| Originally posted by RedMist |
How did the 749S you tried compare to the 999S you own?
from an interested 749S owner and potential 999S buyer!
Strictly from a road standpoint (and IMO), the 749S has more than ample performance from the engine and suspension standpoints. I suppose the main thing that sold me on the bigger bike (and has subsequently been borne out by experience) is that I can be lazy regarding gear selection at times. Not having to change down (as did on the 749S) is a big bonus for me during the times I am bimbling and not attempting to nail it
Plus, I really wanted the Ohlins suspension, rather than the Showa - not that my abilities as a rider demand it, it's more to do with snobbery really!
I suppose, too, I wanted the bigger bike on the off-chance that maybe, just maybe, I might have been eventually become disappointed with the comparative lack of horses and all-out grunt of the 749S. As my sensei, Barry Stokes, used to say, there's no substitute for cubes
Just my two cents of course.