Anatomy of a Track/Race Ducati 1199S Panigale

A lot has gone into my Ducati 1199S Panigale ever since I started owning it nearly 3 years ago.

Most of the modifications are for track, which eventually became race (I did a winter series Sprint races, and annual 6 hour endurance race with 3 riders/bikes team format), but they are meant so that the bike Continue reading

Ducati 1199s Panigale R&G Radiator Guard Install

Got an R&G Radiator Guard for my Ducati 1199S Panigale today, thank you FastBikeGear !

I’ve put off buying this for so long due to the price, but in hindsight I should have done this years ago!
I don’t know why bikes don’t come with this as standard from factory.

Installation is easy, following the supplied instructions. Literally took 5 minutes!

The R&G radiator + oil cooler guard is in two pieces. Combined they weigh 232 grams.

R&G Radiator and Oil Cooler Guard for Ducati 1199S Panigale. They weigh 232 grams

R&G Radiator and Oil Cooler Guard for Ducati 1199S Panigale. They weigh 232 grams

Before installation. Notice how wrecked my radiator is from two years of hard abuse. I should have bought this R&G radiator guard right when I got the bike. Guys, don’t be stupid like me! Buy one now!
Ducati 1199S Radiator and Oil cooler, looking sad after two years of abuse

Transformed in 5 minutes! It looks very nice now. Even my wife said so! Not often a wife said that a bike part that you bought makes it looks nice!!!
Ducati 1199S Panigale radiator and oil cooler with the R&G guards installed. It looks very nice now!

1199S vs. KTM 1290 Super Duke

Had a chance to play with my Ducati 1199S Panigale on the track with a racer dude on his KTM 1290 Super Duke in the weekend.
He is curious on how the two bikes pull against each other.
Much fun were had!

My conclusion is that Panigale matches the Duke’s low-mid pull, but it keeps pulling past 160-180 kph where the Duke’s losing steam.

But around the track both bikes are just as good and as quick. Partly because the Duke guy has much more skill than me.

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