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New V4 SF (Includes Prototype and Pikes Peak Pics)

I've heard plenty of rumors that Ducati will race/reveal a new V4 SF at Pike's Peak this year. Is anybody else excited about that possibility?

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You mean like this one?

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/3...4-rumors-more/

I'd drop the cash on one in a heartbeat lol Freakin' beautiful
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You mean like this one?

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/3...4-rumors-more/

I'd drop the cash on one in a heartbeat lol Freakin' beautiful
I hadn't seen that article, but it reinforces the things I've heard from other knowledgeable sources. I'd love to have that front end but I don't think there's any way Ducati builds an SF like that!

My wish: naked, V4 1000cc or so, 180+hp, super-light with lots of CF/titanium/forged aluminum.

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You mean like this one?

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/3...4-rumors-more/

I'd drop the cash on one in a heartbeat lol Freakin' beautiful
The pictured example is beyond terrible looking.
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The pictured example is beyond terrible looking.
whew thought it was just me.

IMO if they made THIS:



but with a V4 that would be just perfect... the 1098 was a sexy sexy beast.

Edit: but maybe with single exhaust... I never got the dual pipe thing unless they were underseat.

Second Edit: And a red frame and black forged March's... because I never got the grey thing they sometimes do either.
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So basically this....only with a different headlight setup?

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I will never understand why so many people want a v4 sf.

I have a 1098sf and often switch bikes with a tuono v4. I much prefer the (lower in rpm) torque of the twin. 160 hp for a naked is plenty. You can't go 180mph without a fairing anyway.

V4 is more complicated, more moving parts, more weight, more piping (5k$ termis anyone?) more expensive (25k?)

I would much prefer another twin with some refinement but not much. I prefer simple stuff than overly complicated bike that only a rocket scientist can repair. I absolutely don't want a keyless ignition and fuel level sender crap, don't care for leaning abs, can live without abs, a quick shifter could be used. A 1260 dry clutch sbk tuned would be perfect. 16k base, 19k for the S.
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I would definitely pass on the fuel sender and keyless ignition. I've replaced the fuel sender twice on my Diavel and keyless ignition, although fairly reliable, has been a bit of a pain in the past
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This is what? the 3rd or 4th thread about a new SF? Pffft - you guys are dreaming.


I have a v4 Tuono factory and a tuned 1098 streetfighter S - The Tuono is faster and has unbelievable torque everywhere (cant say which bike has more torque they are both insane!)

The problem is that like the panigale Vtwin Ducati has gone racing with the v4 platform - it has no bottom end or midrange and unless they change the architecture it just isnt going to work for bikes like the diavel ,multi and streetfighter. They may do that at some point but I wouldn't want a streetfighter with the current engine. I think a 200 mph streetfighter might be pushing liability issues even for Ducati.


Oh and that custom SF from the article above is hideous.


Here's the thing, the original SF from Ducati had issues that kept the mainstream away from it - it was a sales failure, and yes it could be argued that decisive looks were the culprit but I think it had much more to do with the odd handling caused by the increased rake and offset of the front end. Ducati tried to make it stable but they just screwed it up. The bike just never felt as clean and stable as bikes like the Tuono, turn-in is dicey and overall it just doesn't instill confidence. I've never met anyone who jumped on the SF and loved it right away, it takes time to learn the bike and it takes skill to ride it well. So, my list of mods for a new SF would have more to do with handling and like Ricko not much on the BS electrickery garbage. I don't need modes, or abs, or traction control, or wheelie control, just give me a frame that turns in cleanly and holds the line smoothly - something that makes me feel confident and want to jump on it and ride.


But I already have that don't I? - I have a Tuono 1100 V4 that is amazing, fast, and stable, with handling that is among the best bikes ever designed. I love my Streetfighter but if you guys really want a V4 the Tuono is here now and it really is everything you'll ever want from a streetfighter. It's not that I'm trying to sell the Tuono, I dont care if any of you buy one, its just that I dont see the need for you guys to pine away for Ducati to build this bike when its already here and available.

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Ide certainly be up for the v4 sf if she looked anything like this even if it meant selling my sfs and 888 to fund it
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