New 1299S Owner

Feb 2019
32
14
Texas
Very reliable bike, I don’t understand why people complain that it’s not reliable, going on my third Ducati and have never had any real problems other then normal wear and tear, brakes, fluids, chain etc. My first Duc was a 2007 1098 Base model with ful termi system and race air filter and ECU, put 18k miles on it and had no issue(I really rode that thing hard), did keep up with the maintenance schedule, what I could do myself I would and the other stuff I saved up and took it in to the Ducati certified tech. Second Duc was a 2013 Diavel Carbon and that thing was comfortable and reliable, no issues, sold it to a Buddy of mine and he put 10k mi on it without any issue, only problem he ran into was when he let it sit for three months without a battery tender or fuel maintainer, had to take it in for diagnostics (Ride your bike), my current bike is a 2015 Panigale 1299S with all the upgrades mentioned up top just about, throttle slack spacers, mirror eliminators, integrated tail light, slip on akro, bar end mirror, and I’m contemplating wrapping the pipes and getting the subframe carbon fiber covers to prevent burning my inner thighs in the hot south Texas weather. Look on YouTube for “Moto Dutchman”, he has several videos and reviews on there and a discount code for Motomillion site. Ducati is a wonderful brand and as with any bike, maintenance is a must, oil change, brakes etc. YouTube is your friend for do it yourself stuff. I feel more connected with my Duc when I perform my own work, as long as I feel comfortable enough doing it. It turns heads everywhere and I always look back when I’m walking away to enjoy it’s stance.



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Mar 2015
311
102
ATX
Very reliable bike, I don’t understand why people complain that it’s not reliable, going on my third Ducati and have never had any real problems other then normal wear and tear, brakes, fluids, chain etc. My first Duc was a 2007 1098 Base model with ful termi system and race air filter and ECU, put 18k miles on it and had no issue(I really rode that thing hard), did keep up with the maintenance schedule, what I could do myself I would and the other stuff I saved up and took it in to the Ducati certified tech. Second Duc was a 2013 Diavel Carbon and that thing was comfortable and reliable, no issues, sold it to a Buddy of mine and he put 10k mi on it without any issue, only problem he ran into was when he let it sit for three months without a battery tender or fuel maintainer, had to take it in for diagnostics (Ride your bike), my current bike is a 2015 Panigale 1299S with all the upgrades mentioned up top just about, throttle slack spacers, mirror eliminators, integrated tail light, slip on akro, bar end mirror, and I’m contemplating wrapping the pipes and getting the subframe carbon fiber covers to prevent burning my inner thighs in the hot south Texas weather. Look on YouTube for “Moto Dutchman”, he has several videos and reviews on there and a discount code for Motomillion site. Ducati is a wonderful brand and as with any bike, maintenance is a must, oil change, brakes etc. YouTube is your friend for do it yourself stuff. I feel more connected with my Duc when I perform my own work, as long as I feel comfortable enough doing it. It turns heads everywhere and I always look back when I’m walking away to enjoy it’s stance.



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Have to agree with you there Picazo. i put over 15K on my 1299s and still counting and just finished front fork seals replacement and fluid changed. Never once had her in for any major issue except for 15k valves check and adjustment. Will convert her as 2nd track bike and thinking about getting SD or Tuono for street
 
Oct 2019
22
17
Fremont, CA
Bird has finally landed





It didn't start so had to charge the battery with my hybrid charger but it didn't charge it enough. Jump started it. Then tried battery tender and it somewhat charged it and it started again.



Battery is so tiny.


 
Apr 2017
440
113
Detroit
With mine, I find an engine tune is a must to prevent the engine from stalling while slowing to a stop and carbon subframe covers to prevent the heat from roasting your inner thighs.
Of all the must do mods, this is definitely at the top of the list. Without some kind of fueling update this things runs super lean down low and will stall. Once I added the Tuneboy software my stalling days were over.

I’ve spent since moved to a rapidbike ans hope to get even better fueling down low to smooth out low rpm riding.
 
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Oct 2019
22
17
Fremont, CA
installed T-Rex frame/axle sliders .... next is throttle spacers, FE, radiator guards and heatshield ....
 
Oct 2019
22
17
Fremont, CA
Oil cooler guard screws are so tiny and tight from factory. Stripped RHS easily. LHS came off relatively easily. My shitty old 2.5 hex bit is to blame. Mounted only one side for now. Will take out the screw later whenever I take it the wheel.



 
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