Hey there 959'ers,
I have been somewhat lurking around this forum for a while, and even pitching in on some discussions even tho I currently don't own a motorcycle. Or well - technically I do, but it's a Honda CB190R. Yes you read that right. You're probably gonna need to google that one. The reason why is because I am currently working in Lima, Peru, and as much as I miss riding an actual bike, I simply can't justify getting one due to the traffic and roads etc. here, and also the fact that I should be back stateside inside of 10 months. Especially as a 959 (EURO4.....) is about 25k USD.
My current "bike" is honestly more of a scooter, compared to actual sport-/race bikes, but it sort of keeps my riding lust under control, although it is primarily a means for transportation.
Now to what actually matters:
I am torn about what bike to get, upon my return, and I realize that hopefully there will be new models, or at least new years out at that point, but here are my current thoughts:
For I while I was very intrigued by the 15'+ R1, but then I got hooked on the 959. Read great reviews on it, people seem to love riding it, and - obviously - for the looks. Holy ****, what a beauty it is.
Now, after checking out the 959 for a while - I'm starting to think it might be slighty underpowed. It's not that I'm a huge racer or nothing of that sort, I just don't wanna get **** on by all the liter bikes, like I've seen people on here say will happen.
That made me start looking into the 1199 and the 1299.
Looks like 1299's go for 20k brand spanking new and a '16 with a few miles (solidly sub 5k) on it can be had for sub 17k.
And a 1199 from 2014 can be had for around 13k with 3-5k miles on them.
Basically all of those options are starting to look better to me.
Now my question(s) are, what should stop me from getting a 1299 with 3k miles on in for an extra 10-15 bills?
And from there why would I not save 4k and pick up a slighty used 1199?
How do these three bikes compare? I'm thinking speed (acceleration and top end), "comfort", powerband, rideability, maintnance etc?
Furthermore, how do they compare to the R1 in your opinion? Obviously looks and neck-breaking factor favors the Duc all day everyday
Thank you all in advance