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Old 08-20-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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That doublesided swing arm is hideous. Rest of it is awesome.

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A Ducati fan on Facebook has snagged this first photo of the forthcoming Ducati 899. Based on the 1199′s “frameless” setup, this bike will be equipped with a smaller motor, double-sided swingarm and a lower price tag.

The 899 will be the latest in a proud history of mid-capacity Ducatis that ape the design, styling and mechanical configuration of their larger, Superbike brothers. The 748 looked like a 916, the 848 looked like a 1098 and now the 899 adopts most of what makes the 1199 so special. With no visible perimeter frame, it appears to use the same stressed motor with the airbox doubling as a front subframe and the rear subframe bolted to the rear cylinder of the v-twin.

In addition to the smaller capacity engine, the 899 is equipped with a cheaper, double-sided swingarm, different wheels and lower-spec front suspension and radial brake calipers. Expect the all-new engine to make something in excess of the current 848 Evo’s 140bhp figure.

It’s expected that the 899 will be officially unveiled at EICMA in November.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:08 AM   #2
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I always think single sided swingarm when I think of Ducati sportbikes. That does look weird.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:11 AM   #3
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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Leave that to the low end Monster lineup.
With a cheaper motor, less suspension flare, and carbon fiber from the factory, I'm pretty sure the Ducati fanbase would pay a little extra to get the SSSA like the Streetfighter and bigger CC brother has at a reasonable MSRP.
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While all true.... maybe the two sided is lighter/better since it doesn't have to be all beefy.

OR.... they are making sure the coffee shop riders still have a reason to buy the big brother... just like the monsters
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Single sided swingarms are great looking, but they are more a styling affectation than a defining Ducati characteristic.

I can't wait to see the final production model.
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Final production has been advertised. This would be a nice upgrade for me, considering that in not interested in a liter bike.

http://www.ducatiusa.com/bikes/super...igale/index.do
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Yep. Good looking bike.
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I am looking at it and like it. I've been without a bike 2 months now and its getting kinda stir crazy in here
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Now that I've been spoiled with a single sided swingarm I don't think I can ever go back.

I -do- however want a Ducati 999.
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I notice the double sided swingarm has been mentioned a few times. Can someone enlighten me as to why this is something undesirable? I've tried looking it up online but can't really find anything.
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its more a styling thing...unless youre doing a quick tire change during a race then they are very good to have. just unbolt and switch, no need to mess with the chain
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Now that I've been spoiled with a single sided swingarm I don't think I can ever go back.

I -do- however want a Ducati 999.
The 999 is a sweet bike but it will be a love hate relationship, more so on the hate.
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DSSA are generally lighter and stiffer. Hence the double sided on the GP bikes. SSSA is simply for aesthetics.
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The 999 is a sweet bike but it will be a love hate relationship, more so on the hate.
I cant find one locally anyways,not 1 that I like at least.There is this hideous thing with huge fart cans that looked rigged on there.

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/mcd/4134846630.html

There is a 749 that "looks" like a good red 999 but for $7k it better be a 999.

The one I do want and is priced good is 7 hours away. Can you emphasize more on the hate aspect?
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I cant find one locally anyways,not 1 that I like at least.There is this hideous thing with huge fart cans that looked rigged on there.

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/mcd/4134846630.html

There is a 749 that "looks" like a good red 999 but for $7k it better be a 999.

The one I do want and is priced good is 7 hours away. Can you emphasize more on the hate aspect?


Pretty sure there is one at Moto Austin.... 2005 for 9 grand with 4700 miles
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Looks good, Only thing I do not like having is another cup to look at. You would think designers could come up with something better these days.


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