Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ontario, CANADA
Following two years and a bit since my last post on the topic, I've come to appreciate how planted the 959 to prevent wheelies and gain acceleration in the process. Take my Monster 1200R for example. It has more HP and a lot more Torque yet with its arm stretching pull it's not faster than a 959 both in the short and long end of a drag. This is because you just can't keep the front wheel down. Get on the gas in 2nd coming out of a tight turn and you can literally loop it. However, wheelies are part of the charm of a Monster.
Notwithstanding, the 959 will wheelie like there's no tomorrow provided that you're willing to have that Amber "TC Off" light staring you in the face. It's just not the easiest bike to learn to wheelie safely and comfortably as it comes down hard.
2018 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak (All-Purpose Fun)
2016 Monster 1200 R (Rambunctious Fun)
2016 Panigale 959 (Serious Fun)