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ooh!! I dont think my bike sounds like that.
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My bike definitely has the straight cut gear sound on deceleration but I love it. It's part of what makes the bike NOT a Honda. If I wanted a Honda I would have saved thousands of dollars and got a Honda, haha.



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Yes, it sounds a little bit like that!
You can hear it very clear in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmJH84FnQa8
or serch for: "straight cut gears"
WOW and OUCH! What in the sam hill was that??? Time for some lube. and

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That's the sound of music to your ears if you know what you're listening to

I'm glad the Ducati has a little bit of that going on.



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Ok! I got it:
It's not a bug, it's a feature! ;-)

Well, I think I have to find out, if my gearbox is louder than yours.

You know, I really love the Ducati Engine Sound! - And I'm simply interestet to hear more of it.
The noise of straight cut gearboxes is allways the same whatever motorsport equipment you have.
But, a Ducati V2 Engine...
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My bike definitely has the straight cut gear sound on deceleration but I love it. It's part of what makes the bike NOT a Honda. If I wanted a Honda I would have saved thousands of dollars and got a Honda, haha.
I liked your review posts but this argument is obvious nonsense.

That I prefer the quietness of the gearbox of a Honda (or most other bikes) doesn't mean I would pick a Honda over the Scrambler. It's just one piece of a big puzzle. I would argue that most people don't think the clear cut gearbox sound is something nice or music to their ears. It's an annoying whistle.
Ducati doesn't have the best gearboxes, that's a pretty widely known fact.

If I tell you my Honda has a better seat than the Ducati, would you be proud to have a shitty seat because that makes it not a Honda?

Now the engine/exhaust sound itself is awesome, that's something most people can agree upon.

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He guys, can we agree that this special sound is also a matter of tast!
For me, I like it! but I didn't expect it to be that dominant. That's the whole story.

Monday in a week I'm going to have 1st service for the bike. we will see.
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I have more Info. I just talked to the Head of our NVH/Drivtrain department (automotive)
He said that most bikes have staight cut gears. Only BMW has helical gears and some others like HD have high coverage teeth. So more teeth in contact leading to less noise.
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Right I was probably a bit too aggressive in my earlier post. I can understand that some people might like this kind of sound. Matter of taste like you said.

BTW if someone wants to learn more about straight cut vs helical gearboxes, this post is helpful to know the pros and cons: Straight cut gears vs helical | Automotive Thinker - Discussing the finer points of automobiles

Basically helical cut gears are smoother, stronger and have a longer lifetime but are heavier and produce axial thrust. Straight cut gears like in many Ducatis are lighter, cheaper and lose less power but are noisy.

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I'm just saying it's what makes it sound like a Ducati.

At the 1:04-1:11 time frame in this video where he lets off of the gas, you hear the same gear whine that my bike has.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrVSbrlmbpQ

The whine is not as loud as the AWD race car



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