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Old Dec 18th 2015, 07:50 AM   #31
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for a track bike the 899 is a very hard package to beat especially on tighter circuits, in probably 70% of instances it's a better bike unless you are riding COTA/calabogie etc on a regular basis where in extra BHP comes into it.

it also comes down to the level you ride at unless you are at the top level of expert i also think the 899 is a better bike unless you like to park it in the corners and use the extra oomph to make up for the time you lost on the corners when you hit the straights.

as for the street i don't think the 1199 makes any sense bui i say that for any street bike in excess of 150bhp.
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Old Dec 18th 2015, 10:38 AM   #32
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I had never tried a faired bike over 125cc when I bought my 1299. Heck, I wasn't even allowed to try before buying as they thought I couldn't afford it. I love the power delivery, ergonomics and handling characteristics of it! And I'm passing others on the outside though the long sweepers on trackdays. Even with a novice at the controls this bike is just incredibly fast! Lighter than a 600cc, more power than most liter bikes.. And a power range that gives you the opportunity to not be in the right gear 100% of the time and still lift the nose up if you open the throttle enough.

Big Panigale, any day of the week for me..
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