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Is the 999 good for commuting?

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Or is it to mundane a job for such an exotic?
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Unless you have an iron ass, wrists, back and have eyes in the back of your head, NO. However, great for splitting traffic though.
Der_Teufel said:
I did it. I loved my 999 and while there are many many other bikes more suited for commuting I still did it. 30 minute ride. My wrists got stronger and I didnt really care about the mileage because I bought the bike to ride it. I probably rode it to work 2 - 3 days out of the week.

OK, but were you in Los Angeles traffic for 3 hours a day? I can do a 30 minute ride on my torture rack 916 without a problem. I'm talking about a real commute here.
Der_Teufel said:
Yes, los angeles traffic, 35 mile distance, took me anywhere from 30 to 50 minutes.

OK, you guys with iron asses and eyes behind your heads win. Go ahead, commute from here to China, no problem. I suppose we can end this thread with "it all depends on who you are."
kozik said:
maybe im a freak but my 749 is totally comfortable..i'm 6'3" 220...I use grip pads on the tank so sore wrists are not an issue. On the 996 which I use for long country rides I have bar risers and its super comfortable.

i dont understand the 'torture rack' thing everyone talks about.
but then again..I rode a rigid chopper for years and years so to me these ducati's are like super easy to ride.

You said it pal, your a freak. lol
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