1098r / 1098s

Ducati EC997 dyno tuning available.

Nemesis ECU Tuning
Tuneboy Tuning
Microtec ECU Tuning
Power Commanders and Rapidbike if available

EC997 Dyne System and the 1098

Up to 3-4 True HP improvements all through the low, mid and upper mid with a perky 2 True HP boost on top. Sweet!
(Of course that depends on how badly your bike was programmed and how much you've changed your intake and exhaust in the first place).

While the peak hp improvement numbers are what people "look at", the biggest difference in EC997 dyno tuning (over simplistic Dynojet dyno tuning) is that with the EC997's low inertia and the realtime HP readout, we can adjust the fueling at part throttle cruise, fuel and ignition to what the engine actually "wants", rather than tuning to a so-called "AFR" that it's "supposed to want".
The result is smoother part throttle, in-town cruise and maybe even better mileage.

With the proven philosophy of "tuning to Best Power and Engine Smoothness" and experience with over 30 different FI tuning programs, we can make just about every bike run better than "AFR" tuning and can definitely make better custom maps than simply dropping in a "pre-mapped" DP ECU.

With Tuneboy Software and Nemesis or Microtec ECU's, you can buy that non-Ducati exhaust system and eliminate the need for the DP ECU.
Also - if you've had your Hypermotard custom tuned somewhere, and it still isn't as smooth or responsive as you think it could be, give us a call or email and we can set up a diagnostic dyno test with the 5 gas EGA.   Thanks - Marc

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Factorini Provente Microbearing Shift Kit - quicker shifting and virtually eliminate missed shifts.
Combine the Shift Kit and the Lightweight Centering Spring for the ultimate.

Hybrid Ceramic
Microbearing F-Pro Detent arm
F-Pro Shift Spring

1. Choose your shipping method


right under the clutch

tock arm to left, Factory Pro MicroBearing to right

Factorini Provente

Hybrid Ceramic Pro Shift Kit

MotorcycleUSA  1198
"While Ducati has improved the transmission on the bike over the years, compared to its (1198) rivals, the bike has more throw and a notchier feel, Sorensen remarks...................... when compared to the others it is not as slick and takes a good deal more effort"

Love the bike?   Wished it shifted better?
Hard to find neutral?

The Factorini Provente Shift Kit is now available for the Ducati 1098 series.

Factorini Provente designed and manufactured a Microbearing Detent Arm and Factorini Provente designed Detent Spring will firm up the shift feel and virtually eliminates missed shifts - both upshifting and downshifting and neutral is easier to find.

Trackday and race bikes

Eliminates the need for that old, annoying "ducati trick" of removing the "really kinda necessary" neutral detent that was done to quicken up the shifting on trackday and race bikes.

Shifts quicker.  Misses fewer shifts.
Perfect to install when working on the clutch.

Remove the clutch assembly, remove the RH engine cover  - bolt in the kit.

Includes: Factorini Provente Microbearing Detent Arm and Factorini Provente Detent Spring.
(This kit does not include a clutch cover gasket)

Installation: Less than 2 hours to install with impact wrench and large socket set.

Quickshifters must be set 5-10ms quicker to compliment the quicker gear change.

Can I install it myself?  Yes - If you can remove the clutch basket assembly, you can do this.


    May 23, 2013   From Leigh Thomas
Heather rode her bike for the 1st time since I put the shift kit in. I asked if she liked it, this was her response.
"Yes! Much better. Much smoother. Thank you. :)"


2010 Sept 16 Bob Hunter wrote


 Good positive feel to all gears up and down, biggest improvement is selecting neutral, far better than stock.

 I can highly recommend the upgrade.

Regards, Bob Hunter

Install pics, zip file for Jeremiah Knupp


Lightweight Shift Centering Spring

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Just rode bike awesome shifting, smooth, smooth smooth
Mike Hoak
August 2013
Lightweight Shift Centering Spring

Do an experiment.
Use your fingers and just try to move the shift lever on your Duc.
Now, try another brand bike.

For when you decide that you want lighter feeling shift lever action for better feel.
 lighter foot shift pressure is less unsettling.
Decreases lever effort required to make a shift.
 Makes foot shift pressure more like other sportbikes.
Since you are not having to push so hard to move the lever, it's easier to find neutral.

Like your rearsets? But, no matter how you lube, shim, adjust the arcs, angles and lengths, it's still annoyingly stiff to shift?

broken shift spring
Don't be "this guy"^
Keep a spare spring.


Ducati Pro Shift Kit
F-Pro Microbearing Detent Arm and F-Pro

Wet Clutch

1. Drain the oil.

Additional Parts required

1 new clutch cover gasket
(gasket not supplied at this time)

Special tools

Ducati Service Manual
32mm socket
Air or electric 1/2" impact wrench

2. Remove the screws and the clutch cover.

3. Cover the passageway that leads to the oil sump. If you don't cover the passageway, you will drop pieces of the shift mechanism down there when removing and installing.

4. Remove the clutch spring bolts, then the outer cover and clutch plates. Keep clutch plates in order.

Remove the clutch plates - keep in order.  

5. Bend back the lock washer on the clutch basket mounting 32mm nut and remove the nut and locking plate.

You will need a 1/2" air or electric impact gun. Then remove the clutch basket.

32mm socket

6. Locate the shift detent mechanism.

Stock arm and spring on the left and F-Pro Microbearing Detent Arm and F-Pro spring on right.  

7. Replace the original detent spring and detent arm with the new FACTORY heavy duty replacement spring and laser cut microbearing detent arm.
Use appropriate Loctite on pivot bolt.

8. While preventing the output shaft (the countershaft sprocket)  from turning, slowly turn the clutch shaft and shift through the gears to verify correct installation. GO THROUGH ALL GEARS - UP AND DOWN! You will have to turn the clutch shaft to allow the dogs and slots to line up and complete the shift.

9. The shift action should be slightly firmer and much quicker.

10. If it doesn't feel right, IT ISN'T!! and it won't fix itself after you ride it. RECHECK YOUR WORK.

11. If in doubt, call us !!! We are here to support you.

12. Reinstall the clutch and plates. Replace the clock washer - Replace the clutch nut, torque to 184 ftlbs.

Relock the lock washer for the clutch basket mounting nut.


13. Remove the covering from the passageway to the oil sump.


13a. Replace the outer clutch pressure plate and screws.


14. Clean the clutch cover gasket surface and replace the cover, using a new gasket.

15. Replace the oil! Use a QUALITY oil. If available, try Bardahl Semi Synthetic.

16. Test ride. If the transmission doesn't shift correctly, you skipped instruction # 10.

17. Enjoy the new, crisp shift action and experience the same superior FACTORY PRO performance that national championship winners experience.


potentially installed 1098 dry clutch with normal thread, 19mm allen nut
(with a sweet, black Ducati Clutch Holder at 6 to 3 o'clock position)




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