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Hello, fellow Ducati members. I just purchased a 2011 848 evo with shark skin farrings, my question is what is best to keep there farrings or go OEM? Currently what I have on this BEAST is

520 chain..
Carbon fiber gas thank
Leo Vince full exhaust
Pirelli corse sp tires
One head light (due to nose farrings)
Adjustable clutch and front brake
Bike only weighs 368 lb

If I get OEM farrings will it interfere with performance?
This bike is all track and geared up only for track. Automotive exterior Vehicle Motorcycle fairing Automotive tire Motor vehicle
 

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If your bike is going to be track only then keep the track fairings. They will hold up better then the oem ones in the event of a crash
 

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This bike is all track and geared up only for track.
Not really...headlights, street tires, I assume kick stand too. Looks like a street bike, not geared for track.

You can use whichever fairings you want, performance won't change in any way. The only thing will change is how much it will cost to fix when you crash. OEM's are a lot more expensive. Sharkskinz are easier to remove and put back on, being track fairings and I see you have some Dzuz fasteners.
 

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Yeah, it does have those fasteners the only reason why it's street legal is because of the turn signals and headlamp ( only way to make it legal) but my last question is how to make it more fast I can't think of anything to add on or up grade it has everything you can think of I even got carbon fiber wheels for it when I purchased the bike.
 

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Yeah, it does have those fasteners the only reason why it's street legal is because of the turn signals and headlamp ( only way to make it legal) but my last question is how to make it more fast I can't think of anything to add on or up grade it has everything you can think of I even got carbon fiber wheels for it when I purchased the bike.
Oh there's always ways! :D

Short, simple answer -> trade it in for an 1198 or 1199

Otherwise, engine mods to increase power, if that's what you really want. If you're taking it to the track, Ohlins suspensions, offset triples, plus other minor mods.
 

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Oh and rear sets...looks like you still have the garbage stock ones.
 

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Oh, there's quite a bit more you could do to the bike.

But yeah, just echoing a few others here:
-Keep the Sharkskinz, they're literally the best track fairings out there in terms of fitment, quality, and crashability
-If it truly is going to be track-only, lose the mirrors/headlight/taillight/fender/plate and fill in the holes for the headlight/taillight
-Dear Heavens, replacement pegs or aftermarket rearsets ASAP
-Get to a trackday for a shakedown day to see if you'll be able to jive with the bike. Some know within a few sessions what is needed, or if they can even adapt. Some grit it out and ride it anyway, lol.
-If you really suck, or are really good, some form of track school education will help you get better in both cases. :)
 

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I can't think of anything to add on or up grade it has everything you can think.
Spend some time browsing the forums...you will find that there are literally HUNDREDS of things you can do to the bike to increase its performance and handling. Also, make a few calls to some specialty shops...Ducshop comes to mind...and speak with someone who specifically builds race bikes, or check out their website...many, many things listed there that can be done to squeeze every drop of power out of that engine...but you better have DEEP pockets!

One last thing, I don't know you, your situation or level of experience (track or otherwise), but if you can look at that bike and say it is track only, you may want to do some more research and get some training...just from that one picture you can clearly tell it is far from "track only". The list of mods that you posted are mostly cosmetic (the exhaust is performance, I'll give you that)...I have most of those same mods on mine with the exception of the tank and fairings...and it is nowhere close to being ready to put on the track.

I could be way off base, and if I am then I apologize...but my two cents...at this point, training will make you faster than mods and help give you an idea of what mods you want for proper race trim.
 

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Yeah, it does have those fasteners the only reason why it's street legal is because of the turn signals and headlamp ( only way to make it legal) but my last question is how to make it more fast I can't think of anything to add on or up grade it has everything you can think of I even got carbon fiber wheels for it when I purchased the bike.
You want more fast? Hayabusa.

Carbon fiber wheels with stock suspension?

I believe suspension before even exhaust or appearance mods....
 

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Bike is only as fast as the rider.

And considering some of the shit that has passed me on the racetrack- this analogy holds true! Put the work into being a faster rider, the bike is faster than you could imagine
 

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I'll take your shark skinz for my wife bike lol
 
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