Like you said, everything is almost the same... Off the bat you are down 4HP and almost 10nm of tq. There is a 5lb weight advantage though. I'm guessing that overall, the two bike are pretty close in performace, but the 750 is going to pull the 620 with it's tq advantage. I guess what it comes down to is how much are you willing to pay for 4HP, 10nm of tq, and 5lbs??
The 750 should have a bit more low-end grunt, making it a little friendlier for around-town use, but otherwise there's not much practical difference between them. It's puzzling why Ducati markets two bikes with almost identical specs. Nice Honda you have there.
I looked again and the 750 has an oil cooler, could the 620 be retrofited???
anyway I am looking at the Dark versions, and the difference in price is about $2000CAN (witch is about what $20US/images/icons/smile.gif/images/icons/laugh.gif)
P.S. does anyone know/have a sound file of a monster with/without aftermarket slip-on/system?????
I believe the 750 also has that little bikini and it also has dual discs/binders up front. But now that I have gone to the Ducati website the only difference (not only but worthwhile) is the dual discs up front. is the 620s i.e. model available in the US? Hmmm.
Don't BRAKE till you see the whites of their eyes, oh yeah remind me which is the brake lever again
I concede there; you probably only get snow for 10 or 11 months out of the year. /images/icons/wink.gif
Since cost vs. performance/features seems to be a significant issue for you, have you considered buying used? I'll bet you can find a good, used 750 or 900 in your price range. The only thing you're giving up is warranty time, and many of them will already have some or all of the mods you would want to do anyway. Just a thought.
Well, since you are currently riding a 13 year old bike, I would suggest that maybe you look into buying a used 750 that will cost you less than a 620ie in the first place. Only a year or two old and it can save you thousands. I myself bought a 2000 750 monster instead of the 620 and I couldn't be more pleased. Or you could really buck up and grab yourself a used 900. I kind of wish I did. So go for the bigger bike. You wont regret it. If you get the smaller one (in Ducati's case the smallest) you will eventually wonder if you made the right move. I say make the right move now and go for more power. Do your background research if you buy used.