Name: Julie Smith
Occupation: Environmental Health and Safety Manager
Owned bike for: Five years
Tell us about it: I’d always been into bikes and often went out as a pillion. I didn’t pass my test until I was 40 and can honestly say it’s definitely one of the best things I ever did. Riding my bike is a total mind clearance, and I’ve met some fantastic people through it. My first machine was a Monster, and I wanted to stay with Ducati as I love the brand and the V-twin. The 750 has all the power I need and there are no surprises with it. My favourite thing about it is the noise – there’s no doubt that people can hear me coming! I like to ride out to Willingham woods, Squires and to the coast for fish and chips. As long as there’s a brew at the end of the journey I don’t mind where I go!
Power: 63bhp (47kW)@8250 rpm
Torque: 44lb-ft (60Nm)@6000 rpm
Engine: 748cc, air-cooled, four-stroke, V-twin
Dry Weight: 181kg
Seat height: 815mm
Current value: Dealer £2950; Private £2400; Part-ex £2460
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