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#1 Old 04-21-2009
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About to buy a new toy (Need Help!)

Hi Guys & Girls,

I am about to purchase my dream bike (hopefully this week, just need to negotiate on the price) a ducati (848).

I can't decide on the colour so need to see people's opinion whether red or white looks better (I wish I can have both )

My heart was set on white till I test rode a red one and now I can't decide

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you want ppl looking, get the red. White is kinda plain vanilla but elegent IMO.
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Red.......
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Red for me.
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Do I actually need to type the word??
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The bottom picture of the Black one looks the best.
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sweet, very nice, ducati's like ferrari's needs to come in red

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If you get anything other than red I will campaign for an ignore feature on this website purely for the purposes of ensuring that as I far as I am concerned you do not exist.

Buying that bike in white is a crime against style, passion, history and engineering all in one go.

I'll admit the white looks nice, but it will look dirty and bland and on a bike with you covering most of it. It will look like you damaged the bodywork and have not got round to getting it resprayed after getting a repair.

A red duke is an icon. Please don't buy half an icon.
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I would go for RED.

take a look at the benelli TNT.
http://www.benelli.com/eng/motoTntevogallery.asp#


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if it's your first ducati, it needs to be red. if you have lot's of other ducatis, get white to be different! (i didn't even know they came in other colours! LOL)


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Do I actually need to type the word??
... that's funny.

I'm not a bike person so take this for what it's worth. Normally, I would go for the color that isn't what everyone else is driving (or riding in this case). But, looking at the pics, I have to agree with the majority and say red. It just looks better than the white.

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RED please.

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Well it would seem no one single person thought white was good haha . I do agree the red stands out more and white will get dirty faster....

Hmmm decision, one of the reason I wanted white is so I could be different to all the rest of the ducati owners

and yes they do come in different colour they also come in yellow and black on the other model.
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try posting pix of the 4 colors with the bike at the same profile and do a poll.

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The bike that I am getting only comes in red and white

but the bigger brother of it 1098 and 1198 come in yellow and black.

How do I make a poll?
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The bike that I am getting only comes in red and white

but the bigger brother of it 1098 and 1198 come in yellow and black.

How do I make a poll?
You say: How do I start a poll, and then one magically appears...
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red, even though i like silver so much...
RED inspires
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You say: How do I start a poll, and then one magically appears...
hhaha thanks
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sweet, very nice, ducati's like ferrari's needs to come in red
i told him the same thing. i also thought "not red" was silver but it's actually pearl white. however, since rey said he's planning on going for the black/white theme with carbon fiber parts, i'm changing my mind to the white...
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