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Anyone tried to fit a 190 rear tire on the 899? I know it's got a 5.5 rim, and the 1199 has a 6, but is it possible? Any clearance issues? I've got two sets of 190's left over from my S1000RR that I'd love to mount at some point…

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Wont abs and tc be thrown off?
 

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Wont abs and tc be thrown off?
I believe the ABS/DTC sensors measure differences in wheel spin from front to rear, not sure size would make a difference… it SHOULD calibrate regardless. But I have a bit more research to do… and miles to go before I'm ready to mount a new rear. ;)
 

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I hope that is the case. Honestly I would like to run a 180/55 (dunlop q3) eventually so I can get some real mileage out of the tire. But I was under the impression it would mess that up.
 

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I hope that is the case. Honestly I would like to run a 180/55 (dunlop q3) eventually so I can get some real mileage out of the tire. But I was under the impression it would mess that up.
OEM is a 180/60… I'd think you'd be okay with your specs on the Dunlop… but it's always wise to double check.
 

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Ha, I first read this thread title and thought that you were asking if Ducati might make a Panigale 190. I was going to chime in and be like, "NO!"

 

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Ha, I first read this thread title and thought that you were asking if Ducati might make a Panigale 190. I was going to chime in and be like, "NO!"

Ha. I don't put anything past anyone in the motorsports industry anymore! If there's a market, they'll make it!
 

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OEM is a 180/60… I'd think you'd be okay with your specs on the Dunlop… but it's always wise to double check.
I a 99% sure the ecu calculates on wheel speed set by a certain profile tire. The ABS/DTC will be thrown off, even going from a 180/60 to 180/55. It has for all other ducatis.
 

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I a 99% sure the ecu calculates on wheel speed set by a certain profile tire. The ABS/DTC will be thrown off, even going from a 180/60 to 180/55. It has for all other ducatis.
Sounds like a speedo healer or yellow box might be needed for a plus size tire.
 

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It is something I will be actively monitoring. As crazy as it sounds I intend on doing a trip around the world on this bike in 2015, and I will be needing to use tires that get more than 3500-4000 miles per rear...
 

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It is something I will be actively monitoring. As crazy as it sounds I intend on doing a trip around the world on this bike in 2015, and I will be needing to use tires that get more than 3500-4000 miles per rear...
I've got a good friend who works for Ducati… he's looking into it… will post a response ASAP.
 

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I've got a good friend who works for Ducati… he's looking into it… will post a response ASAP.
Thanks Brainfry keep us posted.

Good to know we have somebody on the inside...


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It is something I will be actively monitoring. As crazy as it sounds I intend on doing a trip around the world on this bike in 2015, and I will be needing to use tires that get more than 3500-4000 miles per rear...
please elaborate on this suicidal mission you call "trip"



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please elaborate on this suicidal mission you call "trip"



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I am crazy!

Well, for starters in April I am doing a 4500 mile break in across country. Since I am relocating back home to CA, it only makes sense to ride the new bike over.

But in 2015 I intend on going around the world. I will ride to Toronto from CA, fly to Europe, do all Europe, the safer parts of the Middle East, India and then South East Asia. Hopefully do it over 6-9 months.
 

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I am crazy!

Well, for starters in April I am doing a 4500 mile break in across country. Since I am relocating back home to CA, it only makes sense to ride the new bike over.

But in 2015 I intend on going around the world. I will ride to Toronto from CA, fly to Europe, do all Europe, the safer parts of the Middle East, India and then South East Asia. Hopefully do it over 6-9 months.
And you're doing it on a Panigale, why?!?!?!?!? :eek::eek::eek:
 

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Thanks Brainfry keep us posted.

Good to know we have somebody on the inside...


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This just in from my buddy at Ducati:

"There are no detailed calibrations that need to be made but it will likely effect how the traction control responds on a given setting. If for example you had a 180/55 on the rear and really liked setting 3 at the track, then you might need to adjust up or down one to get that same "feel" with a larger diameter tire. It's just a matter of playing with it until it responds how you want it to. Make sense?"

Hope this makes sense... fortunately you can really dial in the traction control to suit your tastes... or apparently, just leave it alone...

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