Presently have assorted Harleys, Monster 1200R, Triumph Street Triple RS, 2005 Suzuki SV650S, and Triumph Street Twin. Will the 959 Corse only be offered in 2018, or can I expect to see it in 2019, and beyond? ThanksWhat are your former bikes? Are you coming off an inline 4, a triple, or are you a previous Ducati rider?
Having established the 959 is most happy as an 80% Track/20% Street bike, the Corse is even moreso... it's even in the name! The upgraded suspension on the Corse is even better suited for the track....When I test rode the 959 Corse today (with the Ducati Comfort seat), I was limited to only go ~6 miles. Couple miles up a crowded highway at ~75MPH, then putting around town back to the dealer. During this brief time, I experienced the classic wrist pain, sore lower back, etc. I have limited Sportbike experience, but are the ergos of these two bikes that dramatically different? Do you think I would have been equally comfortable on the 959 if it was allowed to run? Thanks
I probably should have mentioned my 2005 SV650 is a 'S' model, with clips ons. I'm going to set this bike up for the track (Gixxer front end, Penske rear shock, etc.). I do see your point, though. Excellent comparison. ThanksHaving established the 959 is most happy as an 80% Track/20% Street bike, the Corse is even moreso... it's even in the name! The upgraded suspension on the Corse is even better suited for the track.
6 miles is Definitely not enough time to test ride the 959 - unless you've owned Ducati's previously or have years of experience on other top tier sportbikes - of which the SV650 is not. Look at this picture of the 959 - see how the seat height is almost identical to the height of the clip-ons? That indicates the riding position is relatively extreme and is meant to be on its side, not sitting vertical. Now look at the SV650 and see the difference? MAJOR. Not only are the bars higher on the SV650, but they're closer to you. Completely different style of bikes and designed for completely different purposes.
Congrats.Just traded my Street Triple RS for a 959 Corse. Have a Monster 1200R, had a Scrambler, but never had a Panigale. How about some suggestions for mods & accessories? Thanks
Thanks, forgot about that (DP) radiator guard which was installed before the first ride out of the dealer's parking lot.congrats!
Evotech Radiator guard... I am not sure how much debris is scattered around your area, but it is the first thing I have installed.
Progrip 717 replacement grips... far more comfortable than stock and I found they help reduce the vibrations (same as what come stock on the SL).
I'm almost embarrassed to ask, but do people ever put bar risers on these bikes? Loving the bike, but the pain in between my shoulder blades is diminishing my riding enjoyment. Thanks
I believe someone tried to but found the reservoirs would hit the fairing and cause the turning radius to suffer. As well as being unsafe because of that fact, I don’t suggest it - hit the gym instead, it’ll get better!
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Indeed, risers will interfere with the fairings.I'm almost embarrassed to ask, but do people ever put bar risers on these bikes? Loving the bike, but the pain in between my shoulder blades is diminishing my riding enjoyment. Thanks