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2006 Monster S2R 1000

A Monster Impression The 2006 Ducati Monster S2R 1000 is not—by today’s standards—a modern machine. Its basic design dates to 1993 when Miguel Galuzzi penned the very first version of a bike that has become one of the best-loved motorcycles in the world. Sure the engine is now fuel injected, …

2006 Ducati SportClassic Sport 1000

This is a first for me. I’ve ridden cruisers, naked bikes, sport bikes, and standards, but this is the first time I’ve been handed the keys to a piece of art. A retro-modern, fully-functional piece to be sure, but this bike is a work of art none-the-less. The bike in …

2007 Ducati Sport Classic GT1000

Love at first Ride I was fully prepared to like this bike. After I low-sided my Multistrada 620, I’d been leaning towards the simplicity of naked motorcycles more and more. No plastic to get scraped up (and replace) if you go down. Plus, I’d recently been reading (and rereading) Peter …

2006 Ducati Multistrada 620

Love at first…no second…ok, love eventually The first time I had the pleasure of riding the small (and now extinct) version of Ducati’s Multistrada, I have to say that I was underwhelmed. Coming off of a Honda 919, it didn’t have the power I was used to, and with the …

2009 Monster 1100

Ducati updates an old flame I’ll start this by saying that from the moment I saw the new Monster, I had a feeling it was all wrong for me. A test ride about a year ago on the 696 version of the bike seemed to confirm that. Since then, I’ve …