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Old Apr 21st 2019, 08:49 AM   #1
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To shift or not to shift?

New to ducati, but glad and lucky to finally have one.
Previously rode Harley.
My question pertains to whether Iím inadvertently lugging my motor.
Motor never has given off the tell tale sign of lugging(shaking,bogging down, no acceleration...).
Specs on the new Hypermotard 950 tell 80+% of its torque comes in at 3000rpm.
I however at times donít shift down from 3rd going into a corner and roll onto throttle coming out when motor is reving at just above 3000. Probably would accelerate sharper if I had dropped down to 2nd though.
Also when going up long hills as long as motor is pulling and accelerating and Iím above 4000 rpm I donít downshift.
I realize the topic of lugging a motorcycle is subjective, but can I have your feelings on this matter and whether Iíve done any damage as itís a new motor.
Have a great riding season All!!
Really love my Duc
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Old Apr 21st 2019, 08:53 AM   #2
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Damage? No. High gear low rpm hard acceleration could do damage but what you're describing although not ideal, should be fine.
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Old Apr 22nd 2019, 07:50 AM   #3
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Thanks doubleO.
Thatís a beautiful looking panigale!
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