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Old February 3rd, 2015, 10:55 AM   #1
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"Fixed" suspension mode on the S

In reading some of the specs and reviews on the Panigale 1299S, I noticed it has a "fixed" mode that can be set for the suspension. Any comments about how useful this will be from anyone?

Personally, it solves the biggest issue I have had with electronically controlled suspension; that is that you get no consistency at the track - You can go through the same corner 15 times and get 15 different responses from the suspension. I rode a friend's HP4 at Thunderhill and was really put off by that lack of consistency.

With the new Panigale 1299, it seems as if we can manually set the suspension from the display and be assured that the settings will stay consistent; that makes the decision to buy a 1299 for me, that much easier... Electronic suspension wizardry for my daily commute and a fixed setting for trackdays/weekend blasts.

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In reading some of the specs and reviews on the Panigale 1299S, I noticed it has a "fixed" mode that can be set for the suspension. Any comments about how useful this will be from anyone?

Personally, it solves the biggest issue I have had with electronically controlled suspension; that is that you get no consistency at the track - You can go through the same corner 15 times and get 15 different responses from the suspension. I rode a friend's HP4 at Thunderhill and was really put off by that lack of consistency.

With the new Panigale 1299, it seems as if we can manually set the suspension from the display and be assured that the settings will stay consistent; that makes the decision to buy a 1299 for me, that much easier... Electronic suspension wizardry for my daily commute and a fixed setting for trackdays/weekend blasts.

Cheers.
The new Panigale electronically controlled suspension actually works differently than others to overcome this issue. Read the latest review from Sport Rider.
Here is the link:
http://www.sportrider.com/2015-ducati-1299-panigale-s-first-ride-review?cmpid=enews020315&spPodID=030&spMailingID=2 2073357&spUserID=NjU0ODY2MTIzMzkS1&spJobID=5002999 86&spReportId=NTAwMjk5OTg2S0
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The new Panigale electronically controlled suspension actually works differently than others to overcome this issue. Read the latest review from Sport Rider.
Here is the link:
http://www.sportrider.com/2015-ducati-1299-panigale-s-first-ride-review?cmpid=enews020315&spPodID=030&spMailingID=2 2073357&spUserID=NjU0ODY2MTIzMzkS1&spJobID=5002999 86&spReportId=NTAwMjk5OTg2S0
Thanks for that link; I hadn't seen it before. Sounds like Ducati's approach is actually a better way of doing it than BMW's... I guess I will have to wait and see how it works for me at the track, before delving into the fixed settings.

Cheers and thanks again for that link - tons of information I had not seen yet.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 06:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for that link; I hadn't seen it before. Sounds like Ducati's approach is actually a better way of doing it than BMW's... I guess I will have to wait and see how it works for me at the track, before delving into the fixed settings.

Cheers and thanks again for that link - tons of information I had not seen yet.
Cycle world's first ride review is now out. There are a couple of observances noted in it not mentioned previously.

The link:

2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale S- Superbike First Ride Motorcycle Review
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