DUCATI PANIGALE 1199 1299 ADJUSTABLE RIDE HEIGHT LINK ROD FLAT LINEAR SHORT ROD DUCATI PANIGALE 1199 1299 ADJUSTABLE RIDE HEIGHT LINK ROD FLAT LINEAR SHORT ROD
This listing is for a SHORT oem size fully adjustable ride height rod. The adjustment is made with a single-center-turn TITANIUM adjuster. This short ride height rod is for the FLAT/LINEAR suspension setup and is a replacement for the OEM fixed ride height rod. This ride height rod is fitted with new heavy-duty rod end bearings. (for a 12mm dia bolt). This rod will fit all Panigale models 899, 1199, 959, 1299 & V2. (Note this will not fit the Panigale V4’s.)
We have these rods in SILVER/NATURAL, RED & BLACK, please specify your color choice when you check out. Please see our other listing for the Adjustable Suspension Kit with titanium bolts that are an upgrade to the OEM suspension brackets and used together with the ride height link rod.
What’s the best Panigale suspension setting, Progressive or Flat/Linear?
The answer to this of course is the best setup is the one that is best for you, but below we provide some general direction!
Changing between Flat/Linear to Progressive changes the way the suspension/spring reacts to bumps and weight changes. As the name suggests the Flat/Linear setting means that the spring “pushes” back at the same rate throughout the range of wheel travel. Flat/Linear setting can make the setup feel very hard at slow speeds and on bumpy roads, but on the race track its more consistent and predictable. Also, when the suspension compresses through greater wheel travel it can push back harder potentially upsetting balance. Conversely with a Progressive setup you can start with a slightly “softer” initial spring load and have an increasing rate of resistance as the suspension compresses through its travel.
Our Long & Short rods are both adjustable so the ride height can be set at your desired level with either and they can both have adjustment up or down from standard by approximately 20mm and this is independent of the Progressive or Linear suspension changes.
The SHORT ROD length used with the flat and medium suspension settings is typically used for more aggressive riding where you split time between track days and race tracks or street riding on smooth roads.
The LONG ROD length used with the Progressive suspension settings is typically used for everyday street riding and also if you ride with a passenger.
– CNC machined from a billet of aerospace grade Aluminum
– Hard anodized for protection
– Titanium bolts for suspension bracket, top and bottom shock mount and top shock mount bracket (8pcs) – Available in RED, BLACK or Natural/Silver, please specify when ordered
Check out our other listings for matching “Dimpled” TITANIUM bolts for most Panigale applications.