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Old Jul 30th 2019, 12:31 AM   #21
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Ok, going for a test ride tomorrow. Will report back
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Old Jul 30th 2019, 09:50 AM   #22
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Maybe this info will help as I have owned 9 Ducatis and recently I had the opportunity to ride my 1299 Superleggera back to back against the V4R --> https://www.instagram.com/p/BxU97ZSH...on_share_sheet
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Old Jul 31st 2019, 06:27 PM   #23
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Iíve had the 1199 (2012), 1299S (2015), Panigale R (2015) now the V4S Corse. Each one has had incremental gains in performance/handling but its huge jump to the V4. Itís a totally different riding experience and a totally different bike. I test rode the V4S several times on the freeway and through the streets and I did not think it was that much of a difference. After taking the V4S through some pretty spirited technical canyon runs in Malibu Canyons, and Ojai Canyons I decided I was wrong. I donít plan on tracking this bike If I decide to track again it would be the V4 or V4R with higher spring rate than the stock one.
1 Better Ergos Ė Easier to rest my chest on the tank, I feel there is more room and my arm extension to the grip are better. Maybe itís because I can get my butt back in the seat without sliding forward which causes me to sit up on the older models. Iím surprised more people are not commenting on the ergos more.
2) Power Band Ė wider power band throughout the whole rev range unlike the narrow power band of the 1199/1299 series. The bike accelerates quicker and its stupid fast.
3) Flicks/Turn in better than my 1199/1299 - The V4S is on par or better than the Panigale R. (R is so light it makes transitioning fun and effortless) they both feels like a 600. I suspect you can run lines like a 600 on the V4 on a track.
4) Better feel in the brakes. - Itís more linear like the throttle you know what your getting when you twist it as in the brake you know what you are getting when you pull the lever back.
5) Sound Ė Its sound good with the stock exhaust but nothing sounds better than the 1299 with Akra full system. That just sound mean.
6) Heat Ė Feels like the 899/959. The heat nothing close to the 1199 and 1299. I rode yesterday in 103 degree F in stop and go traffic wearing Dianese Drake textile pants and Cycle Gear heat out base layer and I had no problems at all. On the older models I had to put thermotec tape under the seat, carbon exhaust heat shield, Carbon frame covers and Carbon Fiber engine covers to reduce the heat in traffic. Although the CF looked sweet!

Its an Awesome bike I donít think you will be disappointed if you decide to upgrade.
Came from a 1199 and upgraded to V4s. Couldn't say it any better myself. I do miss how the 1199 was trying to kill me every time i opened the throttle though.
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Old Jul 31st 2019, 07:59 PM   #24
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I was just recently offered a V4 for trade on my '13 1199R. I love the 1199 and while my only complaint is I miss the rawness of the 999 I traded for 1199. I really went back and forth on making a decision to trade and I am currently trying to get off the "latest and greatest" merry go-round as I'm looking for a 998 because it is the only superbike I didn't own. I test rode the V4 and there is no dispute that it is an incredible bike but I ultimately stuck with the 1199. The V4 is even more refined and has less of that rawness that I crave than the 1199, I'm happy with my decision and it really comes down to personal preference. Good Luck!
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Old Jul 31st 2019, 11:24 PM   #25
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I was just recently offered a V4 for trade on my '13 1199R. I love the 1199 and while my only complaint is I miss the rawness of the 999 I traded for 1199. I really went back and forth on making a decision to trade and I am currently trying to get off the "latest and greatest" merry go-round as I'm looking for a 998 because it is the only superbike I didn't own. I test rode the V4 and there is no dispute that it is an incredible bike but I ultimately stuck with the 1199. The V4 is even more refined and has less of that rawness that I crave than the 1199, I'm happy with my decision and it really comes down to personal preference. Good Luck!
My only previous Ducati I owned was a 998 (I bought it because of the Matrix movie ). Not the only other Ducati I rode, as my brother in law collects Ducatis and I get to ride them
The 998 is by far still the best steering bike I have ever ridden! Planted, on rails, dedicated, .. name it whatever you want, it was stable as hell and I still miss it every day. You chose a line and the bike kept that line. My V4S feels more lively, tends to choose its own line.
If I get the chance to buy a well preserved 998, I will do it.
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Old Aug 1st 2019, 07:17 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by FlatlineEF9 View Post
Came from a 1199 and upgraded to V4s. Couldn't say it any better myself. I do miss how the 1199 was trying to kill me every time i opened the throttle though.
This is something I'm still trying to deal with since owning my 1199 since March of this year. That damn thing, north of 8k rpm's, literally wants to throw you off and kill you. lol. Have told grip tight with the thighs and keep the hands light on the bars and just hold the f*ck on!!!!
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Old Aug 2nd 2019, 02:37 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by dogrange View Post
Iíve test ridden. I donít know why everyone keeps saying it sounds like the old twins, it doesnít. Much thinner tone, spins much faster, it has its own sound, which you may or may not like. Personally, Iím not a huge fan of the sound.


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I second that! I've got a 1299 with the motocorse exhaust and jumping on a friend's v4s, it was surprising how much of the basso profundo was gone even with the full akra. It's still an amazing bike which has moved the game on a fair bit. I doubt you will be disappointed. I'd get it if it didn't mean having to get rid of the 1299. Good luck.
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Old Aug 2nd 2019, 04:39 AM   #28
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I checked, not worth changing....Keep the twin!!!
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Old Aug 3rd 2019, 12:10 PM   #29
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Iíd never trade my 1299 FE for the V4. The character. Powerband. Sound.

If I get a V4 itíll be a street fighter and a 2nd bike.

And the V4 with broader powerband then 1299R? What? Twin has like 20ftlbs more torque.

Definitely test ride given how you ride and fit on bike.


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Old Aug 4th 2019, 04:04 AM   #30
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I've been thinking about taking the plunge myself but I suspect that the V4 is "easier" to ride because it's just less powerful, certainly less torquey, in the rev ranges where most people end up riding them. I think that translates to easier for many people because the thing doesn't want to spin/slide the rear or wheelie or otherwise misbehave as much as the twin.

Can anyone that's not a podium caliber expert racer really keep the V4 way up in the 10, 11, 12, 13k rev range where it needs to be? The R is likely even more demanding. Riding a V4 fast kinda seems comparable to riding a R6 fast and most people can't do that. Can anyone tracking or racing a V4 speak to the effort it takes to ride fast compared to the twin Panigales?
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