..oh and on the SFV4S the sales guy said I had c.30 mins which I scoffed at. On my return he was most surprised I didn't throw my deposit at him and wait 3 months for delivery also paying full RRP plus OTR...
Ducati Monsters have been built in Thailand for years. The Scramblers were built there from the start. As were Triumph Thunderbirds and much of their retro range, as well as BMW's smaller singles.I hear what you're saying about Ducati and I've been riding bikes 38 years to date and never owned a Ducati.. Had c. 10 KTM's mind and x2 Aprilias that I still have today (the Aprilias I mean and one is a 2T RS250)
I do like Triumph. Their dealerships and service in my experience and I've owned a couple have been good, so I'd very happily have another although if it's built in Thailand or wherever I'd be less tempted than a Hinckley built bike.
2021 Speed Triple could indeed be a great bike - let's hope so..
I bet it’s a blast. I had a Benelli Triple. Such a great engine configuration.See spyshots of a new Triumph Speed Triple complete with powerful new engine designed to put Triumph back on the supernaked map.www.motorcyclenews.com
If I could only have one bike that had to track, tour and go out for a paper on it would be a close race between the Gen 1 or 2 SDR or the current Speed Triple RS.The current Speedy RS is epically good, another 25 horses might ruin it, but it might just make it outrageous 😀
Don't go to offical dealers mate, problem solved. Plenty of people working on ducatisServicing costs are ridiculous on the Streetfighter...I was quoted £1600 for major service then if any valves need adjusting ..thats on top ...i didn't ask if that was + vat as id hung the phone up at that point
You lost me as soon as you mentioned gen2Ducati is pinnacle of quality every since Audi bought them. Had Diavel for 3 years, managed 20k kms on it, no issues whatsoever.
IMO, the 2 best naked ever built are SDR gen2 and Ducati SF.
Gen3 is a mistake, especially with that hideous stock exhaust.
SDR Gen1 is nice too. I just like the front end styling of Gen2 better.As you know I’ve had a fucking truck load of bikes and nothing beats the Gen 1 SDR. Yes it needs a bit of fettling but most bikes don’t they ? Once done it’s so good. I’ve not had a test ride on a gen 3 yet but have had a go on the V4 SF and it’s no street bike, it’s insane top end. The Tuono Factory is mega abd Id like to ride both a S1000R and a Monster 1200R to see how they go