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    Default Ducati features in Jan 2012 Practical Sportsbikes

    In the January 2012 issue of Practical Sportsbikes there's a short buying feature on the 851 Strada and a more in-depth feature on restored blue Paso.

    I like Pasos. Am I allowed to say that?

    Darren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhumphrys View Post

    I like Pasos. Am I allowed to say that?

    Darren.

    Minority groups should always be given a free voice ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhumphrys View Post
    In the January 2012 issue of Practical Sportsbikes there's a short buying feature on the 851 Strada and a more in-depth feature on restored blue Paso.

    I like Pasos. Am I allowed to say that?

    Darren.
    My first Ducati was a 1992 907ie I still have a soft spot for them. I'd like to get another one some day.

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    I borrowed a 906 Paso for the IOM TT 2010 Hoilday week and it was one of the worst bikes I've ever ridden, it had a nice punchy motor but...
    It handled like a bag of shite!
    At the 2011 TT a couple of forum members on here (both 888 owners one a SP5 and the other a 888 Strada) rode it and agreed with me.

    Please tell me/us what the attraction is?

    Steve R

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    Steve, I honestly don't know! I've never ridden one so I can't comment on the handling, I guess I just like the way they look!

    Darren

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.R View Post
    Please tell me/us what the attraction is?

    Steve R

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    everything Steve R said
    plus I thought it was a 750
    I rode the afore mentioned paso with a pillion
    truly scary
    Steve B

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    about 17 years ago i crashed a paso into a council works caravan (wheelied, actually, although not intentionally on one wheel at the time) and it just exploded. best thing you can do with those pieces of shit. they're absolute crap.

    i've got some photos on another computer of the back of the tank crushed in and grooved, which did nasty things to my nuts (bruised and lacerated scrotum). and the lower fork legs, both of which broke all the way through. it was loaded onto the shop ute with a forklift on its side, no point being nice.
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    I thought the 907ie was a complete re-design of the original Paso, and actually made a pretty good sport touring ride. You just wanted to avert your eyes when walking up to it.
    Bill

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    Yeah, Paso's are a good source for spares for Pantah racers!!! lol....

    Corsa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgsvintage View Post
    I thought the 907ie was a complete re-design of the original Paso, and actually made a pretty good sport touring ride. You just wanted to avert your eyes when walking up to it.
    Bill
    My 907ie was used as a sport tourer(ish) bike and once I got the suspension set up for me, it was a nice ride. Beauty, as they say is in the eye of the beholder.

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