Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
VS 1100 Vs. Ducati Monster 1200
So my little brother has a Ducati Monster. We went out riding last night. Did about 90 miles on various country/mountain/twisty roads.
Did I hold my own? Oh hells no. He could run rings around me at will. I could accelerate full-throttle and he'd blow right by me like I was standing still. His bike goes from 60-120 in about the time it takes me to downshift. Through the twisties I had no hope. No contest at all.
I won, though.
Why? Because after an hour or so on the bikes, we got off. I dismounted, walked over to order an ice cream at the custard stand where we stopped and had a lovely cup of dessert. It took him 5 minutes of stretching, groaning and rubbing his back before he could really even stand up straight and come order...
YMMV of course. It remains an incredible bike. Just not my cuppa.
2007 V-Star 1300