Dude the 998 is identical to the 748SuperchargedRS said:As you guys know I am shopping for a bike, so I just am looking for imput.
So the 998 is the Duc = to the R1?
I googled it, it doesnt look as nice as the 748, I mean damn looks like it got hit with the ugly stick....the R1 so far seems to be ontop of my list
agricutural!!!!:lol :lol :lol04R1Belgium said:Want some good advice ? Go with the R1. I've owned a brand new Monster S4, and it was just not "there" quality-wise. It felt kind of agricultural even compared to my 1998 ZX-9R.
The ducs look good, but mechanically they are just not on par with the jap bikes. This certainly goes for the 2004 crop of new jap liter bikes - you can't go wrong with either of them.
Of course the sound from the dual underseat Sil pipes on the Duc was sweet, but I think certainly the Yammy has caught up to the Italians in the design department, and is light years ahead technically.
SuperchargedRS said:The question is where do these bikes stand in regards to each other (as the first post states)
...you do know what happens when you assume right?
I have ridden (HD Sportster 1200), I am just shopping around for a new bike (sport bike), the Monster looks to me like a sport/cruiser weird bike and the others are also sport bikes like the R1, none the less I am probably going to get a R1 I just am feeling things out a little.
I would rather ask a stupid question, then get ****ed over by making a mistake.
So lets keep the assumptions to a minimum and stick with the facts ok
Like everyone stated, they are very different bikes. Hands down the R1 is the most powerful and best bang for the buck.SuperchargedRS said:I am looking at getting a R1 but I also like the Ducati Monster or the Ducati 748. I was wondering what you guys see as a diffrence between the two (the Monster 900, 748 and the R1).
SuperchargedRS said:I am looking at getting a R1 but I also like the Ducati Monster or the Ducati 748. I was wondering what you guys see as a diffrence between the two (the Monster 900, 748 and the R1).