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Old May 5th 2018, 10:09 AM   #41
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Way to outdo yourself, buddy!!! They look awesome. Congratulations again!!
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Old May 5th 2018, 10:55 AM   #42
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Thanks Ryan!!

I’ve enjoyed watching your collection grow. I like your strategy of sticking only with the best from Ducati

Hopefully we’ll be able to connect this week but if not we’ll make it happen soon.

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Old May 5th 2018, 10:56 AM   #43
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It would be a absolutely epic to see both your collections together.
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Old May 5th 2018, 12:42 PM   #44
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OP must have made his money for toys on tech stocks

FE all the way, it's the perfect bike in every respect and will be collectible
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Old May 5th 2018, 01:46 PM   #45
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OP must have made his money for toys on tech stocks

FE all the way, it's the perfect bike in every respect and will be collectible
I wish man. Unfortunately for me it came the slow and steady path. No where near the resources of some of the tech guys. But I’m finding everything is relative. If you can be content with your current situation and grateful at the same time, that for me is the key. Hoping to get there one day.

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Old May 5th 2018, 03:23 PM   #46
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It would be a absolutely epic to see both your collections together.
Ha. I think that Kevin's collection would put mine to shame.

Here's a fun fact: before I buy anything I ask Kevin how he likes his because he pretty much has everything I have (plus all the other great bikes he has) but he bought it long before.

The awesome thing is that these are enthusiast owned machines so he really puts them to proper use and knows exactly how they ride. He's an awesome Ducatisto.
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Old May 5th 2018, 05:39 PM   #47
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DAMN !!!!
Congrats !

where are the Akras on the Speciale ?

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Guys, I was trying my best to wait for the R to come out but took the v4s for a test ride and couldn't resist. #56 will hold me over until the R arrives. Akra exhaust goes on in a couple weeks. Only 20 miles so far but the bike is amazing.

So here's the question - is it better than the FE with the full Akra race exhaust??

The FE with this system is ferocious. There is no other way to put it. Not just the sound, but also how quickly it spools up. It hits MUCH harder than the v4 and candidly harder than anything I've ever experienced. And then there is the sound...

The v4s by comparison sounds docile but is buttery smooth. Power delivery is linear and it pulls like a freight train up in the revs. The bike loves to rev and is very happy in the 8-12K range.

It's not a fair comparison since I'm taking it easy on the v4s and it's really restricted at the moment. However, my sense is that I'll be much quicker on the v4. It's so easy to ride fast. That being said, the FE feels more special. And to me, by a wide margin.

Both are beautiful bikes. Which one is prettier is in the eye of the beholder.

Sorry for all the pics, but wanted to fully capture the similarities and differences for those still trying to decide between the twin and new v4.

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Old May 5th 2018, 05:57 PM   #48
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The speciale is what should be the factory default release paint scheme it hides the lines better.
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Old May 5th 2018, 07:06 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by Sherpa23 View Post
Ha. I think that Kevin's collection would put mine to shame.

Here's a fun fact: before I buy anything I ask Kevin how he likes his because he pretty much has everything I have (plus all the other great bikes he has) but he bought it long before.

The awesome thing is that these are enthusiast owned machines so he really puts them to proper use and knows exactly how they ride. He's an awesome Ducatisto.
Thanks Ryan. Coming from you that mean a lot!!

Also, for the record I donít think there is a collection of bikes out there that puts yours to shame. Your patience has really paid off!
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Old May 5th 2018, 09:08 PM   #50
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DAMN !!!!
Congrats !

where are the Akras on the Speciale ?
Thanks man. The Akras are in box at my dealer. Scheduled to go under the knife in 2 weeks. Hoping to get 600 miles on the clock by then so they can do the first service and exhaust install all at once. Iíll report back on the difference in sound and performance once sheís back.

Hoping itís as big a difference as it was on the FE. If so, the bike will be untouchable. Well done Ducati!
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