Yesterday I had the pleasure of jumping back onto a 999 series Ducati. This time, it wasn't the S flavor I recenty owned but the "R".
Wow - what a beautiful machine that Peter (916SP) has purchased. Smooth engine, powerful and comfortable handling, incredible airbox sound when on the throttle. I didn't realize what a difference sitting in the seat of this bike is compared to the 1098s that I ride. You are planted in the seat of the 999R as if the bike was built around you. The longer I rode it the more of the "grin factor" I felt. I really enjoyed the Saturday afternoon ride through Wesley Chapel, Weddington, Waxhaw with Peter and his fine new 999R!