Main Motorcycle: Fav? I only have 1! 03 S3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New Orleans, mostly
Other Motorcycle: my feet
Extra Motorcycle: my feet
I must admit that the Street Triple is one seriously appealing choice for commuters and carvers. What a fantastic bike. I ride a 955i version of its bigger brother. While it's ridiculously flickable around town I can't help but wonder if the Street is even better as a urban mount.
I also really dig the Harley XR1200, and I'm not a Harley guy. Before that I liked the 1200S. That was a Harley that you could really get cute with if you wanted to. Haven't ridden the XR but I love the throwback styling and un-Harley power/weight ratio.
I have ridden a buddy's Monster 1100, but just around a few city blocks. The problem with most Ducatis is that when you're trying to make a rational decision that thuggish, guttural exhaust note just throws objective comparison out the window. In the end, I decided not to take on any debt and buy a used bike. Still, I can't get that Ducati noise out of my head. Triumph Triples are in a league of their own, music-wise, too. But that Ducati song is just like Earth opened up and belched. Beautiful.