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    '04' Ducati S4R Wayne-o's Avatar
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    I'm sniffing out the 2018 monster 821. thoughts?

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    I testrode it a couple of times, and was very impressed. It felt capable, and really well balanced.
    I'm leaning more towards sport-touring for my next bike, so the 939 SuperSport is pulling me, but the 821 Monster felt like a really good bike.
    I had an older Monster, a 1993 M900, that I rode for 24 years and 265K miles. My wife rides a 1995 M900. They're good bikes.

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    '04' Ducati S4R Wayne-o's Avatar
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    Thanks Phil,

    I still have the 04 S4R with 54K on it. Don't plan on selling it cuz I love this bike. Just want something fresh.

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    That 939 SuperSport is giggle inducing fun...

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    '04' Ducati S4R Wayne-o's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    That 939 SuperSport is giggle inducing fun...
    Really looking for a naked bike. I've had sport bikes etc......VFR, CBR600RR.....

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    Try one, it rides like an aggressive monster that weighs nothing. It doesn't have CBR600 ergos if that's the concern.

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    '04' Ducati S4R Wayne-o's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Try one, it rides like an aggressive monster that weighs nothing. It doesn't have CBR600 ergos if that's the concern.
    Gave it a look but I really don't like the look of the fairing and it doesn't come in yellow :-( . I would like to see another monster in the 900 - 1000cc range though. I may be disappointed by t he lack of punch as compared to my S4R.

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    Last edited by Wayne-o; 02-11-18 at 02:40 PM.
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