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Old May 5th, 2018, 05:44 PM   #1
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1299S or V4 Base

hi guys new to this forum
Need your advice
I can get the v4 base new for the same price as the 1299s New
What would you do?
I'm 95kg 6ft 2' and love the sound and power of ducati's
the 1299s is 32k in Aus vs the base V4 for 31k

your thoughts please guys as I have never had a ducati before
bike will be just used for casual rides not really any track days

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Old May 6th, 2018, 02:17 AM   #2
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Get the V4 . I love the 1299 but the V 4 is just better. . The base is a great bike
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Old May 6th, 2018, 07:23 AM   #3
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V4 great choice
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Old May 14th, 2018, 10:03 PM   #4
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Late to this but I would go with the V4. The 1299 is an awesome bike but the V4 is a game changer. Test ride both—you will know which one is for you then.


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Old May 15th, 2018, 07:44 PM   #5
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Two entirely different bikes.

Before you sink the money into either, experience both.

One will speak to you.

Buy it.
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Old May 16th, 2018, 02:29 PM   #6
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i would choose 1299s.
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Old May 16th, 2018, 04:45 PM   #7
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i would choose 1299s.
Because you like ?????? At least give a reason why
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Old May 16th, 2018, 05:10 PM   #8
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I haven't ridden either but from reading a lot of opinions on the forum here from those who have, I believe the 1299 engine character would make it more fun on the street and the V4 is more suited for the track with the crazy top end.
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Old May 17th, 2018, 02:56 AM   #9
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I haven't ridden either but from reading a lot of opinions on the forum here from those who have, I believe the 1299 engine character would make it more fun on the street and the V4 is more suited for the track with the crazy top end.


The V4 is a great street bike...


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Two entirely different bikes.

Before you sink the money into either, experience both.

One will speak to you.

Buy it.
And if they both speak to you, find a sugar mama.
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No kidding. Even with stock gearing it's fine for even the tightest roads. Exits corners like it was shot out of a rifle, and that's with the stock Starbucks tires on it. Then it just keeps revving and building power. One ride on the V4 and you will not be missing anything about a twin, except maybe your nostalgia for vintage, uncompetitive technology.
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One ride on the V4 and you will not be missing anything about a twin, except maybe your nostalgia for vintage, uncompetitive technology.
Bit early to tell!
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1299>that Honda looking thing
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Old June 28th, 2018, 10:25 AM   #14
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Not sure the pricing is an apples to apples comparison. I would think you would be able to negotiate a better price on the 1299s but not for the v4. so possibly a variable, but not a game changer.

The primary criteria to use is what will fit your needs. If only street use, I would recommend a "S", for its dynamic suspension. If you decide that you need a "S", than again this is not a fair comparison.

I suggest, first you decide if you need an "s" or not. Than you go shopping after that.

No matter which way you go, both are great bikes. Milk the shopping experience, it is fun too, before the bike actually arrives and the real fun begins.

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I have an 1199 Tricolore with Termi's and up mapped and its fun very few creature aids its a twin but you have to be respectful of the power its very strong and peaky sends the front skywards very easily.
My 2018 V4S is a different animal all together it just devours the road and just does not like 110kph more like allot more, it does suffer like all Dukes by keeping your thighs warm but thats just something you live with.
As far as an all rounder I would take the V4 whilst my other dukes are 2 potters the V4 is death grip fast past 6-8000rpm all it wants to do is send you off the seat.
And if you turned the DWC off on the V4 then the front wheel would definitely be skyward allot more.
A little while ago riding my V4 I passed a car in 3rd gear DWC on 2 at a $1.90 carrying the front wheel about 18" off the deck now that is power.
Test ride both but be fair to them understanding the engine and technical differences in their performance the 1299 is a torque monster at 144Nm the V4 is 124Nm they both go but the V4 may be quicker off the mark & top end.

Well I guess next time I will look at the thread date a bit better obviously the OP has decided on nothing!!!!!

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