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Old May 17th 2019, 06:12 AM   #41
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When Ducati wins the motoGP championship will see a SL or MotoGP spec
I'm guessing there'll be something in limited numbers regardless once the V4R hype is slowing.
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Old May 19th 2019, 09:29 AM   #42
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We'd probably see a V4R Bautista special before a motogp version!
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Old May 19th 2019, 11:09 PM   #43
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Yeah I was looking at a 1299 Superleggera but went with my Speciale instead. Still wondering if I made the right decision...
yes, you did ...
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Old May 20th 2019, 01:42 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by SJS View Post
yes, you did ...
Enlighten me please, why?
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Old May 20th 2019, 05:51 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by SJS View Post
yes, you did ...
Yeah for sure. For what I do the Speciale is better.
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Old May 20th 2019, 06:21 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by Somefun View Post
Yeah for sure. For what I do the Speciale is better.
Fair enough, it's better looking I find but the SL I just find more special (pun intended).
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FWIW, having an 1199sl and recently having sold it....

Cool bike for sure. Is it worth the $?? Not to me. Despite an msrp of 65k usd (although I bought mine used at 40k) it's a fun bike but to be completely honest my Kawasaki H2 blows it out if the water in terms of the build quality and that bike was 26k. You shouldnt have to deal with burned carbon fairing, a seat that is glued on that peels up after the heat wears on it, or oil leaks on a machine that expensive. Plus as cool as the paint job is, the carbon fairings are as brittle as hell. The inside of them should be finished better. The tabs should line up better.

Dont get me wrong I still liked the bike a lot, but I think for any rider out there wanting to put miles on your bike stick with a base, s, or r. The sl bikes are not cosmetically designed for much daily wear and tear imo. Better suited to being a garage queen with the occasional weekend ride the engine seemed fine, I'm just talking to the fairings, heat, etc
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Old May 21st 2019, 10:08 AM   #48
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Enlighten me please, why?
short answer is with all the extras, extended warranty, and pre-paid services, and sales tax.. I"m into this bike for $52K... and I have no regrets. It's truly a super bike with no equal... maybe the ideal mix of crazy and manageable.. I have owned dozens of bikes over 30 years, and still own and love a 2018 S1000RR but the speciale is truly special.
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Fair enough, it's better looking I find but the SL I just find more special (pun intended).
while I would love to own one, if I had a $50K wad to blow, It would be on the future of Ducati sport bikes and not the past.. the V4 is the new flagship Panigale.. and for good reasons, it's the better motor. Thus why it's their race engine and has been for years.
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while I would love to own one, if I had a $50K wad to blow, It would be on the future of Ducati sport bikes and not the past.. the V4 is the new flagship Panigale.. and for good reasons, it's the better motor. Thus why it's their race engine and has been for years.
It's the future indeed for Ducati. I'm lucky enough to have have past and present in my collection, funnily enough an even older Ducati remains my favourite. Mind you, it's like choosing your favourite child.....
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