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Old May 18th 2015, 05:41 PM   #11
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I would hold out and wait for incentives on the 1299s
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Old May 18th 2015, 06:13 PM   #12
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I would hold out and wait for incentives on the 1299s
Depending on where you are living it's not worth saving a few bucks to see great riding weather pass you buy .
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Old May 18th 2015, 06:19 PM   #13
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I recently sold my Diavel and I'm looking at the Panigale (a couple others too but not relevant). I can test ride all of the potential bikes except for the 1199s. I found one for 18k new. Since I can't go for the 1299s would the price and s model upgrades be a better choice over the 1299? I'm definitely looking for any opinions. I always test ride before buying so in this situation I needed input I can't find for myself.
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I would hold out and wait for incentives on the 1299s
That's how I got a deal on a brand new left over 1199S.

OP, if you don't mind waiting, you can get a deal on a left over 1299S around this time next year. If not, go 1299 Base.
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Old May 18th 2015, 07:07 PM   #14
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I think there's something to be said for the 1199s, especially in black! The bike is thinner and lighter and I always felt mine was easier to control where I live - which is lower in the rev range I have a 1299s now (I had an 1199 base) and it feels to me like it turns in quicker but is a much bigger bike. Maybe that's just my perception, though, because it's wider front and back? The 1299 is a hella more powerful, that's for sure. But if you need more power than the 1199 then you should be happy jumping up from World Superbike to MotoGP, and all your bikes should be one-offs from the factory team.
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Old May 18th 2015, 10:37 PM   #15
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I appreciate all of the advice guys. To answer some questions, I live in in WV/MD area and riding seasons are a precious commodity so I'd rather go with sooner than later, if possible. I'm stuck with a 21-22k otd price or I'd just go with the 1299s. I can't deny the allure of the S options with the suspension, wheels and steering damper which is a cost that I couldn't get past the wife until next season. So that leaves me with determining whether the heart of the beast, so to speak, is worth going the base route. So far I've heard it makes the 1199 look weak by comparison as well as not a huge difference and with an exhaust and tune you can reach baseline 1299 numbers.

Of course, I think part of this is the insanity that waiting causes. Thanks for indulging in my ocd lol
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Old May 19th 2015, 03:41 AM   #16
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1299 - its simply a much better bike. In fact, I can't quite believe how much better it is, the low down torque and mid range is amazing compared to the 1199.
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Old May 19th 2015, 09:35 PM   #17
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Ran both bikes today and I definitely wouldn't go with the 1199 at this point since the 1299 seems lacking in the traditional vtwin Ducati torque. Got a killer deal on both the s1000 and the 1299s which doesn't make things any easier lol.


Troubles of bike shopping... No complaints here
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Old May 19th 2015, 09:40 PM   #18
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I think you meant to say the 1199 is lacking the traditional Vtwin Ducati torque

What's your price on the S?
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Old May 19th 2015, 10:04 PM   #19
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They are L twins . Harley make V twins .
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Old May 19th 2015, 10:31 PM   #20
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You're right thanks for the correction... Whenever I type or say Twin for some reason it always comes out with V-Twin.

I had the 1198sp and yes, the 1299 still lacks in low down grunt of the older bikes, to include the 1098. You're not going to flip the bike over in first gear at a redlight if you give too much gas. You may do it in first gear at 9k if you grab a handful. Still a great bike though, I enjoyed riding it.


I got an OTD price of 24.5 for the 1299s and 17.5 OTD for the BMW minus the forged rims.
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