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Old Mar 15th 2013, 01:29 AM   #1
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Levers - Final

Hello Everyone,

just wanted to share my experience with Levers.

I decided to substitute stock levers with the rizoma racing...
I felt something was wrong...but at the beginning I thought it was just me not used to short levers...WRONG.

Today I picked up my baby with the Ducati Performance folding levers and it feels like heaven! ....

What I can say:
1-the DP levers are way more rock solid, while the rizoma were wiggling up and down
2-the brakes bite far better (to be honest I also bled the brakes concurrently), they engage earlier and the ramp up is quicker than before
3-the feeling is just amazing, you can really feel the fingers wrapped around something that is just designed for that purpose...

hope it helps! I criticised many times other DP accessories (e.g. carbon covers), but this time the work done by Ducati is just mind blowing
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Old Mar 15th 2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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Well thanks for that Nik

Well Nik,
After that rap how can I not go out and buy some. Good one buddy you just cost me more money.

I must admit they do look sweet. And as they are genuine DP Caliduc will approve.

what heat.



Originally Posted by Nikt View Post
Hello Everyone,

just wanted to share my experience with Levers.

I decided to substitute stock levers with the rizoma racing...
I felt something was wrong...but at the beginning I thought it was just me not used to short levers...WRONG.

Today I picked up my baby with the Ducati Performance folding levers and it feels like heaven! ....

What I can say:
1-the DP levers are way more rock solid, while the rizoma were wiggling up and down
2-the brakes bite far better (to be honest I also bled the brakes concurrently), they engage earlier and the ramp up is quicker than before
3-the feeling is just amazing, you can really feel the fingers wrapped around something that is just designed for that purpose...

hope it helps! I criticised many times other DP accessories (e.g. carbon covers), but this time the work done by Ducati is just mind blowing
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Old Mar 15th 2013, 02:30 AM   #3
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DP - resistance is futile

FWIW, I'm gonna finally go with DP rear sets soon .... just made them 100Euro more expensive buying Rizoma first
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DP - resistance is futile

FWIW, I'm gonna finally go with DP rear sets soon .... just made them 100Euro more expensive buying Rizoma first

I find the std set up comfortable just with the LSL peg replacement. love the look of the DP but very expensive here in australia for us.

I think I may put that $1000 towards the Akrapovic system (I wish)
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I've noticed most of the high quality aftermarket levers all seem to have a bit more play in them than the factory brembo levers.
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Old Mar 15th 2013, 03:16 AM   #6
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I've noticed most of the high quality aftermarket levers all seem to have a bit more play in them than the factory brembo levers.
Hey Nik any more play in them as been suggested.?
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Old Mar 15th 2013, 05:48 AM   #7
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I just installed the DP levers and love them. There is no lever on the market that is as good quality wise, that being said, its also the most expensive but worth it.
I also bit the bullet on the DP rearsets. also IMO the best rearsets on the market. Overpriced, perhaps but these things are SICK.
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Old Mar 15th 2013, 06:37 AM   #8
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I just ordered some Lightechs because of this. I have Performance Technologies EVO III, but the clutch lever has way too much play for me. Hoping Lightech cleaned up the slop and they're magnesium as well.
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The lightech levers are pretty good. I'm not sure why they even bothered with Magnesium as its marginal weight difference and I'm not sure what the "reason" for them are. I think they sell so few of them that they are actually cheaper than the regular aluminum ones. . . I've never used the lightech as standard OEM replacements but the ones for Brembo aftermarket MC's. I believe they are one of the few that make levers for the Brembo aftermarket MC's outside of Brembo.

The Ducati folding levers are excellent quality. I have them on my current bike (at least until I change the entire kit/kaboodle out). Although I question that they "bite" more or are any different than other levers. Thats kind of exaggerating it a bit much. There might be less "slop" because of how things are adjusted, but most good levers can be adjusted to remove any sort of play that they have (to an extent). The pivot point on the OEM levers and aftermarket levers are the same as well. So what brake performance doesn't really change in that regard. Now, if you have replaced the MC - then perhaps "bite" and feeling are affected much more. But changing out the MC on the 1199 is not a trivial task due to the mated calipers.
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The lightech levers are pretty good. I'm not sure why they even bothered with Magnesium as its marginal weight difference and I'm not sure what the "reason" for them are. I think they sell so few of them that they are actually cheaper than the regular aluminum ones. . . I've never used the lightech as standard OEM replacements but the ones for Brembo aftermarket MC's. I believe they are one of the few that make levers for the Brembo aftermarket MC's outside of Brembo.

The Ducati folding levers are excellent quality. I have them on my current bike (at least until I change the entire kit/kaboodle out). Although I question that they "bite" more or are any different than other levers. Thats kind of exaggerating it a bit much. There might be less "slop" because of how things are adjusted, but most good levers can be adjusted to remove any sort of play that they have (to an extent). The pivot point on the OEM levers and aftermarket levers are the same as well. So what brake performance doesn't really change in that regard. Now, if you have replaced the MC - then perhaps "bite" and feeling are affected much more. But changing out the MC on the 1199 is not a trivial task due to the mated calipers.
Yeah, the magnesium is just a meh, cool kind of thing. I don't even think they come in aluminum for the 1199.

Anthem, I couldn't adjust the play out of my EVO3, the clutch lever doesn't seem to rest properly.

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