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And even though I didnt ride it very far or very fast, she is miles ahead of my M750. It does get warm, but its train stable around turns, very confident on tip in, great clutch and just very easy to ride.
The fueling is especially good compared to the carbed Monster, which feels like it has a quarter throttle set up on it.
I really like the bike, will adjust my controls to take some load of my wrists, but other than that, this thing is good.

Renzo

Note: Thanks to Ducati of Winchester for the great service, its been a pleasure dealing with them and recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a bike. Pete is great and very helpful.
 

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Some more miles before this MotoGP starts, and once again, bike is rock solid. Was riding in Wet mode still, but the bike pulls really well. Finally getting used to the quickshifter.
Did a back to back with my M750, and where in the 959 you thought about the turn and it went, in the 750 it was a lot more effort and headshake at the same speed.
Will go out again after the race. Heat a non issue so far.
 

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I agree, the bike is rock solid. I was wondering why the front wheel doesn't come up when I get on it - not that I'm trying, mind you - but after reading the manual it appears that ABS is what controls the front wheel lifting. It makes sense to me that DTC would be the tech that controls wheel lift, but not so.
 

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I agree, the bike is rock solid. I was wondering why the front wheel doesn't come up when I get on it - not that I'm trying, mind you - but after reading the manual it appears that ABS is what controls the front wheel lifting. It makes sense to me that DTC would be the tech that controls wheel lift, but not so.
So about that, I am confused when they say antI lift. Is it rear wheel lifting up or wheelie control?
I rode more after the race, a little angry after what Iannone did, and the more I ride it the more I gel with it. Things are still new and need breaking in, but I already moved it to number 1 over my 750.
 

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Wheelie Control is controlled by the ABS system - Owner's manual page 76-77
 

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I was under the impression that the 959 did not have Wheelie Control, only the 1199R and SL and the 1299.
 

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Just to be clear, you are racing your 959? Do you intend to use it on the track mostly or are you going to be riding o normal streets as well?
 

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Just street riding for now. I already race cars, can't afford both.
 

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So about that, I am confused when they say antI lift. Is it rear wheel lifting up or wheelie control?
I rode more after the race, a little angry after what Iannone did, and the more I ride it the more I gel with it. Things are still new and need breaking in, but I already moved it to number 1 over my 750.
Iannone is a clown. Always has been, apparently he always will be. You going to Austin? I arrive Saturday morning. Let me know if you'll be there. I'll be with the other forum group.
 

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I was under the impression that the 959 did not have Wheelie Control, only the 1199R and SL and the 1299.
The 959 doesn't have a dedicated wheelie control system like the 1299.

Instead its a combination of the DTC and ABS. On weekends I ride in race mode with DTC 2 ABS 1 EBC 1 and if you really get on it it'll power wheelie
 

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Iannone is a clown. Always has been, apparently he always will be. You going to Austin? I arrive Saturday morning. Let me know if you'll be there. I'll be with the other forum group.
So I was going to go this year, but my wife starts her dream Job on Monday and last year we had issues. She really wants to go so I didn't want to leave her this year we may just do something later this year or Cota next year.
I was hoping to meet some of the colorful crowd.
 

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Sitting at 265 miles, today I went on a 160 mile ride, mostly highway and a few back roads to go watch MotoGP.
Ive done the same ride in my M750 multiple times and, I find this hard to say, but the Panigale is the more comfortable cruising bike as far as back pain/wrist pain goes. There is pretty much none, the seat may get a tad warm but its not bad. Easily spend 3 hours plus in the seat.
As things loosen up, handling is better, bumps are soaked up better, tires are getting better.
The only thing I find myself having issues with is occasionally pulling away from a dead stop, but after a couple of hick ups I believe I have it down pretty good.
The bike really gels with me so far, I love it. I have barely looked at my Monster since Ive gotten it and its not changing anytime soon.
Also, 130 miles and the light came on. Took 3 gallons, which was surprising to me that it took that long. When I filled up a bit of fuel went in the whole on the side of the filler, bike started right up like it has every time so far. No suction or venting issues to report.
 

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Sitting at 265 miles, today I went on a 160 mile ride, mostly highway and a few back roads to go watch MotoGP.
Ive done the same ride in my M750 multiple times and, I find this hard to say, but the Panigale is the more comfortable cruising bike as far as back pain/wrist pain goes. There is pretty much none, the seat may get a tad warm but its not bad. Easily spend 3 hours plus in the seat.
As things loosen up, handling is better, bumps are soaked up better, tires are getting better.
The only thing I find myself having issues with is occasionally pulling away from a dead stop, but after a couple of hick ups I believe I have it down pretty good.
The bike really gels with me so far, I love it. I have barely looked at my Monster since Ive gotten it and its not changing anytime soon.
Also, 130 miles and the light came on. Took 3 gallons, which was surprising to me that it took that long. When I filled up a bit of fuel went in the whole on the side of the filler, bike started right up like it has every time so far. No suction or venting issues to report.
Before I bought my 959, I test rode it 4 different times (at 2 different dealerships). 2 of the trips were for 1 1/2 hours. Since my other bike is a sport touring bike, I wanted to make sure that it wouldn't hurt my back/neck/wrists/etc too much. I was very pleasantly surprised with similar results as you.
 

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Sitting at 385 miles. Had a couple of stalls that felt like they shouldnt have happened, but otherwise bike continues to be good. Had almost a 90 degree day, and while its warm in traffic (rode to work), its not that bad. I do wear kevlar lined riding pants.
 
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