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A friend took these at Laguna on Sunday evening, before Ducati Island loaded up the show. I didn't get his name, but thanks to the Duc Rep standing next to the bike for letting me throw a leg over my future ride!







 
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Re: Sport Classic Test Fit (Rrider)

that is a nice ride. hopefully they have different colors
 
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I guess I'll get to sit on one soon enough!


What color are you going to get, Gary? I called in my order for a black one...






Modified by AZ Scott at 9:08 PM 7/28/2005
 
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looks like sportbike positioning on a naked bike. Maybe naked SSish???
 
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Re: Sport Classic Test Fit (Rrider)

See.... the difference is.... I'd look damn good setting on that bike.



 
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Re: Sport Classic Test Fit (Mental998)

Mental- What wouldn't you look good on???
 
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Re: Sport Classic Test Fit (foggy123)

Uhhhhhhhhhhh.... a Buick.
 
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Scott, I'm going for the standard yellow. Gotta match my 872r! I like the black, I think it'll look sinister.


I was happy to find the seating position was as aggressive as it was and was expecting to have to add clipons and rearsets as I've done with my previous SS's.
IMO, the Sport1000 was:
more aggressive than a SS (bars slightly lower, pegs slightly higher)
more sporty than the 999 which feel like rc51's to me
obviously doesn't compare to my ass-in-the-air 916 style bike.

My only complaint is the appearance of the ridiculously wide seat. First impressions were it is so wide it belongs on a gullwing. After a while, it made sense though- the proportions of the tail section were designed to match the width of the tank. From many angles, the bike just looks right.


Modified by Rrider at 9:29 PM 7/28/2005
 
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Very Cool


Cant decide which looks better black or yellow hmmm, have to see them in person


Let us know when you get it and give us a detailed ride report
 
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Re: Sport Classic Test Fit (Rrider)

Yeah, the seats do look quite wide! Hopefully, that won't give me an excuse to put on a few pounds...


I noticed that behind the headlight, the Sport is basically identical to the Paul Smart (aside from the Ohlins suspension). I'm almost considering finding a PS fairing and painting it black! That would freak some people out...
 
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One thing I forgot to ask the rep was if they run tubes in these tires. I know there are some tubeless wire-spoke rims out there (BMW, etc.), but they usually have either a raised rib in the center, or an area at the outside edge of the rim where the spokes feed through. If these are tubeless rims, they sure did a good job of making them look authentic.

Any idea?
 
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Good question about the wheels, Scott. I didn't even think of asking. Here's a zoom on the wheels, they were sweet looking Excel's. I'll ask my motard friends to check the pic. I also like the black PS fairing idea. Maybe I'll do a yellow one! Damn, you talked me into the 636 2 years ago and now the fairing idea. I gotta start doing my own thing!





Before sitting on both, I was 100% going to yank my deposit on the Sport1000 and get the MV Brutale. The Brutale was sweet looking, but I just didn't fit. My knees hit the "wings" on the tank and my right heel interfered with the exhaust. The Sport1000 fit perfectly and best of all, made my ass look small.

I imagine women will love this bike! (opps! I didn't say that!)
 
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Re: Sport Classic Test Fit (Rrider)

Nice pics, Gary!


Hey... where's the kawi?
 
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Hey Rob! Sold the old 636, and haven't got around to buying the new one yet. I need a nice, normal street bike and that's where the Sport1000 will fit in. The 636 is on the list, hopefully early next season...

How's your RR holding up?
 
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That black one looks so cool.
 
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Why does it have the same horrible brake calipers (that everybody moans about) as the monster 620 and not "big boyz" brakes???

Chris
 
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wonder how long it'll be before somebody crashes one of those purrrrrrrrdy bikes so i can get the rims for cheap? hehehe...
ditto on chris's comment... why ducati's cheaping on the brakes is beyond me...
 
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I'd be willing to bet that those wheels will require tubes.

Scott, you have to get some black rims for that sport!!!
 
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Does the PS with Ohlins come with the baby brakes?? Seems like an odd combo if it does.
 
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Re: Sport Classic Test Fit (Rrider)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Rrider »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey Rob! Sold the old 636, and haven't got around to buying the new one yet. I need a nice, normal street bike and that's where the Sport1000 will fit in. The 636 is on the list, hopefully early next season...

How's your RR holding up?</TD></TR></TABLE>

It's simply amazing...


I'm not sure I can give it up for an '06... it's just that good.
 
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