Anyone NOT buy the 950 due to too many features removed?
I imagine most people who buy the MTS 1200 really want the amazing power that bike produces. For me, and since all my riding will be below 100 mph, I think the 950 engine makes a lot of sense. I also like the 19" front tire where I can run a number of ADV tread patterns should I want to use the bike as an ADV bike.
While the price of the 950 is really low in my mind, I think Ducati removed too many options and the price is almost too low. As a bare minimum, Ducati should offer a "Technology Package" that adds back cruise control, the LED headlight and the TFT display. I would pay $1,500 for this package and still save big money over the 1200S that I have my eye on.
I can handle the 1200's power just fine but given how much performance is on tap, I'd probably have more fun with the smaller motor as I could get into the upper revs more frequently.
So I guess I am curious if anyone here liked the idea of the 950 engine, but agrees Ducati cut out too many features to save money. As it stands there is about a $6,000 difference between the two bikes and even with my fictional $1,500 option package the bike is still substantially cheaper but has options I think a lot of people would prefer to have.