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Old Jul 16th 2017, 02:33 PM   #51
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If I decide to leap and get one I'll be hanging onto it for awhile. Not to worried about resale value. I get that if its a constant leap to the latest and greatest then yes, its something to consider. I wasn't planning on getting rid of my R but, oh what the hell.

Whats more interesting to me is that we haven't seen a DP exhaust option for this bike yet. European customers have already taken delivery and there isn't an option? I want get this bike to have a quiet, toned down bike just because of Euro 4. At least show me the option and make something available to get ride of that silencer.
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Old Jul 16th 2017, 02:45 PM   #52
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If I decide to leap and get one I'll be hanging onto it for awhile. Not to worried about resale value. I get that if its a constant leap to the latest and greatest then yes, its something to consider. I wasn't planning on getting rid of my R but, oh what the hell.
Kevin, I don't think that the "latest and greatest" has a case here. Ducati will not make a "later and greater" V-Twin "ever" if that is indeed the plan. You can argue that it's not the SL package but there's no doubt in my mind that it's awfully close to the 1299SL for a very good price (relatively). I get liking the 1199SL more but if it's the 1299SL that gets your juices flowing, this is a spectacular alternative.
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Kevin, I don't think that the "latest and greatest" has a case here. Ducati will not make a "later and greater" V-Twin "ever" if that is indeed the plan. You can argue that it's not the SL package but there's no doubt in my mind that it's awfully close to the 1299SL for a very good price (relatively). I get liking the 1199SL more but if it's the 1299SL that gets your juices flowing, this is a spectacular alternative.
Very valid points, I love the 1199SL, wish I had the means. The Panigale R is what we all know a watered down SL as we all know. I've almost got 10k miles on my R from road and some track. I figured this bike would be an awesome machine. At this point it comes down to numbers and if my dealer can make a deal I enjoy.
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Very valid points, I love the 1199SL, wish I had the means. The Panigale R is what we all know a watered down SL as we all know. I've almost got 10k miles on my R from road and some track. I figured this bike would be an awesome machine. At this point it comes down to numbers and if my dealer can make a deal I enjoy.
I completely get all of that and it makes a lot of sense.

Depending on what the V4 looks like, it's possible that I might add an FE. It's not like I need another bike and it's close enough to my SL that it's largely redundant. However, if it's my last chance to get a new Ducati superbike that's the familiar Ducati that I know and love, then I might have to do it if I can justify the numbers.
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