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My wife Brenda & I are taking delivery of 2 new Red SuperSport S bikes on Saturday from AMS Ducati Dallas. Both bikes are red as neither of us really liked the white when we saw it up close, although such is purely a matter of personal preference. Brenda is coming off her beloved 2006 ST3s (74,000 mi) and I'm trading my 2012 Multistrada 1200s Touring (34,000 mi.). I previously had two other Ducatis, a 2004 ST4s (46,000 mi) and an 2010 NH 848 (9,000 painful but really fun miles). Finally, I still have my old faithful 2004 BMW R1100SA BCR (46,000).

Both bikes are equipped the same with hard bags & DP tail bag, touring windscreen, heated grips, Akra slip-ons, and a few other goodies.
 

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Nice collection of bikes you've had over the years...and still have. Although, I was just the opposite of you on the color. Wanted red until I saw the SWS in person. Had to have it.

Welcome, and congrats!
 

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Is that dealer only 24 hours from Tulsa?

Seriously congratulations, I don't think that you're going to be disappointed in the slightest. No heated grips for a while I hear.
 

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LOL...thanks! I've had that for years. Its used on about 6 of the 8 boards I'm a member of. >:)

That picture to the right is one of the Dragon taken several years ago.
I noticed the Dragon just now since you mentioned it
 

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Thanks for the comments. According to AMS, it is correct that the heated grips and hard bags will not be available in the USA until mid-June.

It is actually "only" about 4.5 hours from Tulsa to Dallas via 4 lane, so by taking back roads we'll have about 270 miles on the bikes by the time we get home. Although we've test ridden, it was pretty short, so we'll have some decent riding impressions this weekend and will post the same.
 

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Hi, I am about to put a deposit down on a white supersport s at the same dealer :)

I was curious if you were able to get them to give you any kind of deal or discount on pricing?

Trying to see if I can get the OTD price lower than $17.2k or if I can get them to throw in some accessories or something extra.
 

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Imaginary wife

My wife Brenda & I are taking delivery of 2 new Red SuperSport S bikes on Saturday... Brenda is coming off her beloved 2006 ST3s (74,000 mi)...
I don't think there's any need to make up an imaginary woman named "Brenda" who not only allows you to purchase a bike, but purchases one with you. I might have believed such a person exists until your story lost all credibility with the 74,000 miles comment. Ain't a woman alive who's that perfect.

Next you'll be saying she likes football (yes, American football) and serves you nachos and beer during the games.

Enjoy your bike(s)?:wink2:
 

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Proof of Real Wife named Brenda

Here is some photographic proof of my wife named Brenda. Pics of us @ AMS Ducati Dallas with the two new SuperSport S bikes and some of her on the ST3s in various locations around North America (Longview, AB, CN; Yellowstone, WY, Escalante, UT and Push Mountain Road, AR). She also kayaks, shoots hand guns, and taught me to drink Single Malt Scotch Whisky. She is my best friend, soul mate and the love of my life.
 

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Congratulations and welcome!

Safe travels on that long ride home from the dealer!
 

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Made it home safely, 350 miles home via back roads through eastern OK.

Thanks for the kind words and she is definitely a keeper.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Glad you guys made it. How different was to drive the Supersport S from the Multistrada? Big change?
 

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Looks like Brenda has a good taste, ST3 then SS939 : same bikes than me !
So "Bonjour from Paris to Brenda" and to you also, of course...
Bruno
 

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Thanks for all the kinds words.

The SS-S is quite different that the MTS. I have ridden about 100,000 miles on bikes with a "somewhat leaned forward" riding position similar to the SS-S (2x BMW R1100S and Ducati ST4s) while I put about 35K on the MTS which sits like a dirt bike. I personally prefer the SS-S riding position to the MTS, although such is certainly a matter of personal preference.

The MTS has a larger more powerful motor and more electronic gadgets, but is frankly just plain ugly. For me, the SS-S has ample power and its lighter weight makes it more fun to ride, plus it is really a beautiful bike. Finally a new MTS will cost you about $3-6K more. My old MTS was starting to have a few electrical grimlins plus its age and mileage were staring to really impact its value, so it was time for it to go. When I looked at both the new MTS and the SS-S, I came home with the SS-S. On the other hand, Brenda never had any doubt about the SS-S.
 
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