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New Bike | V2.0 | Complete 180 degree change

If you guys haven’t followed I totaled my 899 Panigale.

A quick update, it has been deemed a complete loss. The shop looked at the water damage and assessed just the electronics damage at $19,000 dollars. They said there is water in the engine but they cannot give an estimate but could range from 3,000 - 10,000 in damage and that’s not including labor. They said low side the bike has $25,000 in total damage to it. I also received the police report and it was determined to be the other drivers fault for blocking both lanes.


I went test riding other super bikes but I have the same problem with those as I had with the 899.

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  1. They are super expensive and will require a big down payment and loan
  2. They are pretty fragile - and it doesn’t take long if dropped to come up with a 5 digit repair bill which means I always ride with that in the back of my mind
  3. Insurance rates are absolutely astronomical - Believe it or not the BMW is less expensive than the 899
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I already have a Super sport so I don’t need a Super bike, though the power is intoxicating. My ‘13 Ninja 636:

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couple fun pics for you guys:

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After weighing in all the options of doing a new Superbike I decided I wanted to go a different route. I’m terrible at wheelies and an expensive fragile bike isn’t the best to learn on. I’ve decided I’m going super moto! I’ve found a beautiful KTM 690 SMC with Martini plastics and a TON of parts and if everything goes as planned that’s what will be joining my stable, best of all it will be paid for without a loan.

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More pics:

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