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Hi all, new to this board. I'm considering an '05 999, base, S or R. Haven't really decided yet. Never really owned a Duc before but I'm not new to bikes. I currently own an '04 Aprilia Mille Factory and '03 GSXR 1K. The Duc will be a third bike. I have friends that own Ducatis so I know maintenance isn't cheap. And having a knowledgeable shop is a definite plus. I live in Orange County, CA and have visited Spectrum in Irvine. Not really sure what to make of them yet since I'm new in the area.

Anyway, just wanted your opinions and any advice you can send my way. TIA.
 
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Re: '05 999? (arnie)

i think the S is the overall better value.
high-spec suspension bits and priced within reason. the R is just on a different level price-wise and wouldn't even make it into consideration for me. the S apparently now comes with a freer-flowing cat-free exhaust as an incentive which is also nice along with the snazzy legs. go with the S.
 
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Re: '05 999? (s4strati)

the S model sure seems like the best value this year....IMPO
 
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Re: '05 999? (arnie)

What kind of riding do you do? What kind of riding do you intend for the 999?


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Re: '05 999? (Tifosi)

I love to ride the twistys. I ride my bikes for recreation, not as my everyday transportation. Weekend jaunts mostly.
 
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Arnie, arnie, arnie.... let’s be honest with ourselves for just a moment here.....OK...?

Does it reeeeeeally matter how much the S is selling for? Hmmmmm? Really?


You’re going to get it anyway. Save yourself the torment and sleepless nights of wondering, and go buy the one that’s the best price in your area.

It’ll make you happy. It’ll make your family happy. It’ll make all of us happy.

If you have any problems posting pics of your new 999s, I’ll hook you up.

 
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i don't know about this myself
i have thought about the 999 route and for me it is down to whether i will track the bike or not. I believe the difference is about $3500-$4000, correct? that buys Ohlins
and that's about it. I am not sure whether I could use the Ohlins on the street to justify $4000 but then again i am cheap


you have two bikes and maybe you need to think what type of duty it will be doing.

one of my bikes i use for more sunday spirited rides and the other is mostly a comuter bike.
 
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The 999 is an absolutely wonderful bike. In stock form you can knock down some serious laptimes. It's overkill for the street (not that there is anything wrong with that).


If you get an S or an R it's because you "want" it. Not because you need it.
 
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Re: (section8superbike)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by section8superbike »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
If you get an S or an R it's because you "want" it. Not because you need it.


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Just don't get two "R"s

Nobody needs two!!
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Mental998 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Arnie, arnie, arnie.... let’s be honest with ourselves for just a moment here.....OK...?

Does it reeeeeeally matter how much the S is selling for? Hmmmmm? Really?


You’re going to get it anyway. Save yourself the torment and sleepless nights of wondering, and go buy the one that’s the best price in your area.

It’ll make you happy. It’ll make your family happy. It’ll make all of us happy.

If you have any problems posting pics of your new 999s, I’ll hook you up.

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LMAO! Very good point there. And no, it doesn't really matter whether the S is a few more $$$ than the base 999. I asked the question out of curiosity since I have not seen an S at my dealer, just the base model and the R.
 
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Re: '05 999? (arnie)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by section8superbike »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
If you get an S or an R it's because you "want" it. Not because you need it.

</TD></TR></TABLE><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by trussdude »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

Just don't get two "R"s

Nobody needs two!!</TD></TR></TABLE>
one "r" and one "s" would solve all the problems
 
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Re: (section8superbike)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by section8superbike »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

If you get an S or an R it's because you "want" it. Not because you need it.


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You are absolutely right. The decision to get a Duc for a third bike was never based on "need". This is most definitely a "want", to my wife's chagrin. But what the heck, you only live once. At my age (44) I better get movin and get a Duc superbike before I get too dang old to ride one!
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by mrgrn »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">get the R
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What he said.

An R is a R you know. An R is not an S or vice-versa. If you have the means buy the R. This isn't supposed to make sense...I hope I succeded



Otherwise by the standard 999.
 
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Hey Arnie-
If you got the cash go for the "R". If you do, know that if you dont push that bike and ride it well you will always get laughed at by the other riders on Palomar and Ortega...I dont know how many times I pass some idiot on a 99S/R on a twisty cause they are just putting around. Dont buy it for driveway candy! Ducatis Superbikes are not made for cruising.


As for dealers I have never dealt with Spectrum, I have heard that may have some problems. There is Ducati of Oceanside and i have talked to them at track days and they helped me out a few times. Also have European Cycle Specialties (ECS) in Westminster/ Garden Grove. Been to the shop, never dealt with a purchase or Service. I would recommend Beverly Hills Ducati. Thats where I go and I highly recommend them.
 
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"Beverly Hills Ducati" great stuff


"where the rich people buy"


just kidding i am jealous
 
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I'll say it again...call Jason at section8 but between him Bill you'll end up buying an R! There good people and they give a shite.

 
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i was looking to buy my first duc this past summer and wanted a 748. i found a R for a screeming deal and bought that. it rides like a completely different bike that a stock 748. its hot,loud, stiff, and twitchy. and i love it!!!! GET THE R!!! a "R" spec simply is another world. if you can afford it get the R.
 
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