Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Peoria, AZ, USA
It's not that they were prone to fail, rather were found that under the extremes of racing(Xerox team), they were have reliability issues. In normal everyday circumstances, there is not an issue.
TBS, the '09 did have some tranny upgrades that included wider gears(approx 1mm), than were treated/shotpeened(IIRC) for added strength, not to mention they became lighter.
I don't think you will find yourself having any issues with the gearbox. BTW, the shifting issue is considered different and is being resolved with most Ducati shops.
'01 BCM 795SS / Track Toy
'03 999 w/50mm termi, S cams, BST wheels / daily commuter?
Whether it's the City or Track, it's Citta Corsa!