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Old Apr 18th 2014, 01:24 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by hsharpag91 View Post
My 1199 scares the shit out of me sometimes....but I kind of like that.



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Old Apr 19th 2014, 06:37 AM   #22
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Best of both worlds, 899 Panni because its just awesome and the 14 S1000RR for the power the 1199 had....but everybody Knows the S1000 is way faster than the 1199 anyway?
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Old Apr 20th 2014, 09:27 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by sifubs View Post
What makes the 899 easier to ride?

The 1199 is lighter and if you ride it in wet mode should have similar power output as the 899.
1199 wet does have similar power output but its not about power output, its about the power delivery. You can baby the throttle on 899 on any of the modes and it will behave - no bogging and no clutch management needed. On the 1119 if you try to baby the throttle it likes to chug along requiring constant clutch/throttle management.

For the 1199 i find that i need to always go open throttle or the bike will be unhappy.

The 899 has linear power throughout the rev range but very tame, almost like a japanese 600. The 1199 is explosive with massive character and it'll let you know its got the grunt.

You should go demo one. The wet mode on a 1199 has way more torque than the sport mode on the 899 - i havnt try race mode yet to compare since i want to break the bike in before i start ripping her.
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Old Apr 20th 2014, 09:43 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by supersport View Post
On the 1119 if you try to baby the throttle it likes to chug along requiring constant clutch/throttle management.

That would be a personal problem, with throttle management. I never need to mess with the clutch.



For the 1199 i find that i need to always go open throttle or the bike will be unhappy.

the 1199 loves to be cruised around and it sounds freakin wicked going bat bat bat bat bat bat bat bat doing 40




The 899 has linear power throughout the rev range but very tame, almost like a japanese 600. The 1199 is explosive with massive character and it'll let you know its got the grunt.

The 899 and 1199 pull almost as hard and as fast to 100mph


Only in third gear does the HP from the 1199 start walking away from the 899, again over a 100 mph.


I also love the low end torque in third when your in between 70 and 123



You should go demo one. The wet mode on a 1199 has way more torque than the sport mode on the 899 - i havnt try race mode yet to compare since i want to break the bike in before i start ripping her.

Start ripping her now.



Only time I have even needed to get out of sport mode is riding in heavy rain doing 70 ish, and I put it in wet. Just because I was bored.








All in all though, the 1199 is a bike I worked up to after decades of bikes, I knew what I had in my hands the first time I rode it and would never go back to the smaller bikes.

The liter bikes are not for everyone, but don't fool yourself, the 899 is a very potent weapon that a 1199 would not loose a bike length on in the tight stuff. And some people are very comfortable with the power of the larger bike.

It perception.
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Old Apr 20th 2014, 09:45 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by outhouse View Post
that would be a personal problem, with throttle management. I never need to mess with the clutch.






The 1199 loves to be cruised around and it sounds freakin wicked going bat bat bat bat bat bat bat bat doing 40







the 899 and 1199 pull almost as hard and as fast to 100mph


only in third gear does the hp from the 1199 start walking away from the 899, again over a 100 mph.


I also love the low end torque in third when your in between 70 and 123






start ripping her now.



Only time i have even needed to get out of sport mode is riding in heavy rain doing 70 ish, and i put it in wet. Just because i was bored.








All in all though, the 1199 is a bike i worked up to after decades of bikes, i knew what i had in my hands the first time i rode it and would never go back to the smaller bikes.

The liter bikes are not for everyone, but don't fool yourself, the 899 is a very potent weapon that a 1199 would not loose a bike length on in the tight stuff. And some people are very comfortable with the power of the larger bike.

It perception.
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Old Apr 20th 2014, 12:34 PM   #26
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1199 for the win but hey do what you gotta do
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Old Dec 17th 2015, 06:27 PM   #27
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I also sold my 1199 and bought an 899... the 1199 was just painful to ride every day.

The 1199 will not go 45 without complaining... sputtering and missing and just plain unhappy. Yes you can choke the chicken and piss off all your neighbors as you rip through the neighborhood in 1st gear... but at 2 a.m... that just sucks.

The 1199 specializes in straight boiling your nutsacks... nothing says imma pimp like a sweat stained crotch.

The 1199 hated stop lights... LOOK at the new dork on the 1199 who keeps stalling. Actually the bike just hated to idle an u never knew when the bike would just say screw it, im done running. Oh sure you could sit there and keep revvin it up, but now your THAT guy who desperately wants people to "look at me!!!".... i hate it when yer riding with a group and one dude revs his shit up and now everyone else has to rev their shit up too... but i digress....

The 899 is everything i need out of a bike for every day riding... and she dont talk back to me! I have had absolutely no regrets with the 899.
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Old Dec 17th 2015, 06:44 PM   #28
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Keep telling yourself that

You must have gotten one with a cold.
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Old Dec 17th 2015, 06:49 PM   #29
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If the 899 or 959 was out almost 3yrs ago and it looked 100% exact same as the 1199 but just a smaller engine, I wouldn't have gotten an 1199 either. A very very small percentage of riders actually "need" a liter bike. Majority of the talkers on here don't need a liter bike either but just want one to try n hang with their buddies S1K that leaves them in the straights. The little brother bike is more than enough for the street and in some cases even better on the track but I wouldn't give up the SSSA and TFT screen. 2 very big no no's for my taste. For that reason and no other reasons, 1x99 > 899/959.
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Old Dec 17th 2015, 08:31 PM   #30
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Ya for me it's not a matter of needing it, it's more of wanting it. I agree, I'm sure the 899 is great, and for me one of the bikes I had the most fun was the r6. Sold my 1199s cuz I had some issues with it and our dealer isn't the greatest so I wanted a break from Ducati for a bit. The r6 was a blast, on the track and making it work to keep up with the big bikes. But than the 1299 came out and I had a itch for torq lol.

My comment on the 899 was more to bust balls. I'm a huge fan of riding a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow. But when you're able to ride a fast bike fast, fack me there is nothing like it of being on the edge. And now I would argue that the 1299 is safer than the 1199 or 899 with the addition of the electronics it comes with. Corner abs, wheelie control, I think a bit more refined traction control.

Just my 2 cents.
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