I get that. I get that it's a nice bike. But I dont understand why you inject it and your racing pedigree into every thread, regardless of the topic man.Its the first and only bike Ducati ever released to the public, which had full race geometry stock. Plus, its also the only bike ever released by Ducati to the public, which had a racing kit available. When I mean racing kit, I mean basically replacing everything but the frame, swing arm and motor. You name it, they had it and THAT to me is what made Ducati so special. They wanted to race WSS and at the time, the rules were the parts kit needed to be available to the public and likewise, there were TUNS of people who bought 749R's and modified them into RS machines.
Plus, it was the only bike I ever owned which was very close to the factory racer and it was the definition of a race bike.
This was just a comparo on 899 vs 675R, and you managed to derail the conversation into...
"unless you've had the experience riding a real thoroughbred race bike like the 749R, just tooling around on the streets, isn't going to give you enough information for an educated understanding of how the bike will perform at high speeds"
You have to understand man, you're going to keep putting people offside if you keep belittling and otherwise discounting others experiences like this - and often in a way that bears little to no relevance on the OP's topic. Saying that people cant possibly appreciate high speed track performance unless they've raced a track-spec 749R or similar is not just demeaning, but also absurd.
Just my two cents man.