Ok, of course i love the ducati's, but your statements are way too biased. Obviously you must own a ducti or else it would not be so, because face it, if you do not own a ducati, you cannot ride it every day and preach of it to the heavens. As the previous responder stated an R1 is of course not a Ducati, and a Ducati is of course not an R1, each have pros and cons, but with your regards to the R1 ripping off ducatis style...what the hell are you thinking??? They look nothing alike, the ducati's frame is all together way different, using a post and not a more traditional style like the R1, the ducati also has way less going on on the side fairings, they are basically sheets on the side of the bike yet the R1 has a rather large intake smack dab in the middle if the side. Ok, now for the rear end of the bike, Ducati uses a more blunt end to the tail section, with square tail lights, where as the R1 ha round lights, and a very pointy ended rear section. And now my biggest point to the looks being not similar at all, the Ducatis have a very flat nose, with two slits for lights, very stylish, and then waaaaaaaaaaaaay on the other side of styling is the R1's nose, still incredibly stylish, but reeeaaaally pointy at the nose, and has two jackalantern eyes in the front which i also like. OH WAIT! i forgot to mention the whole exhaust system! As you can clearly see the R1 has a big muffler hanging off the side, very tradtional, then the Ducati again on the other side of the spectrum has an under-seat, twisty pipe system, both stock...And so i conclude my reasoning on why you are completley wrong, although opinions are not right or wrong, i think yours has a major flaw, go take that R1 for another spin, and rev the crap out of it while u ride it, keep those RPM's up (unlike on the Ducati), and gogogo, because thats all this little puppy knows how to do!!!
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