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Old Nov 17th 2018, 10:28 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by DStyleNZL View Post
there was the 899.....
when i purchased, there was no such bike (i put down my deposit in march 2012). if it were, i would have likely purchased the 899....even over a 959 or 1199. because i was dead set on the 848 before the "panigale" dropped.

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Old Nov 18th 2018, 07:46 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by kensteele View Post
because i was dead set on the 848 before the "panigale" dropped.
Same, until I sat on the Panigale. The ergonomics and overall feel way different. 848 really crunched my boys
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Old Nov 18th 2018, 10:33 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Streetz View Post
Same, until I sat on the Panigale. The ergonomics and overall feel way different. 848 really crunched my boys
I had the 848, awesome machine, then moved up to the Panigale. Borrowed one a few months back while my bike was in for service. Wow does it feel heavy and slow now!! A better bike in the wet though.
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Old Nov 19th 2018, 06:38 AM   #14
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The 899 was released in 2013, it was the replacement for the 848. HOWEVER it didnt havent have the looks of the 1199 (obviously), not TFT display which was a huge deal with the 1199 breaking into the market, along with a few other items
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Old Dec 14th 2018, 08:06 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by DucSyd View Post
Sorry if I offend anyone...
But how can you call a 959 a middleweight? It’s weighs virtualy no difference to the 1199 or 1299 and is sort of dumbed down in spec. I never understood why anyone would buy these? That’s what the super sports or monsters or Multistrada’s are for.
If you do sport riding and track days surely you want the full Monty!

Having said that I loved the 748R’s and SP’s (I raced a number of them) as they were actually built for the world super sport race series and were beautiful bikes, but a 959? Don’t get it at all.

Now if Ducati decide to re-enter the world super sport WSSP series with a 600 V4 now that’s a different story.
Cost. I looked at the 2018 Pani 959 for $17k out the door with fees and taxes, and the V4 base model was closer to $25k out the door with fees and taxes.

The V4 is definitely cooler, but it wasn't $7k worth of cooler, to me.
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Old Dec 15th 2018, 05:47 AM   #16
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Don't forget about insurance costs also, that's a HUGE driver of people choosing a sub-1000cc bike these days.
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