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Old May 7th 2014, 05:01 PM   #1
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SuperDuke R vs. Monster 1200S

New head-to-head review online at Motorcycle-USA.com:



2014 Ducati Monster vs KTM 1290 Super Duke - Motorcycle USA


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Old May 7th 2014, 05:14 PM   #2
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At least the hp and tq delivery on the monster is pretty smooth and not all over the place like the ktm which to me is surprising. The ktm tq looks like a rollercoaster.
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Old May 7th 2014, 05:37 PM   #3
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I read the article and the Monster sounds like a great bike. If HP and torque is the goal, go with KTM.
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Old May 7th 2014, 05:40 PM   #4
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I'm telling ya, its a FUN as **** bike! Its like a blend of Monsters past with the Streetfighter. Super enjoyable under all circumstances and makes you feel like being a hooligan yet can also accommodate the more casual rides just fine.

I honestly think its ounce for ounce the most fun to ride bike Ducati has made to date. Haven't tracked it though but I'm sure the 1199 is more fun on the track.
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Old May 7th 2014, 05:43 PM   #5
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Oh, and the motor... so smooth compared to the 1199! the power comes on in a gradual rush and I don't feel a dip anywhere.

screw it, I'm going to take it out for a ride!!!!
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Old May 7th 2014, 06:03 PM   #6
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Seems the KTM comes out on top .
2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S Comparison - Motorcycle USA
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Old May 7th 2014, 07:34 PM   #7
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the KTM looks funny.
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Old May 7th 2014, 07:46 PM   #8
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You mean exciting ?
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Old May 7th 2014, 07:50 PM   #9
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I think he means as in hilarious.
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Old May 7th 2014, 07:58 PM   #10
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But in a good way .
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