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Old 5th May 2010, 17:24   #46
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I haven't been spending any time on the forum off late, and look on what I've been missing out on.
Vloct, the Porsche review was a great read, and this one is just as splendid. Love the stealth look of your 999. That exhaust at 2500$, I'd really want to hear a clean soundclip on that.
I wasn't much in the Italian bit of things till Ducati opened shop in Mumbai, and I was instantly in love with the yellow 1098.
To add, I really like how you differentiate between the Japanese and the Italians.

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Fundamentally, I think the difference btw Duc's and the Jap's is like the difference btw say an Alfa and a GTR! Even though the GTR maybe cheaper, easier to live with and also faster, the Alfa has a certain X factor about it that you can't get from anything else.

It reflects on the manufacturing process to! These Jap bikes are manufactured by "high precision" robots while Duc's are "crafted" by "artisans". Lol!

I'm 20, and I've been dreaming about an Italian superbike since I was 8... hopefully, someday :( also, VLOCT, I come to Colombus quite often and I should be coming in August. Maybe I can catch a glimpse of the 999! cheers!
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I come to Colombus quite often and I should be coming in August. Maybe I can catch a glimpse of the 999! cheers!
You're absolutely welcome. Let me know your schedule.
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What can i say sirji! You seem to have a knack for big bad machines

The Bullet, Rd and now 999!
Awesome write up and just loved the Bike pictures.
Please do get hold of your older pics with the bullet and share them if you could.


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Glad you enjoyed the review. Yes, as you can tell, I love powerful machines. I'll get my old Bullet pics (almost 28 years old now) when I'm next in India. At least online, they'll be safe for a long time. I'm sure some of the photos must have faded by now.
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It was a casual click of the mouse which ended in my eyes welling up with emotion a couple of times.

Maybe it was the mention of Manipal which was a dream unfulfilled for me. Not the present one but the one 20 years before.


I could almost feel the wind on my face and the tiredness in my legs reading about the twisties .Thoroughly enjoyed the read.
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I've read your initial post many many times and often read it when I want to be on a high. Specially the riding part. You Sir have great writing skills and have done full justice to a superb machine!

Thanks for sharing with us. Like most here, a humble request to post a clean clip of the Termignoni roar
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Thanks for the compliment JVH. I saw your thread on the Monster. Gorgeous bike. Congrats. You're well on your way to accumulating some life long memories on the Duc.

Ride safe. Remember AGATT. (All Gear All the Time)
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Hi!

Been sometimes you updated this thread? No rides, no pictures?
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IIRC, VLOCT has already sold the bike :-(

What a gorgeous beauty it was! I was so eager to listen to those termis.
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