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I'm a Ducati fan, and daily rider. I currently ride a 1993 M900 Monster (see below) that I bought brand new 24 years ago, and have been riding for my main transport since. It currently has 260K miles on it, and it may wear out someday. My wife also rides an M900 (1995, in yellow)


I'm really looking forward to the new SuperSport; it looks pretty much like exactly what I need. I've been looking at, and testriding, new bikes for several years, keeping an eye on what's out there. I very much like 2-cyl bikes better than 4-cyl, on the road in real life. On the track, where it's acceptable to keep the engine on the boil constantly, and you're focused on doing just that, fours are superior, but in public I like the way a twin puts power down better. (Although OTOH there's nothing like a straight six, and I have to admit that if BMW ever built a K1600R, I'd buy one.)


My shortlist for a replacement bike has a lot of Ducatis on it -- M1200S, SF1098S, HM1100S -- also KTM SuperDuke 1290, and Moto-Guzzi Griso 8V. The EBR 1190SX was a possibility until EBR went under (yet again). I still need to take a ride on the Triumph Thruxton 1200R. This new 939SS could very well slot right in there.



Take care,
PhilB
 

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I'm a Ducati fan, and daily rider. I currently ride a 1993 M900 Monster (see below) that I bought brand new 24 years ago, and have been riding for my main transport since. It currently has 260K miles on it, and it may wear out someday. My wife also rides an M900 (1995, in yellow)


I'm really looking forward to the new SuperSport; it looks pretty much like exactly what I need. I've been looking at, and testriding, new bikes for several years, keeping an eye on what's out there. I very much like 2-cyl bikes better than 4-cyl, on the road in real life. On the track, where it's acceptable to keep the engine on the boil constantly, and you're focused on doing just that, fours are superior, but in public I like the way a twin puts power down better. (Although OTOH there's nothing like a straight six, and I have to admit that if BMW ever built a K1600R, I'd buy one.)

My shortlist for a replacement bike has a lot of Ducatis on it -- M1200S, SF1098S, HM1100S -- also KTM SuperDuke 1290, and Moto-Guzzi Griso 8V. The EBR 1190SX was a possibility until EBR went under (yet again). I still need to take a ride on the Triumph Thruxton 1200R. This new 939SS could very well slot right in there.

Take care,
PhilB
Phil, I had the opportunity to see and sit on the Triumph Thruxton R at the Cleveland IMS show and was impressed; very nice design and detailing. The downsides? When I sat on it and pulled it up off the side stand it felt heavy to me and the clip-ons make the riding position very committed.
 

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Phil, I had the opportunity to see and sit on the Triumph Thruxton R at the Cleveland IMS show and was impressed; very nice design and detailing. The downsides? When I sat on it and pulled it up off the side stand it felt heavy to me and the clip-ons make the riding position very committed.
Yes, the Triumphs are kind of heavy. But then the Guzzi Griso is no lightweight either, and I really enjoyed riding that. Handlebars are pretty easy to fix, and thus not necessarily a barrier.


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