Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Davis CA and Apeldoorn, Netherlands
@ Monster795 I'm glad to hear it! I totally agree that the 899 is in a class of it's own. Of every Ducati I have ridden I really think the 899 is the best bike they have ever built. I had the opportunity to ride one in Hawaii and another time in Denver CO through the mountains. I love my Monster but if I could have a do-over I would buy the 899. The price was just right on the Monster at the time and the 899 used price was too close to New.
Invest in some good frame sliders etc for the bike to minimize any damage *if* you lay it down. You will have a blast at the track. Two best piece of advice I had were:
> Let everyone else ride too hard on the first two laps. Take it easy and warm up your tires.
> You don't have to ride "balls to the wall" just because it's a track day and push outside of your comfort zone. You don't have to crash either. Enjoy it and feel it. And read Keith Code "A Twist of the Wrist".
"I have to get a licence to drive a motorcycle to protect myself and the people around me. I am adamant there should be some sort of licensing required to have children." - Tim Allen
2002 CB750 SOLD
2010 M1100 Silver
2009 M1100S Red