Traveling fast, without comfort, in six easy pics

I had thought this was a good idea. I'm not so sure now. No, not the bike, the tank bag!

I had thought this was a good idea. I’m not so sure now. No, not the bike, the tank bag!


The Ducati tankrucksack has a window for maps? ...smartphones? I couldn't see one bit of my smartphone while riding, it was below my chin.

The Ducati tankrucksack has a window for maps? …smartphones? I couldn’t see one bit of my smartphone while riding, it was below my chin.

This was a much better position for the smartfone that thanks to a 12 V socket did it's duty as a navigator without fault. And though it doesn't look like it from this angle, I could still see all of the bike's instrument cluster.

This was a much better position for the smartfone that thanks to a 12 V socket did it’s duty as a navigator without fault. And though it doesn’t look like it from this angle, I could still see all of the bike’s instrument cluster.

The Ortlieb messenger Rucksack, on the other hand, worked well. Waterproof rolltop closure, sturdy material, lots of reflective panels. I filled it to 2/3 capacity and it was still not too much of a pressure on the bike. Au contraire, at 160 kph, a bit of aeroplaning started. ;)

The Ortlieb messenger Rucksack, on the other hand, worked well. Waterproof rolltop closure, sturdy material, lots of reflective panels. I filled it to 2/3 capacity and it was still not too much of a pressure on the bike. Au contraire, at 160 kph, a bit of aeroplaning started. 😉

It has a safe harness and spacers at the side facing your back. The Ducati Corse - themed Arai helmet worked well, too.

It has a safe harness and spacers at the side facing your back. The Ducati Corse – themed Arai helmet worked well, too.

Arrived at my parent's place in 1.5 hours less than with the Harley. The Panigale is a harsh mistress, though. Tinnitus inducingly loud even with earbuds in, fast-fast-fast even in "Wet" mode, suspension that is all but plush, superb damping means you get kicked in the behind for every crack in the road surface but the tires never loose contact.

Arrived at my parent’s place in 1.5 hours less than with the Harley. The Panigale is a harsh mistress, though. Tinnitus inducingly loud even with earbuds in, fast-fast-fast even in “Wet” mode, suspension that is all but plush, superb damping means you get kicked in the behind for every crack in the road surface but the tires never loose contact.

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