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Hi guys!
Been looking around and finally decided the 959 was the bike for me.
The only thing that worried me was the heat, I know its been talked about alot, and I think Ive read every post.

One question, today I went to the dealership and when I was looking at the bike noticed that there is a steel plate below the plastic frame cover, and then i could see some what it looks like thermal tape covering the back of the plastic frame cover...
My question is, did you guys get that on your bikes as well? Or is Ducati doing this on the ¨17s modelo to control the heat?

Thank you very much for all your help!
 

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I don't have any heat tape on mine. I think the whole heat thing is over hyped. I live in Southern Alabama its hot here and I ride almost everyday of the year. I do all kinds of riding. If you want supreme comfort look elsewhere, but that can't be what you're looking for if you want a Panigale so you're in the right place. If you really can't stand a bit of warmth and love wearing daisy dukes when you ride I am sure some combination of extra heat tape in places, some carbon covers, new exhaust or a more rich tune would get you where you need to be. The bike is fantastic in showroom configuration though so have fun!


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Since spring has finally come into full swing in the northeast I have put another 1,200 miles on the bike and have been playing around a little bit with my seating position, it can drastically change how warm I feel.

I contributed to the original heat post having earned a quarter sized blister on my second ride out. Now I have no discomfort at all, but I can also give myself a "warm up" on early morning rides.

With the stock EBC setting the engine braking is pretty aggressive, when I first went out I found myself gripping the tank with my knees in a full forward position just to be prepared for the off-throttle deceleration.

When you grip the bike like that it must block some cooling air around the surfaces between the tank/seat/frame. I find that closing my knees will quickly warm up my upper/inner thigh. Once I feel warm I can back off the tank a little bit and open my knees, or start practicing my turning body position (one cheek off the side of the seat), and the heat quickly dissipates.

Hope this helps!

(Edit; Kinda funny, look at the graphic in the banner, the guy in the track suit, nice and cool, the dude in black, on his way to warming up the nuggets!)
 

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What @MotoMillion wrote is absolutely correct. 1) you must wear proper leathers and 2) ride at 60mph or more.
The engine runs hot (as all racebikes do) but the exhaust configuration of the Panigale magnifies the heat at low speed.
If you're thinking of using it in the city and/or in traffic you should test ride other choices also prior to pulling the trigger.
 
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I really do not have any problems with the heat. I bought my 959 just last week, so might not have enough time in the sattle yet. I would not worry too much about it. Remember: its still a super sport bike. It will not be comfy at all to begin with :)
 
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I really do not have any problems with the heat until now. I bought my 959 just last week, so might not have enough time on the sattle yet. I would not worry too much about it. Remember: its still a super sport bike. It will not be comfy at all to begin with :)
Just as a reminder, the first photo is a supersport, the latter is a racebike.
 

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or just remove sport...

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To add on to what everyone else has said, if you haven't bought it already, go find a dealer that will let you test out one of their demo bikes. That HUGE thread you probably have read through has the whole spectrum of experiences, but ultimately, go out and test ride one and find out for yourself. A quick 15-30 minute ride will tell you everything you need to know about the heat and how much you personally can tolerate it.


I personally took off all my heat shielding parts (well, the head covers and the rear pipe shield) and I still have no problems with heat.

 

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I personally took off all my heat shielding parts (well, the head covers and the rear pipe shield) and I still have no problems with heat.
Brave mod! :)
 

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Brave mod! :)
If anything, I suspect it probably vents more and runs cooler at high speeds.
"High speeds" being the operative words.

About @DJ Shrug bike: I like mods that cost only time and elbow grease.

Notwithstanding, I think the photo is a distraction from the most important part of his post: Go ride one, then decide.
 
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So the 1299 lets out more heat than the 959 is what you are saying?

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Not really, The 1299 has a one piece Sub-frame which absorbs and radiates alot more heat from the rear cylinder block than the 959's basic tube type with plastic covers.

Ive removed the engine covers too and found it better when riding.
 

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I don't have any heat tape on mine. I think the whole heat thing is over hyped. I live in Southern Alabama its hot here and I ride almost everyday of the year. I do all kinds of riding. If you want supreme comfort look elsewhere, but that can't be what you're looking for if you want a Panigale so you're in the right place. If you really can't stand a bit of warmth and love wearing daisy dukes when you ride I am sure some combination of extra heat tape in places, some carbon covers, new exhaust or a more rich tune would get you where you need to be. The bike is fantastic in showroom configuration though so have fun!


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Natchez Trace in Mississippi... Get hot, you won't regret it.
 
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