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Hi folks!

Im thinking about the 959 Panigale. Right now im on a Triumph Street Triple R 2016 and loving that bike. I have always wanted a real sportbike and thinking that this might be it. Can you please tell me the pros and cons on this bike? Really appriciate answers.
I sent a mail today to the local dealer to see if i could take it for a testdrive soon. Hoping for a positive response.

Regards, Kalleklovn (Norway)
 

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What are you looking for specifically? Pros and cons on the street? Pros and cons on the track?

Why don't you consider your street triple a "real sportsbike"?


A quick search on this forum will get you a lot of information, especially on pros and cons.
 

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What are you looking for specifically? Pros and cons on the street? Pros and cons on the track?

Why don't you consider your street triple a "real sportsbike"?


A quick search on this forum will get you a lot of information, especially on pros and cons.

I have had two "naked" bikes. I rellay love the way it looks. Im going to use it to work, on trips, and on the track.
 

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Biggest pro = Panigales aesthetics.

If you haven't already found them, here's two great threads that summarize all the pros and cons also with some comparisons to similar bikes:
If you have something specific you want to find out, we're happy to answer.
 

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Pros and cons have been discussed extensively on this forum and will certainly keep you busy for awhile and ultimately well informed.
Notwithstanding, bikes are not purchased on needs.

There's no denying, the Panigale is probably, if not most likely, the best looking sportbike available and all of us have been drawn to it.
Wants and needs are often conflicting. You can find a justification to do almost any thing with any bike although it may be the worst choice for that particular task. Based solely on a "needs" basis and your stated intended use; "to work, on trips, and on the track", there are many, many bikes that are better suited for two out of those three combined purposes. But, at the end of the day, it's not about which bike you need, It's all about which one you want.
 

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Pros:

Really great looking machine, draws attention like a naked lady at a Tailhook Convention..
Nice traction control and ABS brakes.
Excellent build quality, fit and finish.
Great handling, initial turn in effort is a bit high but holds a cornering line really well.
Good engine performance, fast but not scary fast.
Relatively light weight.
Sweet twin cylinder sound track, I see no reason to add an aftermarket exhaust.
Great quick shifter.

Cons:

The handling takes some getting used to if this is your first Ducati.
Exhaust heat roasts your thighs in the summer unless you wear leathers.
Replacement parts are a bit pricey.
Limited tire selection.
Rear view mirrors are useless unless you like looking at your elbows.
Kickstand hard to get down with your boot.
Ergonomics are well suited for the track but a bit cramped on the street.
Suspension is stiff and needs some fine tuning to extract the best performance.
Range is very limited, fuel light comes on pretty quick unless you fill it up all the way.
You have to pay a dealer to turn off the service engine light.
Not the best bike for urban or freeway riding IMHO, stop and go traffic is a PITA.


I'd say the Pros with this bike far outweigh the Cons which are relatively minor and I was well aware of what I was getting before making the decision to purchase it.


The million dollar question, would I buy it again if I had the chance to do over?


Yes, I believe I would get another 959 or it's big brother the 1299S.
 
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Thansk for good answers. I won`t be able to buy one until next year. I will have to try it for a day, and then i dicide. Thans again for the time you guys have used to give me some good answers and a boost in the back :)

Ha a nice weekend everyone!
 

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No, Norway.

I was at the local dealer today and went for a ride with the 959. OMG what a bike. Was so light and smooth. The quickshifter was amazing, and god its a beautiful bike. All that remains is if i can afford it next year or not.
(just bought a house) haha.
 

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But, at the end of the day, it's not about which bike you need, It's all about which one you want.
I would like to add, for me it was the bike I liked, from there, the "want" and "need" followed. Happy as **** >:)
 
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