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Does anyone know what the official stock pressure is? The sticker on my bike says one thing, the picture of the sticker in the manual says another, and then the tyres section of the manual (page 236) says yet another...

Any ideas? Thanks ahead of time!
 

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I run 32/34 when i'm just doing street riding.
 

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I just find it strange... Why is all of the literature so inconsistent? 32/34 I didn't see anywhere.
 

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The British manual says 2.5Bar which converts to 36psi front and rear, which is OK for the road. I would normally run 30psi-32psi front and rear for the track here in Oz.

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Does anyone know what the official stock pressure is? The sticker on my bike says one thing, the picture of the sticker in the manual says another, and then the tyres section of the manual (page 236) says yet another...

Any ideas? Thanks ahead of time!
That tripped me out too! I'm like what the ****! It's not like I'm not confused enough with Ducatis manual. So when I saw that it's totally off on what is on the sticker vs the manual I just called my dealer. They also told me for the street to use 32 psi front and 34 psi rear. I wonder who writes Ducatis manuals? So much inconsistencies even on my Monster it's the same thing. So weird! :(
 

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That tripped me out too! I'm like what the ****! It's not like I'm not confused enough with Ducatis manual. So when I saw that it's totally off on what is on the sticker vs the manual I just called my dealer. They also told me for the street to use 32 psi front and 34 psi rear. I wonder who writes Ducatis manuals? So much inconsistencies even on my Monster it's the same thing. So weird! :(
I'm sure most is copy and paste from other models and it's simply a case of someone not overseeing the editing of the final versions who REALLY knows each specific model as well as they should being in that position.
 

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I'm sure most is copy and paste from other models and it's simply a case of someone not overseeing the editing of the final versions who REALLY knows each specific model as well as they should being in that position.
I dunno, my StreetFighter 848 had the same inconsistencies. Seems like a sestimic problem lol...
 

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That tripped me out too! I'm like what the ****! It's not like I'm not confused enough with Ducatis manual. So when I saw that it's totally off on what is on the sticker vs the manual I just called my dealer. They also told me for the street to use 32 psi front and 34 psi rear. I wonder who writes Ducatis manuals? So much inconsistencies even on my Monster it's the same thing. So weird! :(
Yeah lol... Well thanks for sharing, 32/34 is what I'll go for.
 

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Interesting! Such a huge range (British manual 36psi... wow) My dealer's workshop manager in Dubai recommended 30 front 32 rear and the sales guy, who has ridden road and track on an 899, recommended 30/30 to get me started. Ambient daytime temperatures here are high 20's to low 30's (C) right now.

In case it's any interest - I remember a rule of thumb from my racing days (more than 10yrs ago, aargh!) to aim for a pressure difference of 3psi (dry track) between cold and hot tyres. Eg) If the px is only coming up 2psi when hot, drop the px one or two psi to allow the tyre to heat up a bit more. I don't know what the ideal hot/cold px difference for all-round road riding is mind you.

I'm only running mine in (a mere 200km so far) so I'm grateful for you guys' input here.
 

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For what it's worth I went for a 100km ride today and noted the before and after pressures. Cold 30/32 warm 32/36. It was only a moderate ride. It's windy with a lot of fine (invisible but hazardous) desert sand on the roads here right now so I didn't get to corner very hard.
 

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My manual also says 36psi all round. I have tried different pressures to run on the street. 32/34 is the best bet for spirited riding all round. If you wanna preserve that much of your tyre wear..go with 36 all round as per recommendation. My 2 cents.
 
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