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Hi all, I'm looking to get a second Ducati to add to my Monster 1100 evo. I'm really liking the look of the Supersport as it is comfortable and has everything i need. there is something nagging at me though as it might end up being too much like my current bike. Maybe I should get the Panigale as it has more power and a very different engine to the Evo. I'm not getting younger and maybe I should get the Panigale and experience that before I get too old for sportsbikes!

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I can't speak about your Monster, but I just sold my 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 in order to buy the new SS. I am 42 and my days of being hunched over while driving to work are over. I don't have access to a track where I live now so a frenetic/expensive race bike just doesn't make sense from a financial or practical standpoint. If you are going to do a lot of track days or canyon carving a Panigale might be great, plus the Panigale is the most beautiful bike you can buy. It all boils down to what you want you want and need in a new bike.
 

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I just sold an 1100evo and have a 939S on order.
As for the Panigale, ditto wot Alaska_Duc and Ed said.
 

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Hi all, I'm looking to get a second Ducati to add to my Monster 1100 evo. I'm really liking the look of the Supersport as it is comfortable and has everything i need. there is something nagging at me though as it might end up being too much like my current bike. Maybe I should get the Panigale as it has more power and a very different engine to the Evo. I'm not getting younger and maybe I should get the Panigale and experience that before I get too old for sportsbikes!

Any thoughts welcome.
Your concern about the SS being too much like your Monster may be valid. A few years ago I had a modified 900SS and a 748R and found that I'd have liked more separation between the two in regards to performance. The biggest difference was riding position, the 748 much more track focused, so that's where I used it. If you don't have a race track handy you'll probably find a Panigale too extreme for street use, not just the riding position, but also the "impatience" of the engine - it doesn't like to goof around; it wants to go. In the end it all comes down to what you want to do with the machines.
 

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I have been looking at the Panigales for years. They are amazing machines. But I did not pull out my wallet because I knew the extreme riding position would not agree with me. I have looked at their hypers and multis and thought they were some of the ugliest bikes around. How did the company that made the 900SS design these duck billed monstrosities??? But then they released the new Supersport 939 and I found I do indeed have a new Ducati in my future.

To the OP, you say you are getting older and want to experience the thrill of the pani, go ride one. You might find it is just the bike you need to scratch that itch. Or you might find it is too much to live with long term. In any event, go for the bike that speaks to you and enjoy the ride. :)
 

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It's up to you, I don't think that we can make that decision for you. But I suppose you're looking for suggestions. I think the recommendation to ride one is ideal.

If I could comfortably ride the Panigale I would have one like a shot. But quickly heading towards seventy a Panigale with its low bars, high pegs, rigid suspension and plank for a seat just can't happen for me. My all time favourite looking bike is a Manx Norton, but the Panigale is a very close second. It's not just a motorcycle it's a work of art too. Just stunning looks and so focused.

Depends what you're looking for in a motorcycle really............ but I'm thinking it is similar to your Monster, more sporting and better for distance riding but similar.
 

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We definitely can't the decision at all but there really is only one answer. Like everybody above said, get on one and ride it. Everyone reacts and interacts with things differently.
 

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I've had a 959 for a year now. In January I sold my Monster 1100 EVO. Looking to test ride the SS and see if I want to get it. I wouldn't have both the Monster and the SS. Too similar in ergos and engine HP and what they are meant for.
 

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I've had a 959 for a year now. In January I sold my Monster 1100 EVO. Looking to test ride the SS and see if I want to get it. I wouldn't have both the Monster and the SS. Too similar in ergos and engine HP and what they are meant for.
Hello from a fellow Orange county guy! I am also looking forward for riding this bike, I already have the SS on booking with Ducati Newport Beach.
 

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I tested a 959 and absolutely loved it, i didnt want to get off the **** thing. Did i buy one? No... the seat heat was just too much for me. That will be the deciding factor for me with the supersport.
 

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Im in the same boat. Do I need a touring bike if I'm just going to go blast around for an hour or so? The seat heat has me worried on the panigale. It seems like some are affected by it, others are not.. But they say riding a slow bike fast is more than riding a fast bike slow (which goes far cars too). So.. I'm torn.
 

