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I am a total newbie with bikes, i just got mine today a red ducati icon, and i just want to know if theres like a break in period for this bike, like cars does?..any info will be appriciated..thanks in advance.
 

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Read handbook - fully detailed there - but less than 6000 rpm for 600 miles then less than 7000 rpm or 7500 rpm for next 900 miles

But after the first 600 miles - an oil change - you should be good to go..
 

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I've always broke in engines with brief full throttle runs in 2nd and 3rd gears up to 4000/6000 RPM and then let the engine brake back down to 2k or so and then do it again over and over, this seats the rings well and quickly, if you baby it too long they may never seat correctly.
 
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