After hearing issues with the MVs and the big financial fixes/maintenance cost i don't care what big name products it's got I'd be spending more time trying to fix it than riding it which is a no no for me. My friend owns a 2010 Ducati 1098 steer fighter s and I can no way on the cost of parts fuck that! Cool great bike but no. Plus Ducati doesn't even make the 848 anymore and they haven't for a couple years. Shit all their sport bikes are now 959cc-up engines.
Yeah they need to start making some smaller displacement sport bikes (not the scrambler).
They announced that they are interested in entering Moto 3, which likely means they will be producing something to compete with the Ninja 300, R3, CBR500 and RC390...but that's only IF they achieve their goals in MotoGP. They will not start that program unless they do well in GP. So, as much as I hate Lorenzo, I hope he does well just for that
Cuz I want a small lightweight Ducati! That'd be badass. Right now I just don't get their reasoning for the odd sizes they've made like the 899 and 959. Cool bikes, but they just don't seem to really fit in anywhere
. If I was to buy another one, I might as well go big and go for the 1299.
The Triumphs really don't give me much of a boner. Never been a fan of the 3-cyl motor and I never understood the fuss about the Daytona. I see a lot of the STT guys switching from R6's or ZX6R's to the Daytonas, but I'm just not seeing it. Less common, harder to get parts for, more expensive, and doesn't perform any better. They haven't done much in MotoAmerica, or in WSS (with the few appearances they even had). And their naked bikes like the Street Triple and Speed Triple are alright, but I just don't care for the looks, or the sound. If I was in the market for a naked street bike, I'd go for a Monster hands down.