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I will be picking up my White 959 tomorrow afternoon. The weather is calling for around 10c or 50f so I won't be riding very long.

I started riding a few years ago and this will be my third bike and hopefully my last for awhile. My first bike was a Harley 883 Iron that I rode for half a season and then sold. It was a great bike to learn on as it didn't have much power. My next bike that had last summer was a Honda VFR800. Great bike, lots of fun. Just looking for something even more fun.

Any advice is appreciated as I've never ridden a Ducati. So far I've learned to double up my underwear (hot seat). Don't ride at night (lights aren't that bright). ;-)

Looking forward to tomorrow!

Chris
 

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Welcome @Chrisliveshere. You seem to be on the same boat as me, i never ridden a Ducati until i bought mine. Right off the bat, i swapped the headlights with PIAA xtreme white plus and they are really bright at night.

As for the hot seat, i don't really find it hot, i find the right side of the bike blasting hot air at you to be worse. Also remember, the bike does not like to be in the lower RPM range which was completely new to me. I honestly can't think of anything else right now but will definitely provide you with more insight as i remember (work tires you out, ahhaa).

Whereabouts in Ontario are you from? Who did you buy the bike from? If close by, we can ride together! I also got a white one myself.
 

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Welcome to the forum and the Ducati Owner's club. Men will want you and women will want to be you... Or is that the other way around?
 

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Welcome to the forum. Great bunch and lively discussions. Enjoy!
 

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Welcome and congrats from a fellow White-y :wink2: eh! I'm not Canadian, I mean the White Ducati! :grin2:

About the only advice I could give is - if you can make it to a track event, do it. It's The best way to learn about your bike and how your brain controls the machine. :nerd:
 

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Welcome @Chrisliveshere. You seem to be on the same boat as me, i never ridden a Ducati until i bought mine. Right off the bat, i swapped the headlights with PIAA xtreme white plus and they are really bright at night.

As for the hot seat, i don't really find it hot, i find the right side of the bike blasting hot air at you to be worse. Also remember, the bike does not like to be in the lower RPM range which was completely new to me. I honestly can't think of anything else right now but will definitely provide you with more insight as i remember (work tires you out, ahhaa).

Whereabouts in Ontario are you from? Who did you buy the bike from? If close by, we can ride together! I also got a white one myself.
Hi Gurneet,

I bought the bike from GP Bikes as they had the last one that was available. I live downtown Toronto but will ride mostly north of the city towards Haliburton where my cottage is.

I rode in to work this morning and the temp was as low as 4c. My iphone froze on the way in lol...

I'll post pictures once I pick it up today @ 1:00pm :smile2:
 

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Welcome and congrats from a fellow White-y :wink2: eh! I'm not Canadian, I mean the White Ducati! :grin2:

About the only advice I could give is - if you can make it to a track event, do it. It's The best way to learn about your bike and how your brain controls the machine. :nerd:
Thanks Dingo!

Newport - what a great place to live! I was there a couple of years ago at Pelican Hill Resort for a work meeting. One day I'd like to ship the bike and ride the coast line for a couple of days.

I've never tried a track day, but will keep my eyes open for something this summer.

Cheers,
Chris
 

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I hope it's the other way around. This bike is part of my divorce therapy ;-)
Well the 959 will be your new wife, and you can ride her all day long! Plus she goes way faster than your ex so...

Chin up man, I hope your 959 brings you a lot of joy, I know mine will when I'm ready to buy.
 

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Hi Gurneet,

I bought the bike from GP Bikes as they had the last one that was available. I live downtown Toronto but will ride mostly north of the city towards Haliburton where my cottage is.

I rode in to work this morning and the temp was as low as 4c. My iphone froze on the way in lol...

I'll post pictures once I pick it up today @ 1:00pm :smile2:
Congrats!! I bought mine from GP as well through Ginni & Jerry! Very good people down there!
 

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Congrats!! I bought mine from GP as well through Ginni & Jerry! Very good people down there!
I'm not from Ontario but on the forums I have heard nothing but good things about GP Bikes. Good to see you guys in Ontario are being taken care of.

Are there any other good dealers in Ontario, as well known as GP Bikes?
 

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I'm not from Ontario but on the forums I have heard nothing but good things about GP Bikes. Good to see you guys in Ontario are being taken care of.

Are there any other good dealers in Ontario, as well known as GP Bikes?
I would say Maranello Moto Sport would be my second. Keep in mind, i only dealt with Peninsula, Maranello, and GP bikes.
 

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I'm not from Ontario but on the forums I have heard nothing but good things about GP Bikes. Good to see you guys in Ontario are being taken care of.

Are there any other good dealers in Ontario, as well known as GP Bikes?
I have nothing but good to say about the Powersports sales, parts and accessory team in Ottawa.
 

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I picked up the bike yesterday and it's sure was cold! Big riding difference from the Honda! You feel like you are sitting on the front tire vs your lazy boy chair at home ;-)
I've only ridden a sports bike once before this, and it was a new Yamaha R1-M last summer. The clutch and the throttle are very smooth, and I didn't notice any jitter under 4k RPMs. The sounds are beautiful that come out of the exhaust, and I'm sure the people in the underground parking will learn to love it also. (in time)

I was very grateful for the heat coming off the bike on the ride home. I didn't notice the heat from the seat while I sat in traffic for 20 minutes. Maybe just a bit on my leg, but I was so frozen that I welcomed it.

All in all, beautiful bike! The turn signal controls are a bit far away, but other than that so far so good after 70km :)
 

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I was very grateful for the heat coming off the bike on the ride home.
We're all very grateful here in the Great White for having a heated seat on our Panigale as standard equipment.
 

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Welcome to the forum , I'm from Montreal, yes the heated seat is free they should of included heated grips as a cold weather package;)

Gpbikes is awesome , excellent all around I defiantly give them 2 thumbs up.

Enjoy the new toy.
 
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