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899 Track Bike, Liverpool

Discussion in 'Newbies Hangout' started by Matthew Barbee, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Hi all

    bought an 899 3 weeks ago for track use. Currently prepping for Andalucia first week of March. Intrigued to see how these handle on the track.
    I’m coming from an S1000rr as I am after a better soundtrack and abit more soul (in-line 4s just don’t do it for me). Hopefully I’ll see some of you out on track this year. 8511195A-74CA-460C-B2B1-9F77B1BE2501.jpeg
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  2. Looks grace mace!
  3. Hi & welcome
  4. Welcome :):upyeah:
  5. Welcome and enjoy!
  6. Hi and welcome to the Ducati forum you will absolutely love the sound of the beautiful v twin on the track
  7. Welcome Dave
  8. Interesting. I’ve gone the opposite way. Had a well sorted 899 and just bought a gen 3 s1000rr track bike. Be interesting to hear how you get on and what you think of them both against each other when you’ve had a chance to ride the 899.

    I missed the power of the bigger bike but there’s no doubt the 899 is a cracking track bike.
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  9. Yeah I’ve still got the s1000 so I’ll decide in Spain next month with the 899 if it’s too big a drop down. Although I’m pretty certain I’ve never even come close to using all 190+ ponies on the bmw. It’s more about power delivery I guess. Also, from what I’ve read the 899 is one of the better handling bikes on the market. I’d love to do a real person track review of each but i don’t get on too well with the camera.
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  10. The 899 is a terrific bike, until you enter the long straight. 160 mph flat out at Mugello and Philip Island means you gotta try that much harder on the brakes and round the bends. This in itself is a great way to explore those skills that 200 RWHP tend to make irrelevant. You feel like a hero if you make it to Fast Group.

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  11. Heading there as well on the 5th-8th with No Limits. Ive gone the other way sold my lil 675 and gone the 1000 in line 4 route - Honda CBR. Just need to get it built. IMG_1069.JPG
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  12. Welcome to the forum
  13. BTW, I am sure you have already, but get the suspension set up for your weight and tyres.
  14. Finally someone shows a messy garage, me likey.

    welcome mathew'
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