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Headed down to Texas last weekend for MotoGP, and finally got to see the Supersport in person.

Man, what a beautiful bike. So comfortable, too. The seat feels amazing, the pegs are in just the right spot, and the bars feel sporty, but all-day comfortable.

In the Ducati Owners Lounge, they were dishing up free lunch for the Ducatisti. The people serving prosciutto and parmesan were national sales staff, so I was quizzing them on delivery dates. They said the first shipment is off the boat in New York, but there's no guarantee that mine is on that shipment.

"But I put down a deposit almost two months ago!" I protested.
"We had deposits last November," they replied.

They did seem confident I'll have my bike by middle of May at the latest.

 

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It's sweet you will really enjoy it.

The only issue have is with heat in traffic and a bit of an issue with finding neutral. Almost impossible when the bike is cold. I'm hoping the neutral issue will sort itself out with time as its not to bad once the bike is warm.
 

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It's sweet you will really enjoy it.

The only issue have is with heat in traffic and a bit of an issue with finding neutral. Almost impossible when the bike is cold. I'm hoping the neutral issue will sort itself out with time as its not to bad once the bike is warm.
It's pretty common with Ducatis for Neutral to be a little stiff in the early going. My Monster slides into neutral much more easily now than it did many years ago when I got her.
 

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The bikes come through Port Newark here in NJ and usually they take a few days or a few weeks to clear customs. Still good news that things are moving along.
 

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About the phantom neutral issue: When new, my '15 Hyperstrada was really finicky finding neutral, particularly when cold. At the 600 mile service, the factory Shell Advance Ultra 4T was drained from the crankcase and replaced with Motul 300V. Immediately I noticed i could find neutral much easier. I chalked it up to break-in, so when I changed the oil myself at 3,500 miles, I reverted back to Shell Advance Ultra 4T. And guess what? Hard to find neutral issue retuned immediately. So after 1,500 miles I changed the oil and filter again and went with Motul 300V. Once in a while I might have a little trouble finding neutral, but it's very rare compared to the Shell synthetic, in which it was routine. I love Shell products...I purchase only Shell or Chevron gasoline, but when it comes to motorcycle oil, I'll stick to Mosul 300V, which seems to have an advantage over Shell Advance Ultra 4T.
 

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Headed down to Texas last weekend for MotoGP, and finally got to see the Supersport in person.

Man, what a beautiful bike. So comfortable, too. The seat feels amazing, the pegs are in just the right spot, and the bars feel sporty, but all-day comfortable.

Wow! I think you look the most leaned over of any of the promo pictures I've seen. But that's a good thing for me! Can I ask how tall you are?
 

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About the phantom neutral issue: When new, my '15 Hyperstrada was really finicky finding neutral, particularly when cold. At the 600 mile service, the factory Shell Advance Ultra 4T was drained from the crankcase and replaced with Motul 300V. Immediately I noticed i could find neutral much easier. I chalked it up to break-in, so when I changed the oil myself at 3,500 miles, I reverted back to Shell Advance Ultra 4T. And guess what? Hard to find neutral issue retuned immediately. So after 1,500 miles I changed the oil and filter again and went with Motul 300V. Once in a while I might have a little trouble finding neutral, but it's very rare compared to the Shell synthetic, in which it was routine. I love Shell products...I purchase only Shell or Chevron gasoline, but when it comes to motorcycle oil, I'll stick to Mosul 300V, which seems to have an advantage over Shell Advance Ultra 4T.
Excellent advice. Thank you for putting this out there. I most certainly would have put Shell advance Ultra 4t back in the bike during oil changes.
 

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Wow! I think you look the most leaned over of any of the promo pictures I've seen. But that's a good thing for me! Can I ask how tall you are?
I'm 5'10". My '99 Monster 750 has the fully lowered clip-ons, and there is a LOT less room between the seat and the pegs. For me, this position feels tremendously more comfortable. But yes, it is still a sport bike- definitely not a cruiser or sport-touring posture.
 
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