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Hey guys. I'm currently on the search for my next bike, and you better believe that the V4 is on the list. Haven't had the chance for a test ride just yet, but plan on doing so in the coming weeks. I see there have been a few recalls, but that's to be expected. What do you guys think of her so far?
 

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What are you riding now. I had an 848, loved that bike. The V4 is the best bike I ridden, you have to take one out to see why. Super smooth, easy to turn, with a great degree of adjustable options. So far, so good.
 

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Hey guys. I'm currently on the search for my next bike, and you better believe that the V4 is on the list. Haven't had the chance for a test ride just yet, but plan on doing so in the coming weeks. I see there have been a few recalls, but that's to be expected. What do you guys think of her so far?
I’m coming off a 14 1199s . The V4S is def a lot smoother and feels lighter than the 1199s . I feel the turning on this bike is easier and overall the performance of the engine is amazing,Quick shifter up and down is great, solid brakes, and the technology seems to work great... Just like any new model it has a few issues . The kickstand sucks , the quickshifter has issues based on the clutch fluid getting cooked and causing it to malfunction. All that said I wouldn’t hesitate to buy it again. I think the bike is great overall. I think if you can do some basic bike maintenance like flushing clutch and brakes and don’t mind bringing it to dealer for updates it’s a no brainer . If not I would look at the bmws1000rr. Good luck !
 

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Thanks for all the input guys! Currently riding a first gen 899, which has been a fantastic bike. Whole reason I've been putting off the test ride is because I have the fear that its going to instantly sell me on the bike lol. Glad to hear that Ducati seems to be on top of all the issues so far. I see that aftermarket support is picking up as well.
 

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I was instagram and discovered the V4 when going through Ducati hastags.
Now, its hard to get off insta with all the video's showing up, if that doesn't get someone into a Duc dealer then I don't know what will.
 

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Hey guys. I'm currently on the search for my next bike, and you better believe that the V4 is on the list. Haven't had the chance for a test ride just yet, but plan on doing so in the coming weeks. I see there have been a few recalls, but that's to be expected. What do you guys think of her so far?
Still breaking in my V4. It’s a fantastic bike!

Two years ago, tested a 1299, loved it but the heat was too much for my taste. Tested a S1000RR and fell in love (rides like ‘your best friend’). The S1000RR has been my track bike the past 2 years.

I purchased the V4 for every day riding. Shares more ‘every day riding comfort’ qualities with the S1000RR but no cruise control - I do miss cruise control on the street.
Breaking in gently, but the power delivery does seem more aggressive on the V4 compared to the S1000RR. V4 engine definitely has far more character compared to the S1000RR. V4 is smooth. The engine note is fantastic.

V4 heat has not been an issue during my limited break in miles. I have the Akrapovic exhaust and I expect that helps reduce heat transfer since the under seat piping is much further away from the seat.

As for recalls, my dealer selected a bike with all recalls addressed by the factory. Look for the same from your dealer.

And the V4 is beautiful to look at; that certainly adds to the appeal.

As noted in prior posts, ride it and you’ll buy it.

It’ll put a BIG smile on your face!
 

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Still breaking in my V4. It’s a fantastic bike!

Two years ago, tested a 1299, loved it but the heat was too much for my taste. Tested a S1000RR and fell in love (rides like ‘your best friend’). The S1000RR has been my track bike the past 2 years.

I purchased the V4 for every day riding. Shares more ‘every day riding comfort’ qualities with the S1000RR but no cruise control - I do miss cruise control on the street.
Breaking in gently, but the power delivery does seem more aggressive on the V4 compared to the S1000RR. V4 engine definitely has far more character compared to the S1000RR. V4 is smooth. The engine note is fantastic.

V4 heat has not been an issue during my limited break in miles. I have the Akrapovic exhaust and I expect that helps reduce heat transfer since the under seat piping is much further away from the seat.

As for recalls, my dealer selected a bike with all recalls addressed by the factory. Look for the same from your dealer.

And the V4 is beautiful to look at; that certainly adds to the appeal.

As noted in prior posts, ride it and you’ll buy it.

It’ll put a BIG smile on your face!
How much louder are the akras? I hear that it can be quite punishing.
 

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The Akrapovic is significantly louder.
I typically wear ear plugs when riding but will often take the plugs out to better enjoy this bike’s exhaust note (I wear a Shoei helmet with reasonable sound insulation).
My hearing is already impaired from other indulgences. After a short 30-40 minutes of city riding, the exhaust note doesn’t seem to leave my ears ringing.
On a late night return home, I’ll typically glide/neutral/shut off the bike early to lessen the neighbour disturbances.
It is loud but to me the sound is one of the more appealing aspects of the bike.:)
 
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