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Old Dec 15th 2015, 09:26 AM   #41
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I just bought a dry clutch conversion kit for my SL, just to keep on the thread
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Old Dec 15th 2015, 09:37 AM   #42
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I just bought a dry clutch conversion kit for my SL, just to keep on the thread

let us know when u do the anodized trellis conversion next...
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Old Dec 15th 2015, 10:19 AM   #43
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let us know when u do the anodized trellis conversion next...
Trellis frames are made out of steel, cannot be anodized

EDIT: forgot to say that rotational mass of an STM EVO GP Z40 is about half of an Ducati OEM wet clutch on the 1199.

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Old Dec 15th 2015, 10:33 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by Gecko View Post
Trellis frames are made out of steel, cannot be anodized

EDIT: forgot to say that rotational mass of an STM EVO GP Z40 is about half of an Ducati OEM wet clutch on the 1199.
off all people, i know u will find a way to anodize anything..
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Old Dec 15th 2015, 10:37 AM   #45
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I would say I don't think a wet clutch is necessarily a step forward or backward .

BUTTTT the panigale is about a bazillion times more advanced than my previous generations ducati superbikes.

you could argue trellis frames are good and maybe great but the past bikes are nothing in comparison to the handling, electronics, horse power, and cutting edge technology . Its not even close ... to the panigale and what it has to offer.

you could convince me the dry clutch went away due to epa noise regulations and customer perception problems and I'd believe it.
I miss the dry clutch a little , but really it is so vastly overshadowed by the performance of the 1299S I'm riding I'm just kinda over it.
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Old Dec 15th 2015, 12:00 PM   #46
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I wish there was the option when buying one
Dry or wet
There usually is, but the problem is you don't find out which option you chose until it is too late.
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Old Dec 15th 2015, 02:53 PM   #47
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That statement HAS TO be a sarcastic joke right? UHHHHH- this new membership!
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Old Dec 15th 2015, 05:01 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by Gunny Fitz View Post
That statement HAS TO be a sarcastic joke right? UHHHHH- this new membership!
I know right? These 2015 kids.
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Old Dec 16th 2015, 08:28 AM   #49
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After decades of wanting a Ducati Superbike I finally broke down and bought one, I was very disappointed to find the new Panigale had a WET CLUTCH! and no more trellis frame, I bought it anyway because it was a bucket list deal, love the bike, but it doesn't feel like I have a real Ducati. I read all the bullshit about less rotating mass, extra horsepower, blah,blah,blah. Bottom line is it's cheaper to build a wet clutch, just like the new frameless design is cheaper to build than a real tube chassis.
A wet clutch is inferior, it puts trash in the oil, it heats up the oil, it also comprimises the oil you can use in the engine, and is much harder to service.
You bought the wrong bike. You should have gotten an 1198SP.

Fact is, the Panigale is better PERFORMING in every possible aspect over the 1198. A "real" Ducati used to involve a fair amount of physical and financial suffering. I don't miss it, but maybe you need it for whatever.
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Old Dec 16th 2015, 08:52 AM   #50
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The panigale is amazing no question
I just miss the tradition of the dry clutch
It was a signature part of Ducati lore

I mean what's next no desmo valves ?

Where does tradition and identity out weigh innovation?
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