Ducati 848 vs Repsol
Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:37 AM
Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:46 AM
Beyond that, for me it would come down to which one was the better deal. They are both superb bikes.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:05 AM
I'd personally take the Honda, if you're certain it doesn't have the oil burning issue that some CBR1000s had.
The Honda will definitely be faster in a straight line. The Ducati will be easier to ride fast in the corners.
The Duc is sexier (bonus points if it is white).
Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:23 PM
For example the Honda requires valve checks every 15,000 miles. Aside from oil changes/spark plugs that's about it.
The Ducati requires a major service every 7,500 miles, including changing timing belts and adjusting valves etc. Very expensive stuff on the desmodromic valves.
Ultimately it's up to you. Do you want a cool sexy but extremely high maintenance semi exotic of the motorcycle world
Or the super reliable cheap to maintain but semi boring Honda civic of the motorcycle world
Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:19 PM
Edited by Chokey, 28 June 2012 - 05:20 PM.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:31 PM
Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:45 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:28 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:56 AM
I owned a Fireblade and a 748 respectively back in the day. Whilst the Fireblade was obscenely fast, reliable, capable in any situation and a joy to own; it had no soul. Service costs etc aside, id have the 848 every day if the choice was mine. You only live once, and hope your choice truly makes you feel 'alive' every time you flick the key.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:36 PM