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Old Mar 29th 2019, 07:18 PM   #11
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alot of people didnt like that aggressive intial bite on the bmw, it never bothered me on my rr but i prefer the v4 brakes over the rr brakes
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Old Mar 29th 2019, 07:36 PM   #12
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alot of people didnt like that aggressive intial bite on the bmw, it never bothered me on my rr but i prefer the v4 brakes over the rr brakes
I think you're in the minority there. I prefer the RR brakes over the V4, and anything else I've ridden. I prefer the initial bite and the strong follow through of the RR brakes, but more importantly, the front end of the RR feels much more planted under hard braking than the V4. I have 13K+ miles on the RR, and only 1.6K miles on the V4, so there may be some bias due to familiarity, but others seem to think the same, despite this being a Ducati forum.

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Old Mar 30th 2019, 02:32 PM   #13
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one thing about the strong rr initial bite is it can work against you in a panic stop other than that i had no gripes with the rr brakes. i wonder what the stopping distances are for each bike
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Old Apr 9th 2019, 02:04 AM   #14
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I would have to agree with this. I wish the V4 had the linked braking. I also think that having bought the RR first makes it a tough act to follow WRT braking. I'm going down to the basement to dial up the braking support to see if that makes a difference tomorrow.

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For the street that might give you an advantage however for track and racing, imho linked brakes are a no-no as most of the riders I've met like to manually decide which brakes to use and when.
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Old Apr 9th 2019, 04:12 AM   #15
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Ducati Probably put less aggressive Pads on the v4 due to meeting customers needs.
I remember hearing from dealers about customers crashing the 1098 and blaming the brakes . obviously the brakes were not to blame .
the panigale had more street friendly brake pads on it than the 1*98 series bikes IMO its not like they downgraded the brakes

I would bet you could get the feel you are looking for by changing the brake pads
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Old Apr 9th 2019, 09:17 AM   #16
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Ducati Probably put less aggressive Pads on the v4 due to meeting customers needs.
I remember hearing from dealers about customers crashing the 1098 and blaming the brakes . obviously the brakes were not to blame .
the panigale had more street friendly brake pads on it than the 1*98 series bikes IMO its not like they downgraded the brakes

I would bet you could get the feel you are looking for by changing the brake pads
The R1 has wooden brakes. Just changing pads makes a world of difference. I’d imagine the same applies to the stylema calipers.
FWIW, I run SBS dual carbons on my 10r race bike. Once they are warm, the initial bite and stopping power are next level compared to OEM pads.
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The R1 has wooden brakes. Just changing pads makes a world of difference. Id imagine the same applies to the stylema calipers.
FWIW, I run SBS dual carbons on my 10r race bike. Once they are warm, the initial bite and stopping power are next level compared to OEM pads.
I cannot find a single source in the US to buy these, much less a set that works on the V4... got a link?
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I've been using the Vesrah race pads on my V4 race bike. The stock ones are SUPER soft. I used up a complete set of stock front pads in 1 day at COTA. The Vesrah's are much much harder in comparison. I've ran two full race weekends (fri-sun) on my current Vesrah set and they still don't look half bad.

Stopping power seems excellent as well. They are probably much harder on the rotors than the stock pads though. I might just toss on a set of the 6mm T-drives or something anyway.
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Old Apr 11th 2019, 01:23 AM   #19
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that's what it is.. that initial bite of the BMW is so much nicer... maybe I'll pay around with some distance tests from 30-40mph... and see.

Fuck.

So its the same with the v4...

Thats my complaint with my 1299.. Rode a s1000rr and jumped on the anchors like i do on my duc and nearly destroyed my nuts on the tank lol.

Then i was told my bike didnt get the recall done on the brakes involving the piston in the front caliper i think?

Got it done, was better.. But not still not close to the s1000rr imo.

I have my level adjusted to short as possible, the duc mech at ducati says the feel will be better if the travel is longer, i havent done it yet since i cant seem to loosen the screw in the lever atm

But i doubt it will make a big difference... We'll see, let me know how you go anyhow
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