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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: The valley, Sac, Ca., USA
More power than my modded 03 999R, which has 133-134rwhp with presumably the added advantage of less weight. Funny how they came up with the 955cc figure, the same size as the earlier era desmoquattro race machines.
I've been out of the loop for a while in regards to info about the 1199 and anything new from Ducati, but on just looking around there seems to be a lot of 1199 bashing due to mechanical issues, does the 899 share this reputation? I know what I said is a broad stroke and it may be I hit the wrong threads and I'm sure there are many happy 1199 customers out there.
Like Darenb68 commented, the litre bike was top dog for so many years, it is strange that a "smaller" powered bike is practically a litre bike and now what do they call the previous litre bikes, like the 1299? Of course this only applies to Ducati while the 4 cylinder machines get power in other ways without having to increase displacement. I wonder when the're going to hit the wall in the same way Ducati had to increase motor size to be competitive? I guess if they are allowed to do so then Ducati could introduce the 1299 to racing, but I doubt that would change anything. I believe the only viable option for Ducati is to introduce the V4, no way around it.
Present:08 1800 Goldwing,03 999R#189,Past:03 FLHRI Road King, 09 1125CR Buell, 07 1100S MTS, 04 999S, 95 916, 01 900SS, 05 600RR, 05 600RR totalled, 66 650 BSA, 68 Honda DOHC
Ducati-Owners-Group of Sacramento region.
Last edited by John; Sep 29th, 2015 at 4:55 pm.