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Ducati 899 Panigale Questions Answered

Monday, October 7, 2013
Choosing a new sportbike is always tough. So in addition to the First Ride review we want to give our loyal readers the opportunity to ask questions in regards to what it’s like to ride Ducati’s new 899 Panigale. Right now the weather forecast is calling for rain (we’re riding the bike at Imola in central Italy) so who knows how much riding we’ll actually get... but go ahead and shoot over a question via the comments box below and I’ll get some answers later this week. Of course be sure to check out the 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale First Look to get up to speed on the new machine.

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Comments
Noitall October 10, 2013 12:15 AM
How is the 899 an advance over the 848. Barely any more power, no lighter, no more torque. The electronics are a gimic on track anyway. The quickshifter is a dangerous move unless the Ducati gearboxes have improved a lot since the 1098. If it handles anything like the 1199 the 848 will blow it away on track. Also in a crash the 1199 destroy themselves. The 848 is a lot more forgiving.
DooovaaalDiddy October 9, 2013 10:34 AM
How do I get a job like yours? No, seriously.....
SenorDuc October 8, 2013 04:36 PM
Are the mirrors functional unlike the 848? How is the powerband, plenty of torque in low rpm or do you have to run high rpm's to get it going?
mattyd112 October 8, 2013 01:32 PM
Top speed? 0-60 time? 1/4 mile time? Comparison to the 1199? Comparison to s1000rr,1199, rsv4 etc? Is there a noticeable difference between 1000cc bikes and the 899? What is doing a wheelie like in sport and/or race mode? 10,750rpm is quite a bit less than top competitors. Is that a problem in your opinion?
AnthonyD October 8, 2013 10:53 AM
Also, why did they ditch the single sided swinger?
tenderbeef03 October 8, 2013 07:10 AM
1-Does it still have the heating issue under the seat like the 1199? 2-Are the double swing arms better then the single? 3-899 is also consider a road bike. is it more comfortable? 4-Will a 899 Evo, S, R, or Superlagger model be available in the future?
AnthonyD October 8, 2013 05:47 AM
Where can it race? Where will it be raced? Is it better than the 1098 or would you rather pick up a used 1098 for your money?
DanPan October 8, 2013 03:57 AM
Only 1 question, is it better than a MV F3 800 ?
tenderbeef03 October 7, 2013 03:34 PM
-Does the 899 have the same heating issue as the 1199 under the seat? 2-Double swing arm, handling better then a single? 3-899 was made as a everyday bike also. comfort better then 1199? 4-Will their be an 899 Evo, 899S, 899R, OR 899 Superleggera?
AM October 7, 2013 02:35 PM
1 - having the same gearbox of the 1199 does the gears feel loooong? 2- Per Ducati the 899 is 10 lbs heavier. How did they manage that??? Does it feel heavier? 3 - In your opinion, is it worth saving $3,000.00 and get 10 lbs more with less HP?