Panigale V4

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by BubbaMc, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    Looks like DIY service on that bike is a bit tough. Sitting on the tank!
  2. VX Rider

    VX Rider Long timer

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    Because they aren't made by Mitsubishi ? ? ?
  3. Drop_Center

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    Fast mother fucker, but what's impressive is how much stronger it is over the Aprilia, which they overlay a chart in this vid. And it's what, 30-40lbs lighter?

  4. TBTSyncro

    TBTSyncro Been here awhile

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    The difference is completely proportional to the Ducati's increased size.
  5. Drop_Center

    Drop_Center Long timer

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    I guess I was thinking about the 1100 Tuono. I'm seeing 46 pounds lighter though?

    Aprilia 472 wet and the Pani V4 is 6 pounds heavier than the 420lb wet V2 Pani?
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  6. Omarius

    Omarius Long timer

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    As far as I know, Ducati only lists dry weight. So it's missing brake fluid, oil, coolant, fuel, maybe even the battery. It will likely be in the 440-450lb wet ballpark.
  7. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    I gotta stop looking at this bike before I do something crazy.
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  8. Florida Lime

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    Close - "the bike weighs 386 pounds dry, or 436 pounds wet."

    So still 36 pounds lighter than the Aprilia.
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  9. Drop_Center

    Drop_Center Long timer

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    It has a lithium battery too, but it's also quite a bit more expensive than the Aprilia which would explain a lot but damn, that's light for an 1100 V4.
  10. Drop_Center

    Drop_Center Long timer

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    Me too, I haven't been this into a sportbike this much for more than 10 years.
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  11. staedtler

    staedtler Adventure Raider

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    interesting how suspension tech is evolving for us mortals :thumb

    any word on demo's avail so far?






    i'll really need to try one, they look alike until side to side...





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  12. Drop_Center

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    I wonder if it will have the same heat problem?
  13. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    With twice the cylinders coming out of the back V, I doubt it will be much better. :D
  14. Drop_Center

    Drop_Center Long timer

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    You never know, there's also twice the surface area for the gases to dissipate. I'm just speculating and being optimistic, but from the looks of the new heat shield there was or is a big issue there.
  15. Got_Carbs?

    Got_Carbs? Been here awhile

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  16. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    This is what head work on a Panigale looks like

    20170921_172436.jpg
  17. MarioThePlumber

    MarioThePlumber I like math

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    I have the 1299 service manual downloaded and for fun, I looked at how to remove the engine.

    You don't pull the engine from the bike, you pull the bike from the engine.
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  18. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Yeah, basically. You can see it above, the front monoque is pulled of the front jug and opened up, in that case they have the motor supported on a lift, but the swingarm and rear subframe are still there. I was passing through for something else like "heh, that is interesting".
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  19. MarioThePlumber

    MarioThePlumber I like math

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    Definitely a great photo. Look at the size of that piston! I read somewhere it's the largest piston used in a current production motorcycle/car/pickup.
  20. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Indeed the super-quarttro was the most extreme twin to even make it into a production motorcycle.
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