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Old Dec 3rd 2018, 09:53 PM   #1
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The return of the Dry Clutch

With the additional of the dry clutch is the V4R worth the money now?

One thing that I can say is... at least this version of the V4R and the S/Speciale models are actually different. The first edition(s) of the 1199R and S models had more similarities.
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Old Dec 4th 2018, 05:36 AM   #2
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I had mine on order before the Dry clutch was even confirmed ..This is like an added bonus to me!! I’m even more excited to take delivery of mine in April!! That SOUND on the grid is definitely going too turn some heads. Worth the 40,000?? That’s a very hard question that depends on the way one views things... To me it is definitely worth the price...

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Old Dec 4th 2018, 06:18 AM   #3
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I've never really understood all the fuss around the dry clutch...
OK, my 998 had a dry clutch and it sounded nice, but this is not an arguement for me to buy or not buy the bike.
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Old Dec 4th 2018, 07:05 AM   #4
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I was thinking about the r already, the dry clutch just sealed the deal!
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Old Dec 4th 2018, 07:51 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by realnuts View Post
I've never really understood all the fuss around the dry clutch...
OK, my 998 had a dry clutch and it sounded nice, but this is not an arguement for me to buy or not buy the bike.
Not a reason why I would buy or not either!! But for me the Dry clutch has itís advantages Iím looking for.. Lots less messy when time to change the plates, more HP, and the glorious sound.. I use my bikes for racing, so for my use I see the advantages of it.. Like I stated above, I ordered my R before the Dry clutch was even confirmed..
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Old Dec 4th 2018, 07:55 AM   #6
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Yea. This is like deciding to marry a girl because she had nice shoes. If the R comes with a dry, then itís going to be a cheap piece of Ducati OEM crap anyhow which everyone is going to want to change. Nothing to get excited about here kids. Itís a fricken clutch. Besides the wet clutch (aftermarket) works damn well and has some advantages especially for the clutch burners that seem to buy way more bike than they know what to do with. Dry clutch, great for racing as the plates are quick to change and you donít get friction material in your oil. For the street, itís another ďlook at meĒ gimmick.
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More horse power? Really? Yep cause the bike with a wet clutch would be a noticeable drop. NO IT WOULDNT. They had dry conversions for the 99 and the WSBK teams seemed to do just fine without it. As far as cost goes, the steels and friction plates are very similarly priced.
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Old Dec 4th 2018, 08:51 AM   #8
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Yea. This is like deciding to marry a girl because she had nice shoes. If the R comes with a dry, then itís going to be a cheap piece of Ducati OEM crap anyhow which everyone is going to want to change. Nothing to get excited about here kids. Itís a fricken clutch. Besides the wet clutch (aftermarket) works damn well and has some advantages especially for the clutch burners that seem to buy way more bike than they know what to do with. Dry clutch, great for racing as the plates are quick to change and you donít get friction material in your oil. For the street, itís another ďlook at meĒ gimmick.
I have never thought about the shoes my wife wore before I married her, now I am going to scrimmage through her closet tonight!
Ducati OEM crap?
Clutch burners that buy way more bike than they know what to do with.
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I donít own a cat. Just keeping it real.
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Old Dec 4th 2018, 09:08 AM   #10
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If the R comes with a dry, then itís going to be a cheap piece of Ducati OEM crap anyhow which everyone is going to want to change.
I think it comes with an STM EVO-SBK dry clutch.

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bik...-r-dry-clutch/
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