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2005/2006 F4S 1+1 vs. 2007 Ducati 1098

Need some advice from the folks here, specially those which have ridden or had the luxury of riding the new 1098 from Ducati...

I'm currently torn between a 2005 demo F4S 1+1 or a brand new Duc 1098....I can prob. pick up the F4 for around 14k, where as the duc would be an even 15k...miles on the F4 would be between 900-1200 as demo/executive units...can anyone give me some advice between the two bikes, ride quality, finish, resale value, etc...

Ducati always seems to have a good resale value, at least until the 999 from what I've seen....but I could be wrong, haven't ridden since '03...

Also, any differences between the 2005 and 2006 F4S? Body of mine just picked a left-over '06 for 17k and says he loves it although the ride is very, very harsh...but, he's only had it for 2 weeks....dealers I'm dealing with don't have any more '06's but have some '05 demos left...

How's the reliability factor on the MV's....specifically 2005/2006...

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated....
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I have a new F4 and a Tricolore 1098. The F4 is WAY better ride!!!
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Need some advice from the folks here, specially those which have ridden or had the luxury of riding the new 1098 from Ducati...

I'm currently torn between a 2005 demo F4S 1+1 or a brand new Duc 1098....I can prob. pick up the F4 for around 14k, where as the duc would be an even 15k...miles on the F4 would be between 900-1200 as demo/executive units...can anyone give me some advice between the two bikes, ride quality, finish, resale value, etc...

Ducati always seems to have a good resale value, at least until the 999 from what I've seen....but I could be wrong, haven't ridden since '03...

Also, any differences between the 2005 and 2006 F4S? Body of mine just picked a left-over '06 for 17k and says he loves it although the ride is very, very harsh...but, he's only had it for 2 weeks....dealers I'm dealing with don't have any more '06's but have some '05 demos left...

How's the reliability factor on the MV's....specifically 2005/2006...

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated....
Get the MV do you want to be a super star or just an adverage Joe. The Duc is nice but trust me you will turn far more heads with the MV and it will e a far better bike to ride that will not stall at every light like you see posts all over the 1098 forum. The soud out of a MV is like none other. If i knew so many panties would be thrown at me I would have bought one years ago.
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which countery are you in
as in the uk you can get good deals at the moment
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I'm in the US....

this is great feedback...keep 'em coming...also, any known or considerable differences between the 2005's and 2006's that I should know about or at they exactly the same...?
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how many of those panties were thrown by women OVER 55



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I have a new F4 and a Tricolore 1098. The F4 is WAY better ride!!!
would you care to EXPOUND on that comparison, please



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would you care to EXPOUND on that comparison, please
Yes please do !!
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I have a new F4 and a Tricolore 1098. The F4 is WAY better ride!!!
Not to be a pessimist, but I though the tricolore would be much better, perhaps that's just because all the bike mags I've read claimed it to be such a revolutionary bike .


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I'll expound a bit if I may. I have a 2005 F4 with around 130 miles on it. I have a 1098 with 1200 miles on it.

The F4 is smoother, quieter, more refined and gentleman's road racing street bike. The 1098 is all about torque. Front wheel lifting, hold on to the tank with your knees and forearms or it will spit you off the back torque. The brakes on the 1098 are stunning. Scary stunning. The stalling is not an issue. I don't know what it is with those guys, but I have posted the fix that works 90% of the time and very few have tried it preferring to bitch about how Ducati needs to fix it.

The MV turns and carves so smoothly, like a slalom ski on water. The 1098 is razor quick. Just think about turning it and it goes. I find the riding position on the 1098 slightly more comfortable. The bike is a tad lower than the MV. The foot rests seem high on the MV, I'm 5'7". I don't know how you would ride it if your are over six feet.

The transmission is better on the MV. Very precise. The MV is geared better, but the 1098 can be improved with a 14 tooth front sprocket.

But the sound of the MV. Sweet mother of Jeeezus I get goose bumps just thinking about it. (And I have the stock exhaust and haven't twisted it past 9,000. I have the slip ons on the 1098

Think of it this way. The 1098 is like a 427 Cobra or an L88 Corvette. The F4 is like a new Ferrari. Which kind of guy are you?

I don't get any more attention on the MV than on the 1098. Not one pair of panties.

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