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Just wondering if anyone else feels the same as me.
I am beginning to think that there are more negatives coming out of this forum than positives. :mad::mad:
Daily I read about complaints from all angles. :mad::mad::mad:
Crikey if I was reading this as a person thinking of buying the bike then after an episode of this forum I will likely make a bow turn.

It's simple, go get a jap bike if you are looking for a bike with no character or noises or rider capability, but please stop putting your sh1t on here. :laugh:

Yes by nature we are a bunch of whimpering human beings but for the sake of a fruitful forum can we step it up a gear.
 

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Lol there are some Intresting characters on this forum and as they post I build a (spitting Images) picture of them I find it quite amusing. I detect a slight hint of winging Pom in your comment And not stereo tipical Yaapie get it together boet go grab a beer watch some Rugby lift heavy things book a weekend trip to sun city and see you back here all optimistic next week 馃槀馃槀
 

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I appreciate people posting up about it's quirks. I haven't bought mine yet, and I want to know all the issues with the bike before I do. If it gives problems like my Monster has given me, then I'll probably get a reliable Japanese bike next. I love Ducati's Wow factor when people see it, and it's the small luxury I've allowed myself, but I need a good commuter. If Ducati isn't designing a good bike, they need to get their sh it together.
 

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Lol there are some Intresting characters on this forum and as they post I build a (spitting Images) picture of them I find it quite amusing. I detect a slight hint of winging Pom in your comment And not stereo tipical Yaapie get it together boet go grab a beer watch some Rugby lift heavy things book a weekend trip to sun city and see you back here all optimistic next week 馃槀馃槀
I'm a Vaalie and never had the aspiration to be a Jaapie :grin2: Although there are a few in the next suburb and my pub (only for the guiness) crosses the boundary.
 

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Would concur with above, generally, had not noticed excessive negativity; quite the opposite: very few significant issues with this newly introduced, magnificent machine.
I agree with you Ed. TBH, I think this bike has captured the eye of a lot of new people to Ducati that were previous bullet proof Japanese owners...AND there is definitely merit to owning a Japanese bike. I've had 9 of them. Each one was reliable as the sun coming up every day. Let's be honest, they have earned that reliable reputation!!

Ducati isn't that. BUT they do have character...but at the price of reliability. I'm financially sound enough to put up with those quirks because I want the soul of the Italian machinery. And they are getting better with reliability, but let's be honest, they will never reach the level of the Japanese.

I need this site for all its glory...and hate. Hopefully, the glory will outweigh the hate. I sure don't want a pure fanboy site and I'm not going to get disappointed with a little negative feedback. Afterall, the bike surely isn't perfect.
 

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I think there's lots of positives on this forum. I just think its the niggles that stand out.

It's a bike with lots of character, and we have lots of characters too............ great forum in my honest opinion. Stick with it to be entertained and enlightened,

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This forum is no different from any other "technology "forum.
For example: smartphones....10 years ago the iphone changed everything and I still cant believe what you can get (android too)in a small piece of electronics. In those forums there are always some that are fanboys (they buy sight unseen)...some that are trolling / gathering info before they buy...and some that will just throw darts at it all day.

Here we are talking about a bike that has DQS, ABS, DTC, 3 different riding modes, Bluetooth, fuel injection etc.... most bikes 10 years ago didnt even have abs. The entire point of joining any forum is to share information, good or bad, with people that all have at least 1 thing in common, in this case its the SS.

Whether you choose to comment or just read the various posts, you get to pick and choose what information relates to your situation. Lets be happy that we have that "1 thing" to talk about...good or bad.
 

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I think one of the contributing factors is the lack of aftermarket parts and accessories. Many of the other forums (other bikes), the discussion is around parts to make bikes go faster, sound better, bling and Yankee engineering. Since we really have nothing more than a tail tidy an a few stickers for tank protection, there is not much more to discuss after a few 1000 miles of fun - other than more fun.

Every new bike will have teething issues. However, most other manufactures have aftermarket parts to rectify the issue. The Indian scout had a terrible rear shock - within a few months there were a bunch of companies building or rebuilding the stock shock. Forum members even build springs and spacers to fix the front. It was amazing to transform that bike. I hope the few small issues will get resolved soon. In the meantime, lets ride.
 

