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Old Dec 8th 2018, 01:35 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by ductales View Post
If you get the base, get the suspension set up for your roads by someone who knows what they are doing


This needs to be done regardless of getting the base or S and should not have a impact on his decision.
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Old Dec 8th 2018, 01:59 PM   #12
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For your situation!!! The S!!!!
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Old Dec 8th 2018, 02:26 PM   #13
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Old Dec 8th 2018, 02:33 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by AmpForE View Post
Yes it is just that easy because itís either wheels and Ohlins OR the exhaust. The OP said he could not afford both.
No, because he can grab a base and do that stuff himself and have an arguably better bike than the S. I'll take my BST carbon wheels and manual adjust Ohlins on my base over the S any day since I'm almost always on the same surface type. The forged wheels are marginally better and the lithium battery is a cheap swap. The only thing worth considering between the S and base is the dynamic suspension.

If you're constantly going between garbage and smooth pavement or are a maniac at the track that really feels you'll get some value from on the fly adjustments, get the S. If you're an average rider on a consistent surface (like me), the base + your own choice of upgrades is better value.

Money being no object, obviously grab the S, but that doesn't seem to apply to the OP.

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Old Dec 8th 2018, 04:00 PM   #15
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For road riding I like my S because of the suspension. Nice to switch it to road mode on bumpy roads.
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Old Dec 9th 2018, 01:21 AM   #16
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I really appreciate all of your feedback fellas! I'm still sided with the V4 over the V4s since I keep thinking to myself that I've been riding a trash can 2010 CBR600RR for 3 years, and sure there are some roads that are too bumpy especially on high speeds, but I've been doing fine, so no need to get all luxurious now!

I've forgot to ask one more question (jump to tl;dr if you wanna read the question right away). I'm importing my bike through a private office that specializes in importing motorcycles from USA to Egypt, because Ducati Egypt is overpricing the V4 by ~65k EGP (3.5k USD). So after contacting that private office, they gave me a quote of the V4 from door to door for $26,200 (Egypt's customs are insane). What made me second question myself is that they said it's a brand new _2019_ V4. I couldn't find any information about the 2019 line on the internet except for the V4R which is said to be in dealerships in March.

tl;dr - is the 2019 Panigale V4 released in dealerships?
EDIT: I've also read some hardships regarding the Akrapovic tuning. It should be an easy task for a motorcycle dealership that has a dyno with previous experience in tuning motorcycles, but not necessarily the V4, right?
EDIT 2: I've read some people commenting that it's not recommended to install any exhaust until they do 5k miles on the bike, what's that about?

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Old Dec 9th 2018, 09:43 AM   #17
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I have the base and the small bump compliance of the rear shock was horrible but after having it revalved it is super smooth but much firmer through the stroke and cost not a lot


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Old Dec 9th 2018, 10:33 AM   #18
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I tested the S and couldnt tell the difference. Saved the money, got the base, and did my own mods.
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Old Dec 9th 2018, 10:34 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Motzarelli View Post
I have the base and the small bump compliance of the rear shock was horrible but after having it revalved it is super smooth but much firmer through the stroke and cost not a lot


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Details on the revalve? Cost? Did you send it away?
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Old Dec 10th 2018, 10:20 AM   #20
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Details on the revalve? Cost? Did you send it away?


I had it done by terry hay at shock treatment. I took the bike to him and waited and watched. Cost was only $600 but he didnít need to change the springs


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