Models differences

Noobie

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I noticed on a few 999's that some are a four vented front fairing by the headlight and later models are two vented. Was it just a model upgrade/restyle or was it functional and if so, what were the other differences brought about by the change?
 

DesmoHyper

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I noticed on a few 999's that some are a four vented front fairing by the headlight and later models are two vented. Was it just a model upgrade/restyle or was it functional and if so, what were the other differences brought about by the change?
It still looks like a one eyed ships captain in an arctic storm
Though
 

AirCon

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It still looks like a one eyed ships captain in an arctic storm
Though
I have to disagree....
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Barry Hell

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That is your right to disagree with me sir as that’s what makes this forum better than the previous incarnation and it’s what makes us human. You say potato I say tomato.
although I did just get my first disagree emoji this morning so that’s me off to start my own forum 😂
And what's with all the facepalms 🙄 I'm with you, fekk - em 😁
 

WAYNE

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The thing i can't get past on the 749/999 is that horrible grey swingarm before the facelift, i just do not like it other than that nice but hey i own a 900ie and i love it(y).
 

AirCon

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n race trim the 999 is beautiful. On the road it has taken 17 years for it to start to grow on me. Who knows, in another 10 I might like it.
I would very much like a 749r though but, must be a Mark 1.
Like this?
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sev

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It still looks like a one eyed ships captain in an arctic storm
Though
I don't wish to alarm you... but your eyeballs are painted on.

I always thought it looked like an old US train. I loved it when I had one but got royally abused for having the “ugly” Ducati. Seems they’ve come back into fashion now though!

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Now funny you should say that as Terblanche took the mercury streamliner locomotive as his inspiration for the bike - it was high on his mood board at the time.
He's always been a fan of deco industrialist design.
 
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