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Hey all,

Just got my 899 today from GP bikes in San Diego… first one to take delivery.

****, is it sweet.

Glad to be here!

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BOOM, we've got another one! Welcome aboard Brainfry. Post up some picks of the old girl, what sort of plans you have for her, track day, touring, mods????
 

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woohoo!! hope you get many miles of smiles...

Look forward to seeing piccies of your baby... congrats..
 

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Shots of my 899

Taken at the SD Ducati Owner's Meet Up the night I bought it…

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!

Traded my '08 Hypermotard in on it… night and day… recently sold my track prepped S1000RR and really missed it. I don't miss it so much anymore.

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Thanks for the welcome!

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hows the 899 compare to the s1000rr :p

congrats
Honestly, for me the 899 is a better fit. I loved the SRR, but for mere mortals it was just so much bike that it was impossible to TRULY appreciate it. I tracked it mainly, but in the end it was overkill… I don't see doing as much track time now so the 899 is perfect. The second I sat on it it felt perfect ergonomically. The second I pulled away from the dealer it was like a second skin… handling, comfort, stability and power delivery was all IMO better than the SRR… for any of you that haven't ridden the BMW, the power comes on HARD and FAST up top… it's not as linear as the 899… or civilized. Not much at the bottom or middle either… (I ran a PCV/Autotune and full Akra pipe) Different strokes I suppose… pun intended. ;) The Panigale's electronics are the BOMB too… so customizable and seamless…. with the EBC I'm not sure I'll even need a slipper, though assumed I would… (just used to them… had a Hinson on my Hyper and the SRR's was pretty tight) it's a TWIN after all, ha, ha. But blipping let's me hear that superquadra all the time… so win/win.

At any rate, no looking back… I'm really happy with my decision.

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yup

Very sweet can't wait to get mine here in houston tx im just waiting for the red whote combination then ill be buying mine cash. Hopefully im the youngest first blk guy to get one at 23 haha. Congrats man
 

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Very sweet can't wait to get mine here in houston tx im just waiting for the red whote combination then ill be buying mine cash. Hopefully im the youngest first blk guy to get one at 23 haha. Congrats man
Add "Republican" and I think you're a shoe in! :D
 

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Honestly, for me the 899 is a better fit. I loved the SRR, but for mere mortals it was just so much bike that it was impossible to TRULY appreciate it. I tracked it mainly, but in the end it was overkill… I don't see doing as much track time now so the 899 is perfect. The second I sat on it it felt perfect ergonomically. The second I pulled away from the dealer it was like a second skin… handling, comfort, stability and power delivery was all IMO better than the SRR… for any of you that haven't ridden the BMW, the power comes on HARD and FAST up top… it's not as linear as the 899… or civilized. Not much at the bottom or middle either… (I ran a PCV/Autotune and full Akra pipe) Different strokes I suppose… pun intended. ;) The Panigale's electronics are the BOMB too… so customizable and seamless…. with the EBC I'm not sure I'll even need a slipper, though assumed I would… (just used to them… had a Hinson on my Hyper and the SRR's was pretty tight) it's a TWIN after all, ha, ha. But blipping let's me hear that superquadra all the time… so win/win.

At any rate, no looking back… I'm really happy with my decision.

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Great feedback @Brainfry

The S1000RR has a little too much power for comfort a times and I only road it on the streets, I could only imagine how it would be to run ap on the track. And now seeing how BMW released the S1000R might be from similar feedback. I was sent some photos from EICMA and the S1000R looks beautiful. the way I see it is the 899 is still very much tailored for the street with a good balance of power.

How do you find the handling characteristics?

Welcome to the forums by the way :)
 

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Great feedback @Brainfry

The S1000RR has a little too much power for comfort a times and I only road it on the streets, I could only imagine how it would be to run ap on the track. And now seeing how BMW released the S1000R might be from similar feedback. I was sent some photos from EICMA and the S1000R looks beautiful. the way I see it is the 899 is still very much tailored for the street with a good balance of power.

How do you find the handling characteristics?

Welcome to the forums by the way :)
Thanks!

It's hard to compare really... the SRR had much larger forks and a wider rear wheel... more torque, HP and a HUGE flywheel... weight was similar... that said, and mind you, I haven't given the 899 a true test- I'd say the 899 handles better... it's hard not to with the geometry as it is and a 180 rear versus a 190... less mass to rotate, etc... I find it takes less effort to get it turned in and stood up again... from an ergo standpoint, it just feels really good. Planted, solid and stable. If I end up spending more time on the track though, I'd probably invest in a set of clip ons... just as I found on the SRR the bars are a bit too narrow for me... I've got pretty broad shoulders and a tall torso and found I couldn't really get forward and across the bike and down as far as I'd like without my arms and elbows getting squeezed in... so adjustable and wider bars are good and offer more leverage and maneuverability... many riders often over look this simple tweak to improve their riding... I find most sport bike bars to be too narrow... but again, many riders, many sizes...
 

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@Brainfry congrats! After you've done a week of riding on it we'd love a first impressions (you know, those awesome threads that we can all drool over...)
 

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Don't do business with brainfry

Sweet. Enjoy it!

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I PM'd you the other day. You did not respond. So I am going to warn the community about you and your evil ways.

Community:

Be warned when dealing with this member and any oourchase he might offer. I purchased a "NEW" tank bag for the 899 from this individual. He stated in this thread that it is new and undamaged. I purchased for $225.00. Not a great deal but a bit less than retail. I love once I figured out hot it properly mounted to the motorcycle. I did not notice the modifications the member made to the tank bag nor did he disclose the mods in his representation of the item he sold. So, what mods did he make to the tank bag you might ask. Well he damaged to webbing by drilling holes out side of the gromits damaging the mounting points of the takn bag. All three have intentionally been damaged in his attempts to "make it tighter".

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I have asked him for a refund and he has chosen to ignore my request. So, I am posting this here and where evere he posts so the community knows not to purchase from him and to encourage him to return my funds for selling damaged parts.

Come on Brainfry, don't be a dick! give me back my money.
 
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