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post #16 of 21 Old 03-29-2017, 09:32 AM
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I just wanna learn to ride a bit better and have always wanted to do a track day. The guys who did my tuning told me that there is a lot I could learn from a few days at the track.

And I don't want to own a Panigale to take it to the track. I want that to be a future every day rider.
Ducati just released their new Supersport. A 931 or 959 size engine, but it's a sportbike you can ride everyday. Slighly relaxed ergos, all the electronics, and you can still whip it around a track. This sounds like a better bike to live with than a Panigale.
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They call it a "Supersport". I beg to differ. If that's a "Supersport" then so is the Z1000SX. LOL!

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They call it a "Supersport". I beg to differ. If that's a "Supersport" then so is the Z1000SX. LOL!
Sure. We can agree the name is inaccurate, but for what most people actually want, it seems like the ideal setup.

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Sure. We can agree the name is inaccurate, but for what most people actually want, it seems like the ideal setup.
Perfect for lard-arses who can't ride. A mate commutes on his Pannigale 1199S every day and wouldn't have it any other way.
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They call it a "Supersport". I beg to differ. If that's a "Supersport" then so is the Z1000SX. LOL!
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Sure. We can agree the name is inaccurate, but for what most people actually want, it seems like the ideal setup.
It has nothing to do with displacement. It's just the name of the model. Years ago they had the old Ducati Supersport bike which came in 800cc and 1000cc models. I think the official names were Supersport 800 and Supersport 1000. Not to be confused with the CATEGORY of supersport which is typically thought to consist of all 600-750cc bikes. Simply a name.

They also named all their bikes that were designed for the track as Superbike. So the official names were "Superbike" followed by a number....example: Superbike 916, Superbike 748, Superbike 999, Superbike 1198, etc. Again, nothing to do with displacement, just the names they chose.
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I see a lot of people on here..."save your money and get a Ducati and track that..." why? if that were the case I think a lot of us might have pick up the small sport bike they sell(I'd get a used zx10 or R1, just as good & with out the high price tag for parts).
I have a 300, I also just became a dad, should I sell it? just cause I can't ride both a lot...or should I just track the 300? I think the factory suspension on that thing is crap. If i did go down that path I would have to get that worked on.Guess it all depends on were you wanna spend your money. Personally, you could pick up a tracked out 300 easy now a days so if you do dump it, it will be more like a egh, it was only 2,500k versus 17k for a bike bike.
SO far I have tracked only my 636 and I up my pace pretty slowly and have yet to run off the track dangerously.So really it comes down to what you are comfortable with, and knowing who you are.
hope you figure that out buddy and whatever you do, let us know.
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