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Old Dec 8th 2017, 02:12 PM   #51
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I'm 6'4'' and the 1299 Pani fits me better than the 16 RSV4 that I had. There is no way to make the V4 as narrow as the v twin.
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Old Jan 5th 2018, 02:35 AM   #52
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Why bring up a an Aprilia RSV on a Panigale V4 forum?
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Old Jan 5th 2018, 05:56 AM   #53
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Exactly!!!
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Old Jan 5th 2018, 07:24 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by DucSyd View Post
Why bring up a an Aprilia RSV on a Panigale V4 forum?


What’s wrong with the post? Or people like to live in a bubble and not want to see what’s around them. OP has a fair point, Aprilia has been winning all shootouts lately. All of us didn’t buy Ducati just because was winning it all, we love the brand and the look. Of course I would love to win those shootouts but won’t make me change my mind and buy another brand.
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Old Jan 5th 2018, 12:36 PM   #55
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I have been riding Ducati’s for decades now, they very rarely win any magazine comparison tests. So don’t bother reading them.

Soon as they factor in price and perceived reliability issues etc the Ducati is toast.

I couldn’t give two “you now what’s” to that, the immense pleasure I get from these Italian masterpieces is enough for me.

And yes, I am that one eyed.
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Old Jan 5th 2018, 01:44 PM   #56
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And I have both and I like it.sorry I already said this before.

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Old Jan 5th 2018, 03:13 PM   #57
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You gotta give credit to the ape because that bike is still rocking a 10 year old design with minor changes throughout the years and they still win 1st in reviews. Im like most and would never trade my duc for an ape but before i got the duc i wanted an ape lol Im pretty sure its the heaviest of the liters too
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Old Jan 5th 2018, 09:19 PM   #58
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Forums are for info, fun, shooting the breeze etc. if we aren't allowed to discuss anything in case someone is offended, what's the point of a forum?
It will become a sterile place that will only be visited when in need.
To those who don't like Ape being mentioned, there is a easy solution. Ignore the thread.
But if youre commenting just to shoot the breeze and stir the pot, that's cool too.
All good.
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Old Jan 11th 2018, 08:35 AM   #59
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. Ducati v4 386lb dray vs rsv4rf 397lb dry.where u founded 35lb
I raced an RSV4 for 2 years, then shitcanned it for the 1299S. I can tell you, that number is bullshit. The RSV4 is by far the heaviest sportbike I have ridden (and ive ridden about 50 of them).

The most important thing (to me) is that it doesn't get much lighter at all in race trim. THAT is the part most people don't realize.

Aprilia went through great lengths to try to reduce the curb weight of the RSV4. It has that tiny subframe and tail section, plastic gas tank, small headlights, etc. But that beefy ass frame, swingarm, headstock, and motor weigh a ton.

They made the bodywork small and light, which means while other bikes can lose 20-30lbs during race prepping, the RSV4 does not. In race trim, it is still ridiculously heavy. I HATED trying to push it up in the trailer at the end of race weekends.

In race trim, the Panigale is easily 60lbs lighter than the RSV4...and I can promise you that difference can be felt on track.

And don't get me started on that bullshit fueling due to the dumbass injector setup on the RSV4....
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Old Jan 11th 2018, 12:39 PM   #60
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Finally someone who really knows. All these magazine pilots that think the RSV4 weighs around 450 wet. Try 468 wet, on a really good day!!
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