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Old Jul 10th 2017, 06:58 AM   #1
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Why I'm probably going to get the FE.

There's been a ton of talk about this so I'm just going to say my piece. I'll admit seeing it at the press launch was a letdown. I was a little pissed. Then I saw it in person, the little details, the different colors actually look good together and the fact that once it gets a solid exhaust without the euro 4 shit it will sound amazing. It stands out, you won't see another bike like it around and that engine will be so sick. See Chaz come back from the injury and win race one on the livery was badass and I thought it was cool as shit, which adds to it.
I still may change my mind who the fuck knows, but as of right now my dealer has ordered one for me.
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Old Jul 10th 2017, 07:09 AM   #2
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You can't go wrong with any decision but If I could choose now I would go for any new Panigale with Euro 3 emission restrictions.
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Old Jul 10th 2017, 07:13 AM   #3
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Nice one, I'm 50/50 but only because I've already got a fairly new 1199R here that the dealer would probably not take in exchange (must stop telling them about crashes ). The engine is going to be the best twin ever bar the SL2 so it's not like you'll regret buying it!
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Old Jul 10th 2017, 08:26 AM   #4
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Did they say when the bikes would get delivered ?
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Old Jul 10th 2017, 08:37 AM   #5
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Did they say when the bikes would get delivered ?
My local dealer said some will arrive in late Aug but Sept is the when the first wave comes thru the rest will be spread out over the following few months. I suspect possibly later deliveries than that depending how well it sells.
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Old Jul 10th 2017, 09:48 AM   #6
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Nice bike especially with racing exhaust included instead of those hideous factory cans.
Im going to miss the twin.
But Ducati Corse has sucked as much HP as they can pretty much out the current morors. So a inline 4 or a V4 are the only options left. I'll take the v4 thank you..
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Old Jul 10th 2017, 10:21 AM   #7
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To be honest, I had a look at it @ Laguna Seca.. It looks MUCH better in person than the photos etc...
I do think that it's an easy fix with the black wheels, gloss or matte.
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Old Jul 10th 2017, 10:23 AM   #8
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I Ride: '16 Pani R, 1098R Bayliss, KTM1090R.
6 thousand pounds more than a standard R for an extra handful of hp, nearly a stone extra weight,
all wrapped up in a pretty suspect paint job. Add a numbered top yoke and hope folk will jump at it.
It doesn't look like much of an advancement and will have a very short lived time in the limelight before its superceded by the new V4.

I like my R models and still own two, having owned others in the past, but this one really holds no interest for me at all.
Saying that, as big twins are my thing, the V4 will probably not open my wallet either. I may have already bought my last ever Ducati
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Old Jul 10th 2017, 11:21 AM   #9
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I'm out.

My R is lighter, only down a few horses and a bit of torque, I don't need this. The R still remains the base for WSBK. The FE isn't that, it's not as special as the SL and not limited like the Anniversario

Saw my dealer today and cancelled my order. Just put the deposit over to the V4 R on pre-order

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Old Jul 10th 2017, 11:42 AM   #10
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I think it will be a great bike but personally, I would wait to see final details on the V4 pipeline before I made this commitment. How many of these are they making? Can't imagine it will be that hard to get one if you wait...

I couldn't afford either bike so my opinion ain't worth much, but that's my 2cents.
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