Art....get your MV suspension set up at the track by a specialist. It should turn telepathically too.
I really didn't think they were that close in weight! My 999s felt so much lighter, but as you say, the CoG makes a big difference. I found the 999s handling effortless. But I really like riding the 312RR.The 999S claimed dry weight is 410 pounds and the MV 312RR is 423.
The MV carries its weight higher....higher COG
Interesting, my 916 fees a lot more tossable than the 750 F4, even though the latter is supposed to be good 20 lbs lighter. On the F4 I have to put weight on the inside peg to have it turn in, where as the 916 I fling with just steering input. Marvic magnesium wheels on the ducati do help quite a bit though.My 916 is so effortless around the turns that I forgive it's lack of top speed on the straights. It literally turns as soon as I think about it. I bought it about a decade ago from a racer about the same height/weight as I. The only other bike I've felt as comfortable on was my 749S. Have you set up your 748 suspension-wise?
Then what do you do when you ride it on the street?def need to do that.
My commuter bike is NOT my track bike.Then what do you do when you ride it on the street?
Then what do you do when your riding skills improve or you change tires?
Learn to adjust your suspension yourself.
Besides, what's good for a professional is not the best setup for every rider.