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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-26-2013, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Should I trade my 1198 SP for a F4RR

What's up guys..?

I had been on the buyers list for a white F4RR for about a year back in late 2011. The dealer never got one in and I decided to go with a GSXR 1000 for the track.
I still have my 1198 SP for the road. I love the looks of my Duc but I have to face it.. I ride her maybe once in a month. The summer month and traffic in South Florida are not exactly made for the twin. But besides that I really enjoy the inline 4 engine in the Suzuki.

So the other day I went by our MV dealer, turned around, just to say hi. And you know how it goes.. when you donít expect it, itís gonna happen. He has 2 white F4RR on the floor and they look awesome!

I know that many MV enthusiasts don't agree with the black and white color theme but I love it.

Anyway: now I'm thinking of trading in my 1198 and getting the F4RR.

I surely will appreciate the I-4, I did a test ride back in time on a F4 but what about everything else?

The MV would be only for the streets and some canons twice a year.

I found a couple post on the forum mentioning different problems with electronics and oil consumption but wasn't able to find more details today.

If I'm going to decide for the MV I have to hurry up.. they wonít last long down here.

Will I have a somewhat reliable bike? Should I wait for next year? Will I miss my Duc in comparison?

Any input is appreciated.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-26-2013, 03:52 PM
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I presume you asked the same question on the Ducati forum?
I suspect that you would get the same answer in reverse. YES!

Only thing is, it is not our decision. It is yours. Test ride it, if it puts a smile on your face and goosebumps as you take it through your local twisties then the decision is made...

Owning an MV is an expression related to passion more than logic. The positive riding experience far outweighs the crap that you might experience in parts and service supply. In saying that I haven't had a crap experience in 2 years and 35000km.
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I presume you asked the same question on the Ducati forum?
I suspect that you would get the same answer in reverse. YES!

Only thing is, it is not our decision. It is yours. Test ride it, if it puts a smile on your face and goosebumps as you take it through your local twisties then the decision is made...

Owning an MV is an expression related to passion more than logic. The positive riding experience far outweighs the crap that you might experience in parts and service supply. In saying that I haven't had a crap experience in 2 years and 35000km.
Ducati easier to go quick on...F4 just as much fun:-)

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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-26-2013, 05:55 PM
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I will said "NO" just because this is an MV forum and you are expecting us to said "yes"

just kidding do it you won't regret it, I have a panigale and F4r and I ride the F4 more than the panigale, also I live in cape canavera fl
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I also have a 1198 I use down in the keys and do ride to south Florida at times to see Leo at unique
Superbikes so I'm with you on the heat and traffic but I would wait for the next year model
Of the rr or try to find a nice used 2012rr.
I purchased my 2012rr from Leo and shipped it to Chicago but I should have shipped the 1198
And left the rr there it's much better on the heat.
But they are both great bikes!!!

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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-26-2013, 07:47 PM
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No contest. Do the F4RR. The Ducati is a great machine but the F4 has so much more personality and a great engine.

Depends on what your needs are though. The F4 is far from perfection. But then again so is the Ducati.
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I am neutral on both count since I own both an MV and a Duc. If money is not an object - keep the SP and get the RR. Ride both for awhile and decide what is best for you. My buddy owns an SP and he loves it.

Ride fast and furious but live to ride another day!
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-27-2013, 02:15 AM
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Get the RR and race it.

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Get the RR and race it.
Not everyone is crazy. Just the select few.

Speaking of Racing. How are you doing against the sea of Japanese 1L machines? I have often wondered how the F4RR "really" stacks up against the cheaper competition.
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Not everyone is crazy. Just the select few.

Speaking of Racing. How are you doing against the sea of Japanese 1L machines? I have often wondered how the F4RR "really" stacks up against the cheaper competition.
Ahhhhh mr chase. Still havent ridden the new RR i see. Dissapointing


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