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I was propositioned with doing an even trade my 999 for this 2005 Monster S4R. Beautiful bike, but I'm torn... My original plan was to sell the 999 for a descent down payment on a Lotus and restoring the 916 for the street. I really liked the ergo's of Steph's S4R, but couldn't get over the color. Ducati's MUST BE RED in my opinion to be considered legitimate :tongue: I think I would ride more commuting and socializing on the more comfortable bike, but would still be able to carve with the rest.

 

So, what do I do...trade for the S4R, or go with the original plan??? Here's some pics of the bike in question...

 

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akra and arrow stickers? that makes it double fast...

 

youve never said what lotus youre considering

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akra and arrow stickers? that makes it double fast...

 

youve never said what lotus youre considering

 

 

Torn between the Exige and Esprit S4. Although the "Eagle" 2+2 is due out later this month. That may change things up a bit.

 

Yeah, I'm feelin' ya with the stickers. What's up with the Akra stickers when it's clearly an Arrow exhaust... A hair dryer will do the trick!

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Get the Lotus now...If you wait 6 to 9 months won't get to enjoy the Lotus until next year...

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Wow this is a tough one. That SR4 is a wicked machine, especially without all the stickers. My vote is the Lotus/919 combination. Not only will you have a fun and perhaps challenging project in the 919, but driving the Lotus around will give you as much adreneline and as many smiles as the SR4. Once the 919 is ready, you'll be able to blast away on that again. And, like you said, SR4 isn't totally Duca red. :thumbsup:

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You guys are very wise, and share the opinion of my wife and daughter :rolleyes:

 

So, I will sell, buy, and resurrect as planned :ninja:

 

FWIW, I'd take $8500 for the 999. No better deal anywhere on a bike in as good condition. I have more pics to post. Unfortunately, I can't add them to the classified post due to crazy rules :geek:

 

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the solution is easy: which vehicle has the louder clutch?... :tongue:

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the solution is easy: which vehicle has the louder clutch?... :tongue:

 

Well, then I'm making the right decision. There is no clutch louder than that one :biggrin:

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Hmm - can't decide between 2 or 4 wheels.... how 'bout 3 ?

 

get a T-Rex or Can-Am Spyder :wootwoot:

 

my personal :twocents: , wether its a Lotus, Farrari, Lambo, whatever, its a cager. :icon_rofl:

but reguardless, good luck on the final decision, that is a hard one.

 

 

 

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I think I would ride more commuting and socializing on the more comfortable

 

:rolling: Does any one find the humor in this statement other than me.

 

J/K Jes those pics of the 999 almost made me want to buy it though. Key word ALMOST :thumbsup:

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Update!!!

 

The 999 sold today :sad: Such a beautiful bike, and she never got to see the track...

 

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And here is her replacement. I'm flying out East next week to pick her up :wootwoot:

 

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Very nice!

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Guest Mamma Louie

I think you should let me help you break her in! She would be fun on the bixby ride. When do you get her?

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I think you should let me help you break her in! She would be fun on the bixby ride. When do you get her?

 

I agree...with the Bixby part :biggrin: I figure this is as close to a bike I can get keeping 4 wheels. I'm flying out next Friday and driving her back.

 

Maybe I'll bring her to the next meeting :cool:

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I ain't never seen a radiator that big much less 4 inch water hose......................

:hail:

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I ain't never seen a radiator that big much less 4 inch water hose......................

:hail:

 

:laugh:

 

That's the intercooler for the supercharger :wub: The radiator is up front.

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:laugh:

 

That's the intercooler for the supercharger :wub: The radiator is up front.

 

 

so give us some stats on her.... :wait:

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so give us some stats on her.... :wait:

 

2007 Lotus Exige S

Supercharged 1.8L Inline 4 Toyota 2ZZ-GE (fancy talk for Celica engine)

ECU Tune from stock 220hp to 265hp @ 8000 rpm

180 lb/ft @5500 rpm

Curb weight ~2000lbs (my VW Jetta weighs ~4300lbs for comparison)

0-60 3.9 sec

0-100 <10 sec

Top speed 150mph

20 City / 26 Highway :biggrin:

 

You guys will be able to appreciate this... This particular car also has the track pack which includes:

-Sport tuned suspension with adjustable Bilstein dampers

-Twin oil coolers

-Lightweight forged allow wheels

-Traction control

-Limited slip differential

-Brembo calipers

 

All packaged up, this is one fun car! :cool:

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