748 (1994 - 2003) review

Fruity handling, peach of a motor and banana in colour

Ben Cope's picture
By Visordown on Sat, 1 Jan 1994 - 12:01

Details
Manufacturer:
Ducati
Category:
Sportsbikes
Price:
£ 10000
Overall
4
Visually identical to the 916, but cheaper to insure and revvier.
Service costs are high and comfort limited

That is probably the most uncomfortable bike I have ever ridden," reckons James after a blast on the 748. "They must have some kind of diamond-tipped cutting device to form the seat foam because it's as hard as stone. All your weight is shoved forwards on your wrists and it's a right ball-ache turning it in the road. But having said that I'm impressed. It handles really good and the engine is strong, but have you seen the finish? It's falling apart. Everything that can rust has and you'd never get it back to original. It rides like a good one and feels like a new bike, but it looks like a knacker."

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests/road-test-mille-vs-748-vs-fireblade-vs-gsx-r750/4539.html#ixzz0xcFmUAMu

That is probably the most uncomfortable bike I have ever ridden," reckons James after a blast on the 748. "They must have some kind of diamond-tipped cutting device to form the seat foam because it's as hard as stone. All your weight is shoved forwards on your wrists and it's a right ball-ache turning it in the road. But having said that I'm impressed. It handles really good and the engine is strong, but have you seen the finish? It's falling apart. Everything that can rust has and you'd never get it back to original. It rides like a good one and feels like a new bike, but it looks like a knacker."

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests/road-test-mille-vs-748-vs-fireblade-vs-gsx-r750/4539.html#ixzz0xcFmUAMu

Score Breakdown
Overall
4

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