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Old Sep 7th 2017, 02:13 PM   #1
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900 miles on the bike now and till blown away. Couple of things to note.....

The engine os absolutely insane, the power it makes is otherworldly. It just pulls, it'll rip your arms off if you let it. Still blown away, it'll leave the Panigale R left for dead.
The Euro 4 exhaust on this bike is sad, you can feel how much it chokes up the bike. You can just feel how restricted it is, its hard to explain. Its quiet, very quiet. After having had my 1299 S with the full akra and the Panigale R with the race akra also this is like whisper drive. Its also makes the bike run hotter. Im used to the Panigale heat and this is a step above that. Simply put, it needs the race exhaust.


OK, this bike is special. When you ride it you can tell, everything about it. The look, the engine, the way to handles, its just a little different.

To me, this is the bike I wanted. I have no doubt the V4 will be something awesome, but this bike is ANGRY. I absolutely love that about it.
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Old Sep 7th 2017, 02:47 PM   #2
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Do they make a mid-pipe yet to remove those mufflers? That's what you need.

And a visit to 2Wheel Dyno Works for some tuning.
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Old Sep 7th 2017, 03:00 PM   #3
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Not yet, ducati hadn't released anything and no one else has either
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Old Sep 7th 2017, 03:44 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Kevin1199 View Post
900 miles on the bike now and till blown away. Couple of things to note.....

The engine os absolutely insane, the power it makes is otherworldly. It just pulls, it'll rip your arms off if you let it. Still blown away, it'll leave the Panigale R left for dead.
The Euro 4 exhaust on this bike is sad, you can feel how much it chokes up the bike. You can just feel how restricted it is, its hard to explain. Its quiet, very quiet. After having had my 1299 S with the full akra and the Panigale R with the race akra also this is like whisper drive. Its also makes the bike run hotter. Im used to the Panigale heat and this is a step above that. Simply put, it needs the race exhaust.


OK, this bike is special. When you ride it you can tell, everything about it. The look, the engine, the way to handles, its just a little different.

To me, this is the bike I wanted. I have no doubt the V4 will be something awesome, but this bike is ANGRY. I absolutely love that about it.
Kevin, good write up and review. I couldn't agree more.

I just crossed the 200 mile mark and have started to explore the bike's capabilities. The motor as you say is bonkers. It's just nuts how hard it pulls. Without wheelie control it's impossible to keep the front wheel down in first or second. Never experienced anything like it with my Panigale R.

I also noticed you have to be really smooth on the throttle coming out of a corner, again due to how the motor delivers power. It'll slide easily if you're not rolling on. Surprised me a bit at first.

Tone of exhaust note sounds good to me but as you mention is way too quiet and restricted. I love the look though (minus the underbelly piece).

Hard to see how the v4 can be much more ferocious. This is a very clear and distinct step function above the Panigale R. Can't wait until she's fully broken in.

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Old Sep 7th 2017, 03:46 PM   #5
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Old Sep 7th 2017, 04:03 PM   #6
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never sell those fucking bikes...those are the shits
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Old Sep 7th 2017, 04:27 PM   #7
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Yeah seem to be the best of the breed. Hope the V4 is a cracker so I can get my hands on a used one.
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how is the rpm limit on this bike?
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Old Sep 8th 2017, 02:54 PM   #9
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how is the rpm limit on this bike?


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Old Sep 8th 2017, 03:11 PM   #10
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It's the same as the Panigale R, the way the engine pulls you'll run into it a few times
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