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Hey all, had my 959 for about a month now and loving it! My previous bike, well it's not really previous as I've still got it is a 2008 1098.

Such different bikes to ride, the 959 is such a streetable bike without being a boring inline four banger!



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Lots of guys would be jealous that you have a wife that rides with you. I bet the two of you have a great time. Melbourne looks beautiful to ride around. Looking forward to more pictures and discussion with you.
 

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Lots of guys would be jealous that you have a wife that rides with you. I bet the two of you have a great time. Melbourne looks beautiful to ride around. Looking forward to more pictures and discussion with you.
I respectfully disagree. I prefer 90% of my riding in solitude. I like the freedom of stopping when I want, going where I want, setting the pace I want. Group rides can be fun, I just don't participate too often.

Also, I respect my wife's separate and/or independent hobbies. This one is mine...lol
 

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Hi from Brisbane @ 959

Hi Everyone

In Brisbane, picked up the new 959 last week. Its my first Ducati, very different but loving it. Done about 500 kms and cant wait to have it properly run in.

Good Day !!:grin2:
 

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We've both enjoyed burning a lot of fossil fuel over the years. We had some pretty quick turbo rotaries for years, yes the both of us and both of our daily drivers are turbo'd cars.

We sold the toys cars a while ago, I got my bike licence, pillion'd her on the 1098 a few times then booted her off. That was 5 years ago, she's now onto about her 6th bike and has finally settled on an 899 after her 848 EVO amongst others.

Plus we've both got dedicated track bikes. We do ride together mostly as well as one group rides and separate rides.
 
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It's awesome that you share that. In some ways I'm jealous. Riding for me has a deeply rooted place in my heart and it thrives when it's just me and the open road.

I had an rx7 way back. Just thought I'd throw that out there lol
 
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Lots of guys would be jealous that you have a wife that rides with you. I bet the two of you have a great time.
Absolutely agree. My wife, partner, lover and best friend for over the last 30 years has agreed to ride with me this year. I just purchases a CBR300R for her to start with. Both safety and track riding courses are scheduled for the spring. I am both honored and impressed with her courage. Sharing reciprocal interest when possible is what partnerships are all about.
 

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hahaha, my wife was just complaining about riding with chicks. "they spend an hour riding and the next three talking crap, it should be 3 hours riding and a 30 minute break!".
 

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My wife tolerates my return to motorcycling after a very long lay off. Not interested in being a pax so removed the pax pegs and fitted a solo seat cowl. Way too nervous to consider learning and I would not want her to. Too many nutty drivers out there. She wouldn't stand a show.
 

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My wife tolerates my return to motorcycling after a very long lay off. Not interested in being a pax so removed the pax pegs and fitted a solo seat cowl. Way too nervous to consider learning and I would not want her to. Too many nutty drivers out there. She wouldn't stand a show.


I had my pax pegs off in the first half hour of receipt. My wife is too nervous to learn, I've offered to teach and buy her a bike.

I agree though, riding a motorcycle is totally defensive. You've gotta have your head on a swivel.
 
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