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unfortunately a few weeks ago I was struck by a drunk driver. He was coming down the opposite direction of a highway (80kmh) and cut across my lane at a right angle (he turned right), giving me about 40m room... tried to avoid but smashed into his rear quarter panel and boot.

bike was a write off, but insured for a decent agreed value, headers completely smashed, all fairings and tank with damage, fork damage, frame bent, bars and levers gone, my rizoma rear sets got worn down about an inch haha.

as for me, shattered finger (got caught between handle bar and his boot at about 50km/h). bruising to the leg and a shoulder injury, but full leathers so very well off, you can see my gloves the fingers were ripped apart by impact. if i wasn't wearing a decent pair i would have lost the finger.

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Skin Hand Arm Finger Joint

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So.... now the question on my mind is, 2012 1199S vs later model 899. there is a very decently priced 2012 1199s in my area, has a few k's (20kkm/12000 miles) but all highway as the seller has a dedicated track bike and another. One owner and full service plus the recalls done. but a good 5k less than any others, he's had it advertised a while as i always look to see whats around but bikes are a hard sell in winter here (not due to cold, more due to rainy weather) plenty of extras with it too, termi exhaust, bar ends, duc perf. levers, carbon fibre etc.

Or there are later model 899's (14's) in my area for the same price as above. some stock, some with some goodies like termi's etc

Unfortunately i can't ride either due to my hand, but i dont want the 1199S to sell as i feel its a good buy.

Riding style is spirited to say the least, not much of a commuter. and I'm always happy for extra power even if i can't use it.
 

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Glad you're relatively ok. And I assume the drunk asshole is going to jail?
 

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God damn man, glad you're ok enough to be looking for your next bike already.

Guessing you're in UK? What kind of trouble is this guy in and what are your drunk driving laws like if you don't mind me asking.



I would say go for the 1199 since It has the nicer single side arm in the back and hey, why not.
I sat on a 899 last weekend and found it very comfortable, almost like an R6.
 

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Glad to hear you are OK.

Sounds like you already know which bike you want...go for the 1199 if you are ready for more bike.
 

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Glad your OK. I hope they throw the book at that drunk idiot. Good luck getting your new ride.
 

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Hey guys, actually Australia, and well its not looking good, insurance found him at fault 100% so i keep my top rating driver/rider, and get full payout, but when the police breath tested him initially, he was over, but it took too long to get him to the station to do the confirmatory test, so when they finally did it nearly two hours later, he was under the 0.05 limit.

Because of that, police cannot charge him with drink driving, he is however most likely going to be charged with reckless driving or similar, sort of a kick in the teeth for me but on the bright side I'm alive and the dick will be out of insurance and get taken to court by my company anyways most likely. Im sure he will get what he deserves....
 

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We are glad to see your posted, Speedy recovery........
 

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thanks for the kind words! going to look at the 1199s on saturday with the full cash in hand:) very excited.

I've spent the last hour looking at custom paint jobs, id love to get the brushed aluminium look on the tank like the r model, but it seems hard to do :(
 

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Thats nuts Josh, buddy of mine lost his pinky when his Zx7r clipped the rear taillight of an idiot driver who stopped short. They reattached it, but he couldnt straighten it. Just a reminder of how vulnerable we are on the street. Im glad you're ok
 

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thanks for the kind words! going to look at the 1199s on saturday with the full cash in hand:) very excited.

I've spent the last hour looking at custom paint jobs, id love to get the brushed aluminium look on the tank like the r model, but it seems hard to do :(
If your going new, hope you get a great deal. Here in the states, dealers are selling 1199 S models way below their invoice just to move them off their floors. Not sure the situation in Aus. Glad your okay and going from 848 to 1199 you will surely be impressed! I know I was!
 

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If your going new, hope you get a great deal. Here in the states, dealers are selling 1199 S models way below their invoice just to move them off their floors. Not sure the situation in Aus. Glad your okay and going from 848 to 1199 you will surely be impressed! I know I was!
Not new, 12000 miles equivalent, about 14,800 USD, BUT:

Termignoni mufflers
Ducati Performance levers
Evotech bar ends
Tank protectors
DP Carbon Fibre tail tidy
DP Carbon hugger
DP Racing Screen
Brand new supercorsas
41T rear sprocket
Trickle charge wiring
Ducati Performance Rear Sets
DP Race Seat
DP Comfort Seat
Original stock Seat
DP Race stand
DDA GPS Timer fitted

and condition looks impeccable even with the high k's (he did a lot of hwy rides on it)
 

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Not new, 12000 miles equivalent, about 14,800 USD, BUT:

Termignoni mufflers
Ducati Performance levers
Evotech bar ends
Tank protectors
DP Carbon Fibre tail tidy
DP Carbon hugger
DP Racing Screen
Brand new supercorsas
41T rear sprocket
Trickle charge wiring
Ducati Performance Rear Sets
DP Race Seat
DP Comfort Seat
Original stock Seat
DP Race stand
DDA GPS Timer fitted

and condition looks impeccable even with the high k's (he did a lot of hwy rides on it)
Were the major services done? Really only the 7,500 mile one. You'll be coming up on the big 15k service not too far down the road. Other than that, that's a nice mods list for sure. Easily $4K's worth. Easily.
 

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Not new, 12000 miles equivalent, about 14,800 USD, BUT:

Termignoni mufflers
Ducati Performance levers
Evotech bar ends
Tank protectors
DP Carbon Fibre tail tidy
DP Carbon hugger
DP Racing Screen
Brand new supercorsas
41T rear sprocket
Trickle charge wiring
Ducati Performance Rear Sets
DP Race Seat
DP Comfort Seat
Original stock Seat
DP Race stand
DDA GPS Timer fitted

and condition looks impeccable even with the high k's (he did a lot of hwy rides on it)
With Panigales, the more miles the better off the bike! I have close to 9k on my R and she runs like a top with no major issues. Did have some oil weeping around valve covers.
 

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Speedy recovery bud! Glad to know that it didn't discourage you and already getting back on the saddle.
 

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The important thing is you survived, and your middle finger is still working so you can flip the guy the bird in the courtroom.

Get well soon and don't scrimp on the physical therapy!
 

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Were the major services done? Really only the 7,500 mile one. You'll be coming up on the big 15k service not too far down the road. Other than that, that's a nice mods list for sure. Easily $4K's worth. Easily.
All services are up to date with the original ducati dealer, and optional regular oil changes done at a specialist ducati workshop where i had my Evo serviced, he has vouched for the bike being in top notch so that's good enough for me.
 
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