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Hi all,

picking up my new 899 next week and looking forward to getting back on a Duc.
Had a 2008 848 a few years ago and i never really liked the ergos of it so got rid of it after 6 months or so.
I have owned triples, vtwins, inline fours and vfours and my current bike over the last couple of years has been an RSV4R. I still have the RSV4 and wanted the 1199 but after riding it several times I couldn't justify the price and I think the Ape is much easier to ride hard and live with.
The 899 should be awesome for track days and for also riding day to day and hill riding. I am a torque junky when it comes to bikes so the Duc won't be a major let down coming from the Ape.
I love the styling of the 899 and the electronics package is awesome and i think it will be quite a lively bike.

Thanks for your time and look fwd to meeting other likeminded bikers.

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Congrats,

Nice to see another Melbourne owner.

What colour did you go for?
 

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Congrats,

Nice to see another Melbourne owner.

What colour did you go for?
Hey,got the red as I have had a white Duc before - a prick to keep clean.

Looking fwd to seeing how many klms I get out of a tank or how many klms when the reserve light comes on.
My Ape was very thirsty on the fuel, hence it's nicknames, hungry :)

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Hi, Picked up my white 899 last week too. Will have 1000 km on it by sundown tomorrow. I'm getting 5.6 L / 100 km. Have found the reserve light comes on around 200 km but there should be range for 275 - 300 km. 250 km should be a breeze. I also have a Multistrada so have found the suspension a little firm but gradually getting it sorted. So far I'm very happy with it but looking forward to using some more revs.
 

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Picking up the bike tmrrow -can't wait.
All i need is a fender eliminator and peg replacements.
Going to go on a big ride with it tmrrow to break it in.
Geez, I only broke in my second RSV4R two months ago..........boo.

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Went for my first ride to break in the beast yesterday................wow, what a bike.
It's like a Daytona 675 on steroids.
Brakes are awesome, fuelling and throttle is like no other Ducati I have ridden and it is an absolute cornering machine.
I can see this bike will take my riding to a whole other level.

This is really going to turn alot of new people onto Ducati...............extremely impressed with the bike :)

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Went for my first ride to break in the beast yesterday................wow, what a bike.
It's like a Daytona 675 on steroids.
Brakes are awesome, fuelling and throttle is like no other Ducati I have ridden and it is an absolute cornering machine.
I can see this bike will take my riding to a whole other level.

This is really going to turn alot of new people onto Ducati...............extremely impressed with the bike :)

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I keep trying to tell people this. It seems like the majority of internet hatred being directed towards the 899 is from 848 or 1199 owners. So far the only people who don't love the 899 is people who haven't ridden it. This is my favorite two wheeled experience.
 

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Went for my first ride to break in the beast yesterday................wow, what a bike.
It's like a Daytona 675 on steroids.
Brakes are awesome, fuelling and throttle is like no other Ducati I have ridden and it is an absolute cornering machine.
I can see this bike will take my riding to a whole other level.

This is really going to turn alot of new people onto Ducati...............extremely impressed with the bike :)

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Glad we agree. Welcome to the forum.
 

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Yeah, I have already spoken to guys who say it's the little brother of the 1199 which is true to a degree but on the other hand, it is a bike that stands on it's own.
Once ppl ride this bike they will see how well rounded this bike is and how easy it is to ride.

There are always going to be haters but jealousy is a curse and I have ridden and owned many bikes and still have an RSV4 and ppl with this notion that more power/top end speed defines what a good bike is need a punch in the balls.

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