Absolutely so. You're gonna get me started, I'll try to resist.....but can'ttttttttttt........arrrrrggghhhhhh......:wink2 :
the older 900SS just feels like home, my main squeeze. Its balance of light weight, handling, torque, styling, reliability, relative ease of maintenance, even comfort (yes, you read that right), the awesome sound, its mechanical aural appeal, ....its been a pleasurable, fun, dependable machine ever since I brought it home, brandy new from "the Ghost" in late '94. Not 1 regret since.
Can only compare it to my others....VFR heavy in comparo (though its got *that* gear driven V4 motor coupled with super comfort), the SS800 ass-up, wrists down riding position too extreme in copying the trendy Ricky Racer HonZukiYam wanna-be's. Factory mistake, they ruined the ergo's, IMHO. I've made certain corrections, without bastardizing handling, as best I can and got it pretty good, but just doesn't match the old 900 feel. Still a great handler, and classic looker.
Ducati got the older SS *right*. It won me over 25 years ago, still does to this day. I've got no desire for the complexity and expense of a newer Ducati... or any other newer bike for that matter. I guess its considered a classic nowadays...damn thing is a KEEPER for sure.
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**Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba.... Hunter S. Thompson**
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