NOTE: Bodywork and seat are not included- just shown for reference!
Sick of roasted nuts? The Panigale Heat Shield Kit is an 11-piece, custom die-cut adhesive heat shield set designed to drastically reduce radiant heat from the seat/bodywork of your 899 & 959 Panigale! The 1199/1299 Panigale uses slightly different bodywork, so is not fully compatible, though the seat shield will work!
An aluminized, adhesive fiberglass material is used to create the heat shields. It's capable of withstanding radiant heat up to 2000°F, and the adhesive can withstand temperatures of 500-600°F, so there's no need to worry about the material being damaged by heat from the engine or exhaust. The kit has undergone many months of development and real-world testing on several bikes in extreme Southern California desert heat, and has held up perfectly! Zero degradation of the aluminized surface or adhesive has been noted.
The kit comes with a full-color, 4-page instruction manual detailing the install process. Anyone with very basic hand tools and about 40 minutes can install it!
Check out the thermal imaging, which showcases a 15°F difference in seat/bodywork temperature after installation of the heat shield kit. These were taken on a FLIR thermal camera after a 40-minute ride consisting of about 30 minutes freeway, and 10 minutes on local streets.
This kit has made me fall in love with my Panigale all over again. It's been the difference between nearly selling the bike, and now planning to keep it for years. It's not a small investment, but given the significant development time, material cost, and benefits to your manhood (and womanhood!), I hope you'll agree that it's a great value!