I have not had the chance to test ride the 899 yet. I felt in love with the appearance of this bike with the unveiling of the 1199 but purchased a BMW instead. I often tell people when someone asks how I like my BMW that I wish I still had my Daytona because I could throw it around, romp on it, and really open it up in corners without worrying too much about throttle control. To me, that made the Daytona more fun. The BMW is just too much bike for me. When I started reading reviews of the 899, it sounded just how I felt on my Daytona but a little better. My question is: Have any of you had experience on the Daytona675 and if so, how does it compare to the 899? I am set on getting the 899 but I really would like this little tidbit of info. I saw the MCN video but I want more than that.