Join Date: May 2004
Location: Newport Beach, CA
I haven't been here for awhile...but all the Ducati owners I know complain about the heat and the terrible riding position and settings for the street. Ducati is a track bike as far as I am concerned. Secondly, maintenance is high. I have ridden an S1000RR and done 0 to 100 mph with my friend twice and clearly beaten him soundly his BMW to my ZX-10R. Secondly, I have around $10,000+ invested in my Gen 4 abs and a Panigale can't pass me. One of my friends bought an R1M and he can't get the damn throttle to work smoothly...too abrupt and it's been on Attack's dyno twice. My bike makes 185 RWHP and it isn't the highest power, but it is the smoothest from bottom to top and that where you need it most. It is totally comfortable in all riding situations, and it's only the A group riders that are strong that I can't catch...and I'm 71 years old. Now that being said....let's check mods....I am up 2 in the back on the sprocket...change the gearing and it will be a totally different bike. Remove the muffler and replace it with an Akra shorty can with the restricter removed. If you can afford it, buy a fuel controller and get it mapped. All will make a difference. I have over 40,000 miles on my bike and I ride it very hard.
Last edited by Older Guy; 11-15-2017 at 01:16 PM.