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Old May 30th 2019, 02:11 PM   #21
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Old May 30th 2019, 03:46 PM   #22
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I am on my 3rd Ducati and the V4S is the best so far. Sure the Quality Control and some elements of the engineering process can be a little soft compared to other brands, Ducati has the passion and has nailed the corner on the market regarding identity.

Granted, I don't ride to Starbucks in Capri shorts and flip flops, nor do I ride like the squid boys on neon green and blue bikes do either.

Ducati's seem to present a level of professionalism and pedigree others can't match.

I think you will be very pleased with a Ducati and especially a V4S.

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Old May 30th 2019, 05:20 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by DukeSilver View Post
I am about to sign on the dotted line for a 2019 V4 S Corse, but after reading about the recalls, bulletins, and issues members have posted on this forum I'm having second thoughts. This will be my first Ducati.



I completely understand the growing pains associated with a relatively new model and I've tried to do as much research as possible. The main reason why I'm having second thoughts is the closest dealership with an excellent reputation is 4 hours from where I live and if I'm going run into a ton of issues it could be problematic. The distance to the dealership also explains why I haven't bought a Ducati sooner, but once I saw the V4 S Corse it was love at first sight!



Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Iím in the same boat you are. My dealer is 1.5 hrs away. Busy as hell. I want something fast and exotic. Rare would be nice. If Iím gonna suffer with a lack of reliability, Iím goiní all in. I might as well get an MV Agusta F4!


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Old May 30th 2019, 09:28 PM   #24
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The underlying issue is the manufacturer's failure to get their shit together and build a bike that is reflective of what the brand is supposed to represent because their customers are "brand conditioned". Rolex vs Timex. Which is a better timepiece? It really depends if you are trying to effortlessly track time or you want a piece of man jewelry. It really depends on your mission. If you really like the bike and it brings a smile to your face, get it. Just remember to put it on the watch winder at night cause it ain't a Timex. Set it and forget it is not part of the brands DNA.
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Old May 30th 2019, 11:45 PM   #25
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Old May 31st 2019, 08:43 AM   #26
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Thats a good analogy old boy.
Except that Rolex watches are well engineered, undergo thorough quality control and have excellent fit and finish.
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Old May 31st 2019, 02:21 PM   #27
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Except that Rolex watches are well engineered, undergo thorough quality control and have excellent fit and finish.
And don't leak either.....
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Old May 31st 2019, 02:55 PM   #28
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Crap yea my bad. I was grabbing for something and stumbled. I owe Rolex an apology.
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Old May 31st 2019, 03:43 PM   #29
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Donít get me wrong...Iíd really like to get a Ducati. Something rough & raw. Something like this...


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Old May 31st 2019, 06:57 PM   #30
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I do understand your concern and passion for an awesome motorcycle/brand.

Being on my third Ducati, I decided to call it quits due to the total lack of support by Ducati of North America.

When you have to call Italy to get a serious problem fixed that has been a common issue while DNA refuses to acknowledge it, I'm done!
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