I am a new owner having purchased a low miles 2012 848SF. Very pleased with the performance, better than I expected..
Been reading some posts and they have answered most of my questions.. The bike came fitted with a Ducati comfort seat and I have to say it is gripy but you still seem end up against the tank if your in jeans... the leathers help a lot though to keep you in position.. a bit too much so when you get in the twisties but all OK.
I do have a question about how the bike runs under 4K revs. I have the Termis and just had the TPS set... on the gas the bike is an absolute blast, but have to say under 4K around town its a bit of a pain. Likes to chug and hunts at steady throttle... Yesterday I fitted a 14T front sprocket which has helped but the pissy attitude under 4K is still evident.
I have a 998 so am aware of low revs discomfort, but even my 998 clears up around 3K a full 1K less than this 848 which surprises me. I hear people remove the exh valve but wouldn't that make things worse down low..?
Thanks in advance for any input... if I can work out how to post pictures I will put a few up. Cheers