I am simply disappointed in the super sport. In theory, it's an awesome bike for the road. The two test rides also felt good.
Sorry you feel that way. I think you may have gone into the bike thinking it was one thing and it was another. It happens, and it’s a good thing there are MANY other bikes out there to try.
But in practice, the 959 Panigale has enough power from below and you don't spend enough time at low revs. So the engine is not a real argument for supersport. For this the engine should have much more power. A 1200 Supersport would possibly be just that.
Also, the seating position on longer tours is not significantly better than on the Panigale 959. When I get off the Supersport after 400km, I notice all over my body that it was exhausting. That feels like sport. After that I'm mostly not able to do anything anymore. I am not unsportsmanlike (82 kg at 183 cm). Also here the difference to a Panigale 959 should be only marginal. I got off the R 1200 GS after 800km and my ass hurt, but I didn't notice anything on the rest of my body. So far so much for touring abilities.
I completely disagree with this statement. I put 275 miles in a long day on a Panigale 959, it was an incredible bike but my ass and body hurt bad for a week after and my under legs and butt took hours to cool down after. I had chaffing for weeks after. It was a blast to Canyon carve on but as a street, everyday bike, no way.
I did a 450 mile day on my Supersport, in even less time and with half the stops than I had on the Pani. I hurt, nit bad, but was good enough that after I got home, drank some water and took a shower I jumped on my Triumph and took the wife for a 50 mile ride for dinner. Zero discomfort the next day.
I’ve also spent several 200+ mile days on the SS and have been fresh the next day to do it again. And again. It’s not a Monster, or a GS, or a Gold Wing. It’s a comfortable, realistic sport bike.
So what remains of the theoretically good model in practice? Is it a good motorcycle? Yes, in no doubt. It is a cheap entry-level Panigale for old men. Would you miss the supersport? No, not at all. And I think that's a really sad thing.
Entry level Panigale? Um no. If I wanted a Pani, I’d have one. Cheap? No, lots of better and cheaper choices if that’s what you want. For old men? Sure, old enough to not be driven by my testosterone and instead make decisions with my brain. I do t need 150hp to have fun.
Really sounds like you bought the wrong bike. I’m sorry your pissed but it’s not our fault. No reason to pick at us because we get this bike and you don’t.
Enjoy the V2. Unless the bars are higher and they fix the seat heater, I’m out. Or if I move to an area right in the twisties.