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Just wanted to pop my head in and say hello to everyone. I'm based out in Southern California and have been riding for about 10 years now, in that time period I have owned a R6, 600RR, GSXR 750, (2) GSXR 1000, R1, Harley 48, and now FINALLY A DUCATI 899 Panigale!!!!

Funny thing was that I wasn't even in the market for a new sport bike, my business colleague was seeking some advice on his first sporty and I jokingly said the new 1199 panigale, next thing you know he shows up with a 899 (at the time I didn't even know this bike existed). My jaw dropped immediately when I saw the bike in person, I was a huge fan of the 1199 but just couldn't see myself shelling out the coin for one. Anyways, fast forward three days....I get a call from my friend "this is way too much bike for me, would you consider buying it off me?"

Lets just say I couldn't refuse the offer, and picked it up with 80 miles on it for a huge discount. Felt bad, but promised I would let him ride every now and then.

Had her out in the twisties right out the bat, and all I can say is that this thing can turn!!! Super easy to ride, and I found myself confidently flicking the bike back and forth between transitions. I'll be leaving the R1 at home more often these days...

Going to have my suspension tuned to suit my riding style, and play with the electronics to my liking. Past that and tail cowl/fender eliminator this bike is staying stock.....Looks and sounds amazing as is straight from the dealer, so Im not going to get too caught up in the modification game...I have other toys to do that with :)

Here are some pics of the new toy being delivered:


Fitted with the new seat cowl:


and with my 07 R1 and 13 Harley Sportster:
 
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Congrats on the bike and on the good deal . Very good looking bike . I wish I have friend like yours...cause I hate paying all the BS fees to the dealer ship . Ride safe
 

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You are one lucky guy:)

Cheers

Armando
 

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Thanks guys. Out of all the bikes I have and currently own, this thing hands down is the most fun. Could have easily got a S1000r or a RSv4, but this thing just puts a grin on my face when you ride it.
 

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Nice collection! Gotta love that 48

Thanks! Originally I wasn't one to like Harleys much, but something about the sportsters I like, especially now that you can get them in the 1200cc variety.

Its killing me right now to be overseas and away from my bike! Heading back tomorrow and plan to be on two wheels most of the week :)
 

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Welcome to the forum bro! I take it you're from SD from your user name! What part? I'm around SD also. We hit the canyons yesterday but I took out my rsv4 since my other baby is in the shop at GP. Gonna pick her up tomorrow. We should ride sometime
 

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Welcome to the forum bro! I take it you're from SD from your user name! What part? I'm around SD also. We hit the canyons yesterday but I took out my rsv4 since my other baby is in the shop at GP. Gonna pick her up tomorrow. We should ride sometime

Glad to meet a fellow San Diegan! Currently out in Del Mar...The bike I have originally was bought from GP.
 
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Was it recently or in early December of last year? I was lucky to get mine at the beginning of December cause I went in to put a deposit down on a white one and was told it'll be sometime in January that they'll get another white one in stock! Where do you ride or have ridden in SD? Me and my buddies are planning an all Duc Day and go ride around
 

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It was very recent (Feb). I had no idea they were releasing the 899 version. It was the last white one GP had left, apparently still had 4 red though.

These days I don't get to hit the twisties as often, but when I do I enjoy going out to banner grade towards Dul Zura, Old Julian, basically any of the back country roads that were lucky enough to have access to. Also still enjoy the occasional boring ride along the coast too.

Let me know about the duc day, would def join you guys.
 

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It was very recent (Feb). I had no idea they were releasing the 899 version. It was the last white one GP had left, apparently still had 4 red though.

These days I don't get to hit the twisties as often, but when I do I enjoy going out to banner grade towards Dul Zura, Old Julian, basically any of the back country roads that were lucky enough to have access to. Also still enjoy the occasional boring ride along the coast too.

Let me know about the duc day, would def join you guys.
Yes I will definitely keep you post on the all Duc Day! I'm in Poway so I'll ride highland valley, old Julian, Mesa grande, but I usually shoot down south to telegraph canyon. How about trackdays? A couple of us is heading to chuckwalla on the 14th of March. You should see if you can make it out
 

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Yes I will definitely keep you post on the all Duc Day! I'm in Poway so I'll ride highland valley, old Julian, Mesa grande, but I usually shoot down south to telegraph canyon. How about trackdays? A couple of us is heading to chuckwalla on the 14th of March. You should see if you can make it out
Im out in Carmel Valley off the 56 not far from you.

Don't track much, but lately have been considering the BMW class out in Las Vegas.

Ride Safe.
 
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