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Content for now but the Tuono intrigues me but the average light low end and mid range grunt does not excited me as much.

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Don't let the comments about low and midrange on the Tuono send you away. I suppose that's all a matter of perception, for me the bike has every bit of grunt down low and at the mid of the other bikes it compares to. I know I didnt like the 1000 but the 1100 factory is a very different bike. If you are at all interested I suggest you go down to the dealer and take a ride on one. If you are coming to the ECM I'll let you take mine for a spin.
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Don't let the comments about low and midrange on the Tuono send you away. I suppose that's all a matter of perception, for me the bike has every bit of grunt down low and at the mid of the other bikes it compares to. I know I didnt like the 1000 but the 1100 factory is a very different bike. If you are at all interested I suggest you go down to the dealer and take a ride on one. If you are coming to the ECM I'll let you take mine for a spin.

Thanks Bdoggy. The main thing keeping form any Ape at all is that there is no Ape dealership in my entire province. Closet one is Calgary two provinces away! Warranty access issues would be a huge concern. Thanks for the invite to ride yours but unlikely Iíll make ECM.

Took old the 848 yesterday for the first time this year and it is as fun as it always has been. Itís a good enough number 2 bike for me now plus I canít swing the upgrade I would want for it now anyways. If I could Iíd take the risk of getting an Ape from Blackfoot.
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I donít foresee trading my SFS for any other bike, well maybe with exception for this
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Don't let the comments about low and midrange on the Tuono send you away. I suppose that's all a matter of perception, for me the bike has every bit of grunt down low and at the mid of the other bikes it compares to. I know I didnt like the 1000 but the 1100 factory is a very different bike. If you are at all interested I suggest you go down to the dealer and take a ride on one. If you are coming to the ECM I'll let you take mine for a spin.



I had to come back and find this thread because I had the chance yesterday to ride the SFS and the TV4F back to back. And without a doubt the Tuono has better throttle response and more torque down low and in the mid than the Streetfighter S. Those older tounos weren't up to the SFS but the 1100 beats it significantly.


I love my streetfighter and think its an amazing machine but I have to be truthful to myself when something works better.


Right now I have 4 modern bikes that fit the naked bike category - Z900RS, Triumph ThruxtonS, SFS, and Tuono V4 Factory. And, if I could only keep one it would be the Tuono...
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...Right now I have 4 modern bikes that fit the naked bike category - ...And, if I could only keep one it would be the Tuono...
But...itís ugly. You know youíre never selling the SFS!
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But...itís ugly. You know youíre never selling the SFS!

No I'd like to keep the SFS even if it just becomes art. ...But I think the TV4F is beautiful



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Art indeed. Nice shot!
Lengthen that rear fender...itís not long enough.

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Don't let the comments about low and midrange on the Tuono send you away. I suppose that's all a matter of perception, for me the bike has every bit of grunt down low and at the mid of the other bikes it compares to. I know I didnt like the 1000 but the 1100 factory is a very different bike. If you are at all interested I suggest you go down to the dealer and take a ride on one. If you are coming to the ECM I'll let you take mine for a spin.



I had to come back and find this thread because I had the chance yesterday to ride the SFS and the TV4F back to back. And without a doubt the Tuono has better throttle response and more torque down low and in the mid than the Streetfighter S. Those older tounos weren't up to the SFS but the 1100 beats it significantly.


I love my streetfighter and think its an amazing machine but I have to be truthful to myself when something works better.


Right now I have 4 modern bikes that fit the naked bike category - Z900RS, Triumph ThruxtonS, SFS, and Tuono V4 Factory. And, if I could only keep one it would be the Tuono... <img src="https://www.ducati.ms/forums/images/Ducati_ms_2015/smilies/tango_face_angel.png" border="0" alt="" title="Angel" class="inlineimg" />
I tested the same bike and I have the same feedback. I'd add that it reminds me of a sport bike, especially when turning. I like sport nakeds where the headlamp turns with the bars. To me that's a key differentiator. I always get an initial shock out when I swap to a sport bike and the front nose/headlamp remains forward.
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I had to come back and find this thread because I had the chance yesterday to ride the SFS and the TV4F back to back. And without a doubt the Tuono has better throttle response and more torque down low and in the mid than the Streetfighter S. Those older tounos weren't up to the SFS but the 1100 beats it significantly.


I love my streetfighter and think its an amazing machine but I have to be truthful to myself when something works better.


Right now I have 4 modern bikes that fit the naked bike category - Z900RS, Triumph ThruxtonS, SFS, and Tuono V4 Factory. And, if I could only keep one it would be the Tuono...


None of my bikes are street legal anymore, including the SFS. If I have to get a street legal bike to ride on the road, it has to be the Tuono 1100 Factory, no doubt. That V4 is just fun and reliable, also sounds awesome, canít ask for anything more




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