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post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-28-2018, 10:05 PM
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One more thing I really dislike on the v4S model is Ducati cheaped out on the front fender and used a cheap black plastic one, this on a $27,500 moto - come on Ducati!:sad:
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Right about 600 miles on my V4s now. The only thing I really dislike is the heat from the exhaust. The kickstand does not bother me that much. I like the suspension but ended up customizing the dynamic suspension to stiffen it up a bit overall and now it's good. Love the engine. Yeah I agree that the black plastic fender and exhaust shield are a surprise on such a pricey bike, but they seem pretty durable. I will probably go for the carbon fiber stuff during the winter but honestly the plastic stuff if pretty tough. The cf stuff looks great but is more fragile and does not save much if any weight. I am also trying to stick with the stock exhaust. The bike makes so much power stock and the mapping is so good that I can't find any reason to change it other than the cool factor.
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Right about 600 miles on my V4s now. The only thing I really dislike is the heat from the exhaust. The kickstand does not bother me that much. I like the suspension but ended up customizing the dynamic suspension to stiffen it up a bit overall and now it's good. Love the engine. Yeah I agree that the black plastic fender and exhaust shield are a surprise on such a pricey bike, but they seem pretty durable. I will probably go for the carbon fiber stuff during the winter but honestly the plastic stuff if pretty tough. The cf stuff looks great but is more fragile and does not save much if any weight. I am also trying to stick with the stock exhaust. The bike makes so much power stock and the mapping is so good that I can't find any reason to change it other than the cool factor.
I wonder if the cats in the exhaust hold a lot of heat in the bike?
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Have any owners noticed less heat generation from aftermarket systems? Surely new piping positions would have an impact on what's felt by the rider.
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post #15 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 08:38 PM
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Welp, bought an V4 non S, the heat is there, but it didnt seem as bad as the old Panigale and maybe a little bit more than Supersport
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The heat coming from the bike is terrible. My friends on 11 and 1299ís tell me Iíll get used to it. The clutch became soft really quickly, leading to a dealership visit. They bled the line, and when I asked, was told the bike in traffic will lead to air in the line. I guess I should stay out of traffic then...
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They bled the line, and when I asked, was told the bike in traffic will lead to air in the line.
Utter horse-pucky. 🙄
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Utter horse-pucky. 🙄
Agreed.
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Hate how they moved rear break cylinder right above the oil cap and also the crash washer and filter are now moved - tight free play for a torque wrench.
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I don't like that I don't have mine yet. Order late last year and dealer keeps pushing the date of expected delivery forward. First it was May, then June; then July, now August.... A Speciale so I know it's not their fault. Just sayin.'

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