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Read that a few people have already put deposits down for the new SS 939 and was thinking we could sort of keep a log for members here.

So if you have put down a deposit already, it would be great to mention it and also mention where you have put this deposit down location wise.
 

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I'm going to assume deposits have been around the $500-1000 range, maybe more. Interested in seeing what range of deposits are required.
 

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I've actually traded my bike in against a Supersport today. I had a very long and detailed look and quite a few sit ons at the NEC show in the UK last week. Very taken with it.

As the winter is here I wasn't going to use my bike again until March or April next year and it seemed crazy it just sitting depreciating in the garage.

White Supersport S with an Akrapovic slip on. Delivery either late March or early April.

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As you have sat on it a bit could you give us an idea on how aggressive the seating position is. Would you say its more or less aggressive than say a monster, could you give an example of something that it feels similar to ??
 

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Steve, awesome that you guys can already book it in the UK. US has a pre-deposit program started. I wish the bikes available in March next year, just itching bad to ride it!!!
 

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I've actually traded my bike in against a Supersport today. I had a very long and detailed look and quite a few sit ons at the NEC show in the UK last week. Very taken with it.

As the winter is here I wasn't going to use my bike again until March or April next year and it seemed crazy it just sitting depreciating in the garage.

White Supersport S with an Akrapovic slip on. Delivery either late March or early April.

Steve
Lucky guy! You probably got to see the 1299 Superleggera as well, although I doubt anyone was able to sit on it. Bikes like that are typically off limits at these shows. did you happen to take any pictures?
 

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I put down my deposit on SS939S - Southern California.

This after I sat on the actual bike and took at long hard look at both Pani and the SS939S.
 

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Lucky guy! You probably got to see the 1299 Superleggera as well, although I doubt anyone was able to sit on it. Bikes like that are typically off limits at these shows. did you happen to take any pictures?
A SuperLeggera was here at IMS Long Beach too. No seat time on it though. Here's just one picture;
 

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I'm sorry I didn't reply to the question about comparing it to the Monster.

It's a totally different bike, very much sports tourer as far as the riding position is concerned. I used to have a Honda CBF1000F and that was very upright, more so than a Monster and I loved that bike and its riding position, good thing about it was the seat height could be changed in a few minutes. Not all of us have long legs, I've got an inside leg of 29" and with ongoing back problems and being late 60's I'm very much constrained by seat height. I quite like KTM's but wouldn't (couldn't) own one. If you can get to try a new VFR800 it's less of a sporty riding position than that.

My last bike was the BMW R1200RS which I found super comfortable even though it wasn't as upright as the Honda. The Supersport is a very deceptive bike. It looks like a sports bike, it would be easy to just walk away, but I'd heard it was going to be a more relaxed riding position so was really chuffed when I sat on it. I've now sat on several and it's just the bike I've been looking for, it ticks all (but one) the boxes for me. It's such a **** handsome machine. The only box is I haven't ridden one yet. But hey, does Ducati make a bad bike?

So I would say if you want to get some idea of the riding position go visit a BM dealer and sit on the RS.

I'm finding it almost painful waiting for it, I've looked at pictures, scoured the web and the Ducati website looking at the accessories already released, so roll on end of March early April. Build slot is in March.
 

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So I would say if you want to get some idea of the riding position go visit a BM dealer and sit on the RS.
Did that very thing over Christmas. Found the RS a very comfortable sitting position. A tad more forward than my current ride, but not an issue. Actually I've come to believe a slight forward lean is actually more comfortable than sitting straight up and down. Managed to hurt my lower back working on the house and found my slightly forward lean road bike way more comfortable than my straight up small dual-sport commuter.

Another thing I managed to clarify over Christmas is that I don't want wide bars, and seemingly the whole bike sitting in my lap. That's what it felt like when I sat on a Multistrada. I was also surprised how wide I found the bars on the Monster models in the store.
 

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Did that very thing over Christmas. Found the RS a very comfortable sitting position. A tad more forward than my current ride, but not an issue. Actually I've come to believe a slight forward lean is actually more comfortable than sitting straight up and down. Managed to hurt my lower back working on the house and found my slightly forward lean road bike way more comfortable than my straight up small dual-sport commuter.

Another thing I managed to clarify over Christmas is that I don't want wide bars, and seemingly the whole bike sitting in my lap. That's what it felt like when I sat on a Multistrada. I was also surprised how wide I found the bars on the Monster models in the store.
It's a sign of old age... kidding :D

On a serious note, as i've gotten older, riding positions like that are increasingly favored over more aggressive riding which is what I always wanted when new.

What bikes did you own before? Anything with aggressive ergos?
 

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Placed deposit for a red SS939S the day after the factory reveal. I'm in SW Fla, currently riding a Monster 1200 R which I will be trading in.
 

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Placed deposit for a red SS939S the day after the factory reveal. I'm in SW Fla, currently riding a Monster 1200 R which I will be trading in.
Wow, this surprises me, as I've been following your comments in the Monster section. I thought you loved your R model, so what caused the change of heart in favor of the new SS (a bike I'm also interested in buying)?
 

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Wow, this surprises me, as I've been following your comments in the Monster section. I thought you loved your R model, so what caused the change of heart in favor of the new SS (a bike I'm also interested in buying)?
No change of heart, still love my 1200R. Other than the seat height there are no faults apparent to me. Frigging fast, consistently smooth running, and great handling.

I am a short feller and, even though I have the low seat, it becomes an issue with the R if paddling backward out of a parking space. That really became an issue during a trip to the Dragon in several gravel parking lots.
Plus I really like the SS939 looks. :laugh:
 

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No change of heart, still love my 1200R. Other than the seat height there are no faults apparent to me. Frigging fast, consistently smooth running, and great handling.

I am a short feller and, even though I have the low seat, it becomes an issue with the R if paddling backward out of a parking space. That really became an issue during a trip to the Dragon in several gravel parking lots.
Plus I really like the SS939 looks. :laugh:
I'm short as well at 5'7" and a 29" inseam, so the Adventure bikes are an adventure for me to get on/off! I sold my Monster, but not because it was too tall - I didn't like the lack of wind protection and there was no attractive solution for the new Monsters.
 

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One of the shorter riders I know usually looks for boots that have thicker soles and if there's anything shorter riders know its that even every centimeter helps.
 
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