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Anyone fitted one yet? Trying to find a model that works with the bike and there doesn't seem to be much info out there....
 

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Ducati will be doing an Ohlins kit not sure when it will be available though. Up to now I haven't noticed a need for one, a sweeter steering bike I haven't ever ridden.
 

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I agree I don't think you'll need it on the SS. This bike doesn't have the same tendency to come screaming out of corners shaking it's head violently as the Panigale would tend to do at times
 

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Although I must admit that I had an Ohlins damper fitted to the Panigale and I used to have it set a bit "light"
 

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Ducati will be doing an Ohlins kit not sure when it will be available though. Up to now I haven't noticed a need for one, a sweeter steering bike I haven't ever ridden.
Fully supported, I find the suspension holds well and feel no need for the steering damper.
Secondly, the screen and fairing is too small to cause any issues needing a steering damper.
 

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Secondly, the screen and fairing is too small to cause any issues needing a steering damper.
I'm curious, how do the screen and fairings affect the handling in such a way as to necessitate a steering damper? I always understood it to be largely related to front end geometry, specifically trail as a function of rake and offset.
 

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With the long wheelbase, it is not soon you wil lift the front. So steering is quite stable and no need for a steeringdamper in my opion.
 

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I'm curious, how do the screen and fairings affect the handling in such a way as to necessitate a steering damper? I always understood it to be largely related to front end geometry, specifically trail as a function of rake and offset.
Buffeting, Drag and Geometrical forces impact the steering by making the bike unstable.
I am surprised you have never felt it. Example, when over taking a truck that is travelling at speed have you felt how unsettled your steering becomes. That little shudder / wobble would be reduced with a damper, but not necessarily eliminated.

Anyway, my point is that I have never felt any issues with the suspension which I felt need a steering damper to solve it. The bike is stable in all conditions so far.
 

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I think on this bike it'll be an appearance thing only, so check if you can see it before buying.

However, there's a lot nicer bling available first.....
 

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my S2R Monster was a real shaker and I put an arrow SD on it, years ago. Made a big difference. This bike is like "butter" to quote my brother. Not sure a dampner would really make a significant difference. I would stick to the Ohlin one though....keep it all consistent and such.
 

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Buffeting, Drag and Geometrical forces impact the steering by making the bike unstable.
I am surprised you have never felt it. Example, when over taking a truck that is travelling at speed have you felt how unsettled your steering becomes. That little shudder / wobble would be reduced with a damper, but not necessarily eliminated.

Anyway, my point is that I have never felt any issues with the suspension which I felt need a steering damper to solve it. The bike is stable in all conditions so far.
I guess I'm lucky. I've been blown around by overtaking large trucks more times than I like to count, on a number of different bikes with and without fairings, blown across the full width of a lane on many occasions, but I never experienced any head shake from it.

I do agree with your assessment of the Supersport though, it doesn't really need one. Once people start adjusting front and rear ride height, that may change.
 

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I guess I'm lucky. I've been blown around by overtaking large trucks more times than I like to count, on a number of different bikes with and without fairings, blown across the full width of a lane on many occasions, but I never experienced any head shake from it.

I do agree with your assessment of the Supersport though, it doesn't really need one. Once people start adjusting front and rear ride height, that may change.
I havent experienced anything but buffeting, at speeds above 80mph, mostly with cross winds disrupting my cover.
 

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Once people start adjusting front and rear ride height, that may change.
Therein lays the caution, if riders don't know how to properly adjust the suspension then they will cause themselves bigger issues which will spread across the bike from the front to the rear. The SS is set for 75-80kg riders, which is the standard for sportsbikes (according to some knowledgeable people) I am not much different to that in weight so I feel quite comfortable with the factory setup.
 

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Therein lays the caution, if riders don't know how to properly adjust the suspension then they will cause themselves bigger issues which will spread across the bike from the front to the rear. The SS is set for 75-80kg riders, which is the standard for sportsbikes (according to some knowledgeable people) I am not much different to that in weight so I feel quite comfortable with the factory setup.
I was wondering about that, im appx 235, so that's like what, 107kg? So far it feels,good, maybe a little stiff over the rr tracks, i caught a little air, but it settled in on the turn right after. I haven't noticed any significant dive on braking either, so im leaving it for now.
 

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Checking/adjusting your sag

I was wondering about that, im appx 235, so that's like what, 107kg? So far it feels,good, maybe a little stiff over the rr tracks, i caught a little air, but it settled in on the turn right after. I haven't noticed any significant dive on braking either, so im leaving it for now.
Have a read, you might find better info elsewhere. Although these are the motoX bikes, the same principle applies.
MotoX:
Setting Your Sag | Transworld Motocross
https://www.procircuit.com/content/Setting the Sag.pdf

Sportbike:
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/new-r.../november/feb23-05-how-to-set-suspension-sag/
 
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