The 04-06 Ducati 749's are AWESOME!
FUEL INJECTION: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 54 mm throttle body

With just an exhaust system added, they make as much power as most of the preceding 748's that were raced in AMA Pro Thunder Series.

San Francisco based Desmoto Sport's old 748 was the highest True HP bike that we ever tested in the AMA's old Pro Thunder class  - with 107 True HP with race fuel. (And we did test the #1 bike, too.)
That's about 122 to 127 djhp, for those still using dealership level dynos.

The new 749's make around 100 True HP (112 to 120 djhp, depending on which dj dyno and how much tire slip) with no extra engine work, a competition exhaust - on pump premium street gas.
Matt Green's new Desmoto modified 749 REALLY rocks! (we tuned that, too)

Factorini Provente Microbearing Shift Kit - quicker shifting and virtually eliminate missed shifts.
Combine the Shift Kit and the Lightweight Centering Spring for the ultimate.
SHFT-PRO-D748CER   $139.95

Hybrid Ceramic
Microbearing detent arm and spring

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    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. :)"

Factorini Provente

Pro Shift Kit

Love the bike? Except for the shifting? Hard to find neutral?

The famous Factorini Provente Shift Kit is now available for the Ducati Twins.

Factorini Provente designed and manufactured 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 - all too often...... (did I mention that when I put a bike in neutral on the dyno, that I really prefer it to STAY in neutral and not "wander into 1st gear by itself? :-)

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.

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


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

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Lightweight Shift Centering Spring

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Just rode bike awesome shifting, smooth, smooth smooth
Mike Hoak
August 2013

Lightweight Shift Centering Spring

For when you decide that you want lighter feeling shift lever action for better feel.
A 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?

San Rafael's Michael Aron's 749
06 16 06 10pm
After PC3 tuned to Best Power on an EC997 dyno -
 The Tuning Dyno

Note nice, even, undisturbed surface on tire after running on Factory Pro EC997 dyno's patented High Traction drive roller - a far cry from what a high hp bike's tires looks like on a dealership level dyno's knurled drive roller after a loaded sweep test.

Michael Aron's 749  06 16 06

Feedback 06 19 06

Thanks a million for getting my bike in, I was able to go 4 seconds faster than I went last year, had a great race with Mat Green, but was unable to seal the deal on the straights.

I plan on making that happen next time.

Anyway, thanks again, it was noticeably different right out of the box, and very fun to ride.  Made the 999 seem like a total pig.

On another note, would you like to consider migrating your site to a content management system?  We could do a slick template for you and set it up, you can still manage everything from any computer in the world.

Let me know.


Hi Michael - Not a bad performance for a stock bike with a pipe on it - Good job!  I usually don't work till midnight on a "school night". The content managed site sounds like a good idea. Marc


This is what you call the "working" dyno room.

Some of the industry's most effective carburetion, tuning and dynamometer patents came from this very room -  Many, many hours spent in here.......

The "pretty" dyno cell is in the other building


Watch the EC997 DYNOCAMtm

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Decades of Dynamometer Evolution
Better because we use 'em and test 'em and develop 'em every day.

Why, just last night (06/20/06), we developed an even quicker and more accurate programming routine for the EC997's realtime hp readout for tuning those critical part throttle settings (in-town cruise for street riders and high rpm / part throttle / on/off for the race and track day riders).

We are still the ONLY dyno company who trains people to tune to realtime tenth hp accuracy. Most of the rest "sell" dynos as a profit line item.

"What's the point of .1 and .2? Who cares about .1 and .2 hp?" the "dealership level dyno" salespeople people said. "We are the biggest."
Well, it's all about being the best and heck! If you tune to .1 and.2 hp optimal fuel and ignition settings, how wrong could you ever be even if you were lazy and only did to .5 hp level?? (not promoting that, but, using it as a reference. Marc) 

Still stomps all over "tuned to an af ratio" commonly(!) by 3 to 4 True hp power levels at part throttle.

Almost 1/4 of our local EC997's work is retuning power commanders from San Francisco, Ca area dealership level dyno "af ratio tuning" to optimal EC997 Best Power maps for better power and better engine smoothness.

Best Power Ducati Tuning

For the absolute best Ducati tuning, your local Factory Pro Tuning Center can tune your 749's power commander or other "mappable device" to Best Power using the EC997 dyno's Realtime HP readout. Realtime HP Readout allows quick changes so that engine temps aren't wildly varying during the test, unlike the painful, tire damaging, loaded sweep tests that dealership level dynos do when they "tune to an af ratio".

Shortly and simply, an engine performs best when it gets the fuel that IT wants - and almost never performs optimally when somebody "autolink tunes" a power commander  "to an af ratio" that "somebody" proclaims is the "right" af ratio in the "magic" 4th gear.

That's a simple fact that many upper level tuners know - Though it's surprising how many duc "specialists" aren't aware they could be doing even better.

Typically, "af ratio tuning" as compared to "Best Power" tuning results in more likely burbly part throttle cruise and "not as good as it could be"  at high rpm / on/off smoothness.

Not all Factory Pro Centers are Ducati savvy, so be sure to call and talk about your duc first -


Marc Salvisberg
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  • TYPE: L-twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder Testastretta Desmodromic; liquid cooled
  • DISPLACEMENT: 748 cc
  • BORE X STROKE: 90 x 58.8 mm
  • POWER: 79.5 kW - 108 hp @ 10000 rpm
  • TORQUE: 8.2 kgm (59.3 lb-ft) @ 8500 rpm
  • FUEL INJECTION: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 54 mm throttle body
  • EXHAUST: Single steel muffler with catalytic converter

Here's a potential pc3usb almost freebie, if you can use it:
The attached pc3usb map was designed on a Factory Pro EC997 dyno, tuned to Best Power (instead of a fictitious a/f ratio) and is for a 749 with a Remus exhaust - What's goofy is that it's a 749 with a 999 pc3usb. That was to keep a local dealer's  customer riding and happy. I said that I'd try using the 999 pc3usb that they had in stock, because the 749 pc3 that they originally supplied with the unit died after ~45 minutes (and took out my favorite Sony laptop's hard disc, in the opinion of hd data recovery company ).
The pc3 software argued about trying to use a partially recovered 749 map in a 999 pc3usb, so I started over. At the end of it all, it appeared to me that there's only a common sales scheme involved that told you that the the 749 and 999 pc3usb's were different, so the duc dealer would have to stock more, different units........ The 999 pc3 worked peachy on the 749....... but I couldn't load a so-called "749" map into item so-called "999" pc3usb.....
Well, if you ever find yourself stuck with a 999 pc3 and a 749, Merry Christmas!
I always say that downloading maps is "jetting by luck" and "tuning to an a/f ratio" is a marketing scheme that rarely delivers optimum results, except by luck, but - you can try this map and cross your fingers that it will work on your bike.
Click here

If you are lucky and it works in your bike and you like it, (100%), why don't you kick back a cool $25 for my new plane and remember that this map was done on a Factory Pro EC997 dyno,
The Evil Curmudgeon



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