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expatgirl

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expatgirl says:

Monster or BMW - any advice/pro's and cons?

I am about to buy my first 'bigger' bike and am looking at the Monster 696 and new BMW G650 (both suit my short height!).  I love the look and feel of both bikes although ultimately it's the Ducati I want to end up with (at some stage). 

My question is, has anybody got any advice or pros/cons about either bike to help with my decision?  In a way I feel I should get the beemer as it's the more 'sensible' option and I could get some all-round riding experience on it before buying a Ducati.  But does being sensible come into it when buying a bike???  :wacko:

Cheers

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Next bike

I always look at Ducati ownership as a bigger commitment.  Although the reliability of Ducati machines has improved greatly, they still require proper servicing by a Ducati dealer.  The BMW will be easier to live with; particularly in day to day use.  (Although you have not said if your bike is your sole means of transport)  For most of us, bikes are purchased with the heart and not with the head so, if you really want the Ducati, buy it and enjoy. 

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expatgirl

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expatgirl says:

Thanks

Thanks Marcus - should have said that the bike is just for fun riding, not as a means of commuting etc. 

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Next bike

That will end up being a Ducati then :smile

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