Just got my first Ducati a couple days ago. One of my bro whose travelling for studies passed it on to me.
Wasn't planning on buying any bikes let alone a ducati but price was next to free...... so although got no space in my garage i could not not help a bro out.
Its a 2005 Only got 11000km. Know next to nothing about ducatis.
The good is it sounds daymmm amazing...... totally different than a Japanese bike... a lot deeper and meaner, you got to hear it to believe it. And is super clean.
The bad is its got GP shift, which i am totally not used. Mixed up shifting gear a few times.... probably will get used to it over time. And WHERE THE HELL DO I PUT frame sliders?? Gonna see if its even possible. Also the chains pretty rusty. Will see if cleaning and lubing fixes it or probably get new chain.... and tires are cracking. Dont really trust 9 year old rubber anyway. Also i hate the side stand design.. Damn thing is so annoying to put down especially with riding boots.
After reading all the reviews on ducatis i see where the passion is from but i dont think i have deep enough pocket for one so its definitely not gonna be my main bike. He never had any troubles with it and every things uptodate. Probably sell it after this season.... will see how much i like it though. Dont wanna keep it long enough for anything to go wrong.
But for now just gonna enjoy it.