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scott2ride
10-05-2004, 10:17 PM
The 2005 999 will be released in the next few months Im told, but the test done by Superbike at the Prelaunch confirmed it was a better handling machine with a beefier swingarm, like that off the R. And the Hp was up 16hp at the wheel.

That will be an impressive bike. Maybe Aprilia will have to up the Hp stakes somewhat to compete?

The next 6 months will be very interesting.....very interesting indeed! :ban:

ChicagoFactory
10-05-2004, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by scott2ride
And the Hp was up 16hp at the wheel.

If I'm not mistaken, that's only the $30,000.00 R model. The stock 999 is still around or a little above what the RSVR is currently at.

If it weren't for the cost of maintenence, or if they came in gloss black, and value (compared to the Factory with Ohlins & OZ wheels)my decision might have been different.

clarkie49
10-05-2004, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by scott2ride
That will be an impressive bike. Maybe Aprilia will have to up the Hp stakes somewhat to compete?

they asked me to take care of that for them :D

scott2ride
10-05-2004, 10:43 PM
Actually Im sure it was the bog stock standard 999 that is coming out with 16hp more. The only mention of the R in the article was that the 2005 999 will get the Swingarm from the R.

The 999s will have even more Hp.

The RSV AC (Aaron Clarke) model will have 148 at the wheel wont it?

A special edition and availiable to an exclusive few...like all Kiwis!:D

ckruzel
10-06-2004, 12:12 AM
warhorse already has a standard 999, the standard gets the S horsepower from last year, the S is up also, and the R well its up there also, bikes look good

as far as maintenance - valve adjustment is now at 12,000 miles
and they do come in gloss black

scott2ride
10-06-2004, 12:15 AM
Carefull, ChicagoFactory
may be shifting camp! :D

ckruzel
10-06-2004, 12:25 AM
i think i'm shifting also, but i'll still hang out here on the forum

scott2ride
10-06-2004, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by ckruzel
i think i'm shifting also, but i'll still hang out here on the forum

Gosh, then it will be like having our own private forum Stalker! :D :ban:

What brand are you sliding down to :D

ckruzel
10-06-2004, 05:09 PM
i wouldn't call it down - 999S - if all goes well anyway

flipper
10-06-2004, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by ckruzel
i think i'm shifting also, but i'll still hang out here on the forum


That's what I said Chris when I changed bikes but you soon find there's little relevance and move on...........

I was at the Ducati factory in Bologna a few weeks ago and saw loads of shiney black 999's. Ducati Dublin even have their first '05 black in stock already..........

MilleR_R1_R6
10-06-2004, 05:41 PM
Those new Ducs are sweet ;)

I was undecided between a new 999S and a MV Agusta 1000, but i'll get the MV :D

ChicagoFactory
10-06-2004, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by scott2ride
Carefull, ChicagoFactory
may be shifting camp! :D

No, I won't be shifting camp anytime soon. However, if this is true about 16 more HP, 12000 mile valve job intervals, and gloss black, I MIGHT CONSIDER it next time I'm shopping for a bike, but it still doesn't have the better Ohlins suspension or OZ wheels.

Does it have radial brakes on the standard or S model?

MilleR_R1_R6
10-06-2004, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by ChicagoFactory
No, I won't be shifting camp anytime soon. However, if this is true about 16 more HP, 12000 mile valve job intervals, and gloss black, I MIGHT CONSIDER it next time I'm shopping for a bike.

The gloss black is only for the 999 (no 999S) and it's a biposto.

Yeah, the new 999 has more hp than the previous 999R

scott2ride
10-06-2004, 06:21 PM
Im not 100% sure re the brakes, but vaguly think they are going to Radial. But they may bring the initial lot out with standard untill their stock has run out, then move to radial.

Who knows

MilleR_R1_R6
10-06-2004, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by scott2ride
Im not 100% sure re the brakes, but vaguly think they are going to Radial. But they may bring the initial lot out with standard untill their stock has run out, then move to radial.

Who knows

Radial on the 999S for the first time. But the standard has no radial brakes

Chicago
10-06-2004, 07:32 PM
Until they clean up the looks (e.g. hire back Tamburini and get rid of that aesthetically impaired Treblanche), won't get my money... Spending that much dough on something it should at least look good...

scott2ride
10-06-2004, 07:39 PM
I agree. The shape of the 999 has grown on me...but IMHO it is still ugly and the rear just plain fucked up.:rambo:

Arnie
10-06-2004, 07:40 PM
My dealer has a base 999 '05 still in the crate. Didn't know they added more hp. Hmmm...

ckruzel
10-06-2004, 07:44 PM
have any of you guys ridden the S - i rode last years, quick and handles nice

phi311
10-07-2004, 03:00 PM
You can't beat the Aprilia on more Bang for your Buck... Plus I always see Ducs around. Everyone has one. I know when I park my Black Factory R next to a row of Ducs people flock to the Factory because they don't see them as often. I just like to have something a little different, even if it is a few hp under the Duc. Most of what you are talking about is only noticable in a straight line. Just my opinion on any and all Ducati's.

cwalker
10-07-2004, 04:54 PM
yeah...the black is nice..... only problem is that the bike underneath still looks like shit!! and i am a ducati fan...or at least i was....and will be again as soon as they kick that retard,uncapable,sorry excuse for a designer- :gunner: terblanche twat out, and hire tamburini again!

the reason ducati brought us the multistrada..... is so that the 749/999 series would not be the ugliest bike on the market...now it's second.... :D :D