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Been lurking for some time now. Looking to get into a Daytona 675R, 899, 959 or S1000RR. Just trying to decide on what's right for me.
 

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Welcome to the forum from Phoenix! What have you previously ridden?
 

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Been lurking for some time now. Looking to get into a Daytona 675R, 899, 959 or S1000RR. Just trying to decide on what's right for me.
I'd say the only reason to get a 899 would be if you got an incredible deal on it. But I think the 959 is clearly better than the 899 and resale value would be better (if you ever sell it).

The S1000RR definitely will have more power. Personally, I don't need any more power/weight than the 959. But if in the < 1% that really needs that much power then you might want to consider the S1000RR. I don't think there's any argument that the 959 looks and sounds better though.

The 675R is a very nice bike. It was one of the bikes that I considered. The 959 is definitely a better looking bike. But that's true no matter which (non-Ducati) bike you compare it to. :)

That's my 2 cents!
 

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Been lurking for some time now. Looking to get into a Daytona 675R, 899, 959 or S1000RR. Just trying to decide on what's right for me.
The answer to your question is neither. Or any. Or some other bike not listed.

Without knowing what you are looking for (commuting, track, race, canyon etc.) or your level (novice, pro, in-between), nobody can really provide any useful answer...
 

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Hence my question on your previous riding experience. I would not recommend the BMW to a novice rider. I ride one **** near daily and it is without doub the most fun on two wheels Ive had in 20 plus years of riding, but it is not a bike to learn on, more of a graduate course bike if you will!
 

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I know a lot of people that have gone the S1000RR route and even if you do i'm sure it would be well received here.
Have you at least had a chance to ride some of these bikes? Or bikes close enough to it?

If you need any information feel free to ask!
 

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Hi bhop! I'm from NYC too. I notice you didn't respond to any of the other poster's questions, but here's my 2 cents. Only you can decide what bike is best for you. Go ride a bunch before you decide anything. Second, I don't subscribe to the notion that a squid (no offense ;-) can't learn on a liter bike. Know your friction zone, know your limitations, respect the bike and you'll be ok. I'd also suggest taking a MSF course. You'll be a much better rider than you think you are after you finish (you can take other courses like Keith Code's later on). Unlike many riders, you'll actually know what countersteering is and how to apply it (really important!). With all the electronic rider aids on today's bikes, it's much easier to start out on a liter bike than it used to be. Be confident but cautious.
 

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...The S1000RR definitely will have more power. Personally, I don't need any more power/weight than the 959. But if in the < 1% that really needs that much power then you might want to consider the S1000RR. I don't think there's any argument that the 959 looks and sounds better though.
+1, it's true that the S1000RR will have more power. It is what I consider more of a "I want the best of the best right now" bike. I'm in the same boat with avigil that the 959 simply looks and sounds way better than the S1000RR. Ultimately, if you can't decide you should ride both and see which one calls to you, then ride away with that one!
 

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I think the S1000RR even has some good aftermarket, so when it comes to that end of it, you won't have to worry but that all depends on what someone is looking for in a bike
 

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After putting a lot of thought into it i decided to go with the 675R... Didn't hurt that I got a great deal on a 2015... I appreciate all your comments... I still love the look of the 959 and would love to test ride one. Maybe if Ducati doesn't start changing things up again I will get one in a few years... If anyone is in the NYC area and wants to get together for a ride I'm always down... Have a good one and I'll continue to lurk... never know when i might get the itch to buy something new... :grin2::grin2::grin2::grin2:
 
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