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Can't install frame sliders since there is no frame! haha! anyone have any suggestions on engine case sliders? the Sato's look like they offer good protection. the Rizoma look nice but not sure how much protection they really offer. full covers like the t-rex probably offer good protection but just don't look great. any thoughts/suggestions?
 

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Adeyrob: your comment was Not very helpful. While none of us enjoy admitting it, all bikes/riders eventually go down. Just ask Valentino Rossi or any MotoGP rider. If sliders were not necessary, then all the major aftermarket manufacturers would not be making them. For those of us that ride our bikes hard and log lots of track miles each year, we appreciate the protection that sliders offer. To that extent, I simply seek opinions on the comparison of sliders offered for the Panigale which is somewhat unique as the bike has no frame. Functional and aesthetic comments/opinions are appreciated.
 

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With my experience and what i have seen that actually works has to be the R&G sliders. It must be the balistic plastic composite they use. I have seen a bike low side and the slider took most of the damage, dragging 25-30 feet. They worn down just about half an inch. Rizoma is nice and all but I am just now sold on the looks and plus many have brought up the fact that every thing is made in china with cheap materials. Another brand I would trust is woodcraft, might be too soon for anything to come up for the 899 though.
 

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Adeyrob: your comment was Not very helpful. While none of us enjoy admitting it, all bikes/riders eventually go down. Just ask Valentino Rossi or any MotoGP rider. If sliders were not necessary, then all the major aftermarket manufacturers would not be making them. For those of us that ride our bikes hard and log lots of track miles each year, we appreciate the protection that sliders offer. To that extent, I simply seek opinions on the comparison of sliders offered for the Panigale which is somewhat unique as the bike has no frame. Functional and aesthetic comments/opinions are appreciated.
Sorry fella, no offence intended, was reading through the posts after a night out on holiday (and after a few Tequilas!!).

I do agree sliders are important, and I'll be keeping an eye on whats available. I've had a few offs both on track and the road, as have a number of my friends and sliders have helped minimise the damage. My preferred would be R&G if they come out with anything, having had personal experience, they saved my TL1000R track bike from serious damage and possibly myself from serious injury, the side sliders dug in soft ground after a high side and slowed the bike down and stopped it reaching me!
 

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Sato makes the case sliders. Mine or supposed to be here this week.
 

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Ive always wondered why sliders aren't integrated into designs by now.
Because there is a decent argument to be made that they can be as destructive as they can be protective. I have seen frames crack due to the revolver style sliders.
 

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Sato makes the case sliders. Mine or supposed to be here this week.
Would like to see some pics of the Asto's when fitted.

I'm looking at going for the R&G's at the moment, I've had their stuff before and they used a good quality carbon, so can match both case covers and the spring cover along with cotton reels, spindle protectors, and may be bar ends too if Santa is kind to me this year!!
 

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i heard the sato's were not going to be released until january. i'm interested in them too. if you get them earlier, let me know how you like them and please post photos! good luck!
 

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i was told by my dealer that the Sato sliders would not be available until mid january. they certainly seem like a good solution. please let me know how you like them. post photos!
 

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i was told by my dealer that the Sato sliders would not be available until mid january. they certainly seem like a good solution. please let me know how you like them. post photos!

Why wouldn't the 1199 Sato carbon case covers fit? They fit over the existing covers.
 

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What do you think abut GB&Racing engine protection ??
This produt is was used in Ducati 1199SBK and it's only product approved from FIM..

But, in the site, there is only a product for 1199 :(
 

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slider availbility

I just talked to Sato Racing today and the 1199 sliders will not fit according to them. they said that perhaps they will offer an 899 slider option by Spring. does R&G have a distributor in the USA?
 

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I just talked to Sato Racing today and the 1199 sliders will not fit according to them. they said that perhaps they will offer an 899 slider option by Spring. does R&G have a distributor in the USA?
The Sato sliders mount to the clutch cover bolts, which are present on the 1199 but not on the 899 unless you upgrade to the DP Magnesium clutch cover kit. The R&G kit mounts to the engine case bolts, so it will fit either. We import R&G products at Ducati Omaha, I think there might be a couple of other places in the U.S. that do as well, not sure. Here's the listing for the R&G sliders where you can see pictures of them, estimated release date for them is mid-March:
http://www.motospecialties.com/store.asp?store=ducatiomaha&level=Item&type=Superbike&type1=899 Panigale&type2=Crash Protection&category=Frame Sliders&ItemNum=CP0358BL
 
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