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i would like to ask you question that Ducati 1199 is a 2 cylinder super bike where in market in these segment most of have 4 cylinder. is 2 cylinder 1199 give same joy of riding as 4 cylinder like HP4 and other.

this question comes in mind since often i seen that lower CC bike only have 2 cylinder and bigger bike have 3 and most 4.
 

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Just stick to your BMW. If you have to ask this, you probably wont like our club..
hi gunther19820 i am not a fan of BMW neither i owe. please dont take it otherwise.

i have question for difference in both since both are 1000CC+ but still ducati 2 cylinder, how that manage is size of cylinder is twice or any other technical detail. here BMW is reference only.
 

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roughly yes- you are correct. displacing the same volume with half the pistons would require the pistons to be about 2x the size.

The I-4 will give you more HP, but the twin (either the L-twin or V-twin) will give you more torque, and typically a better torque curve.
 

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roughly yes- you are correct. displacing the same volume with half the pistons would require the pistons to be about 2x the size.

The I-4 will give you more HP, but the twin (either the L-twin or V-twin) will give you more torque, and typically a better torque curve.

well is that mean whether 2 cylinder or 4 its still heavy and perform a catagory of litre super bike
 

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Simply put riding a Ducati is a soulful feeling experience to me. I never felt that riding my GSXR1000s.

I am using the GSXR 1000 as an example for 2 reasons. 1) It was the bike (I had many and many different years) I had in both stock/lightly modified and highly modified form. 2) The GSXR 1000 was long considered the benchmark of the 4 cylinder 1000cc superbike machines as race platform. Although, it has fallen from top of the 4 cylinder superbike heap largely on the lack of electronics, a little bit too heavy, and some would say looks.

The ZX10R, CBR1000 SP, and BMW S1000RR or HP4 are great performing bikes. I haven't ridden the BMW S1000RR or HP4, but they are both great performing bikes and are the new benchmark for the 4 cylinder superbikes. As all their records speak for themselves. With that said, I do think the BMW is tied (with the R1) for the ugliest superbike on the market though and both are heavier than the Ducati 1199 series.

I would say go ride all the new bikes and see what floats your boat/gets your rocks off the most. IMHO
 

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I owned a 2011 CBR1000RR for about two years before getting run over by an F150. I can say it was an awesome bike - smooth, easy to ride, and very forgiving. I recently road a BMWS1000RR on the track for a few days and thought it was a nice bike - I wasn't overly impressed. My 1199 is head and shoulders above both. It has an incredible feel - yes, it is way less forgiving, but like Duckymar said it has a soul that just sucks you in. Every time I stop riding all I can think about is getting back in the wind.
 

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Riding a Ducati twin is like nothing I've ever felt. There's a lot to be said about the soul thing. And with my Monster 1200 I feel like I'm a part of the bike not just sitting on top of it.
I ride mine to work and then spend 10hrs craving to get back on it.
 

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I haven't owned , but have ridden a GSXR1000 and an R1 and can't really tell the difference between the two - both are like sewing machines that require such high reving rpm's to just go 80mph.
I compare my Ducati v-twin to a tractor pull with power torque and the inline 4's to a quarter mile dragster.
 

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I've tried different bikes with different engine configurations but the best I felt to me was the V engines.

Like what the other riders says, it's unforgiving but it has this character that's so addictive and can't be found on the inline engines. Frankfully speaking, getting a Ducati wasn't my first choice but I'm really glad I got it.

Oh, and V engines accelerates your learning curve due to its unforgiving nature so jumping from a V to an inline engine will be way easier compared to the other way round.
 

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I'm not sure about the accuracy of the statement about Ducati V-twins being "unforgiving".

I suspect this comment relates to the rougher running of a high-compression twin at lower revs in comparison to a four cylinder.

But the width of the torque band of this type of engine makes them - to me - far more forgiving than any multi.

My 1098 can drop the revs to less than 3,000 and still accelerate cleanly - even in higher gears. And pulls sweetly to 10,000 and beyond.

I haven't ridden a four cylinder that can do that across such a range. Once the Ducati has a bit of speed up it is supremely forgiving. In both engine output and handling.

I probably wouldn't be here if it wasn't for these properties.

As a great man once said: "If you find yourself going too fast into a corner, in the wrong gear, on the wrong line, be thankful you are on a Ducati". Or words to that effect.

Having survived 53 years of motorcycling - the last 40 largely Ducati-mounted - I can testify to the truth of this..

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