Hey all ,
New to this site but would really love some help and feedback. Currently in the Market for a Ducati but confused 848 evo Corse SE, 899 PANIGALE, 959 PANIGALE AND 1199 PANIGALE. I heard the 1199 is a disaster and not to go near it?? I would love pros and cons on the bikes above from the people that ride them
Good morning! Hope you're getting the info you need in regards to the above bikes. In a nutshell:
The 848 Evo, the 899 Panigale, and 959 Panigale are an evolution of the same bike: the Super Ducati with a smaller/more street friendly motor. "baby brother" if you will.
848: Mid-2000's baby-brother to the 1098/1198 series bike. The 848 Evo was eventually replaced by the 899 Panigale.
899 Panigale: Baby brother the the 1199 Panigale. Whole new generation of bike from the previous series.
959 Panigale: an Evolution of the 899 Panigale, came out this year, the new baby brother to the 1299 Panigale (Which replaced the 1199 Pani in the same way the 1198 phased out the 1098: same basic bike, but slight bump in displacement/hp basically). Very much the same bike as the 899, but a few upgrades and a new euro-emissions-compliant motor.
The 848, 899, and 959 are the same line, but were never produced at the same time. Hp wise, you're pretty close: 140hp, 148hp, 157hp respectively.
848 uses cam-belts, so your maintenance is going to be pretty high compared to the 899/959, which went to chains. That said, you can find and 848 for a lot cheaper than an 899/959.
Also, the 848 used a dry clutch, you WILL hear a lot of chatter at idle from it. The Pani's went wet clutch.
There is a lot more, but i'd take some time and read some stuff on google. "848 vs 899", "899 vs 959", that'll give you a much more technical overview.
They're all three AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL bikes. the 848 was the first Ducati that I WANTED to own, just wasn't able to buy one until the 959's came out. I'm in a 959 and have no regrets.
Hope this helps a little!