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Alright here it goes.. I know this is a totally rookie question lol.. But I just got a 03 999.. Only reason it got it is some one offered me a trade for my camaro.. Anyway this bike is by far the most power bike I every been on and I'm totally scared shitless of it lol.. Which brings me to my questions I been riding in a month or so know and I have yet to get it over 7000 Rpms.. Or half throttle for that matter.. But I'm getting more comfortable with it and I'm wanting to get on it a little. So at what point will this thing stand up on me? My biggest fear is The front tire standing up rolling backwards on me.. Just so I'm clear I have no intentions of doing a wheelie in the next year or so lol.. Are the 999 pretty notorious for power wheelies? Like I said I got it to 7000 Rpms but that was in 3rd gear on a 40-75 roll about half throttle probably a little less.. I must say these bikes are bad ass and I got total respect for it.. Thank you all hope I didn't offend no one with this newb question this early In the morning
 

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This would depend on your weight and how far up or back you are on the bike. I don't think Ducati's are so different from other bikes that you shouldn't be able to gauge when the front is lifting on you.

I could be wrong since you have about 100 cc more than me :)
 

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Huggy- dont be afraid of it. It wont just wheelie on you out of nowhere..... but if you want it to- it will!

My 1198 will power wheelie in 1st and 2nd. If I am rolling in 1st... get it around 4k and crack it- the front end comes up QUICKLY. But again, thats me wanting it to wheelie. Hover your foot on the rear brake. If it comes up to fast you can play with the rear brake to control it.

Only a few times has it come up on me when I wasnt expecting it. And those times I was on the racetrack driving out of a corner, with my ass as far back on the seat as I could get. Never on the street though has it happened
 

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Thanks for the speedy answer.. You are insuring confidence in me lol.. So I think my first test is gonna be a 1st gear 10mph cruising and try to roll into full throttle.. U think it will stay down with this maneuver
 

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Sorry t chase didnt see ur response.. As far as seat postion goes I lay on the tank as much as I can when accelerating to help the front tire stay down
 

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Thanks for the speedy answer.. You are insuring confidence in me lol.. So I think my first test is gonna be a 1st gear 10mph cruising and try to roll into full throttle.. U think it will stay down with this maneuver
I would actually start towards the other end…the lower the gear, the more likely the wheelie…

Having said this, I am not sure what you are actually trying to achieve. If you want more power/go faster, open the throttle gradually. There is almost never a reason to go from barely any throttle to full throttle…even on a race track you still gradually open the throttle…just executed faster...
 

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My overall goal here is to be able to gradually roll on the throttle and it not stand up I'm just not sure were that limit is right now
 

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You're not going to wheelie in any gear if you gradually roll on the power. It's when you snap the throttle open or give it a clutch bump that the front wheel will come up.
 

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^^^ Yep, just ease on the throttle and you'll be fine. I've never had wheelie issues with the liter twins I've ridden, they all seem to be pretty manageable through proper technique.
 
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