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All,

I don't care for the aesthetics but in the event of a garage tip-over, would tank sliders be a wise investment?

Assuming Sato frame sliders were installed on the bike, I'm unsure whether the tank is likely to make contact with the ground in a tip-over but the last thing I'd want is to have a dented tank when I could have stuck on some sliders.

Any thoughts as to whether the tank is vulnerable in a standing still tip-over if the bike has frame sliders and axle sliders on it?

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-Curly
 

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Your mirrors / levers / clip-ons are usually the first thing to go if the bike were to tip over, but I guess any extra protection is helpful. Tanks are expensive to replace for sure.
 

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Yeah the tank likely isn't going to touch in a tip-over scenario. In a at-speed crash scenario, if your clips-ons snap, your tank is probably gonna grind. If you get into a crash where your clip-ons snap, I feel like there's gonna be a ton of damage everywhere else.

The pivot that the Sato/R&G sliders introduce would make it such that you'd need to kick the bike over pretty hard for the tank to even be considered to touch.



I'd say not worth, only get it if you need it (ie. race regs).
 
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Yeah the tank likely isn't going to touch in a tip-over scenario. In a at-speed crash scenario, if your clips-ons snap, your tank is probably gonna grind. If you get into a crash where your clip-ons snap, I feel like there's gonna be a ton of damage everywhere else.

The pivot that the Sato/R&G sliders introduce would make it such that you'd need to kick the bike over pretty hard for the tank to even be considered to touch.



I'd say not worth, only get it if you need it (ie. race regs).
I think another way of looking at this would be "if" it happen. $100 dmg over $2000 dmg on the tank.
The tank slider is a small price to pay over the tank.
 

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If you go down, the tank is one of the first things to touch. It is not just wanting to protect your tank, but it is also about protecting the whole bike. The tank design on the Panigale has the sides extend out. If you happen to go into a slide on the side of the bike, this can result in the tank to puncture and eventually to set fire to the bike.

Hence why many race teams will install the tank sliders to make sure their bikes don't catch fire.





We do have these in stock at all times, and are really popular pieces.

You can view and purchase your set directly here: Ducati Panigale Carbon Fiber Tank Sliders

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I'm adding Sato "frame sliders" or engine sliders, whatever you want to call them, in hopes that is sufficient to protect the bike in case of a tip-over. I just can't get over the aesthetics of the carbon tank sliders.

I'll continue thinking about it, though, because it may be cheap insurance.
 
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