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Ive decided that Im going to buy a 1199 when I get back from deployment, but can't decide between the s or just an ABS model. The only benefit I can see is the electronic suspension upgrade, but If I were to get an 1199 ABS, Id add a TTX and Öhlins forks anyway.

Ill ride it as a backup on the track to my 916, but mostly for spirited rides to work, 50ish miles of nice backroads. Im excited about the electronics, but don't want to pay a few thousand premium for it. There are a few pani's that already have a ttx shock and Öhlins springs out there I'm eyeing..
 

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It's only my opinion, but all this electronic stuff is superfluous and just adds aggravation when it breaks. Plus, you'll use it once - or twice - once you have the setup you like. The new bikes are little more than rolling laptops, obsoleted and unfixable when the new laptop comes out in 6 months. If you're going to add Ohlins anyway, who needs this crap?
 

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I'd tend to agree. Electronic stuff isn't really necessary and hurts the rawness of a motorcycle like a ducati imo. If you're going long distances it may be great, but I wouldn't do it for aggressive track riding over a s.
 

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It's only my opinion, but all this electronic stuff is superfluous and just adds aggravation when it breaks. Plus, you'll use it once - or twice - once you have the setup you like. The new bikes are little more than rolling laptops, obsoleted and unfixable when the new laptop comes out in 6 months. If you're going to add Ohlins anyway, who needs this crap?
I would take straight Ohlins over electronic anything. I would have it re-valved and re-sprung to my tastes and rock it.




Mmmmm... yeah, I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree with you guys on this. Respectfully of course.

A Ducati Superbike of today represents the state of the art, at this point in time, at least with regard to contemporary sportbike design/engineering. Similarly, our 916 series bikes represent the state of the art, from the point in time when they were conceived. I can imagine a similar discussion taking place re. the merit of moving to electronic fuel injection in the 851 way back when.
 

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Mmmmm... yeah, I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree with you guys on this. Respectfully of course.

A Ducati Superbike of today represents the state of the art, at this point in time, at least with regard to contemporary sportbike design/engineering. Similarly, our 916 series bikes represent the state of the art, from the point in time when they were conceived. I can imagine a similar discussion taking place re. the merit of moving to electronic fuel injection in the 851 way back when.
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Electronic suspension is great on the Multistrada where your baggage and passenger load changes but on a super bike I'd prefer to go without.

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I think I'm sold on an ABS base model bike... All of the roads I frequent are pretty smooth, and I've never been on my 999s wishing I could on demand change the compression/rebound.
Thanks for the input!!
 

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Is it worth it?
Well, I suppose that all depends on your definition of "worth."

Pros:
Instant, on the fly tuning.
Ease of adjustment.
Increase in resale value.

Cons:
Higher purchase cost.
When something goes wrong with those electro-pogo sticks, it may take an MIT grad to fix it.
Added weight, though very negligable.
You cashed away your right to complain about the cost of your wife's dresses and shoes.

That aside, while everybody is concerned with Russian political hacking, I think the real threat lies in those pesky Ruskies hacking into our suspension settings and changing them all over to wet mode... sneaky [email protected]$tards!
 

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I've got a lowly monster 821...my aggression level varies from ride to ride...if the suspension could automatically keep up with me that would be awesome....but ultimately it's designed to keep me in the dark...doing what it does behind the scenes ...as I improve and need greater adjustments it won't tell me what those are ...and having maintained zero knowledge on the subject I couldn't tell you what I need...so if your at the level your comfortable with I'd say it's perfection...if your hell bent on going faster than it will definitely hold you back...there's no setting/warning for airgap...no recommendation for over riding the suspension...

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I've got a lowly monster 821...my aggression level varies from ride to ride...if the suspension could automatically keep up with me that would be awesome....but ultimately it's designed to keep me in the dark...doing what it does behind the scenes ...as I improve and need greater adjustments it won't tell me what those are ...and having maintained zero knowledge on the subject I couldn't tell you what I need...so if your at the level your comfortable with I'd say it's perfection...if your hell bent on going faster than it will definitely hold you back...there's no setting/warning for airgap...no recommendation for over riding the suspension...
https://youtu.be/Phc9w17afBA

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That's a great point. You'll never know the suspension setup that you really like. It's like finding a place with GPS. You got there, but you really don't know how.
 
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