Hi All! Picking up my new 2017 959 Panigale tomorrow...can't wait! I have owned motorcycles for many years, and finally getting the Ducati I have always wanted! See you around the forums!
I can attest to this. I installed the rear plate relocator and had to cut my laminated paper temp plate for it to not rub on the tire hugger. I rode for about a month on it with about 2 inches of clearance, I ended up with some rub scratches on the hugger from the temp plate.The temp plate is too big for the NRC mount I think.
It's funny you mention vibration, as my new Multistrada barely vibrates at all where my Panigale vibrated enough to tingle my toes when riding. I don't even notice it on the Multistrada. Very odd for us to have completely different experiences. Anyhoo...@YukonLT
My dealer lent me a Multi for the weekend last week and I put over 400 miles on it. Nice ride especially the skyhook suspension. The only noticeable hic although not a deal breaker is the vibration. Both the Panigale and the Monster's engines seem much smoother. Maybe it's the DVT? Notwithstanding, I'm not ready to get rid of either the Panigale or the Monster anytime soon. However, the Multistada is the ultimate do it all road warrior. Enjoy.
BTW, Please tell us the details of your thought process. I believe it would make an interesting read and may in fact serve those considering a Panigale.
No problem, and thanks for your input as well. I really did like the Panigale and could see myself picking up a used one eventually to have in the garage. My wife and I have been talking about either building a new house or getting something with more land (for more toys!) so buying more bikes has been a tough decision. I really needed to pick what I knew I would ride the most and the Multistrada fit the bill.@YukonLT That's a great story. Thanks for sharing.
People buy Omega watches for other reasons than the most accurate time piece which it isn't. The Panigale is a thoroughbred and I just love riding for what it is; a race bike. Moreover, just like an Omega, it receives looks of admiration in spades. However, It's a specialized riding machine. If I had to choose a do-it-all great, I'd pick the Multistrada like you did, no questions!