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Old Feb 24th 2019, 08:46 AM   #1
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Hi everyone
Ive been a long time lerker of this forum for a while, but now I'm a new member cause i finally got the chance to buy my dream bike
A little about me, I've been riding my 2001 cbr600f4i for 8 years now. great bike does everything you want but always left you wanting something with a little personality. was always interested in ducat but wasn't sure if they were right for me. demoed a bunch of bikes but made the mistake of demoing a ducati first, cause it made all the japanese bikes seem boring and i was hooked on he twin feel.

finally found the bike the sparked my interest when i first started riding a like new low mileage 2012 1199 panigale abs
but its still winter here and can only stare at the motorcycle art until it warms up, I thought id introduce myself here.

this is my first ducati so i thought id ask if anyone has and cool stories of their panigales, maintenance tips, things to look out for, stuff like that.

Thanks for any responses and spring cant come soon enough!
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Old Feb 24th 2019, 05:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to the team and congrats!
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Old Feb 24th 2019, 06:03 PM   #3
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Welcome to the board. I too just bought an 1199S and still walk out into the garage just to look at it. Great feeling and they sure have character. Its my 2nd Duc superbike. There are a lot of experienced and smart guys here with tons of knowledge, so use the search function or ask questions and you'll get the answers you're looking for. Hopefully spring comes soon so you can get out and enjoy it! Ride safe..........

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Old Feb 25th 2019, 08:49 AM   #4
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Thank you
this is going to be a great riding season
since it just snowed again here the riding season is still a ways away i will probably hitting that search function for a bunch of random stuff I'm curious about.
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Old Feb 25th 2019, 10:18 AM   #5
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Welcome aboard, on my 3rd Ducati myself.
Loved the transfer, that 1199 will pull like a train compared to that F4i!
Enjoy the relationship.
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Old Feb 26th 2019, 04:28 PM   #6
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ya I'm looking forward to the chance to open it up a little it will be a hell of a rush. but glad to hear 3 ducatis later and still satisfied. I knew when i took a few for a demo i was hooked, when i start riding this around i know i can't go back to japanese.
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Old Mar 16th 2019, 11:44 PM   #7
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I Ride: '18 V4 "S" '12 1199 Tricolore '09 Xerox 848 '03 1100XX '09 Repsol 1000RR 50th Anv
Well let you into a little secret the smart rider always has a back up plan that's why there is an 1100XX sitting in the garage as well as a few other Duc's.
One thing you will learn about the Panigale is a long hauler they aint like if you were going to do say a 500K one day ride you'd feel it.
We have just completed a Black Dog run here I took my 1199 S Tricolore as my V4's rear tyre is almost to the canvas (replacing next Saturday)
We did 450K's as there were 350+ bikes and it was tedious through the roads we went on as with that amount of traffic you could not get on the candle.
Besides its for a good cause all about mens suicide prevention anyway I digress have a back up as whilst the Panigale's are awesome to do serious miles they get tedious.

You will see the wisdom after your first 700-800 klm one dayer just how much they make you work hanging on at high speeds in corners as that's what they excel at fast paced stuff.
They dislike city traffic as they pig root and just painful cooking your upper legs good on cold days not so good in city traffic in 40 Celcius.

But my 3 Ducs I luv'em to bits each has its own personality the 2018 V4 S (The Angry One) the modded 2009 848 Xerox (The Lively one) and lastly my latest acquisition the 2012 1199 S Tricolore (The Nasty One).
2 & 3 are great fun the last one is an investment one as it only had 1500klms on it when I got it 2 weeks ago it now has 2700klms (I only get 1/2 Sat & Sun off work) so have to back off with it after I get the new tyre on the V4.
My 2009 Honda Repsol 1000RR is getting a new chain & sprockets soon so that will take the pressure off the dukes.

Also get the spacer kit into the throttle asap also Domino grips ditch the factory grips as they are as hard as scaffold tube.
The Tricolore has Termi slip ons and the factory up-map so is probably pushing as much HP as my V4 in a bike 10 kilos lighter awesomeness……….!
Have fun and tell us some of your adventures
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