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Old Feb 10th 2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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Goodbye to my BMW S1000RR with 51,324 miles on it..

And now the waiting begins for the arrival of my 2015 Ducati 1299S.

I haven't owned a Ducati since I had a 998R... Loved that bike, but it had the most uncomfortable seating position of any of the 35+ motorcycles I have ever owned.

The BMW was, quite simply an awesome, missile of a bike that I commuted on every day, rain, Shine or fog, here in the SF Bay Area... I had meant to buy the 1199 Panigale when it first came out, but I just couldn't live with the lack of down low and midrange power compared to the BMW... The 1299 seems to have fixed that and so I am fully committed to the 1299 now, no turning back.

Can't wait to get on her when she arrives. In the meantime, I will be commuting on my Wife's Triumph Daytona 675R, one of the sweetest bikes made, so I won't be suffering too much.
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Old Feb 10th 2015, 11:50 AM   #2
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Wow......Not sure Ive ever seen a sportbike with that kinda mileage on it...
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Old Feb 10th 2015, 11:51 AM   #3
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And now the waiting begins for the arrival of my 2015 Ducati 1299S.

I haven't owned a Ducati since I had a 998R... Loved that bike, but it had the most uncomfortable seating position of any of the 35+ motorcycles I have ever owned.

The BMW was, quite simply an awesome, missile of a bike that I commuted on every day, rain, Shine or fog, here in the SF Bay Area... I had meant to buy the 1199 Panigale when it first came out, but I just couldn't live with the lack of down low and midrange power compared to the BMW... The 1299 seems to have fixed that and so I am fully committed to the 1299 now, no turning back.

Can't wait to get on her when she arrives. In the meantime, I will be commuting on my Wife's Triumph Daytona 675R, one of the sweetest bikes made, so I won't be suffering too much.
WOW... That is impressive!
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Old Feb 10th 2015, 12:03 PM   #5
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Wow......Not sure Ive ever seen a sportbike with that kinda mileage on it...
There was another guy on our BMW S1000RR forum, who I met a few times, who had 70,000 plus miles on his. He did the same as me, commuting every day, but his commute was about double mine.

There were a couple of years, where I never drove a car to work, just the motorcycle.

I expect to put the same kind of miles on the 1299, so I hope it turns out to be reliable...
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My experience with these says that you may have teething issues..especially as its a new model (ish) but once you get through these it will be solid and will go on and on....
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Wow......Not sure Ive ever seen a sportbike with that kinda mileage on it...
that beemer is as comfortable as a lounge chair/sofa/cadillac even !....he is finally "manning up" to a bike with some feel
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that beemer is as comfortable as a lounge chair/sofa/cadillac even !....he is finally "manning up" to a bike with some feel
You're not wrong about that; the S1000RR was ridiculously comfortable for a SportBike... It had a couple of quirks that you got used to and it took about 8,000 miles for the gearbox to actually start working well, but generally, it's the most friendly monster ever.... Your grandma could ride it if she kept the revs below 9,000 rpm.... Above that? Hang the F on...

I had a full Akrapovic Ti Race system on it, along with a custom ECU tune and even on crappy California 91 octane gas, it still made 185 RWHP... At the track, my fellow racers/Trackday enthusiasts called it "The Kraken" because it made such a beastly noise going down the main straight at Thunderhill.
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