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So I am about to pull the trigger on a bike for the summer and have narrowed down to two options:

959 Panigale - 724 Miles on clock - £10500
Akra Exhaust

899 Panigale - 7k on clock - £10990
BST carbon wheels, Termignoni with map, RG guards and all that etc. etc.
Really money is in the wheels.

Which would you go for?
 

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What bikes have you had before?
 

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The 959 is sort of the updated 899 isn't it? For that reason alone I would probably go for that. Stuff the carbon wheels :muttley:

I wouldn't mind a V4S though :D
 

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Stop mentioning bikes please, starting to get emails on upcoming TT and getting excited now the worst month of the year is out of the way. Dunlop riding new works BM, will be fooken mega.
 

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Stop mentioning bikes please, starting to get emails on upcoming TT and getting excited now the worst month of the year is out of the way. Dunlop riding new works BM, will be fooken mega.
Calm down @Melvyn :muttley:
 

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I’d pick the bike which you think will have the highest residual value in the future. Do you think you’d notice the difference?
Personally I think sports bikes have almost had their day. I sold my Fireblade and bought a Thruxton R and I’ve not looked back to be fair mate.
 

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One thing I would say is, have you test rode either?

Twins are very different to in-line 4’s in how they ride.

Both are very good bikes. My mate had the 899 last year and loved it. He’s since changed to a R1 60th anniversary.

I’ve had inline 4’s for the last 20 years until I changed to my 1299 last August. It’s a very different beast to the Blade I swapped it for. But it’s a much better bike in every aspect.

If it was me I would go for the 959 as it’s the newer model and will be a slightly better ride with any niggles from the 899 ironed out.

Good build thread on here for a 959 and parts come up on the forum all the time also just like on here. https://www.ducatiforum.co.uk/threads/goodies-inbound-winter-weight-reduction-starts-here.65777/
 

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So I am about to pull the trigger on a bike for the summer and have narrowed down to two options:

959 Panigale - 724 Miles on clock - £10500
Akra Exhaust

899 Panigale - 7k on clock - £10990
BST carbon wheels, Termignoni with map, RG guards and all that etc. etc.
Really money is in the wheels.

Which would you go for?

Out of those two I'd go for the 959. The carbon wheels are a nice upgrade and I fit them to most of my bikes but I would always be cautious buying a 2nd hand bike with them. You don't know the history of them at all and with 7k miles its going to have had a couple of tyre changes at least and these are not always done with much care, there not weak wheels by any stretch but certainly need to be looked after. They can also make a bike feel quite nervous on a less than smooth road ive found although the turn in is much improved. If you did get the 959 and decided you wanted carbon wheels I can supply them from my shop at a discount price in the future.
The rest of the bits on the 899 are more down to personal taste and to be honest more fun doing your self and wouldn't say add enough over the 959 in terms of value. The resell value of the 959 would also be higher and in theory you would have 7k miles of use to be in the same position.
 

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There all **** buy a jap bike

Disagree. That's like saying Ferrari are ****.

Technically ducati are German now lol.
 

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So my gut feeling is thinking 959 despite insurance being 500 more!!!!
 

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One thing I would say is, have you test rode either?

Twins are very different to in-line 4’s in how they ride.

Both are very good bikes. My mate had the 899 last year and loved it. He’s since changed to a R1 60th anniversary.

I’ve had inline 4’s for the last 20 years until I changed to my 1299 last August. It’s a very different beast to the Blade I swapped it for. But it’s a much better bike in every aspect.

If it was me I would go for the 959 as it’s the newer model and will be a slightly better ride with any niggles from the 899 ironed out.

Good build thread on here for a 959 and parts come up on the forum all the time also just like on here. https://www.ducatiforum.co.uk/threads/goodies-inbound-winter-weight-reduction-starts-here.65777/

Yeah I'll just have to get used to it :)
 

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That's quite a difference and not entirely understandable to me :think:
 

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That's quite a difference and not entirely understandable to me :think:

I agree mate it's daft! I don't get it either. Only 1 underwriter at Carole Nash will do the 959 with under 2 years no claims
 

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I see. I'd be in the same boat too - NCD long elapsed.
Just a thought but have you tried the dealer you'd be buying from (assuming there is one).
I have found previously that they can bring pressure to bear. They halved one of my quotes!
 

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