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Old Aug 23rd 2017, 08:57 PM   #1
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Advice Needed: R/Final Ed, 15R or 17S??

Hi everyone,

Just want to intro myself. I'm not a new ride and have had plenty of bikes dating back to 1988. My last Ducati(s) were the 749 and 999 a number of years ago. I'm ready to get back in the saddle and start riding again after taking the past 8 years off.

Question: I'm 47 and my next Ducati purchase will be a bike I KEEP for a long time...That said, I am on the fence with which way to go..

Do I - wait and go all in and get the R-Final Edition?

Do I - get a 15 R (it's a store demo bike with 700 miles) still under factory warranty. Can get it for $29,500

Do I - get a 17S

I've heard the 17S is better/more enjoyable on the street compared to the R and I don't have any plans on taking any of them to the track..

I appreciate any input or advice...thanks!
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Old Aug 23rd 2017, 08:58 PM   #2
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Final Ed? or 15R? or 17S? Which one and why?

Hi everyone,

Just want to intro myself. I'm not a new ride and have had plenty of bikes dating back to 1988. My last Ducati(s) were the 749 and 999 a number of years ago. I'm ready to get back in the saddle and start riding again after taking the past 8 years off.

Question: I'm 47 and my next Ducati purchase will be a bike I KEEP for a long time...That said, I am on the fence with which way to go..

Do I - wait and go all in and get the R-Final Edition?

Do I - get a 15 R (it's a store demo bike with 700 miles) still under factory warranty. Can get it for $29,500

Do I - get a 17S

I've heard the 17S is better/more enjoyable on the street compared to the R and I don't have any plans on taking any of them to the track..

I appreciate any input or advice...thanks!
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Old Aug 23rd 2017, 09:34 PM   #3
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Any one of those I would love to own and it's a nice situation to find yourself, but in a couple of months they will all be the old model when the new V4 shows it's head. If I was you and have the cash for a new bike I would wait to see what the new one is like.

Even if you decide the V4 is not for you there will be some killer deals on the old models.
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Old Aug 23rd 2017, 10:16 PM   #4
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V4 is just around the corner and Ducati is known for offering rebates, especially on 1299 S's, R's sitting on the showroom floor. If you can wait, you'll do yourself a favor (November is the announcement most likely the EICMA)

I think the R is a bit much for the asking price being a 2015 model - my 2cents

The FE on the other hand isn't going to change in price since it's being offered in parallel to the V4. If you like the idea of having the last of the VTwin's and can handle/love the color combination then yea what the hell..Actually with black or gold wheels I think she'll look really nice... The electronics are the best out of the Panigale and the extra goodies on it + Power increase make it a pretty sweet deal.

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Old Aug 23rd 2017, 11:12 PM   #5
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The FE on the other hand isn't going to change in price since it's being offered in parallel to the V4.

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I think you'll get a deal on an FE after a while. The FE will be an outgoing model and will end so not many want the old stuff as brilliant as it looks like it is as you said.
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Old Aug 24th 2017, 06:43 AM   #6
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That's a very easy one, if you're buying it to RIDE (and not just OWN), and you're not going to track, get the 17S, hands-down. If you just read that sentence and are second-guessing it and thinking "But I really want...." then you just answered your own question, get the one that pulls at your heart strings. From a purely objective standpoint, there is only 1 correct answer to this that anyone else can provide, the rest is up to you!
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Old Aug 24th 2017, 08:53 AM   #7
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My vote would go to the 17S if you are going to mainly ride on the street with an occasional track day. If only doing track days and very little road then the R. I would only do the LE if it was discounted and I had money to blow.
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Old Aug 24th 2017, 09:01 AM   #8
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I would go for 17 1299s with some hopefully free extras from your dealer.
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