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Old 12-15-2012, 02:23 AM
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Ilko, I thought the 991 was a nice looking modern Porsche and seeing it next to your 4S has changed that opinion.

The only thing that may undo what I have seen in this thread is a 991 GT3RS, till then...
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:14 PM
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Rinty, you are right. The Ducati is a treasure. I don't ride it much, and then not far, just far enough for it to become a time machine.I bought a 750GT in 1975 and it was my sole source of transportation for about two years. I've had 34 motorcycles in my life and the Ducati is the only one I had to buy again. Sitting in my garage looking at the 993 and Duc while sipping a martini is one of my favorite things to do. Then I have breakfast and begin the day.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:09 PM
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Then I have breakfast....


Sitting in the garage...
I do the same, with a rye on ice:



The cats come out too:

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Old 12-15-2012, 06:47 PM
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Gorgeous bike. That silver/blue is really stunning. I envy your nice, big and apparantly heated garage. I have had more BMW's than any other marque. My first was a R50/2 that I rode 63 miles each way to UofM. There were no heated grips back then! (1964). So what's the blue car in the background?
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:03 PM
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Thank you. I'd love to have a /2.

The other car is a Subaru Legacy wagon. I like boxers.

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:50 PM
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Obesity is catching on to 911s
I do like the 991 but for that price, I will get a used F-car.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by solomonschris View Post
Rinty, you are right. The Ducati is a treasure. I don't ride it much, and then not far, just far enough for it to become a time machine.I bought a 750GT in 1975 and it was my sole source of transportation for about two years. I've had 34 motorcycles in my life and the Ducati is the only one I had to buy again. Sitting in my garage looking at the 993 and Duc while sipping a martini is one of my favorite things to do. Then I have breakfast and begin the day.
I bought my Ducati about 10 years ago. And I know that it will never be for sale. At the time I was thinking that I would keep it a couple of years and buy something else. I would say that Ducatisti is like those Alfisti driving Alfa Romeo┤s back in the days. It was far from a perfect car. But what an engine! There are times I still thinking of buying an Alfa again. So I can understand that you bought another Ducati again after so many years.

Unfortunately there are not much individualism left when it comes to cars or motorcycles. Porsche is not exception. There are nuances that distinguish different brands from each other. So it┤s just like with many other things in this world today.

I guess the new 991 looks nice in isolation. It still a 911, but compared to older 911 like the 993 it looks really big. To big for my taste. But that can be said of almost every car out there. For every generation they get bigger and bigger. The new BMW 3 series is almost the same as the old 5 series (E39). I would guess the same thing can be said about the new Audi A4 compared to a two generations old Audi A6.
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I think anyone who appreciates a lithe, beautiful piece of gear head engineering like this Ducati will dispense with the Porsche 991 out-of-hand.

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