There's some debate about breakin... but if you subscribe to the idea that "the manufacturer said to do it this way and that's the way I'm going to do it"... then yea 2 up is fine, vary throttle position, don't use cruise... and just generally 'take it easy'. IIRC the recommend keeping it under 6k.Is it safe to do the break in miles 2-up? picking the bike up tomorrow with 5 miles on the clock, aiming to do all 600 this weekend!!!
yes, 600 miles is first service and 6000 rpm, 1500 miles is 7000 rpm, after that... let er rip i guess lolAlso the first oil service is 600, break in is usually until 1500 miles. Manual should spell it out.
I may be in my own world when it comes to break ins, but the one Ducati has you do is a weak ass one and maybe some Ducati-specific people can explain why they ask you to baby it. My guess is it's just trying to get everything seated with the temp fluctuations before you rip it apart at high end RPMs.
In the diesel world after an engine rebuild we run them full throttle, full load for 12+ hours on the Dyno for their first run once they get up to temp. The ones you break in like this last longer than the ones from the factory. I'm talking 12 cyl cats and cummins with twin turbos.