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Old Jan 11th 2018, 02:09 PM   #61
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then how much does a pain V4 weigh wet?
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Old Jan 11th 2018, 05:04 PM   #62
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Not to mention the plastic gas tank that swells up and gets deformed. Iíll
Never buy another bike with a plastic tank.
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Old Jan 11th 2018, 06:36 PM   #63
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then how much does a pain V4 weigh wet?
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Old Jan 12th 2018, 03:28 PM   #64
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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!!

It's not quite that much, and the RF is at least 5 pounds less.
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Old Jan 12th 2018, 08:22 PM   #65
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Not arguing weights. Nor have I ever raced a rsv or raced against one.
But as a Sunday bike the RSV is a nice piece of jewelery.
In reality most riders wouldn’t feel the weight difference.

Racing a bike is a whole different cup of tea .
The needs, wants and desires are vastly different.

My race bike (ZX) is set up hard. Seat is hard, no cruise, brakes are woooden when cold etc.
Not an involving bike for the road.
But a excellent track weapon that wins races regularly all over the world.

So to say the the RSV is a dog on track is understandable.
But on the road it’s possibly a excellent machine.

The new V4 will have to perform on road ( win hearts) and track (win races)
2 very different disciplines.

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Old Jan 12th 2018, 09:14 PM   #66
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Let me start that I am ducati fan hence why I own one, but I can't turn the other side and ignore the fact that Aprilia with that heavy bike has won't more WSKB titles than much lighter Panigale that has won total of what? 0. So obviously Ape is pretty capable in race form as well.
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Old Jan 13th 2018, 03:46 PM   #67
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Well sense this thread is Aprilia VS Ducati V4 here is a V4s review from the Aprilia forum.

Today I rode tested the Panigale V4S
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