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Old May 26th 2015, 08:23 AM   #1
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I Ride: 2014 Panigale S, 2013 Multistrada Touring S, 2006 Harley Davidson Street Rod,
Please help. I am considering buying a Panigale R

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I made the big mistake of going to my local Ducati dealer and checking out the Panigale R. The bike is just gorgeous. The dealer has offered me a nice deal but it means trading in my 2014 Panigale S which I bought and taking a loss since I bought it in Jan. Has anyone on this forum made the leap to the new R? Is it worth it?

I am also considering trading my 2013 Multistrada in for a new one instead of getting the R. Thanks for the advice and opinions.
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Old May 26th 2015, 08:59 AM   #2
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For the street I'd get a 2015 Base or S - you don't need the R and won't go any faster on it. The '15 is much improved over the 1199

if you have money burning a hole in your pocket, go for it, but the R is a track machine and a waste on the street
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Old May 26th 2015, 09:02 AM   #3
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I'm curious to know what people think of the suspension on the R vs the S.. e.g. Electronic vs manual

Also from what i'm reading the premium price seems to be with the engine
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Old May 26th 2015, 09:26 AM   #4
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I Ride: 2010 RSV4 Factory (Track), Paul Smart LE, 1199 Panigale S Tricolore (SOLD)
My question would be what is your plans for the R? Street or track? My 1199 goes plenty fast in the street and track already and I can't justify the loss for the next best thing when I can't even come close to the potential of this bike. So if the answer is street, I personnaly would upgrade the Multi to the new model year instead of the Pani.
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Old May 26th 2015, 09:53 AM   #5
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good advice guys. Most of the use will be on the street. I do track days regularly but I plan to use it more on the street.
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Old May 26th 2015, 09:57 AM   #6
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I upgraded my Multi to an R. Best of both deals :-)
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Old May 26th 2015, 10:09 AM   #7
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if you mostly do racing, go R. Mostly street/trackdays, 1299 S or base. I couldn't justify the extra cost of the S, but on the other hand everything is cheaper over there. The base is 35k usd over here...
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Old May 26th 2015, 10:55 AM   #8
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I rode the new Multi S and would upgrade that over getting the new r unless you race.
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Old May 26th 2015, 11:05 AM   #9
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I am on the same boat.

The way I look at it, get what you want.

Let's go for it all !!!
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Old May 26th 2015, 11:08 AM   #10
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The heart wants what the heart wants. Go for it or you will never be content.
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