I am not Marc Marquez. I need a bike for real life not for racetrack. No "plastics" everywhere. Suspension idem to racetrack. Fuel range for me it is enough. I am not riding Paris-Dakar...Usually Gas stations are everywhere. Instrumentation for me is perfect. I don´t need lots of data neither beautiful colors. Ergonomics? I know lots of people that riding a RT or GS needs to upgrade windscreen, seat or handlebar raisers etc etc. Expensive??? I think it is very subjective. For me Norton Commando 961 is an expensive bike.Objectively, the NineT is a good bike. A great bike? Hmmm.
It’s not terribly fast. It isn’t the cleanest design. The suspension is marginal. Fuel range just okay. Instrumentation is archaic. Ergonomics are a bit odd. On and on. And it’s expensive.
But I love mine.
Perhaps it isn’t about “competition” but which bike sings to a particular rider. And isn’t it a fantastic that there are so many choice.
Of course I am refering to "classics bikes". I don´t mean it is the best bike in the world, I mean that among classic bikes it is the best. Compares Ninet with Trail or Touring Bikes doesn´t make sense.