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Offline alltom1

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Greetings from Atlanta..
« on: January 26, 2019, 08:49:04 PM »
Made the deposit on an MS 950S today..I rode bikes through college and my 20's; 25 years later I'm a newly-minted safety foundation grad and figured, what the heck, let's not start small...I've been racing bicycles for the last nearly 20 years - I hope it helps!

The dealership didn't have a clue about how long for delivery and their calls to the Ducati rep went unanswered while I was in the shop.  I'm expecting it could be mid-Spring before I actually have the bike.  If anyone has any insight in this regard, please give a shout.

I fully realize I'm combining a lot of motorcycle and a terrible city to ride in with my inexperience.  I'll check back in when I have anything insightful to say about my progress.  Until then, I'll be reading a whole lot threads in this forum for pre-flight wisdom.

Thanks,

C

Offline ZiggyCol

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta..
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 09:44:18 PM »
 :046: Congratulations - possibly our first forum member with a 950S
Life is not a rehearsal . . .

Offline Murf46

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta..
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 10:17:22 PM »
Welcome
Red or dead

Offline Beitsta

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta..
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 10:30:03 PM »
Wow! a 950S!

Bring it on and welcome to the forum alltom1!
Beitsta

Offline Wassers

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta..
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2019, 10:53:04 PM »
Congrats alltom1 on placing your order.

Which colour did you choose?

Welcome to the forum.
Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

Online thenozzle

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta..
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 08:19:50 AM »
 :400: alltom1 to the forum  :305:

Offline alltom1

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta..
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 03:25:42 PM »
Thanks for the replies, friends..

SNAFU.  I got a message mid-evening from the sales rep; MS 950 S for '19 is only coming to the US with the spoked wheel option.  It looks like it's an $800 bump in price, plus the wheels add 10 pounds(near as I can tell from the website).  Also, the tires are different; according to the reviews of the bike after it was introduced last year; the spoked-wheels version's are more suited to off-road.  The tire specifics may have changed; I won't know until I talk to the shop rep.

I am ambivalent about the styling/added weight of the spoked wheels.  The additional cost is something I'll want to negotiate further with the dealer. The tire issue is a going to need resolution which might be as simple as I don't have my facts straight.  I might be at an impasse with Ducati but will report back. 

Offline Conman

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta..
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2019, 02:02:25 PM »
 :400:
Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.

Offline alltom1

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta..
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 02:32:20 AM »
So I'm gonna get to ride a Ducati, after all...price/tire issues worked out without me having to do anything.  But no bike delivery until April..

I picked the red one...

Best to all..

Offline Wassers

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta..
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2019, 08:06:34 AM »
Glad you got it sorted alltom1.

Now the tough bit.... having to wait until April.

But at least it turned February today.
Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight