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2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

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    2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!


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    Ducati Unveils 214-Horsepower, 430-Pounds-Wet Panigale V4 Sportbike

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    I’m genuinely more excited about the new wing. And that is saddening on more than a few levels.

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I’m genuinely more excited about the new wing. And that is saddening on more than a few levels.
    I'm sorry

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    Whats the price on this?

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    All the monies

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    Prices on used Ducati superbikes are going to take another hit..

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    Interesting that it's a 90 degree V4, while Aprilia/Rotax is 65 degrees. I understand 90 V4s tend to be more balanced, but Ducati seems to be using a counter balancer anyway and Aprilia's V4 is creamy smooth anyway. 90 degree V4s are also bigger footprint so more difficult to package? Didn't the mighty Desmo get some criticism for its 90 degree V4?

    Also, I realize it's only a short press clip, but that motor does NOT sound like the Aprilia V4. It sounds very similar to me like the old superquadro v-twins.

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    cycletrader has a dealership in CA selling one of the only-1000-produced especiŠle versions for $40k.
    expect something like $20k for the non-S and $25k for the S?

    eta: automatic yaw control for managed power sliding? some lawyers are gonna save some collar bones.

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    this could be the most moto gp derived bike with a license plate, and at a normal price, not like the Honda rcv street bike.

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I’m genuinely more excited about the new wing. And that is saddening on more than a few levels.
    Agreed. Thing looks amazing...not to throw this off topic, but 2018 goldwing or k1600gtl?

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    Quote Originally Posted by backinthesaddle View Post
    this could be the most moto gp derived bike with a license plate, and at a normal price
    Ducati Desmosedici RR - Wikipedia These weren't that expensive.

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    Didn't the RR retail for like 75k and people were paying over that? There was one at the IMOC show a while back. It had a glow about it...

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jewcati View Post
    Agreed. Thing looks amazing...not to throw this off topic, but 2018 goldwing or k1600gtl?
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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    I already feel bad for the first year... or first 2-3 year buyers of this train wreck... tho I’m guessing most enthusiasts won’t be fond of the ducks swaying away from the v twin

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I already feel bad for the first year... or first 2-3 year buyers of this train wreck... tho Iím guessing most enthusiasts wonít be fond of the ducks swaying away from the v twin
    Ducatis are pretty sorted machines these days. The aprilia was a prototype in comparison.

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    wing.
    I think so too....

    Is the top case easily removable?


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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    Ducati Desmosedici RR - Wikipedia These weren't that expensive.
    Forgot the DD16 bit you could still buy two of these for the price of that. I know someone who has the super leggera and the Desmosedici. Spent $8k on an exhaust for the desmosedici. Wonder if he'll get the V4 Pani. Probably the special limited one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I already feel bad for the first year... or first 2-3 year buyers of this train wreck... tho I’m guessing most enthusiasts won’t be fond of the ducks swaying away from the v twin
    Last summer I did see an early 1199 sitting at the dealers service dept. just an engine connected to a swing arm waiting for a rebuild due to burning oil. Looked so odd.

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    my pants are tight

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    Didn't the RR retail for like 75k and people were paying over that? There was one at the IMOC show a while back. It had a glow about it...
    Rode one back in 09, did not get it of of third gear, brought it back to the owner before I cracked up a 75k bike. Stupid quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backinthesaddle View Post
    Last summer I did see an early 1199 sitting at the dealers service dept. just an engine connected to a swing arm waiting for a rebuild due to burning oil. Looked so odd.
    Iíve spent enough time at a duc/ape dealer when I had my RSV4 to know that ducatiís are far from sorted as Paul mentioned. I thought I had it bad with my Italian problem child, it didnít compare to first generation panigale owners.

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    I was at the IMOC a couple years ago admiring a Desmosedici. At the end of the day the owner started it and it started spewing oil. Good thing he brought it there in a van and didn't have to ride it home.

    Of course emotion makes me say I would like to get that V4 Pani, as its got to be the coolest mechanical thing for approx. $20K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I’ve spent enough time at a duc/ape dealer when I had my RSV4 to know that ducati’s are far from sorted as Paul mentioned. I thought I had it bad with my Italian problem child, it didn’t compare to first generation panigale owners.
    How's the Tuono been treating you so far?

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    Re: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched!

    First year comparison to the Panigale probably not the best. That was a clean sheet new engine and chassis for them, pushing the limits of what's possible with a big bore v-twin. This thing has an engine that is more or less a de-tuned version of the engine they've been developing for over a decade now, utilizes some "chassis" lessons learned from the Pani and is really integrating a technology suite that is becoming ever more commonplace across brands. Something also tells me they're keen to have this bike out of the gate work well, since it's such a risk for them departing from the V-twin anyway.

    Maybe I have more faith than I should, but this is anything but a "clean sheet" design and the concepts employed have been in development for quite some time now.

    That all said, like the RSV4, this is a race bike with lights and will likely not get on well with stop and go traffic.

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