just an outhouse.

Quote of the week from ZX12adam. IMHO
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posted March 28, 2008 09:40 AM        
If you want to compete, value should be a consideration
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posted March 30, 2008 12:01 PM        
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You can drop a 427 into an outhouse and smoke a Ferrari, but at the end of the day it's still just an outhouse.


lmao!
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posted April 02, 2008 02:03 PM        
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If you want to compete, value should be a consideration


It is, but so is engine sound, character, style, etc... considerations vary from rider to rider.

For me it used to be performance 1st, but now I have a daughter I can't go to the track anymore($$$) and getting the most out of these on the street is too dangerous. Then there's the realistic point that none of us here will get 100% out of their bikes anyways, so extra performance doesn't always equal quicker lap times.

A Britbike mag did a test with a novice rider(a few trackdays experience) at the track with 4 different bikes. A CBR125, CBR600, stock CBR1000, and a 190HP British Superbike CBR1000. He was fastest on the stock 1000, close 2nd on the 600, then the 190HP B.S.B. 1000, then 125(sheer gutless).


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posted April 02, 2008 10:09 PM        
I hear ya but a lot of your points would take me to a non Ducati bike for that matter.....not to a Ducati.
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posted April 15, 2008 06:01 PM        
All I know is that I have a slightly built 2000 zx-12r and a 2007 1098. The zx-12 sits and gathers dust while the 1098 is out almost every ridable day.

That is the bottom line .

Anyone interested in a 2000 zx-12r?

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posted April 17, 2008 07:37 AM        
nope!

Lovin' the 1098...
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posted June 04, 2008 08:17 PM        
To answer the initial question of "Why would I want an 848"?

Well, it's now the fastest selling Ducati model, EVER! And at a time when the economy is crap. That says a lot, I still wish I could get one.
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