If one must have the ultimate superbike for the street, then that machine must have the ultimate powersports cartridge oil filter. We are talking about the Ducati Panigale and the K&N KN-159 replacement oil filter. For the four years that this motorcycle has been on the road and blazing around the track, it has arguably been the most desirable bike in production.
At the time of its release in late 2011, the Ducati 1199 Panigale was the most powerful two-cylinder motorcycle in production
This motorcycle filled every tick-box on the enthusiast's design, engineering and performance wish list, and contributed to healthier Ducati sales figures worldwide in 2014 and 2015. For 2016, further refinements gave both the Panigale 959 and the 1299 more horsepower, less weight, and more opportunity for racers, sport riders and high-performance commuters to push their Ducati experience (and engine) to the limit.
Part of the engineering story for this bike is the replacement of Ducati's signature belt driven overhead cams with a valvetrain driven by gears and chain. It is natural that this engine's more mechanical innards could use a replacement oil filter like the KN-159 K&N replacement oil filter to help keep the lubricants flowing efficiently and at maximum capacity. Oil service for the Panigale is suggested at 7,500 to 9,000 miles, and those miles can roll up quickly when you're having fun.
The KN-159's premium filter media meets or exceeds OE specifications for removing contaminants while providing superior oil flow, which is important for Ducati Panigale engines
The KN-159 Powersports Cartridge Oil Filter is a drop-in design, sized to fit in the existing factory housing. The premium filter media meets or exceed OE specifications for removing wear-producing contaminants while providing superior oil flow, especially with the synthetic oils specified for this engine. K&N also provides a limited warranty for defects in material and workmanship; reviewers have praised the filter's construction and affordability.
The KN-159 will replace this OEM filter:
The KN-159 will fit these Ducati motorcycles:
2016 Ducati 1299 Panigale S 1285
2016 Ducati 1299 Panigale 1285
2015 Ducati Panigale R 1198
2015 Ducati 899 Panigale 898
2015 Ducati 1200 Panigale S 1285
2015 Ducati 1200 Panigale 1285
2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale S 1198
2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1198
2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale 1198
2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore 1198
2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale S 1198
2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1198
2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale 1198
2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore 1198
2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S 1198
2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale 1198
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