The CW comparison of the F3 675 and the Ducati EVO 848 picked the Duc as the better in all categories. Read it. Comments ??
Underpowered, really ?Really? I thought the 848 was the bike that people who can't afford the 1098 bought? Ducati really needs to open up the engine options beyond that horrid underpowered Ltwin. I love their chassis and styling but that surging and bucking at low RPM's is a deal killer for me. A 3 or 4cyl Ducati would totally rock.
In looking for that article I found this one in 2009 where they liked the Daytona better.
You prefer a Harley V-twin over the 1098R engine? This bucking and surging thing on the new ones you talk about, I've never really experienced it . must be poor fuelling. Consider an 996 SPS...or even stretch to 996R. Beautiful bikesLook at the displacement they have to use in the Ltwin vs a standard 4cyl in order to achieve the same performance. Ducati runs a 4cyl in their race bikes because they can't get the power they need out of the Ltwin's without running over the displacement for the class.
To each their own. If you can deal with an engine like that more power to you. For me that engine ruins the whole bike.
Don't get me wrong either. I don't hate all 2cyl bikes. My Harley is a Vtwin and I love it. It however has enough low end torque to pull it's 800# weight at low RPM's without bucking and surging. I'm even considering picking up a 916 and know likely it will buck and surge just like the new ones. It however is a vintage bike and some flaws like that add a bit of charm. On a new bike with a big price tag it's no longer charming. It's annoying as hell.
Yea actually I do. The Harley Vtwins can pull their own weight at low rev's and don't require as much service as the Ltwin to keep running. They also sound a lot better.You prefer a Harley V-twin over the 1098R engine? This bucking and surging thing on the new ones you talk about, I've never really experienced it . must be poor fuelling. Consider an 996 SPS...or even stretch to 996R. Beautiful bikes