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Thoughts & news on technology…well, mostly

Video: First look at the 1098R


Man, watching these videos and hearing the 1098 really makes me miss my bike…winter can’t end early enough!

My favorite part is how Michael Neeves (MCN reviewer/rider) is speechless for a second after he gets back into the pits.

Filed under: Ducati, Motorcycles, Reviews, Video, YouTube

1st Ducati Desmocedici hits the UK


One word describes my reaction to watching and hearing this bike: incredible. Man, it’ d be nice to be able to spend $73,000 on a motorcycle.

[via TwistingAsphalt]

Filed under: Ducati, Motorcycles, Video, YouTube

Bought a Ducati 1098 Superbike!


Ducati 1098As of last Thursday (October 4, 2007) I’m a proud owner of a brand new 2008 Ducati 1098. 😀 Some of you may know that I bought a 749 Superbike this past May…why did I buy another one? Because I low-sided it and my insurance company totaled it. I’ll miss my 749 since it was a great bike and because it was my first Ducati but the 1098 is just awesome…and visually stunning.

I’m not going to post a comparison between the two bikes since this is a technology-focused blog but if you’re interested in my thoughts, feel free to post a comment.

Filed under: Ducati, Motorcycles

Video of the Ducati Desmosedici RR…WOW!


For those of you who don’t know, Ducati is releasing a limited production replica of their MotoGP race bike – the Desmosedici RR.  Cost: $65,000 – $72,000 USD.  Michael Neeves of Motorcycle News (MCN) got to test ride it at the Misano racetrack.  In a nutshell, he said there’s power everywhere – from nothing all the way to 14,000 RPMs.

If only I were rich!

Filed under: Ducati, YouTube

Bought a Ducati 749 Superbike!


ducati-749.jpgOver the past couple of weeks, I’ve been spending a lot of time researching this bike. I’ve had my eye on getting a Ducati Superbike for the last 7 years and I finally decided to pull the trigger this past weekend…and, I’m picking it up today! 😀

Speaking of, I got a great deal on a leftover 2006 749 (red) from Great Bay Motorcycles (North Hampton, NH) and, so far, the whole experience has been great. If you’re looking to buy a Ducati or a Triumph, you should give these guys a call or a visit. Btw, the picture is from Ducati’s website – I’ll post a few pics of mine when I get it.

Anyways, I wanted to share this with you all so you know why I haven’t been blogging this month…you have been waiting to read my blog posts, right? 😉

EDIT (January 17, 2008): My 749 was replaced inOoctober 2007 by a 2008 1098 because I low-sided the 749 and it was deemed a total loss. I bought it brand new and it had 5,700 miles on it when she was totaled.

Filed under: Ducati, Motorcycles