2015 Ducati 899 Panigale Street Bike
Dean’s 2015 899 Panigale
One of our very good customers, Dean S. wanted an 899 Panigale for some normal street riding, but he didn’t want it to look like anyone elses. We began working on a sketch for his custom paint job, disassembled his bodywork and sent it for paint. While the bodywork was being painted, our technicians began installing some of his aftermarket goodies, nothing too crazy but just enough to give a nice increase in comfort and performance on an already spectacular machine.
Aftermarket Parts Installed:
- Akropovic Racing Full Exhaust System
- MWR Race Air Filter
- Rexxer ECU Reflash
- Superlite RS7 520 Conversion Sprockets
- DID ERV3 520 Conversion Chain
- Ducati Performance Lightweight Generator
- Competition Werkes Integrated Tail Light
- Competition Werkes Fender Eliminator
- Ducati Performance Carbon Fiber Shock Cover
- Woodcraft Technologies Adjustable Rearsets
- Panigale Spacers Throttle Kit
- CRG Carbon Fiber Brake and Clutch Levers
There is no denying that the addition of the Akropovic full exhaust system not only looks nice, but also adds a throaty growl that is perfectly matched for the Panigale. Combining the exhaust with the MWR air filter, dramatically increases air flow and in turn, horsepower. We often use Rexxer for ECU reflash files that are built dependent upon performance upgrades and once installed will smooth out the air/fuel ratio and pull together all the upgrades for optimal performance. We also installed the DID ERV3 chain and Superlite RS7 front and rear sprockets, converting it to a 520 pitch to reduce weight and give it a little more pep off the line. Another item that we’ve started installing on most of the Panigale’s that come through the dealership is the Panigale Spacers Throttle Kit, which reduces the slop in the throttle, an almost necessary upgrade for under $30.
We installed the Competition Werkes integrated tail light and fender eliminator, which many of our customers decide to use as well because it cleans up the whole rear end of the bike and looks much nicer. After trying out a couple different brands of rearsets, Dean decided on the Woodcraft Technologies adjustable kit, which allowed him to try multiple settings until he found the most comfortable position for his riding style. We use many of the Woodcraft parts on our bikes as the quality is very high, they are machined here in the United States by a former professional racer and are priced affordably. Who doesn’t love carbon fiber, so we installed the CRG carbon levers and a couple Ducati Performance carbon pieces to give it an extra special pop.
We were pretty happy with how Dean’s 899 Panigale looked once completed and it definitely turns heads while he is out riding. Some of the parts listed above have been added since these pictures were taken, scroll down for the full gallery.
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