I was in the same boat as you with my 1199 Pani. Kind of agree about the gold forks. Wish it was the all black Ohlins with black shaft too!I went with an s. My last new ducati was my hyper in 09 and it was the base. I have since put monoblock calipers, a rear ohlins shock and some carbon on her. Still wish I had the forged wheels.
This time around I decided I still wanted the wheels but the suspension peaked my interest. It will be a street bike but I do a few track days a year. I have a track bike, so the sf will only go out for a few sessions. I’m not a suspension master so I figured the dynamic ohlins will work well for me on the street and light track use without wasting a lot of time to get it right.
The only thing I don’t like about the s so far is the gold fork tubes. I prefer the silver/grey on the base.
Good point on resale. Interesting that you think it looks hideous. It’s looking better and better each time I see it.I don't want one because I find them butt ugly but I would take the S for sure. Nice upgrades and retain more resale value.
Just wondering, have you seen it in person yet? I liked it in pictures but thought some angles weren't flattering. I saw it at the Carlin Dunne event in NYC and I found it really striking. It has a lot of presence. I never thought the original SF photographed well either but once I saw one in person, I had to have one.I don't want one because I find them butt ugly but I would take the S for sure. Nice upgrades and retain more resale value.
Dont listen to what people on this forum say about the looks, looks are subjective and personal. I cant stand bikes and cars that a lot of people like these days and some of them dont usually like my taste either. what matters is if it works for YOU.Good point on resale. Interesting that you think it looks hideous. It’s looking better and better each time I see it.
Do you think it looks too busy?
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Yes that's one point.Do you think it looks too busy?
Not yet. Yes I expect to find it looks better live, as the first SF.Just wondering, have you seen it in person yet? I liked it in pictures but thought some angles weren't flattering.
It'll be my main Sport, Sport Tourer etc. When we do the Dragon every year, we usually average 1500+ miles over the 4.5 days, and sometimes we slab it to connect good roads. Being able to switch hands is amazing. I'll probably average 7000+ miles a year, and use my 749s some as well.No point in not including cruise... with all the e-gizmo's already on the bike it's basically free to add it. Not that it's a bike you would expect to spend much time using. I've not ordered yet but it would be an S.
They didn't attend the Dallas IMS unfortunately, IMO with Aprilia, BMW and KTM offering heated grips and cruise at lower price points, and everything being RBW, this should be a no brainer. I get the grips can be optional, but should be available, my frequent ride goes from 3500-9500 feet and back, and in the spring it's often freezing or just above, so grips are huge for meHeated grips are possible. When I saw The bike in New York City the rep said was a prototype, and it had the controls from a multistrada, and the heated grip button. He told me it was up in the air at that point. If they continue with the multi controls the heated grips will stay. But it was still possible for them to change to controls from another bike and lose the heated grips. I hope they stay as well. Sorry no info about cruise control.
It's about 1200 miles round trip to the Dragon for us... but we don't do slab unless we're REALLY tired... to NC we go from fun riding in PA to fun riding in WV to fun riding in VA to fun riding in NC. Takes a bit longer but the ride is then usually more entertaining than the destination.It'll be my main Sport, Sport Tourer etc. When we do the Dragon every year, we usually average 1500+ miles over the 4.5 days, and sometimes we slab it to connect good roads. Being able to switch hands is amazing. I'll probably average 7000+ miles a year, and use my 749s some as well.
I'm also waiting... I'm sort of wondering if maybe some 1098S owners might be looking to sell to upgrade to the V4S. The V4 will certainly be faster... but IMO the 1098 is prettier and both are more than fast enough for me.I didn't put a deposit down, so I hope I'm not S.O.L. but hoping somebody will have an inventory S model. I'd like to see it in person. When I first saw the 1098S Streetfighter, I knew right away it was the bike for me. I'm hoping for the same...