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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Just down road from me.
    Sold my KTM 690 SMCR to pay for LB exhaust last summer but missing it. (the KTM)
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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mayers View Post
    What's the point of trailering a car that puts a huge smile on your face when you drive it? Okay, if you're contemplating the type of use that might result in damage then getting it home post prang means a transporter is useful but didn't we build these cars to be driven? It's not like they're totally impractical like a GT40, some of you even have aircon I believe!
    Here here ,I agree guy I?ve spent 4 years building it and always look forward to a good drive, extra padding for the seats wouldn?t go a miss, tried playing music on the odd drive but that?s a waste of time
    you need it that loud to hear it over the engine you end up with a double head ache

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Norm,

    I hear you. Getting old is props overrated...

    The 998 is basically two-wheeled porn, tbh. It's ridiculously lovely - notwithstanding it has a side stand made of cheese..

    These newer R versions that Ducati churn out monotonously regularly leave me a bit cold. Anything north of 150bhp on a bike doesn't really interest me so much/ anymore (if it ever did). I know you only "need" to go as fast as your right wrist twists but, still, all this 200+ bhp shizzle is nonsense to me - on a road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normb666 View Post
    Hedge - yeah, there's something about the 916-line of bikes that's just so special. Not put many miles on mine these last few years but it doesn't matter, it's worth keeping just so I can go in the garage and look at it.
    Funnily nuff, having recently moved, I've just been down the local Ducati dealer in Carlisle this afternoon on a bit of a fact-finding visit. Drooled over a luvverly Panigale V4R with all the extras on it...?33.5K but even if I could afford it, I prob wouldn't cos I'd never be able to do it justice. Even assuming I could manage to get on the thing....it's crap getting old!!

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    That's quite strong money for what it is (extra stickers & the Foggy association). A mate of mine recently bought a Foggy rep with a genuine 10 miles on it. Quite bizarre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollytree View Post
    Just down road from me.
    Sold my KTM 690 SMCR to pay for LB exhaust last summer but missing it. (the KTM)
    https://motostradaautomotive.com/pro...rty-replica-2/

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    I've seen them going for more than that....I know Ducati made them to homologate some chassis mods, but I struggle to see why they go for so much. Same with the Senna versions. But then people will pay well over the odds for the "exclusivity". I mean, mine's a boring old Biposto and worth about ?13K on a good day (one owner, 17K miles, never dropped or wheelied, etc), so is a Foggy Rep really worth twice the price?
    Steve: get out there and buy another. Life's too short!

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Novice Ducati fancier says;

    Is the 998 the last nice looking one, and the 999 is where it all goes wrong?

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    In the day, yes. Following the 916/996/998 era was never going to be easy, though...

    Nowadays, the 999 doesn't look anything like as odd/awkward as it did when launched. And they are sublime to ride - especially in R form (I'm fortunate enough to own a 998s FE & a 999R).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProtoTipo View Post
    Novice Ducati fancier says;

    Is the 998 the last nice looking one, and the 999 is where it all goes wrong?
    Last edited by hedge; 14-06-2024 at 13:49.

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Don't forget the often overlooked 748. Rode my 748R to Gibraltar, did a trach day and Jerez and then rode it back...them were the days when I was flexible..

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Quote Originally Posted by Normb666 View Post
    I've seen them going for more than that....I know Ducati made them to homologate some chassis mods, but I struggle to see why they go for so much. Same with the Senna versions. But then people will pay well over the odds for the "exclusivity". I mean, mine's a boring old Biposto and worth about ?13K on a good day (one owner, 17K miles, never dropped or wheelied, etc), so is a Foggy Rep really worth twice the price?
    Steve: get out there and buy another. Life's too short!
    I fancy an early Guzzi Le Mans, but dont know if my joints will take it.
    i think it is also of an era where I could "work" on it as needed. The bike that is, not my joints

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Quote Originally Posted by hollytree View Post
    I fancy an early Guzzi Le Mans, but dont know if my joints will take it.
    A solution Steve?

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