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Any V4 owners here?

Thoughts, impressions, comparisons to other bikes. I've given up on professional reviews. Real world impressions are much better.

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Just another bike. Felt like most other bikes Iíve ridden. Flame away.
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haha not falling for the hype?

I sat on one the shop and loved it.

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I don't own one but done some extended rides on both a Speciale and V4R. Very, very competent bikes and very fast. The V4R was a game changer for me in that it's the easiest bike to ride fast that I've ever been on. That said, I haven't ordered one and I don't think that I will.
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I'm still eager for any v4 sfs news.. in case that all rumors will stay only rumors i will switch myself on v4s or Mv..

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I sat on one the shop and loved it.
Just out of curiosity: Why?

It is after all 5kg's heavier than the 1299FE (curb weight). Not flaming, just curious.
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Very, very competent bikes and very fast.
As displayed by a very competent rider - deadly!!
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Just out of curiosity: Why?

It is after all 5kg's heavier than the 1299FE (curb weight). Not flaming, just curious.
5kg's? Really? Wow... are we really getting that "granular"? The difference in the power output characteristics between a twin and a V4 alone are enough to have me at least "very interested".
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Test rode the S model twice Ergos seemed better for a tall rider less heat on the
crotch than a 1299 while it was very fast, I expected more from it only due to all
the hype. Would I like to own one yes but I am not a track rider so it would not be
a good toy for me given the cost and 5,000 exhaust I would need to have. Maybe I
will pick one up 2nd hand in a few years.
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5kg's? Really? Wow... are we really getting that "granular"? The difference in the power output characteristics between a twin and a V4 alone are enough to have me at least "very interested".

Oh it's interesting enough, but you are missing the context: the OP stated he "loved" just sitting on it in the shop....no engine stuff, no power comparision, no V2 vs V4...just sitting. Which begs the question: Why? What makes it so special at a stand still if it is actually heavier than the model it replaces?

Just curious is all.....
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