Jan 21st 2013, 09:40 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
From: Perth, Western Australia
I Ride: Ducati 1199S, BMW HP4
Every 1199 that came out of the dealer here, smoked. I saw several of them in person.
It's a non-issue regardless. The reverse is actually true, I'd worry if it didn't.
If yours didn't smoke then keep a very close eye on it, there have been a number of bikes that haven't smoked which have had to have the entire engine replaced because they seized.
Apparently not smokin is a sign that the engine isn't lubricating properly and this can manifest itself several thousand km later.
Tickin time bomb!