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Old Sep 24th 2019, 03:30 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by FlatlineEF9 View Post
I feel you bro. It happens to me too without even sitting on the bike.
Haha!! Too funny 😂
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Old Sep 24th 2019, 03:31 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by teethoflove View Post
Agreed.


You could try comfort seat, tank grips (use your knees), rear sets.
Whatever you can do to sit farther back, keeping your junk from the tank.

or get some action more often so you're too busy riding fast
Lol. Just ordered the comfort seat. One step at a time I suppose. Thanks man!
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Old Sep 24th 2019, 08:42 PM   #13
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You need stomp grips as well, they will let you sit back an inch, if you need that much space. Lol
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Old Sep 25th 2019, 07:07 PM   #14
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Track bikes are meant to be ridden to the side for pretty much the whole time. The only time you should be sitting on the center of the bike is during the longest straight on a track. Problem is most of these bikes are ridden on the street and not used for the purpose they were meant for. Street riding is generally straight riding. Ultimately you have the wrong bike.
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Old Sep 26th 2019, 06:19 PM   #15
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You could also change your rearsets and get your legs up or down. May help.
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Old Sep 27th 2019, 09:32 PM   #16
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If I were to report an issue in that area, I would say it is the balls that tend to cause problems for me
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Old Sep 27th 2019, 10:22 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by airjawed View Post
Track bikes are meant to be ridden to the side for pretty much the whole time. The only time you should be sitting on the center of the bike is during the longest straight on a track. Problem is most of these bikes are ridden on the street and not used for the purpose they were meant for. Street riding is generally straight riding. Ultimately you have the wrong bike.
Let's not get carried away. Certainly these bikes are track inspired and race derived. But make no mistake, they are built by Ducati for the street market.

Yes, there are track-day-only owners, occasional-track-day owners, and even some stock racers out there. However, a vast majority of superbike owners have never tracked their bikes (and many never will).

The economic scales & investments required to engineer, design, test, and produce these latest bikes would be impossible if the manufacturers were solely going after the track users (and they wouldn't come with signals, satnav, and other highway goodies). There simply isn't enough volume for them otherwise.

You do realize the bike companies are involved in racing to sell bikes to the street guys, right? No different than automobile racing. But I wouldn't tell a hypercar owner that he bought the wrong car because his carbon fiber seat hurt his ass while driving in the city.

What people really need to understand is not that they purchased the wrong bike, but that they need to adjust their settings and body position for this bike. These bikes were designed for riders to have a more "tucked" position, which naturally pulls your sack away from the tank a bit. Even on the street.

Those who ride straight up (with their arms straight and chest up high) are the ones who suffer the most. They should scoot their butt back a bit, add grip to the tank, and perhaps even adjust their rearsets. Get the weight off the wrists at the same time.

There is nothing wrong with superbike riding on the street, and most owners can expect to become comfortable on long rides with just a little bit of effort and adjustment.

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Old Oct 2nd 2019, 12:09 PM   #18
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So what's the problem?
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Old Oct 2nd 2019, 01:02 PM   #19
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I hear what you are saying. I'd say these bikes are rideable on the street but really designed around speeds and performance beyond what is legal on the streets. I actually can not use 6 th gear while staying within the speed limit without my 1199 bogging down. It is not in its power zone and feels like it is coming apart. I usually will only use 4th gear for the engine to run correctly. It even says in the manual that if you stay in gear with a low rpm you will lose power due to timing being pulled. Cooling system and exhaust heat will show you those same hints that the bike is not designed to be in its comfort zone on the street.

There are sport bike and super bike categories for a reason. As far as ducati is concerned they will sell a bike based on the idea that the ordinary buyer can be part of the love of motorcycles. The love of racing and track riding when it comes to the panigale. Owners are not emailing ducati to ask them to fix the comfort and heat issues... they are on the forums.

Everyone has the right to buy whatever bike and use them in any way they choose. I don't understand parking a bike in the living room but it is a person's right. I'll just say there are bikes, even made by ducati, that are better suited for street riding.

Hope what I'm saying is more agreeable to all!

Originally Posted by fosterelli View Post
Let's not get carried away. Certainly these bikes are track inspired and race derived. But make no mistake, they are built by Ducati for the street market.

Yes, there are track-day-only owners, occasional-track-day owners, and even some stock racers out there. However, a vast majority of superbike owners have never tracked their bike (and many never will).

The economic scales & investments required to engineer, design, test, and produce these latest bikes would be impossible if the manufacturers were solely going after the track users (and they wouldn't come with signals, satnav, and other highway goodies). There simply isn't enough volume for them otherwise.

You do realize the bike companies are involved in racing to sell bikes to the street guys, right? No different than automobile racing. But I wouldn't tell a hypercar owner that he bought the wrong car because his carbon fiber seat hurt his ass while driving in the city.

What people really need to understand is not that they purchased the wrong bike, but that they need to adjust their settings and body position for this bike. These bikes were designed for riders to have a more "tucked" position, which naturally pulls your sack away from the tank a bit. Even on the street.

Those who ride straight up (with their arms straight and chest up high) are the ones who suffer the most. They should scoot their butt back a bit, add grip to the tank, and perhaps even adjust their rearsets. Get the weight off the wrists at the same time.

There is nothing wrong with superbike riding on the street, and most owners can expect to become comfortable on long rides with just a little bit of effort and adjustment.
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Old Oct 5th 2019, 02:28 PM   #20
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Lets back on track here, the OP was complaining that the V4 gives him a boner. Nice, but I would say that the correct solution it to open the throttle and aim for the next set of corners and all preoccupation with ones genitals will vanish.
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