I recently made my way to the local Ducati dealership here in Nashvegas. I run by there every now and then, just to take the precision Italian machinery in. I’ve never owned a Ducati but would love to change that one day. In particular, I love the looks of the “Monster” below. In fact, when I think naked bike, I think Ducati Monster. The others are just copy-cats in my book. The last photo is of the incredible “Diavel Carbon” model. 162 horsepower and 94lb-ft of torque and the throttle-cabeless Ride-by-Wire system. Oh… and lots of carbon! All for about $20K.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I must be Italian at heart. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a predominantly Italian community… I don’t know but I seem to love all things Italian… from the art to the architecture to the food to the dark complected, dark haired women! (See pics of my wife.)
I guess that’s also why Ducati motorcycles make my heart race! I’ve yet to own one but there is something about the Italian built line… and particularly the Monster… that seems to call my name! Today I fed the infatuation by stopping by the local Ducati Dealership here in Nashville to check out the 2009 Monster 696. Unfortunately all I came home with was the brochure… and a re-kindled old flame. Man, what a cool bike!