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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Should I keep my 1098s or take the plunge?

I love the looks of the F4 and have an opportunity to get one at Pro Italia. I am interested in trading in my 1098s for a titanium F4. I know this is an MV forum and the answer may be biased but if you were in my shoes, would you do it and why? Also what I should pick the bike up for. I saw a bulletin from MV saying the bikes are $500 from the manufacturer. I notice that there are issues such as overheating, wheel bearings and leaks. Should I be worried? Thanks!
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 06:28 PM
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Welcome. Keep the Duc and get the MV. Both fantastic bikes. IMO

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I notice that there are issues such as overheating, wheel bearings and leaks. Should I be worried? Thanks!

These were resolved with the 2010 bikes. They do not share much of anything in common with the older generation.
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Welcome. Keep the Duc and get the MV. Both fantastic bikes. IMO
As nice as that would be, I don't see it being practical to have two sport bikes.
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As nice as that would be, I don't see it being practical to have two sport bikes.
Having two sportbikes is great. You need one I4 and one V-twin...for whatever mood strikes you.

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Having two sportbikes is great. You need one I4 and one V-twin...for whatever mood strikes you.
I don't have that much time to ride them unfortunately. I am already struggling between two bikes. A third would be a horrible idea hah.
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Having two sportbikes is great. You need one I4 and one V-twin...for whatever mood strikes you.
Yes!
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+1 on keep them both if you can.....

If you can't.....The F4 is a better bike IMO and I like it a lot more than my 1198S (now sold). The duc was a great bike also, but the F4 (at least the 2010 model) is better IMO.

Duc is much more of a track bike and not so friendly on public roads....the MV is much better on public roads and is just as good looking (if not better) than the Duc.

Now that doesn't mean I don't want the new ducati coming out next year as well....
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What do you guys figure I could get the F4 for if MV is giving the dealers $500?
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I don't have that much time to ride them unfortunately. I am already struggling between two bikes. A third would be a horrible idea hah.
How much you ride them is beside the point. Its how good they look sitting in your garage!

J/K I understand what you're saying. I really don't need two bikes either, especially with the short Illinois riding season, but it is fun to have some variety though.

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