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Old Apr 5th 2018, 04:23 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by burton View Post
Also, try Maranello Moto sports in the North of the city, I got a pretty good deal from them and they seem much nicer to deal with than the people at GP Bikes
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Old Apr 5th 2018, 06:20 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by jaeggernaut View Post
thx @burton
if i primarily ride on the street (track days are few and far between) would i benefit (safety) from the V4S vs the V4? i'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the real world advantages.

buying a 24k(cdn) and 32k motorcycle is significant.

context: riding for about 20 years. been to the track a dozen times. at the peak i was riding with the fast guys in the middle group. but now,.. rides are less and less often. ..lost my edge

but always loved the panigale....
My 2cents.
The BPF fork on the base is a very accomplished fork .It is found on many bikes and has proven to be a race winner over and over.
The S has the added value of on the fly adjustability .
This is kind of negated by the fact that once set up for rider, the BPF is plush as well as capable as needed on the road .
The rims are also a bit lighter, and this may be felt when pushing hard.

So is the S worth the extra $$ ?

Only you can decide. To be quite honest, I am strugling with the same choice.
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Old Apr 5th 2018, 07:32 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Veteran View Post
My 2cents.
The BPF fork on the base is a very accomplished fork .It is found on many bikes and has proven to be a race winner over and over.
The S has the added value of on the fly adjustability .
This is kind of negated by the fact that once set up for rider, the BPF is plush as well as capable as needed on the road .
The rims are also a bit lighter, and this may be felt when pushing hard.

So is the S worth the extra $$ ?

Only you can decide. To be quite honest, I am strugling with the same choice.
But the S has an unpainted black plastic front fender... Saves the weight of the paint. That alone justifies the price difference.

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Old Apr 6th 2018, 02:35 AM   #44
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But the S has an unpainted black plastic front fender... Saves the weight of the paint. That alone justifies the price difference.

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No, you've got it all wrong.
They are just "allowing" us to purchase a carbon fender.....
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Old May 13th 2018, 02:45 AM   #45
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So Im considering a V4 but will almost never track the bike. Is it really worth getting the S? Of course Id like it but I question if it is necessary.
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Old May 13th 2018, 07:16 AM   #46
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So Im considering a V4 but will almost never track the bike. Is it really worth getting the S? Of course Id like it but I question if it is necessary.
Buying a ducati is unnecessary. Do what makes you happy.
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Old May 13th 2018, 08:39 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by Nitrouz View Post
Buying a ducati is unnecessary. Do what makes you happy.
Hahaha.. ^^^ This.

If you want it, get it. If you don't care for electronic gadgetry or the convenience of it all, don't bother.

Personally, I'm constantly changing the setup for different tracks and/or conditions, so I enjoy having it. But, necessary.. well.. uhh.. /shrug.
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Old May 13th 2018, 09:45 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by MotoX183 View Post
Hahaha.. ^^^ This.

If you want it, get it. If you don't care for electronic gadgetry or the convenience of it all, don't bother.

Personally, I'm constantly changing the setup for different tracks and/or conditions, so I enjoy having it. But, necessary.. well.. uhh.. /shrug.
Wonder if you would share your setting experiences. Maybe a new thread.

Getting mine coming Friday and it would be nice to get some setup info.
I am 185lbs all dressed up.
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Originally Posted by Nitrouz View Post
Buying a ducati is unnecessary. Do what makes you happy.
Fair point however I was hoping for some recommendations to decide if its worth the extra coin for the S considering no track time.
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You say you won’t track it but what kind of riding will you be doing. Do you usually change parts on your bikes. As mentioned before there no necessary reason to buy a Ducati. If you want one then get one. If you upgrade things just get the S as you almost always spend more. If it was track only or focused the base might be a better starting point imho.
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