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Ducati

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4.5 / 5
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Rider Rating - 70 Reviews

Value For Money
4.5 / 5
Comfort
3.9 / 5
Brakes Handling
4.8 / 5
Engine
4.4 / 5
Quality Reliability
4.5 / 5

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Reviews

Caroline
Overall rating
5/5
Ducati MONSTER 1100 EVO 20TH ANNIVERSA
My previous bike was a Triumph Street TripleR 675; a wonderful bike, with perfect weight and handling for a 9 stone (57kg) female, but I’d always hankered after a... My previous bike was a Triumph Street TripleR 675; a wonderful bike, with perfect weight and handling for a 9 stone (57kg) female, but I’d always hankered after a Ducati Monster. They were always a little out of my price range, but I waited and waited.

Last year all the planets were aligned and I managed to pick up a Monster Evo 1100, for a great price from a local dealer. I was allowed to take it for a test ride first; I had to as this was a very different ride to the Street Triple; a lot more power for one thing! Once I got used to the fact that this Monster does not like to chug along at low speeds in 3rd or 4th gears, I was set.

I found the handling and balance of this Italian machine to be amazing. The Street Triple engine is set a little higher and further forward, whereas with the Duke, you sit almost above the engine. It’s much more centrally balanced. Unbelievably, a Monster Evo 1100 is almost the same dry weight as the Triumph Street TripleR 675 (179kg compared to 168kg).

So with a better riding position and feeling of the bike under me, I instantly had more confidence riding it, than I did with the Triumph.

On a girlie note (sorry fellas!), the whole body kit (fuel tank cover and panels, huggers etc) are changeable, so you can change its outfit! No spray-job required! C’mon what woman doesn’t want to accessorise!?

This bike not only rides beautifully, it looks fabulous and sounds gorgeous too. I’ve wanted a Ducati Monster for at least two decades and OMG! I’m so glad I’ve finally got one!

Rider Rating

Value For Money
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Brakes Handling
5 / 5
Engine
3 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5
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6 months ago
Howard
Overall rating
5/5
Ducati DIAVEL

Rider Rating

Value For Money
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Brakes Handling
5 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5
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7 months ago
Graham
Overall rating
5/5
Ducati ST4 S
Not an easy bike to ride if your feeling lazy or tired, definitely not for the inexperienced rider , the harder you push it the quicker it wants to go. Easy to manoeuvre... Not an easy bike to ride if your feeling lazy or tired, definitely not for the inexperienced rider , the harder you push it the quicker it wants to go. Easy to manoeuvre as it only weighs just over 200kgs and held its own against similar bigger bikes on a trackday.

Finish very good although it has no winter use, reliability has been first class, however this is the first bike i have owned and not serviced myself. The only person entrusted to this is Carl Harrison of Harleston in Norfolk, ( what he doesn't know about Ducatis is not worth knowing) I wouldn't allow the local main dealer anywhere near it .

Unlike most Japanese bikes the Ducati has a real character and demands your full attention when riding to get the best out of it but the reward is great.

Rider Rating

Value For Money
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
4 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5
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8 months ago
Alex
Overall rating
4/5
Ducati MONSTER 1200
What an amazing bike - I absolutely love it! I look forward to riding it every day, even in tough traffic conditions. I get anywhere between 40mpg and 68mpg depending on... What an amazing bike - I absolutely love it! I look forward to riding it every day, even in tough traffic conditions.

I get anywhere between 40mpg and 68mpg depending on the type of riding I'm doing and the type of fuel I put into it - it really delivers the goods on better quality fuel!

It's generally very, very comfortable until you get to 150+ mile journeys. Beyond that, my legs feel a little cramped and I slide into the tank a little too much (really need to try that taller touring seat). Other than that, no comfort issues. I've done 220 mile days on it, with only very minor discomfort.

Handling-wise, it's pretty solid, although it can be a bit lumpy around tight corners in low gear - the steering could probably use some damping. I haven't had to touch the suspension yet - feels fine out of the box.

The engine mapping modes can be a little odd. The Urban mode feels choked-up and awkward to me, so I don't use it. Touring mode is nice and gentle, and perfect for when it's raining or filtering through particularly tight traffic where you're constantly on the clutch. For all other riding, set it to Sport and leave it there - all the power, nice throttle response - not snatchy at all - and an engaging ride without being too much hard work.

I got the Termis fitted for almost nothing extra and the sound is just incredible. Now that it's fully run-in, I'm getting this lovely crackle and pop on deceleration, which is just addictive. Not as much as the old air-cooled version I had back in the day, but very close.

It gets wistful looks everywhere it goes. It looks and sounds amazing, and seems to be appreciated by pretty much everyone who passes by, if you're into that kind of attention. It's not a chav-magnet like my KTM was, and it really stands out amongst those generic plastic pocket rockets coming out of Japan.

Did I mention it's fast? 0-60 in what must be less than 3 seconds. It'll rip your arms off if you want it to, and that sofa seat keeps you rooted to the spot. Breathtaking.

It's a pain in the arse to clean. You need a pressure washer or a lot of patience.

The only minor niggle I had was the temperature. This thing kicks out some heat from under the seat when the engine gets above 90 degrees, which can get a bit uncomfortable when at a stand-still.

That said, I got used to it pretty quickly and barely notice it now, unless it's a roasting hot day (i.e. not very often). Getting into Autumn now, I think the heat will actually be a welcome addition as the weather gets colder - something to warm my hands with at the traffic lights.

I did 2,500 miles in two years on my last bike. I did 1,600 miles in the first 8 weeks on this thing. I love it. I don't do track racing, but for every other type of riding you might do, it just works. Looking forward to doing some touring on it next summer.

Rider Rating

Value For Money
4 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Brakes Handling
4 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5
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8 months ago
Phil
Overall rating
4/5
Ducati 899 PANIGALE

Rider Rating

Value For Money
4 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Brakes Handling
5 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
4 / 5
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8 months ago
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