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I would like a retuned Panagale 959 engine in the steel trestle supersport frame, if the frame could be adapted. The 959 engine would need to be retuned for bottom-end to mid-range performance and give good economy - call it a 959 Supersport. That way, those who want a slight power increase from the 939 Supersport would get what they want, I would get chain driven camshafts rather than belts, you would have the higher bars and lower pegs and seat of the 939 for comfort...in short all the benefits of the 939 and the benefits of the 959 Panagale. If the heated thigh/arse problem was fixed, the mirror vibration problem fixed, an 18 litre tank up from 16 litres then not only would Ducati have a brilliant sports bike for the road, but also an excellent sports touring bike. For serious long distance touring I would just take my modified old 79 BMW R series 1000.
 

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Yes you need to ride both
The pani surprisingly comfortable
I would suggest ride it on a hot day
And see if the heat will be an issue for you
Power wise I think it's an ideal
A nice problem to have ��
 

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I am 58 and ride an 848 SBK. While is it a very enjoyable bike to ride, it is also very uncomfortable and has a rubbish tank range. This is my first ever proper sportsbike, but after a couple of years of ownership I am waiting for the SS to replace it. Will be nice to ride for more than an hour without having to stop for coffee and a stretch.
 

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Interestingly I tested the pani and F4 agusta on the day I paid cash for the red S without a test ride. It was after those test I knew the SS, regardless of testing, was for me. Had cramps on the F4 within 30secs. Had serious back & shoulder tension on the pani within 5 mins and turned around. They are track bikes with indicators and mirrors. The SS is a road bike, which is where I will be spending much of my riding. I found the pani to be crap below 6000rpm, and unless I intend drag racing around town then surely common sense prevailing will limit me to ever buying one. They are not even comparable bikes.
Quite simple really, choose a bike fit for the purpose you intend using it for. I doubt many will get to use the pani properly on the road, but with the SS you actually get your money's worth.
With that said, I have researched and investigated transforming the SS with the monster 1200 '17 barrels but the oil and water channels do not line up. Next year I will look at a rebore for the SS because I do want that little bit more grunt.
 

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Interestingly I tested the pani and F4 agusta on the day I paid cash for the red S without a test ride. It was after those test I knew the SS, regardless of testing, was for me. Had cramps on the F4 within 30secs. Had serious back & shoulder tension on the pani within 5 mins and turned around. They are track bikes with indicators and mirrors. The SS is a road bike, which is where I will be spending much of my riding. I found the pani to be crap below 6000rpm, and unless I intend drag racing around town then surely common sense prevailing will limit me to ever buying one. They are not even comparable bikes.
Quite simple really, choose a bike fit for the purpose you intend using it for. I doubt many will get to use the pani properly on the road, but with the SS you actually get your money's worth.
With that said, I have researched and investigated transforming the SS with the monster 1200 '17 barrels but the oil and water channels do not line up. Next year I will look at a rebore for the SS because I do want that little bit more grunt.
I agree entirely. I sold my Panigale in order to buy the SS. The riding position is really only good for short sessions at the track. The heat from the exhaust on a hot day will cook your ass and leg. The Panigale is a real adrenalin rush in the right circumstances - the track, but it is a "pig" if you're commuting in heavy traffic and is quite a difficult bike to ride at lower revs and lower speeds. For everyday road-riding I believe the SS is perfect.
 
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The other issue with the Panigale is it's either power on or off. Which works well for the track, not so much for everyday roads.
 

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I disagree in what people are telling that a Pani is not comfortable. Thats very personally! For me its a comfortable bike compared whit the bikes Ducat made befor like 996 and 1098 ! Whit that bikes I rode 500 km a day small roads. The 996 was on the highway more comfortable than my current ss! So nobody can tell topicstarter wich bike is more or less comfy. Try yourself!
Wich my friend we do week trips in the Alps on Panigale, SS and Yam mt10. No problems at all . When you want ultimate comfort by a car��
 

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I disagree in what people are telling that a Pani is not comfortable. Thats very personally! For me its a comfortable bike compared whit the bikes Ducat made befor like 996 and 1098 ! Whit that bikes I rode 500 km a day small roads. The 996 was on the highway more comfortable than my current ss! So nobody can tell topicstarter wich bike is more or less comfy. Try yourself!
Wich my friend we do week trips in the Alps on Panigale, SS and Yam mt10. No problems at all . When you want ultimate comfort by a car��
I think what people have wrote are their personal experience, however you are the first I know of that claims the panigale is comfortable for regular use.
 
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