Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Springville, CA, USA
Congrats on your 999! I adore my 05 999S in Nero. As you are probably aware, the styling was controversial when they came out, love it or hate it, however I always thought they were unique and beautiful. The hate seems to have gone away mostly after they were discovered to be a fantastic machine.
I have been enjoying the FB 999/749 owners group, lots of enthusiasm for our bikes worldwide, some bikes and parts for sale, some riding stories. You might want to check it out if you do Facebook.
As has been stated these bikes really come alive on the track, I've only had one track day on her. The next best thing is to make your way to the nearest mountain twisties and be amazed. I've done 350mi days on mine, the freeway is torture. Fortunately I live in the Sierra Nevadas so I've got awesome roads right out of my driveway. Traffic is not much fun on a Triple 9!
She shares the garage with my 96 900 SS/SP, I love them both for different reasons.
Best of luck with your T9!