Hi. No discomfort at all. I always use earplugs. Going up through the gears in the midrange it sounds the best with the quickshiffter. At 70mph on the motorway you can barely hear the bike, almost silent. I love it
Thanks for sharing your experience! I can totally relate with everything you said. I've done my 9th track day on the SSS, 2nd one with the termi and constantly have false neutrals, scary ones too. Sooner or later I'll post a YT video with all my false neutrals, it's gotta be 10 minutes long at least.First trackday on the SSS! Had a blast at Grattan just north of Grand Rapids. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to track prep. Mirrors come off with extraction of two bolts and some wiggling (damn, they're heavy buggers!), 6 bolts and the pannier rack was on the floor. The tail section is a bit fiddly, but not difficult to do. Unplug the brake light, turn off the DRLs with the button on the bars and good to go, (not counting track org rules that apply to everyone.) I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Compared to my Panigale 899, the SS obviously lacks the top end rush, but the torque pushing you out of the corners is addictive. As is the new Termignoni soundtrack.
I did encounter two issues that curbed my enthusiasm a little. First was the quick shifter. Its really not helpful at full throttle at high rpm, especially between 5th and 6th. I must've hit a dozen false neutrals over the course of the day. After lunch I lowered the shift lever one turn (had already moved it down one turn shortly after buying the bike.) That improved the response a little, but it still took a good thwacking to prevent false neutrals. Was going to try one more turn down, but was afraid of catching my toe in left-handers. Anyway, I rarely had upshiftng issues with my 899. Seems to be a SS thing? I'm a bit fearful of what I'm going to find stuck to the sump magnet next oil charge. 😣
The second issue was a high speed vibration. At the end of the straight at an indicated 130mph or so, I was getting a fair bit of vibration. I'm pretty meticulous about balancing my wheels and all the weights were in place. Maybe the forks are a tad out of alignment.
If i can sort those trouble spots, its going to be a winner on the track. Not as good as the Pani, but the street comfort for the other 95% of the riding i do is well worth the tradeoff.
They are the Ilmberger carbon.
Nice bike. The fuel cap looks pretty interesting. But it isn't lockable, is it?
Do you have access to the pillion peg blanking plates? They're kinda hard to get at a good rate here in Germany. They're quite affordable from the UK, but with transport and taxes since the Brexit, they end up even more expensive.
That's quite unfortunate that Evotech Italy doesn't offer the blanking plates.By the way, I've sold many tail tidies for Hypermotard in Germany, if I based on my sales, I'd say there are more Hyper than other Ducati models?
That's quite unfortunate that Evotech Italy doesn't offer the blanking plates.
Idk about the real numbers, but based on what I see on the road, I'd say the best selling Ducati models in Germany are the Multistradas followed by the Scramblers and then the Monster 950.