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Old 02-21-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
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Want to Ride a Ducati 1100

I am thinking of buying either a Ducati 1100 Monster or Multistrada and would like a chance to ride them both to figure out which one to get.

I know this is kind of unorthodox, but would any of you 1100 owners consider giving me this chance in exchange for compensation? It could be cash, a ride in my classic tail-dragger airplane, a chance to ride my KTM 690 Enduro or BMW R100GS (yes, it's old but it's the sweetest motorcycle I've ever had out of at least a dozen, including a 900SS).

I live in Ashland, OR, and am willing to travel a couple hundred miles for the opportunity. I'm in my late 50's and have a professional career. I'm insured and haven't had a traffic ticket in over 20 years.

I would just like to ride the Monster and Multi on a decent road long enough to get a sense of the ergonomics, handling, power delivery and fun factor.

If you don't have an 1100 but help arrange a ride on one I would be happy to offer you an airplane ride for your efforts.

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Old 02-21-2015, 06:40 PM   #2
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Interesting trade offers! Does MotoCorsa in Portland give any opportunity for test rides? Sorry if that's a dumb question since I'm sure you looked into that already. They may be of some assistance anyway... Good luck! You are in an envious position to be choosing between two very cool rides.

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Old 02-21-2015, 07:10 PM   #3
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Call European Motorcycles of Western Oregon. They frequently have demos and if they don't have an 1100 to test ride they can probably tell you when a demo will be available. They've been pretty good about having demo bikes in my experience
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:24 PM   #4
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If you can come up to MotoCorsa I'm sure they could help you out. They have very friendly helpful folks there! Seriously, customer service is their forte. Wish I could afford to shop there, lol.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:54 PM   #5
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Yes, you guys have a good point about those dealerships. Now that I think about it, I drove up to Eugene to test-ride and buy my KTM 690.

Moto Corsa has an 1100 Multi on the floor. I should go up there and try it on for size.

Thanks for the advice.

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Old 02-24-2015, 09:07 AM   #6
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I want to hear more about the tail dragger.
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