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Hey guys,

I used to be active in the Ducati MS forum, and have owned two sport classic 1000s over the last 10 years. I was really negative about this brand until I rode the 1100 Sport. Its not a mind blowing ride - its just easy. The suspension is perfect for my city. I bought in, and have been happy.

I will say that the ride is pretty sluggish. That may be me comparing to my BMW S1000R, and the SC1000s that Ive had. i dont mind it, it just makes power differently, but I am curious if this is resolved after run-in and the rev limiter is removed. Im curios about what people have observed about the power and what mods may have helped.

Of course, I am particularly very curios if the Termi system will open up the flow and improve the power over all. I am not seeing a lot of the 2-2 systems around outside of eBay, so if anyone knows of a way to buy direct from Ducati or elsewhere Id love to know about it. I have read a bit about the street version of the system - that it snot much different. And Im wondering if the race full system is deafening, or comes with a baffle, which is more attainable, where, etc This probably deserves its own thread, or a good search - so apologies in advance.

The handling is one of the best thigns about this ride, but the front end gets a little light in certain situations, I am thinking this is a byproduct tof it even being a Scrambler, but sometimes the front wheel seems to lose contact and the steering gets slaphappy for an instant. I dont want to get into dampener land with a Ducati. It may just be that this is more upright and "off-roadish" than Im used to.

Finally, just ta small thing, but Ive been looking for a eat cover for this thing and can seem to find one, which seems weird since this thing is so accessory supported.
 

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After test riding an 1100, it isn't quite the torque monster many had hoped for. It may well be emissions stuff choking the performance. The 800 is a much nicer bike with a decat exhaust and an ECU remap. I think the 1100 will probably benefit even more from this!

There are quite a few 3rd party exhaust options around that will ditch some weight and add performance, for a fraction of the cost of the Termi. I think some of them look a lot nicer too. ECU remap is what really provides the improvement though.

The front wheel thing is mostly geometry and side effect of an 18" front wheel but take your bike to a suspension specialist. Someone who can setup and adjust the bike for you. It doesn't usually cost much but the improvement is huge!

Suspension guru's will pickup on issues you may not even realise. The rear of my Hyper felt terrible and turned out to be a symptom of the front forks being setup totally wrong. I could have played around with rear shock settings for months and never figured that out.
 

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What is the setting for rebound damping and compression damping - maybe you need to open up the rebound damping a little if your loosing contact.... but as above - unless you are confident to play with the suspension - set static and rider sag etc... take it somewhere else.

My 1100 standard rides incredibly well.

Power - we would all like more.. but it has plenty for a naked bike... your neck will thank you for staying under 90MPH on longer rides.... (except occasionally)
 
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