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Here we go again, another review saying "for those that are scared/can't handle the power of a 1199". Throttle modulation and being smooth is not a hard thing to do with any bike no matter how much power it has. The difference with that 899 being you have more usable power available for street riding unlike a 1199 where you really can only use that power on a circuit.

I didn't by an 899 because i couldn't handle 190bhp (similar to my R1) but because i can count on a single hand how many times i've gotten out of 4th on the street. While the 899 i can use all of it on the street which i couldn't do on my R1. Small rant over.

The thing i will comment on about his video though is in future don't have music playing the same time you're reviewing the bike as you're having to talk over the music.
 

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Here we go again, another review saying "for those that are scared/can't handle the power of a 1199". Throttle modulation and being smooth is not a hard thing to do with any bike no matter how much power it has. The difference with that 899 being you have more usable power available for street riding unlike a 1199 where you really can only use that power on a circuit.

I didn't by an 899 because i couldn't handle 190bhp (similar to my R1) but because i can count on a single hand how many times i've gotten out of 4th on the street. While the 899 i can use all of it on the street which i couldn't do on my R1. Small rant over.

The thing i will comment on about his video though is in future don't have music playing the same time you're reviewing the bike as you're having to talk over the music.
Yeah man. i wonder if they do review their video and know that the BGM is too loud.
 

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MOTOGEO did a review in the same time limit, and was FULL of info.

Adey, if you spent more time talking about the bike then listening to back ground music while a quadcopter flies over your amazing apex/cornering ability... Then it would be a great review.
 

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Ok, I couldn't bring myself to watch the entire thing, but in the first 1:30 what I got from it was that the 899 is the perfect bike for mediocre riders who brag about going too fast in sketchy conditions? That's not helpful....... :rolleyes:
 

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I agree with all of your statements. I was just sharing the video because IMO it's better to see a video w/ our bike in action than no video at all. Regardless of what the 'reviewer's' opinions on the bike are. (I know no one was knocking the sharing of the video, just the reviewers closing statement)

I love my 899. There are lots of sport bikes to choose from, and I considered/test rode a few (675R, S1000RR, 899, 1199). At the end of the day the 899 was the one I wanted most. I won't lie & say that price wasn't part of my decision making, but it wasn't as important to me as looks/styling, comfort & how the bike made me feel when I was riding it.

If I had decided on the 1199 I would have just waited & saved a little more money. I've had the bike for a month & there's not a second that doesn't go by where I am anything less than 100% happy with my decision.

I don't really care who has the fastest bike. I can't speak for anyone else but I know I can't ride a 600 (maybe even a 250) to it's limit. It's not why i ride anyways. Besides no one other than sport motorcycle enthusiasts know how fast/how expensive/what electronics package/weight specs for any given bike.

If my stepdad can't convince me that the S1000RR is the best bike on the planet there is absolutely nothing a reviewer is going to say that will change my mind. (I know deep down my stepdad wishes he had gotten the 899 now lol)

I know I'm preaching to the choir here. :)
 

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Anyone know if this Wes Siler who runs that web site has any bona fide riding credentials? I don't recognize his name from the racing circles, was he at least a club racer or something like that? Or when he says 8 corners into his ride he was already dragging his knee is he writing about some dream he once had?
 

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I believe they call themselves moto-journalists?

I'm a moto-journalist too, or at least I seem to have exactly the same qualifications; I ride a bike, that's about it...
 

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I agree with all of your statements. I was just sharing the video because IMO it's better to see a video w/ our bike in action than no video at all. Regardless of what the 'reviewer's' opinions on the bike are. (I know no one was knocking the sharing of the video, just the reviewers closing statement)

I love my 899. There are lots of sport bikes to choose from, and I considered/test rode a few (675R, S1000RR, 899, 1199). At the end of the day the 899 was the one I wanted most. I won't lie & say that price wasn't part of my decision making, but it wasn't as important to me as looks/styling, comfort & how the bike made me feel when I was riding it.

If I had decided on the 1199 I would have just waited & saved a little more money. I've had the bike for a month & there's not a second that doesn't go by where I am anything less than 100% happy with my decision.

I don't really care who has the fastest bike. I can't speak for anyone else but I know I can't ride a 600 (maybe even a 250) to it's limit. It's not why i ride anyways. Besides no one other than sport motorcycle enthusiasts know how fast/how expensive/what electronics package/weight specs for any given bike.

If my stepdad can't convince me that the S1000RR is the best bike on the planet there is absolutely nothing a reviewer is going to say that will change my mind. (I know deep down my stepdad wishes he had gotten the 899 now lol)

I know I'm preaching to the choir here. :)
Honestly the S1000RR is probably the best bike on the planet right now. It's extremely smooth, linear, handles very well. Plus it has all the modern bells and whistles the Panigale has and then some. It even has a price comparable to the 899 plus more power than the 1199. It's hard to hate the ugly as sin S1000RR when you crack the throttle open.

But who cares... I would still rather have the 899 as it's just a sexier bike with more engine charisma and very fluid handling.
 

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Here we go again, another review saying "for those that are scared/can't handle the power of a 1199". Throttle modulation and being smooth is not a hard thing to do with any bike no matter how much power it has. The difference with that 899 being you have more usable power available for street riding unlike a 1199 where you really can only use that power on a circuit.

I didn't by an 899 because i couldn't handle 190bhp (similar to my R1) but because i can count on a single hand how many times i've gotten out of 4th on the street. While the 899 i can use all of it on the street which i couldn't do on my R1. Small rant over.

The thing i will comment on about his video though is in future don't have music playing the same time you're reviewing the bike as you're having to talk over the music.
The written review states that they think the bike is better overall than the 1199 and they'd buy it over the RSV4. 9/10.
 
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