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1: This bike does not like traffic. I got caught in some yesterday and I thought my inner thighs were going to burn! My 848 was hot, but not like this. I was riding with some guys on 1199r’s and 1299’s and they said I’ll get used to it. I wonder if anyone else finds this bike a little warm.

2: I keep hitting the turn signal to the right, even when I turn it off. It’s happened a few times where I signal, make a lane change, and turn off the signal. I look down, and the right turn signal is on. Curious if anyone else does this as well.
 

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Yeah I've also been hearing that the V4 runs quite a bit hotter than what most riders are used to. Has there been any mention of an aftermarket heat shield?
 

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That's pretty much the thing I've discovered with Ducati Panigale bikes, gets pretty hot when there's no wind going through the fairing. They're known for it.
Wearing leather helps.
 

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1. This bike definitely gets a little toasty. It is noticeably hotter than my TL1000R, which I always found to be very hot in traffic.

2. I frequently find myself doing this as well. It won’t matter soon though, the directionals are coming off in a week once my new license plate bracket shows up. The mirrors are useless in my opinion.
 

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Just best to stay away from traffic when at all possible or don't go into town when it's hot out. But when winter comes, it's more of an added perk having that heater near you. :D
 

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1: This bike does not like traffic. I got caught in some yesterday and I thought my inner thighs were going to burn! My 848 was hot, but not like this. I was riding with some guys on 1199r’s and 1299’s and they said I’ll get used to it. I wonder if anyone else finds this bike a little warm.

2: I keep hitting the turn signal to the right, even when I turn it off. It’s happened a few times where I signal, make a lane change, and turn off the signal. I look down, and the right turn signal is on. Curious if anyone else does this as well.
#1 is precisely why some guys I know with bigger bikes like to ride 500's and 600's in the city during daily commutes. One rides a Honda Grom.
 

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Just best to stay away from traffic when at all possible or don't go into town when it's hot out. But when winter comes, it's more of an added perk having that heater near you. :D
Lol props to anyone trying to ride their V4 in the winter, that's dedication right there. Suppose it would be ideal in the fall. How many riders on here in the U.S lane split? I know its not technically illegal, but drivers don't seem to be too fond of it.
 

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Lol props to anyone trying to ride their V4 in the winter, that's dedication right there. Suppose it would be ideal in the fall. How many riders on here in the U.S lane split? I know its not technically illegal, but drivers don't seem to be too fond of it.
You would be surprised by the amount of people that ride even while it get colder before snow and ice arrives. Cold tires on cold pavement is a terrible idea unless you like living on the edge.
 

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You would be surprised by the amount of people that ride even while it get colder before snow and ice arrives. Cold tires on cold pavement is a terrible idea unless you like living on the edge.
In 2015 I rode right up to Christmas Eve. It was a unique year, the weather was fantastic. A few days after, we had a huge snowstorm and did not get back out until the following March. Agreed, cold weather and cold tires do not work well.

There used to be a guy close to my work who would drive his Ural all year long. I would hear the sound of a motorcycle in February, look out the window, and see him drive in ice and snow! Diehard!
 

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It's winter in Australia and I feel the heat on my inner thighs in traffic wearing my thick kevlar jeans. I don't feel any heat in my leather pants. Not sure what I'll do in summer when leather pants might be too hot to wear. I'm thinking of sewing some leather patches onto the inside thigh sections of my kevlar jeans.
 

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Yeah it gets unbearably hot at times in traffic... like stepping in hot sand at the beach. I bought some armor/padded shorts w/ padding on the inner thigh and now I can ride in traffic and all day. No scorch marks in my inner thighs anymore. Already over 3500 miles in just over 6 weeks now even w/ a lot of rain in the past 2 weeks. As for the turn signal, don't have your issue, but the location did feel weird compared to other bikes but only took like 2 weeks to get used to and now it's 2nd nature.
 

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Are there not any aftermarket heat shields or anything to try and diffuse some of the heat output? Pretty sure when I was doing some shopping around for accessories that I came across one from RSRMoto. This seems to be a fairly common complaint from owners.
 

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It's winter in Australia and I feel the heat on my inner thighs in traffic wearing my thick kevlar jeans. I don't feel any heat in my leather pants. Not sure what I'll do in summer when leather pants might be too hot to wear. I'm thinking of sewing some leather patches onto the inside thigh sections of my kevlar jeans.
stavros?

Leather chaps :D
 
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