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Old Dec 2nd 2017, 09:56 AM   #31
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As time goes on I suspect people will start to understand more and more what an incredibly epic bike this is. Over time, the V4's that were unveiled will become just another nice Ducati while bikes like the two Superleggeras will become more and more legendary.

It boggles my mind that some people currently don't seem to appreciate how special and magnificent the SLs are. The 1299 SL was being poo poohed by a number of people on this forum when it was introduced!!
Along with the 888SPS the SLs are far and away the most impressive bikes Ducati have ever offered for sale to the public. Can't believe it would take ten years to understand how special they are!
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Old Dec 2nd 2017, 09:36 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Sherpa23 View Post
Have you ridden a Superleggera (either one)? It's not about the power; it's the weight that makes all the difference in the world. I would never replace my 1199 Superleggera for any V4. When they eventually make a V4 Superleggera, I'll probably add one. In the meantime there is just no comparison for a sub 350lb bike that puts out 190rwhp. I feel the lack of weight everywhere, even just pushing it around the garage.

In fact, I hope that the V4 pushes 1299SL prices down to sub $50k for a low mileage one because I'll add one of those, too. I won't replace my 1199SL with it but the two would go together (and the V4 SL when they eventually build that).
I agree about the weight aspect. I loved the 1199SL but cannot afford one. The 1299SL would have been awesome too but just way too much money for me.

So that is why I am putting so much effort into taking weight off my "old" 1199S. I know it will still be just another 1199S and I will never get back the money etc, but I will never sell it so will not have to take the hit. I cannot weight (pun intended) to feel the difference when I finally get time to add all my lighter stuff.

When I purchased my K1300S, I could not believe the difference in just trying to push it around the garage. Seems like it weighs a an imperial ton.

So will probably never have an SL but I think I will have something as light.

And if I had the chance I would go for the 1299SL over the V4. That is until the V4 SL comes out.
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Old Dec 3rd 2017, 04:49 AM   #33
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Hahahhahaaa.....this question....oh man. Seriously??
How is a run of the mill Duc v4 even on par with their greatest v2 custom build weighing less than the WSBK bikes with more performance? I've got another question...A 2017 Maclaren 570GT or a 2018 Hyundai Sonata? ...asking for a friend.
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Old Dec 3rd 2017, 05:22 AM   #34
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I'm waiting for the oval piston V5.
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Old Dec 3rd 2017, 10:26 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by jpanigale View Post
I'm waiting for the oval piston V5.

True story..... my buddies sisters cousins next door neighbor works with the brother of the head R&D tech at Ducati. He snuck out this pic of the 2020 Oval piston Panigale. It's been Dub'd the O.P.P project.

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Old Dec 3rd 2017, 10:44 AM   #36
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Mussolini rocket sounds good. But dont look so..
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