V4 Superleggera: So Who Is Ordering One?

Nov 2018
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Its all about the why.
Even though I could roll down to the dealer and pay cash I cant justify my personal why with the price tag, 'only in the last year or so I've come back to motorcycling with the 1299 as the re-entry vehicle. So far so good. Down here in NZ a V4S with an akra is about 52k in our money, and the SL would be 160k, the S is pushing my limit on the why because I can get all the Ducati I need for less than that by going second hand for 2/3rds the cost, but that's just me and I like the feeling of getting value. I am not a racer or a collector, just a guy who likes to fang it on the back roads. If you have the disposable and I mean light your cigars with it kind of cash then why not? These things are not investments but unique state of the art moments and if that gives you enjoyment then do it, it will be timeless, ridiculously fantastic to ride and extremely exclusive (until Ducati releases its next special edition which should be along in about 5 minutes if history is anything to go by :) )
 
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Nov 2018
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I cant see them letting any old fat rider who happens to have a stack of cash ride their latest GP bike without "precautions", guarantee it will electronically castrated and no local hero will ever be able to spot the difference.
 
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it will be timeless, ridiculously fantastic to ride and extremely exclusive (until Ducati releases its next special edition which should be along in about 5 minutes if history is anything to go by :) )
I honestly think that is kind of a stupid reason to not buy something. If you (collective you, not you personally) make decisions like that, why would you ever buy something as there will always be something better around the corner. It's like giving yourself an excuse to never make a decision. Something of note, though, newer isn't necessarily better. I have a sports car built in 1990 and to this day, no one in the world has made a car I like more or that I think is better. I wish I could have bought it new but I was a poor teenager when it was released. Buying something like V4 Superleggera might be a chance to do that very thing.

I have a lot of old stuff that I have grown older with, especially sports cars and motorbikes. I don't really like having the latest and greatest. I like things that actually suit me. When Ducati announced the V4 and all the variants (Speciale, V4R, etc) I didn't go buy one as none of them really did it for me (the 1299SL didn't seem to either). But this new SL really does seems to and so that makes it worth getting off the sidelines. And if it's the bike that I think it is, I don't really care what comes next. It's really about collecting right tools for me and my enjoyment and not the latest and newest.

Also, I made a call to the dealer sending me the order contract and the MotoGP experience is actually not €4k. That's the deposit for the MotoGP experience. The actual experience is going to be more like what I thought it was initially - over $20k. And it's limited to 30 people. Just an FYI.
 
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