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    Panigale V4

    Probably time to talk about the elephant in the room.

    I always love the comments about the version a new bike replaces. And Ducati like Ferrari get praise heaped on at launch, then a new one comes along and suddenly the issues with the old model get aired, whilst the new one is the second coming.



    ...but I have to say I think the pesky Italians just might have something a bit good here especially if you like life at lean.

    2019 will be an interesting year, with a raft of updated models coming & this will have had one years development (read warranty recalls)...


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    Re: Panigale V4

    Must admit Alex I went to see it and hear it today and OMG what a beautiful machine. Me the Mrs and the son all walked out thinking holy shit we want one of them.


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    Re: Panigale V4

    It seems an incredible bit of kit based on the launch reviews and looks stunning IMO, it would be too focused for my needs and I'd be concerned over its fragility but I'd completely understand why someone would buy one.
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    Re: Panigale V4

    I admire the move to a V4, but for me it should be 1000cc, not a cheaty 1100. I like knowing that the bore and stroke of my bike is the same as a factory race bike.

    Sounds like they have done an amazing job on the chassis (contra rotating crank also helping) as well as move the electronics on to another level ('backing in' control for example).

    Still wouldn't have one though, Ducatis just don't do it for me. Maybe if I actually rode one my opinion would change...if I could have it in black...

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    Re: Panigale V4

    All about headlines. It's only 226 hp because they have a extra 100cc.

    I seen 175 kg. Yep. Dry weight. 204 all in.

    It's very pretty but why not tell the truth

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    Re: Panigale V4

    Quote Originally Posted by Skel View Post
    Must admit Alex I went to see it and hear it today and OMG what a beautiful machine. Me the Mrs and the son all walked out thinking holy shit we want one of them.


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    Maybe I'm a bit of a dinosaur but when I was a skinny 16 year old I wanted a large capacity inline 4 with a 4-1 system on it..there was GS1000s an XS 1100 and a couple of GS 550s down my way with the big boys on them and they just sounded immense..I still get that buzz today..watch Mad Max and listen to those Kwak 1000s pull away... V4..nah just doesn't do it for me...lovely bike but not for Moi..

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    Re: Panigale V4

    how will it get on in the racing? will it be allowed to race with the 1000's and twins?

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    Re: Panigale V4

    It's not allowed in Superbikes.
    There's a 1000cc R version coming next year - which made it's debut at the Jerez WSBK test this week. Debut in testing only...racing will be from 2019.

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    Re: Panigale V4

    It's a stunning looking bike but the price tag ???? The Beemer is still imo the best alround user friendly in the class, but I do like the looks of the dukes.

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    Ducati Panigale V4

    It looks absolutely fantastic and I would love to ride one on track. Whilst many won't agree I'm really hoping that the new 2019 BMW becomes just as focused and physically smaller. I suspect the Panigale 'R' version is going to do exceptionally well in WSBK with the Factory Aruba team.

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