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I decided after doing some test rides this summer of Triumph 675, Speed Triple, Monsters, 848, Diavel, 1199 Pani, kawi636 and rsv aprilia.

Never thought I would buy a bike without testriding first but after the 1199 testride everything felt right(except the insane :eek:power:eek: and :mad:heat:mad:) so when they announced the 899 i could see this would be the bike most suitable for me :cool:
 

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Did you order one?
 

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Seen the first photo of the bike and ordered from that. At that stage no price or delivery date. MmWas going to purchase the F3 before the rumors of the 899 started.
 

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The reviews love it. None of the 600's really tingle my balls and a 1000 would be too much for my ability. This will be my last bike purchase for the next few years.

So for supermids that look awesome it was the MV Agusta F3 800 and the 899.

MV has a bad wrap, and the 899 is the peoples champion. My deposit is down and now I play the waiting game.

Red of course. I like the white (I was 50/50 and unsure) but that weird matt white finish paint looks more trouble then its worth in the long run.
 

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I was always a Honda guy and I thought Ducati was all hype and overpriced. Hondas that I've been on (CBs, CBRs, RC-51, VfR1200F) are all great and I enjoyed them. I rode a 748S and hated the ergos, so I never really considered a Duc. Then I rode an 1198 on track and fell in love. It was so much more enjoyable of an experience than anything I've been on (except the RC-51, that was great). I decided to buy a Duc at that point but I really didn't like the 7,500mile valve adjustment intervals. I was hoping Ducati would make a replacement for the 848 that was faster, lighter and more advanced with lower maintenance costs. They did, and I bought it as soon as I saw it.
 

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Read the reviews, watched the videos and eventually test rode one today. Think I'd already made my mind up thought, but the test ride confirmed it. Deposit down so now just a case of waiting for it to arrive.....
 

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1199 was too expensive and powerful for me. I just couldn't justify it, but I can justify the 899 Panigale. That is doable. It's still fairly expensive but it isn't as bad. In the end the 899 Panigale goes far faster than any speed limit I will be coming into contact with. I am also looking into KTMs, but it is harder to find them around.
 

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1199 was too expensive and powerful for me. I just couldn't justify it, but I can justify the 899 Panigale. That is doable. It's still fairly expensive but it isn't as bad. In the end the 899 Panigale goes far faster than any speed limit I will be coming into contact with. I am also looking into KTMs, but it is harder to find them around.
did you actually ride an 1199?
would you ever consider buying an 1199 in the future?
 

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I agree with Esrever

I test rode a new 1199S and the power delivery was brutal in the midrange and down low compared to the K7 GSXR 1000/R1/ZX10R's that i have owned.

899 has equivalent HP to a gixxer 750 with more torque, better handling and electronics. Easy decision really to go with the 899. Plus i could not justify the extra $7k here in Australia for the 1199 over the 899.

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Armando
 
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Heard rumors, searched google, already have a liter bike, wanted a mid.....went to the dealership and bought one (white) loving it!
 

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I decided to get a Ducati after attending the Red Bull Grand Prix in Monterey, this past summer. I put a deposit down in October for the 899 and picked it up the day after Thanksgiving. Naturally i chose red. But the thing that gets me is, why put the red rims on the arctic white and black on the red one? Don't get me wrong, i like mine very much but I wonder if there are others that feel the same way as i do. If there was someone near me that wanted to trade rims, I'd do it in a heart beat. I can only imagine what they go for from Ducati. Powder coating is another option but I don't know if they would color match exactly. Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated. Thanks for reading and happy riding to all
 

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I love Ducati, in fact, I decided that I'd buy a 848 Evo Corse SE in 2014 (summer), although I thought that it needed a change.

Then, in May, I sent an e-mail to Ducati for ask about a "new 848", and they answered that in November Ducati would present a surprise...

When I saw the 899, I fall in love and... Here I am :)

Sorry if I made some mistake.
 

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loved the 1199 - wanted to wait it out to see if they fix some of the early bird problems.

love the 899 more. in my price range
 

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After having really al lot of fun on my Monster 1100S for 3,5 years I decided to buy a midrange supersport bike.

I did some test rides on 848 Evo and MV Agustas F3, but that was not what I wanted. Then came the baby pan and first I was disappointed because of the missing single swing arm. But after reading some reviews, looking at the photos and watching videos I made my decision.
 

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Well I do a bit of moonlighting in a dealers, and I test ride most the bikes, so I went away for a couple of months to Kenya knowing that when i got home the 899 would be out so I asked to take it out and there it was sold LOL
 

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I decided to get a Ducati after attending the Red Bull Grand Prix in Monterey, this past summer. I put a deposit down in October for the 899 and picked it up the day after Thanksgiving. Naturally i chose red. But the thing that gets me is, why put the red rims on the arctic white and black on the red one? Don't get me wrong, i like mine very much but I wonder if there are others that feel the same way as i do. If there was someone near me that wanted to trade rims, I'd do it in a heart beat. I can only imagine what they go for from Ducati. Powder coating is another option but I don't know if they would color match exactly. Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated. Thanks for reading and happy riding to all

I suspect used ones will be showing up on ebay sometime this summer.
 
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