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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-09-2007, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Question MV or Ducati - Sacrelidge or a good question?

Okay, time to be honest. I've been riding a '98 Triumph Daytona T595 as my one and only bike for the last few years. When I took it in for repair, (another relay) my jaw dropped when I saw an '06 F4 in matte black with all kinds of extra goodies, you know exhaust, carbon bits, race chip, etc. etc. I should have bought it on the spot for $16.5 (500 miles on the odo) but I hesitated and someone else got it.

So now the unthinkable. I'm actually considering dropping $20k+ on a new bike which I have never in my previous years considered doing. So I'm trying to comparison shop and looking at an '08 Ducati 1098s in black w/ Termignoli and an '07 F41000R, stock, also in black. I have not ridden either bike yet, sitting on them inside the dealership I prefer the feel of the tank on the MV. Anyone out there who's actually ridden both bikes have an objective opinion they would like to share?

I did read the recent shoot out article in Sport Rider.
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Okay, time to be honest. I've been riding a '98 Triumph Daytona T595 as my one and only bike for the last few years. When I took it in for repair, (another relay) my jaw dropped when I saw an '06 F4 in matte black with all kinds of extra goodies, you know exhaust, carbon bits, race chip, etc. etc. I should have bought it on the spot for $16.5 (500 miles on the odo) but I hesitated and someone else got it.

So now the unthinkable. I'm actually considering dropping $20k+ on a new bike which I have never in my previous years considered doing. So I'm trying to comparison shop and looking at an '08 Ducati 1098s in black w/ Termignoli and an '07 F41000R, stock, also in black. I have not ridden either bike yet, sitting on them inside the dealership I prefer the feel of the tank on the MV. Anyone out there who's actually ridden both bikes have an objective opinion they would like to share?

I did read the recent shoot out article in Sport Rider.
There are several people who have them on here. This has been discussed seeveral times...

Both bikes are going to be beyond your skill level if they are not, I would recommend going and race. So its based on looks.. Which ever one stirs your soul the most.

thread 1
Race Report 1098 vs 312R
Another 1098 vs f4 thread

Best two threads
My own 1098 vs f4 thread
Peets 1098 vs f4 thread

There is some light reading, that should cover most of what your asking for.

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You can read article after article for helpful insight...Ultimately you should try and test ride both to see what you prefer (Ergos, twin VS inline 4 etc....Does your dealer allow test rides?)
Good luck with your decision and regardless, both great picks.
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I have had Ducati's it seems like forever. I traded in my 999R Xerox on a 07 Senna. Just yesterday I went for one of my favorite rides here in WA state. Left at 9:30 am and returned at 7:30 pm. Went over Mount St. Helens and down into Portland, OR. I ended up riding 382mi yesterday and felt great when I got home. I like the MV so much I am thinking that I will get rid of my S4R and get a Brutale. I think you will be happy with either bike but, I have made the switch to the MV and wish I would have done it a long time ago! The bike is as much fun to just look at as it is to ride! My vote would be for the MV for sure!
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have you gone mad? dont sell your S4R, just keep it and get a Brutale so that the S4R wll have a buddy

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You have to ride a Brutale (which I have), then you will understand. The Brutale is a blast to ride. The monster is fun but, the Brutale, WOW!!
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. I traded in my 999R Xerox on a 07 Senna.
Congrats on Senna no doubt its heck of a bike. Some lucky dude gonna have heck of the deal on awesome Xerox I hope you not gonna miss it I would as I love my 999s.
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I have had Ducati's it seems like forever. I traded in my 999R Xerox on a 07 Senna. Just yesterday I went for one of my favorite rides here in WA state. Left at 9:30 am and returned at 7:30 pm. Went over Mount St. Helens and down into Portland, OR. I ended up riding 382mi yesterday and felt great when I got home. I like the MV so much I am thinking that I will get rid of my S4R and get a Brutale. I think you will be happy with either bike but, I have made the switch to the MV and wish I would have done it a long time ago! The bike is as much fun to just look at as it is to ride! My vote would be for the MV for sure!

I had both of them (s4r and 910r).I'll tell what , only 910r nothing else is amazing bike

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Congrats on Senna no doubt its heck of a bike. Some lucky dude gonna have heck of the deal on awesome Xerox I hope you not gonna miss it I would as I love my 999s.
Ditto

It's a shame to have to give up one for the other.
I hope i never have to take that decision as i LOVE both.

They are different but they are both awesome in my view and really complement each other
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coming from a 955i to my MV was a MAJOR happy moment from DAY ONE! you will be blown away test ride or not, and mine is a "just" an evo2.
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