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Great first post @JUI51Y

Thanks for psoting up the new video hot from the press ;)

Loved the feedback MCN gave to the 899. Both the others are still good machines to have on the road but the 899 is just a good balance. I like how he expressed the linear power band which makes it usable.

Do you plan to get one yourself JUI51Y?
 

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Awesome, I traded my 2012 gixxer 750 on the 899.
 
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Ordered Red 899 in early Oct, Dealer said very late November or early December.
The waiting is torture.
 

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Yesss!!!! This is a far cry from the 848 Evo getting beat down on group tests over and over again by the Daytona 675, and that fact that the 899 is even running comparable track times to a GSXR-750? I'm loving it!
 

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Ordered Red 899 in early Oct, Dealer said very late November or early December.
The waiting is torture.
Good choice in color! Good luck with the wait... :(
 

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awesome find. the other two are big competition

the 899 is still the sexiest :)

this just makes me want my 899 even more.. sigh
Ducati's are always the better looking bike when compared to anything else, other than a Ducat in a higher segment :D

1199 > 899
 

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Good article. I'm hoping the 899 is the wildcard in the 1199/s1000rr/rs4v/F4R shootouts. I'd like to see the thoughts on a comparison to those.
Yeah I wouldn't mind seeing how the 899 goes against the big boys too.
 

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I'm glad to see that review. I was worried that I was being completely insane--swept away by that old Ducati magic (I've owned a M695 & an 848)--when I traded my Daytona 675R in on the white 899, which I pick up in the spring. "Completely insane" meaning that I could get a lot of track days with the money I paid on the difference to trade the D675R in on the 899. Both bikes are perfect, it's the rider (me) that needs the work. The problem for me is that 899 overpowered me and now she owns me (and I haven't even picked her up). I test rode an 1199 and that was it for me. What's a guy to do? She charmed me. She seduced me. She ravished me. I was her potter’s clay; I was molded to her will, her voracious appetite for higher things. She showed me the stars, the sun and the moon. She was my astronomer; but more, she was my astrologer: she showed me my destiny, my desire. Her appeal to depth was infinite & absolute. I could not resist. What red-blooded Ducatista could?
 

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I'm glad to see that review. I was worried that I was being completely insane--swept away by that old Ducati magic (I've owned a M695 & an 848)--when I traded my Daytona 675R in on the white 899, which I pick up in the spring. "Completely insane" meaning that I could get a lot of track days with the money I paid on the difference to trade the D675R in on the 899. Both bikes are perfect, it's the rider (me) that needs the work. The problem for me is that 899 overpowered me and now she owns me (and I haven't even picked her up). I test rode an 1199 and that was it for me. What's a guy to do? She charmed me. She seduced me. She ravished me. I was her potter’s clay; I was molded to her will, her voracious appetite for higher things. She showed me the stars, the sun and the moon. She was my astronomer; but more, she was my astrologer: she showed me my destiny, my desire. Her appeal to depth was infinite & absolute. I could not resist. What red-blooded Ducatista could?
wait so did you get a 899 or 1199?
 

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Sorry, I can see how that was not clear from my post. I got the 899; my insurance company would not insure the 1199 for me, and frankly I don't want or need 195 hp (at this point). Actually at the time I test drove the 1199, the 899 was not available. But I couldn't get that test drive off my mind. I loved the connection I felt with it (and it brought back feelings of being on the 848). About 1 month later the 899 became available and I checked with my insurance company and they would insure the 899. By the way, they would also insure the BMW S1000RR (which I test drove after the 1199 but it didn't do much for me--in fact, I preferred the Daytona--I'm sure its superb and my test was not on a race track.). Why would the insurance company insure the BMW and not the Ducati (given they are both about the same hp and both have ABS, traction control, etc.)? The insurance agent wasn't sure but speculated that they simply would not insure a bike over 1000cc. And changing insurance company is not an option for me right now. I'll probably be paying under $900 for insurance on the 899 (for the year). Anyway, I'm glad it worked out that I could not purchase the 1199; I'm thrilled to be getting an 899--I like the red and the white but prefer and ordered the white.
 

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I got the 899; my insurance company would not insure the 1199 for me, and frankly I don't want or need 195 hp.
Sorry, I can see how that was not clear from my post. I got the 899; my insurance company would not insure the 1199 for me, and frankly I don't want or need 195 hp (at this point). Actually at the time I test drove the 1199, the 899 was not available. But I couldn't get that test drive off my mind. I loved the connection I felt with it (and it brought back feelings of being on the 848). About 1 month later the 899 became available and I checked with my insurance company and they would insure the 899. By the way, they would also insure the BMW S1000RR (which I test drove after the 1199 but it didn't do much for me--in fact, I preferred the Daytona--I'm sure its superb and my test was not on a race track, although neither was the 1199 test drive.). Why would the insurance company insure the BMW and not the Ducati (given they are both about the same hp and both have ABS, traction control, etc.)? The insurance agent wasn't sure but speculated that they simply would not insure a bike over 1000cc. And changing insurance company is not an option for me right now. I'll probably be paying under $900 for insurance on the 899 (for the year). Anyway, I'm glad it worked out that I could not purchase the 1199; I'm thrilled to be getting an 899--it's a stunning bike in all ways. I like the red and the white but prefer and ordered the white.
 

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Just got mine!!! Still in the running-in phase but loving already. I think this is the beginning of a long lasting relationship.
 
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