Well, I bought me one. So you could conclude I liked it
after I test rode it? But after the adrenaline subsides and the
grin slowly drops out your face and you see the HOLE in the
bank balance, what do you really think? You see, I’m not a
Journo who gets a bike given to him on the proviso he says nice
things and has the bike for a couple of days! I PAID the
Here’s what I think:
I review this bike in this Audio Review and look
Comfort: and some changes I made to
Performance: and some changes I made
Looks: and some changes I made to
Handling: and some changes I made to
It really is a sexy beast and after fitting the FULL race
system, sounds an absolute treat. It goes a tad better
It’s probably a funny addition to my garage coming from a
long term Harley Wide Glide and Current BMW R1200GS you’d
reckon something a bit more along the granny line might fit in
better. But I love the little devil.
I recently did a 4,000k trip with a mate on our Beemers
through NSW and Victoria and they couldn’t be faulted and
performed and handled like a chook chaser shouldn’t. We even
tried to pick faults over a few beers each night but couldn’t
really find anything worth penalising them for.
As perfect a touring bike the BMW R1200GS is, I couldn’t
wait to get home and take the Little Duke for a blast.
In fact almost as soon as I unpacked the BM I threw the
Monster in the van and headed for a few days in Adelaide and
It was nagging into my subconcious almost the whole trip.
The Duke’s wildness gene was gnawing at me and needed to be
scratched. It always has that effect when I enter the shed.
Drawing my eye and begging to be started just to hear the
The Ducati’s not perfect! I tell it warts and all here. If
your thinking of buying one I hope my review can help you.
Simply click on the Play Arrow and
the audio review will start.
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On July 3rd, 2008,
Excellent content, and engaging speaking style. I enjoyed it
very much, thanks.
FYI, I’ve pretty much settled on a MutiStrada 1000S, but do
keep looking at that TriColore S4RS… tough decisions!
That Tricolore is HHHOTTTT!!!!! I couldn’t justify the spend
but considering it will be the last Monster it would be a sweet
one to have. The Multistrada looks like a good everyday bike,
not something I’d call the S4R. Glad you enjoy the stuff,