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It is very sad and something we will all want to know what the cause was ASAP. The owner just picked it up recently and was just out on a normal ride.

I think its best to try and have some details here versus just pictures to help all those concerned.
 

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I think its best to try and have some details here versus just pictures to help all those concerned.
Btw, my original post has the link to the thread.
 
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Quick update. Still no idea why bike caught fire @ stop light, but Ducati North America called the guy and pretty much told him his new bike is on the way. Woot!
 
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Wow that's crazy, did not anticipate seeing something like this so soon after the V4's release. I'm sure it's likely to be a one off scenario and its great to hear that Ducati has been very supportive. Wonder if they'll be able to determine what exactly happened on the bike.
 

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Good on Ducati for giving you a new bike, but I hope this is just a one off and not a problem with all their V4.
Surprised you were calm enough to pull to the side while the bike was on fire, I would have dropped and ran in panic. :D
 

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possible cause

Ive downloaded the spare parts manual and I'm amazed they are still using the 1098 type oil pressure switch which is located close to the front headers, these sender units are prone to failing !mine did and it cost me a crank others here have had it happen too. I now throw them away and install a new UK part which I might add is the same as all pre 1098 bikes thats monsters,748,996,998 etc a single male blade connector that the female wire blade connects to. If it failed hot oil on hot headers! well you be the judge. Before I ride mine its gone not trusting them on a race track.
 

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Maybe that's what caused the conflagration of jbraslins' Panigale V4. Should we all change out the oil pressure switch just in case?
 

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Maybe that's what caused the conflagration of jbraslins' Panigale V4. Should we all change out the oil pressure switch just in case?
Ill take pics n post em when ive done plus the part number then its over to the new owners to decide. When I get a bike in for work with one of these, I replace them after explaining to the owner the consequences of failure!
 

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For the record that is not my bike guys. My bike is fine.
 

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Has the cause of the fire been determined yet? I wonder if it is an issue related to the oil pressure switch, if it'll take more accidents before Ducati issues a recall.
 

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this is why its always better to wait a year.. untill they fix the issues and recalls on a new design Ducati..
 

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It's speculated to be a short-circuit, or a loosen part too close to the exhaust system but we'll have to wait for the official prognosis from Ducati. They should send the guy a Speciale for having literally giving the guy a hot seat. :D
 

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Best you do your 1098 if you still have it those pressure switches started on 1098s:sad:
got the 1098 new back in 2007.

2 voltage regulators and battery toasted
tank is swollen- did not get a chance to change via warranty..
only have 11k miles since its a track only bike now..

I will check that pressure switches next.
 

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Its safe to assume that this was a one off anomaly, and not an indication of a faulty component for across all their models. If it is due to the pressure switches that were in the 1098, will they not just issue a recall and have it swapped under warranty?
 

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Does anyone have a part number for the "Better" oil pressure switch? I take delivery of my "S" next week and it seems like it may be prudent to swap it out during dealer setup.
 
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