How am I only finding this thread now?
I love riding my 899 around the North Shore and Van. I use it as a rain or shine commuter (12 months a year minus the snow storm days) and another way to have fun that I dont seem to be getting in cars anymore.
The bike has been great. I love the electronics as I can pretty much go out in crap weather and the bike will stay upright. Its comfortable. Gives me boners. But isnt fast enough to scare me. Its a great streetbike.
My third bike. Previous two were supermotos (2009 WRX and 2010 Duke 690). Super fun but I wanted a change. Everynow and then I think about getting an SM again….
Its gotta be raining pretty hard to take the car - and Ive got a sweet car! This bike puts a smile on my face like no other vehicle Ive had yet has.
How's the servicing cost on that bad boy? Also I hear the electronics are really finnicky; like if you lay it down even gently you're looking at a hefty bill. Curious as it's (well, the new 959) on my list as a potential next bike.