New member, new to Ducati
Hello Gents... just wanted to say hello introduce myself. I'm Sam, live in the SF Bay Area and just picked up my 1st Ducati which I absolutely love.
My riding history is about 35 years beginning on a Yamaha 250, some dirt bike riding, finally a Ninja 600 in 1987 as my first "fast bike"... various Japanese bikes for the following decade, then a long hiatus to have kids and a family, then return to riding on a Honda Shadow 750 in 2006, followed by a BMW R1200R, then the massive K1600GT .. While I loved the GT.. it was quite powerful and amazingly nimble for a 700lb bike, it nevertheless was a 700lb bike... One day I was fed up, talked to the BMW Dealer about trading in for an S1000RR... test rode it, fell back in love with sport bike... Then they told me there's a waiting list and 6+ months wait for a new one... I did some research and learned about the V4 massive development that Ducati made... Wasn't a fan of the reliability stories of the twins... Test rode a V4, and a week later, made a deal on this, ##1173 with my dealer in SF.
I have a few after market stuffs on order and will have them installed at my 600 mile service... other than that and the Akrapovic pipes.. it's 100% ducati! Already rode 90 miles in my first day!