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Old Sep 1st 2018, 12:13 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Mutt1979 View Post
1100 cc so yes, bigger displacement, more fuel, V4 more cylinders, more bangs per revolution.... look at the catalogue, less mpg, so yes, definitely more fuel consumption!

And if you're putting along at 25, well then there is your heat issue....
Haha, exactly. I think the cylinders even deactivate.
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Old Sep 1st 2018, 12:27 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by spinkick View Post
Haha, exactly. I think the cylinders even deactivate.
As I understand it it fires on just two cylinders at idle to keep the v-twin feel (?) and when you touch the throttle it then picks up on 4
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Old Sep 1st 2018, 12:44 PM   #13
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Not sure if it's for feel. The two cylinders at a time fire in unison so you get that feel anyway
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Old Sep 1st 2018, 07:37 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by spinkick View Post
Not sure if it's for feel. The two cylinders at a time fire in unison so you get that feel anyway
The two left-hand cylinders fire first in closer order, followed by the two right-hand cylinders. The crank position of the firing order is Left 0į and 90į, right 290į and 380į.
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Old Sep 1st 2018, 08:32 PM   #15
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It fires on the forward two cylinders only (not the ones under the seat) when the clutch is in or it's in neutral in order to help mitigate heat buildup at the seat. Doesn't really help much if you're moving slowly in stop and go traffic, only kind of helps at long red lights.
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Old Sep 1st 2018, 10:39 PM   #16
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I knew going into it that Panigales run hot, but Im not here to complain about getting stuck in traffic, my heat complaint resides when I am on the highway cruising around 75-80mph... my left inner thigh gets hot to the point where I cant stand it and I open my stance on the bike to allow for airflow. Is anyone else experiencing this with their V4? It happens regardless of what riding pants I wear, and the heat when standing still at a light doesnt really bother me, but as I said, it really is uncomfortable to the point of almost not wanting to ride at speed. Im open to resolutions that dont include the typical "only ride it on the track". Thanks in advance.

Oh, and this is in San Diego- so the temp was around 81F outside.
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Old Sep 2nd 2018, 06:17 AM   #17
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This is basically it. Some people will tolerate it, some won't.



Bottom line though, you have chosen a 215bhp race derived (when I say derived, I meant they stuck mirrors and turn signals on it) motorcycle. It develops its power from an 'internal combustion engine' meaning heat. The more power, means using more fuel, using more fuel means more combustion, more combustion means more heat.



You have chosen a bike that has possibly the most extreme performance in a production motorcycle and at the same time produces the most heat. I can't see how that is a concept that is so hard to grasp.

Bullshit!

They also have world class engineers at Ducati, and itís unfathomable they can not design something that vents 150 degree heat away from the rider. All it takes is a few well placed heat barriers and proper venting.
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Old Sep 2nd 2018, 09:04 AM   #18
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Bullshit!

They also have world class engineers at Ducati, and itís unfathomable they can not design something that vents 150 degree heat away from the rider. All it takes is a few well placed heat barriers and proper venting.
I canít help think that to channel away the heat means ducts. And ducts take space. And a slim bike canít use up space that is not essential to performance.
Ducati imho, chose packaging before comfort.
Pity they couldnít figure it out.
And now we roast the coconuts .
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I'm no expert but I don't think the V4, or any panigale was designed for comfort. Or putting around at 25 mph and sitting at red lights. It's a race bike. Use it for it's purpose and wear the gear... problem solved. I wouldn't want to take mine on a cross country trip. I'd pry get something that was made for that. Same reason you wouldn't take a road king to the track and then moan about it because you came in last.
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Old Sep 2nd 2018, 11:39 AM   #20
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Saying the heat is caused by performance is a poor excuse.

Try the RSV4. 205hp v4 and no heat, not even in 100+ weather !

Shame that Ducati can't do the same...
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