Ducati Panigale V4

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  1. Lint

    Lint Well-Known Member

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    So, do you think Honda is paying attention?!
     
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    THAT'S what I'm talking about!!! Someone please slap Honda upside it's corporate head (or kick em in the ass)!!!

    Maybe I missed it, any estimate on costs?

    ETA http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2017/november/new-ducati-panigale-v4-2018-revealed/

    "The new family comprises the base Panigale V4 (£19,250), the Panigale V4 S (£23,895) with Öhlins semi-active suspension, forged aluminium wheels and a lithium ion battery, and a Panigale V4 Speciale (£34,995) which is a numbered, limited-edition (of 1500) bike with a dedicated livery, titanium exhaust and a host of carbon and billet upgrades."
     
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    One would hope! I'm sure their MotoGP bike has made technology, it just seems they're so unwilling to put it in a street bike. And the $185,000 how isn't a street bike in my eyes.

    However, as competition goes, you either evolve or become irrelevant.
     
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    I've read farther into the article. There's a lot of tech in that engine. Add in the Akropovic exhaust and raise the power to 226!!!! That's more than my car!
     
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    As a 1100 cc V4 i dont think it cant compete in superbike leagues.


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    The homologation R version (1000) is due out next year.
     
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    Engine looks incredible, variable intake, that novel, precise tuning up the rpm scale!
     
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    Just wonder what or how shinny the penny has to be, I've read they're going for 24k euros sounds roughly $27K us. IDK. but then maybe Ducati has figured it out that it doesn't need to be so much.
     
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    For that price I'll take a posse of V4 Tuonos, Duc Monsters, and VFRs. :Eek::Crazy:
     
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    Yea that's what I say too, but when looking back at the Hondas version and Ductis desmo this is a huge bargain.
     
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    I'll try to tell my wife that while she's flogging me around the ears with a rolling pin and saying, "you bought another what ???"
     
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    I hope Honda will do something like this at an affordable price.
    This bike looks to be fantastic.
     
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    I would too. Considering the whole of the population of VFR owners placing price above all other attributes in buying a motorcycle then complaining that they got what they paid for, I doubt seriously that there will be many, if any VFR converts to a new V4 Panigale. You have to pay for what you get with a Ducati. You don't with new VFR's.
     
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    Seeing that a new Tuono factory is 17500 that only leaves you $4000 to buy a used VFR.
    Anyone buying this new Ducati would be buying it for an excellent track bike or a Starbucks showcase bike. You're not going to do much touring on it.
     
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    $27,495 for the S model.
     
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    Thanks for the price check. For what you get that is actually not as bad as I thought it would be.
     
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