I don't know how many bikes are affected but it only seem to be 2018 bikes. Mine is noisy and is being reviewed at the dealer as we speak. My bike always was noisy and as it is the ex demo from my dealer they already acknowledged that they found it to be noisy from the beginning. I had a call that there's probably going to be a Ducati rep dropping by to judge the issue.Skippy
From your experience and research what percentage of 1100’s have this problem? As you will be aware I’ve not been riding my bike and it’s only done 1k but I have started it many times and can’t hear any noises. I just don’t want it to happen when my warranty has expired.
My service manager said if it hasn’t happened by now it won’t happen at all.
If your bike is quite I wouldn't worry to much(I don't worry about mine either as I don't think it is going to explode)but I would still discuss your situation with the dealer. The warrenty is for 2 years but you do so little miles that if the issue does appear after these 2 years they should still help you, out knowing it is a known problem for the first production year bikes.
Listen to a small clip I did of my bike after I rode for an hour so it's nice and warm. I think you can hear a knocking metallic noise pretty clear esspecialy in the last couple of seconds after I rev it. Let me know what you think.