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Why would you chose one over the other? Both are brilliant and I see neither one getting kicked out of a parking place in the garage.



or this BMW?



Remember, looks are subjective!!

But dayum! That Ducati is s-w-e-e-t!
 

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As for the Duck or Beemer...depends on what your looking for. Style & pedigree = Duck. Power & badness = Beemer. A good friend of mine owned a Beemer. With the addition of a full Brock's exhaust & tune, PCV & 6" extension on the swing arm...the best run on the 1/4 was 8.98 @ 154! The Beemer is one bad SOB! But, the Duck's Vtwin & Desmo valving is absolute music to the ears, I don't think there's a better sounding machine out there! Pick your poison...both are fantastic!
 

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I don't care for v-twins--they just feel weak to me. Get the Beemer four banger and all the electronic assistance that goes with it.
 

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Bmw

Yes, the duc sound is grand. I am a beemer fan, that would be my direction. Even though the duck appears to have more power/torque.
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I don't care for v-twins--they just feel weak to me. Get the Beemer four banger and all the electronic assistance that goes with it.
That can only mean you have never ridden a modern 90 degree V-twin like a Ducati or TL. The Panigale makes 200 rear wheel HP. The roll on is violent and beautiful.
 

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Why would you chose one over the other? Both are brilliant and I see neither one getting kicked out of a parking place in the garage.



or this BMW?



Remember, looks are subjective!!

But dayum! That Ducati is s-w-e-e-t!
threesome comes to mind :lol:
 

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I don't care for v-twins--they just feel weak to me. Get the Beemer four banger and all the electronic assistance that goes with it.
You're joking right?
 

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I have friend that have both, actually a couple of them have the BMW HP4's.

I've ridden both on the race track.

I don't think you can go wrong with either.

The Panigale has the looks, but it'll cook you ass in slow speed stuff.

The BMW probably has slightly better ergo's for normal street riding.

But if I was looking at either of these bikes, I'd probably add another to the mix before I made my choice, the Aprilia RSV4R.





But with that said, for fairly practical street riding, I go with one of the naked versions of these manufacturer's bikes. I have my Ducati 1098S and this only sees track duty because it's just not that comfortable for street riding.

That why I went this route, 160rwhp, traction control, wheelie control, quick shifter, 3 ignition maps.

 

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That can only mean you have never ridden a modern 90 degree V-twin like a Ducati or TL. The Panigale makes 200 rear wheel HP. The roll on is violent and beautiful.
I would love to ride a Panigale just to experience the roll on but couldn't afford the tickets it would generate. :nojoke:
 

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good grief, a few facts...

That can only mean you have never ridden a modern 90 degree V-twin like a Ducati or TL. The Panigale makes 200 rear wheel HP. The roll on is violent and beautiful.
[rant on]
I hate people who refuse to do even the simplest google search

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducati_1199

195 HP at the engine. Still wonderful and violent ride, but get the details right....
[rant off]

This still would be an awesome ride.
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[rant on]
I hate people who refuse to do even the simplest google search

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducati_1199

195 HP at the engine. Still wonderful and violent ride, but get the details right....
[rant off]

This still would be an awesome ride.
...gene
I didn't do an internet search because I have the MCN article and just read it today. But looking again it is the Panigale R, 205 HP, with the included open exhaust. I assumed rear wheel but it does not say whether it is at the crank or wheel. But I'm pretty sure I wouldn't know the difference. Like you say, it would be a ride!
Oh, BTW I don't hate you.
 

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Pure Motorcycle Porn:

Yet more motorcycle erotica.....

Was at Max BMW in New Hampshire last weekend picking up my Schuberth C3 Pro and in the corner was a lonely (homely?) looking S1000R (single R)....If I could only get pass her looks ;-)

Maybe one day an Italian designer will join the BMW motorcycle group....sigh.....
 

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My bike, Ducati, 1199 Panigale S Tri Colore.

Even in four gear at 140mph it will stand strait up just by rolling on the throttle.

First frameless motorcycle in the world, 205-207 hp with a dry weight of only 367lbs, nothing like in the market at this time.







Got the all titanium Termognoni exhaust (not seen on the picture) whish includes new/different engine mapping and boosts hp 5%-7%


 

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As for the electronics and features.

 

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I have not ridden the BMW, so I'm going by what I read and know about the bikes. I have 5400 miles in the past 14 months on my Panigale. As others have said, I don't think you can go wrong either way. My guess is that based purely on objective data, the BMW is the better bike. But the Panigale has more raw character. At 61 years old I honestly did not know if I'd be able to ride it much. But I now have three 300 plus miles on it (most was 375 in a day) and I love the bike. It could never be an only bike, but it makes a hell of a mistress. And I do run the bike quite hard. As Walter says, it's amazing how hard the bike accelerates even well over 100mph. It an incredible rush to run hard, either in a straight line or in the curves.
 

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I have not ridden the BMW, so I'm going by what I read and know about the bikes. I have 5400 miles in the past 14 months on my Panigale. As others have said, I don't think you can go wrong either way. My guess is that based purely on objective data, the BMW is the better bike. But the Panigale has more raw character. At 61 years old I honestly did not know if I'd be able to ride it much. But I now have three 300 plus miles on it (most was 375 in a day) and I love the bike. It could never be an only bike, but it makes a hell of a mistress. And I do run the bike quite hard. As Walter says, it's amazing how hard the bike accelerates even well over 100mph. It an incredible rush to run hard, either in a straight line or in the curves.
Jim, got myself a LuiMoto seat, carbon Fiber and non slip swede.


My name is embroiled on it.





 
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