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Old May 3rd 2016, 09:35 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by VAST View Post
u picked a horribly steering/turning heavier bike over the Pani.... wow....
Have you previously owned an 1198 SP?

I'm so glad I didn't have to spend $20K only to find out I made a huge mistake or force myself to fall in love with a Pani, thanks to the Pani demo test ride offers.

My 1198 SP steers and turns just fine for my type of riding. It will never be tracked and I'm no track racer, so your point does not matter. I assume you read my EXPERIENCE post about the Panigale based on what you've said here. Every bike it NOT for every rider. The Pani is not the best bike for ME. I don't give a shit how well the Pani turns, steers and or weighs. My experiences with the Panigale were valid (for me), so I know I made the best decision for me and the right bike (for me) now resides in my garage. If the Panigale was the right bike for me it would be in my garage today and this thread would not even exist.

I am a proud owner of a Ducati and it just happens to be the 1198 SP.

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Old May 3rd 2016, 10:13 AM   #12
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Hey calm down 2wheelfreak (aren't you supposed to be from "Heaven" ?) Vast is only stating what allot of 1*98 owners have felt in the past... I don't think anyone is disputing that they are great bikes, its more of addressing the handling. If you want to make it handle a bit more razor sharp then address the geometry, but if this doesn't interest you then keep ridding it the way it is—if that makes you happy... But just note, you can still tweak it to respond more favorably on the street. I would start with getting the suspension dialed into your weight and change the rear spring to accommodate your weight.
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Originally Posted by Prince Albert View Post
Hey calm down 2wheelfreak (aren't you supposed to be from "Heaven" ?) Vast is only stating what allot of 1*98 owners have felt in the past... I don't think anyone is disputing that they are great bikes, its more of addressing the handling. If you want to make it handle a bit more razor sharp then address the geometry, but if this doesn't interest you then keep ridding it the way it is—if that makes you happy... But just note, you can still tweak it to respond more favorably on the street. I would start with getting the suspension dialed into your weight and change the rear spring to accommodate your weight.
PA,

I'm good man, I wasn't upset by what he said. Totally understand the point he was making. But I had to respond with my point. LOL.

Since you guys know about addressing the handling issues, how about pointing me in the right direction regarding the info I need to be reading about to address those issues, etc. Searches can be iffy at best. Perhaps you remember the threads and can link them here, or somone else for that matter. Vast? You reading this?

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Old May 3rd 2016, 10:48 AM   #14
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yeah i owned a 1098s tricolore and fukn hated it... worst bike i ever owned, but thats bc i njoy turning a bike ... cant believe ppl still buy/own those things...
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What does the SP stand for?
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Old May 3rd 2016, 11:00 AM   #16
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First of all 2wheelfreak, your'e a better man than I. I commend you on your purchase,
I really did love my 1198SP.. I did however speak to our good friends here at Ducati Omaha and Jarel J set me up with my new spring according to my weight. I then took my bike to get the suspension dialed in by my technician (you have to sit on the bike with your regular riding gear for this whilst he and someone else sets the the SAG)...

Here, go to this thread and make a user account and then get this info
http://www.kyleracingforums.com/foru...p?7-Suspension

I hope this helps and congrats on your purchase

Just because I love my 1199s more than my previous 1198SP doesn't necessarily mean it would be a better bike for everyone, so I see your point.
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Old May 3rd 2016, 11:06 AM   #17
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What does the SP stand for?
Shitty Performance.
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^ thats fuckin hilarious.

Sport Production.

It is by no means an "easy" bike to ride - but I have a blast with it on the track. Its a nightmare on the street. The 1199 is far easier to ride.
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Old May 3rd 2016, 12:52 PM   #19
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Shitty Performance.
At least with the **98 series Ducati actually won (2008 and 2011 Superbike World Championship with the 1098 R, along with the 2008 British Superbike Championship) something the **99 can't seem to do.

To the OP good luck with the bike, they are a lot of fun.
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Old May 3rd 2016, 02:38 PM   #20
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Track monster...
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