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Hate to see it. I'm a V2 guy and won't follow to a newer V4 model. In fact, I'd seek a different brand when the time comes, if you could ever get me off my '10.
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Hate to see it. I'm a V2 guy and won't follow to a newer V4 model. In fact, I'd seek a different brand when the time comes, if you could ever get me off my '10.
Any reasoning behind that? Nostalgia?
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I am all over this. I told my wife I'd be getting in line, but I don't think she was actually paying attention.
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I would be a V4 customer.
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Any reasoning behind that? Nostalgia?
I'm with him... I like the character of twins for an ADV bike. I'd personally rather see the Multistrada lose 30 lbs without losing power or options instead of going to a V4 (which I suspect will add power but also weight).

On the Streetfighter however... hell yea V4.

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I would be a V4 customer.
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I have read that the V4 is slightly lighter and more compact than the V2. I suspect that Euro 5 emissions regulations may play a role in this change if it happens. The V4 will be more expensive to produce and to maintain. I have not ridden a V4 but all reviewers claim that it is much smoother than the V2. We are living in a time when some truly wonderful motorcycles are available. I am eagerly awaiting future anouncments.
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I have read that the V4 is slightly lighter and more compact than the V2. I suspect that Euro 5 emissions regulations may play a role in this change if it happens. The V4 will be more expensive to produce and to maintain. I have not ridden a V4 but all reviewers claim that it is much smoother than the V2. We are living in a time when some truly wonderful motorcycles are available. I am eagerly awaiting future anouncments.
The V4 is definitely not more compact than a V-twin. It's impossible. The V4 Panigale is significantly wider than the ole 1299. They claim they're trying to "show off" the V4 engine in the Panigale, but we all know that's just marketing spin for, "how do we make this negative a positive?"

It's nice that the firing order sounds like a V-twin, however I don't see the appeal. If it's a v4, I would prefer it to sound like an Aprilia. For a track bike, 97% of amateur riders can't even reach the limits of a 600cc... I don't know what any Ducati V4 riders do with them (cars and coffee? park it in the corners and freight train down the straights?).

I don't have any complaints with the smoothness of the V2. Frankly, it gives it some character. Sure it's a bit lumpy below 3000rpm, but who really rides there? The BMW S1000XR engine is smooth as butter and makes even more power than the MTS, and is completely soulless. I'm completely happy with the current engine output; it's almost too fast. I rarely get to rip on it for more than a couple seconds for fear of the fuzz, so why do I need even more power for? It sounds absolutely glorious at full chat, but then I look down and the speedo is reading XXX and I'm only in 3rd gear and I know the fun is over.

It would be nice to drop 30lbs, as Dave mentioned, however. The bike is just too damn heavy to do anything technical offroad, mainly due to it's shear mass. It's a beast to push around with luggage.

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Any reasoning behind that? Nostalgia?
Power characteristics, power delivery, sound. I love the feeling of the big V2. I've owned a 4 cylinder once and have moved on. I like mega torque down low with no need to rev to the moon. I ride with a friend who has a well sorted Tuono. It's nice and all, makes a good sound, but the V2 stirs the soul just right. A guy in the next town used to have a 1098 w/ Termi's and while pool-side, I could hear him coming for miles, and when he went by I'd get all giddy like a little kid. Gawd I love the sound of a Ducati twin... and always will.
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