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    Anyone owned both DD12and new DD9?

    Hello. As the title says. I like the power of the 12 but Aprilia claims this new 9 engine is new animal much better than the old minus 35+/- hp. Is it just the power that seperates them? I would like to hear from anyone who has OWNED not just rode there buds bike a few times. Ive hit the search bar but no info im looking for. Should i source the old 12 or the new 9. Give it to me str8. Thank you all in advance.

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    If you're worried about power, get a 12. The 900s are as heavy as the 1200s and have a good deal more shove in the midrange than the 750s, but not much more up top (same cams, heads etc.)

    I'm holding out hope they bring the 1200 engine back into service...
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    Thank you for the reply. I really want that 12. That thing is a monster. I don't know why they are scarce. I can't find any anywhere. Not even used. I have only found about 5 online. The ones i found are clear across the country. Im in California. I think ill hold off also maybe they'll be available for 2019. Fat chance.

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    There’s 2 for sale in the sf Bay Area


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    I was just reading that the new 900 is going to have a slightly upgraded motor, 5 more hp or something
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    Where've you seen that? Looks like a lot of places are stating "improvements" that were already applied to the 900 (over the 750) from the start.

    As far as I can tell, the update involves a switch to a more up-to-date version of the 7SM ECU, probably with a subtle remap (for "efficiency" and "smoothness"), and something about the TC taking the ABS operation / information into account. The official power and torque figures remain the same. The ECU upgrade comes with a change to the multimedia link, now including GPS navigation from your smartphone.

    Oh, and there is that change to the exhaust pipes, so the exits are pointing down instead of sideways now as well.
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    I just got my 1.2 3 weeks ago. That 1.2 rips. Im glad i waited and hunted one down

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