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Just in case there are any doubts out there or any negative bastards - Quite simply and without bias - THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST, MOST USEABLE FUCKIN BIKE EVER BUILT BY DUCATI !!!!! - No fuckin arguments or negatives will be entertained - So STFU and ENJOY!!!!!!!
 

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Just in case there are any doubts out there or any negative bastards - Quite simply and without bias - THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST, MOST USEABLE FUCKIN BIKE EVER BUILT BY DUCATI !!!!! - No fuckin arguments or negatives will be entertained - So STFU and ENJOY!!!!!!!
Sorry for the whoopsies ladies :smile2::smile2:
 

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There are ALWAYS compromises!! Tell me a bike you've ever ridden which was perfect in every way?? It's never happened has it??
Bikes are always a combination of love it and hate it and you will never get absolutely everything perfectly wrapped up in one bike. Accept it for what it is!! If you're happy with it, ride it and enjoy it to the max!! If you're not happy with it, then sell it and go and buy some piece of characterless piece of crap which complies with the mediocrity of the general market place and then after riding that piece of crap for three months see how you feel about that!! My feelings are that Ducati have aimed this bike at a specific target in the marketplace and I believe they have built a quality, useable, everyday rideable bike which exudes character, quality and value for money, and if that's not what you're after then maybe you should reconsider!! JUST BLOODY ENJOY THE RIDE - ISN'T THAT WHY WE BUY THESE THINGS???
 
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Just in case there are any doubts out there or any negative bastards - Quite simply and without bias - THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST, MOST USEABLE FUCKIN BIKE EVER BUILT BY DUCATI !!!!! - No fuckin arguments or negatives will be entertained - So STFU and ENJOY!!!!!!!
Haahaahaaaa **** **** fuckin **** **** fuckit **** >:)>:)
 

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I think one of the contributing factors is the lack of aftermarket parts and accessories. Many of the other forums (other bikes), the discussion is around parts to make bikes go faster, sound better, bling and Yankee engineering. Since we really have nothing more than a tail tidy an a few stickers for tank protection, there is not much more to discuss after a few 1000 miles of fun - other than more fun.

Every new bike will have teething issues. However, most other manufactures have aftermarket parts to rectify the issue. The Indian scout had a terrible rear shock - within a few months there were a bunch of companies building or rebuilding the stock shock. Forum members even build springs and spacers to fix the front. It was amazing to transform that bike. I hope the few small issues will get resolved soon. In the meantime, lets ride.
This is a great point! The lack of aftermarket parts is a big deal here. Look at the heat issues...a lot of that is because of the CAT box under the rear cylinder. Yes, the Akra full system, for $3k, fixes that but if there were more exhaust options many of the heat complaints would go away. This is just one example.......
 

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This is a great point! The lack of aftermarket parts is a big deal here. Look at the heat issues...a lot of that is because of the CAT box under the rear cylinder. Yes, the Akra full system, for $3k, fixes that but if there were more exhaust options many of the heat complaints would go away. This is just one example.......
It will always take some time before the Aftermarket can offer alternative parts for a new bike and the new SS is a question mark - how popular is it going to be? If sales remain strong there will be plenty of parts available replacing factory equipment.
 

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Really? Do you still ride it? :wink2:
Yes, really. 25 years ago that bike, by all accounts an actual sportbike, had two functioning helmet locks, a seat that didn't put my legs to sleep, a fairing that worked, enough storage under the seat for a quart of oil and a pair of rain pants, and enough room out back to actually bunjee down a backpack (or hang a pair of saddlebags); none of which the 2017 Supersport has.

Do I still ride it? No, I sold it for a girl. I loved the bike, but I loved the girl more. She's gone, and now my wife has the bug for Italian machinery herself. I'm not complaining about that either.
 

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If it weren't for the heaviness and uncomfortable seating position, the 2006 Blue and Yellow CBR 1000RR would have been my near perfect bike. It would also need better storage to be perfect, but that could be fixed with some panniers.

My monster fixes the seated position problem but it's nowhere near as reliable as my old CBR and there's still the storage issue, which, again, is fixable. My Monster's reliability issue is what has me holding off on the SS. Ducati doesn't have a good track record with me after 2 Monsters having the same starting problem and countless YT videos showing others having similar issues.
 
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