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Excited to be part of this forum and get my second Ducati in a year. I already have the fever and plan on keeping this one for many years.

Went with white and can't wait to start upgrading.
 

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Picked it up today and feel like a kid getting money from the tooth fairy. I've wanted a Ducati super bike for 20+ years and finally have one. It wasn't about money, just never thought I would ever have one.

Decided to pick it up a day early, like I was going to do anything else today knowing My bike was ready! Filling out paperwork and seeing it was a plus, but it didn't really set in that it was mine. Once I started it and got on, smiled ear to ear.

Only experience was a dirt bike, then a Ducati Scrambler that I bought in May, which was purchased so my wife could ride with me, and now the 959. My wife has been on the Scrambler twice, and all the reason that I should have the bike I should have bought the first time. Don't get me wrong, the Scrambler is really fun, but not my dream machine.

Glad to be here and can't wait to learn everything there is to know about this bike and the different mods you guys will be doing to your bikes.
 

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Sounds like your pretty stoked on getting your "Dream Ducati", congrats and welcome to the Duc family. Sounds like your well on your way to becoming a Ducatista... Cheers
 

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Sounds like your pretty stoked on getting your "Dream Ducati", congrats and welcome to the Duc family. Sounds like your well on your way to becoming a Ducatista... Cheers
Thanks Gents! Been smiling non stop and love the way she purrs.

Searching out some Tail Tidys and will most likely go with the NRC. Otherwise, more than good for now.
 

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Thanks Gents! Been smiling non stop and love the way she purrs.

Searching out some Tail Tidys and will most likely go with the NRC. Otherwise, more than good for now.
NRC all the way! Justin (the owner) is a top notch Dude who makes awesome products. I love supporting companys who are true enthusiast and Ducatista's!
 

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I would go with NRC.
Ordered and will arrive Wednesday! The passenger pegs aren't installed yet so plan on doing both at the same time.

Rode about 55 miles through some some canyons on Sunday. It was tough to control myself due to the run in period, but I still pushed the boundaries a bit. Cannot say enough about how much I love this bike.
 

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Ordered and will arrive Wednesday! The passenger pegs aren't installed yet so plan on doing both at the same time.

Rode about 55 miles through some some canyons on Sunday. It was tough to control myself due to the run in period, but I still pushed the boundaries a bit. Cannot say enough about how much I love this bike.
Break it in the way your going to ride it...:smile2:
 

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Break it in the way your going to ride it...:smile2:
Definitely my intention. Only avoiding redlining and constant speeds at this point. Probably not a factor, but want to keep this one for a while. So disciplined, that she hasn't even seen race mode yet.
 

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Definitely my intention. Only avoiding redlining and constant speeds at this point. Probably not a factor, but want to keep this one for a while. So disciplined, that she hasn't even seen race mode yet.
And I haven't even rode mine out of "Race Mode" yet....lol
 

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Correction - meant to say in race mode yet. I haven't used anything other than sport mode while I'm breaking in. Couple more weeks.
 

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isn't breaking in a myth or something? I swear everyone I talk to says you don't have to break it in, just ride how you want. I'm so confused about this. I should be getting mine in April so I need to know!
 

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Best thing is just to be sensible about how you ride it for the first couple hundred miles for sure. Verying your RPM's from low to high is best without over reving the motor for pro-long periods. Basically avoid the track for break in period, agressive street riding won't hurt the bike during break in. Just my experience with Ducati's...
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Best thing is just to be sensible about how you ride it for the first couple hundred miles for sure. Verying your RPM's from low to high is best without over reving the motor for pro-long periods. Basically avoid the track for break in period, agressive street riding won't hurt the bike during break in. Just my experience with Ducati's...
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I agree. This is easier to do (avoid track days during break-in) for me because I bought my bike a couple days ago (early February) in Seattle. Track days here don't start until April (because of weather). So, I'd argue that it's yet another benefit to buying the 959 early (rather than waiting until May/June/etc. If anyone needs an additional excuse/reason for them purchasing the 959 early on rather than waiting, maybe that will do the trick. :)
 
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