If you had to choose... - 2018 KTM 790 Duke Forum
View Poll Results: Which would you choose? Duc V4 or Honda cbr SP?
Duc V4 25 38.46%
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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-03-2019, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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If you had to choose...

Between a new Ducati V4 Panigale (base),

and a new Honda CBR1000RR SP.

Which would you choose, and why?

Note: not interested in bmw, Ape, or anything else but these 2 motos, (also this is unrelated to the 790D), thanks for your input.
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-03-2019, 03:24 PM
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Without a doubt, I chose the honda because I had one of these ancestors and the honda bikes are always (often) designed for the pilot. A remarkable efficiency emerges without giving too much effort. And there is no need to call yourself stoner or miller to do anything about it.


You understand that i will never buy a Ducati, for further reason : The fact that I laughed too much at my friend with their ducati on reliability is very important
More seriously I often find them too much oriented track to ride on the road (unconfortable, very small for tall guy, too rigid, not good on bad asphalt). It may be true now for most hypersports bikes...


That's for my help, although I have not tried either, but one thing is sure, I will not buy these models to ride on the road.
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I would buy the Ducati and make it a dedicated track bike. After owning a 1098 for a decade that is the only place they belong. Absolutely horrendous street bikes.

I guess if you wanted a street bike the Honda is a better choice though.

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I would buy the Ducati and make it a dedicated track bike. After owning a 1098 for a decade that is the only place they belong. Absolutely horrendous street bikes.

I guess if you wanted a street bike the Honda is a better choice though.
What makes it horrendous? The heavy steering? Have you ridden the new V4? Entirely different animal.

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ime - Ducatis are MARVELLOUS to ride - when they are 100% setup correct.
But unbelievably expensive to own/maintain. And they can be really fussy.

Small steps - Day by Day.
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On the basis that you had to live with the bike and ride it on public roads - without a doubt the Honda. Still remembering my 1999 VFR. 20 years older than the KTM I have just bought, but what a wonderful bike to own. Only 781cc but the torque in top from 3000 rpm was way better than the 790.
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Both impressive

Head says Honda
Heart says Ducati

Like others have said it depends on the use case.
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I don't understand why people say Ducati's aren't good for street riding... I mean, just watch this video

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Personally, I would opt for the Honda. Ducs for me are way to small....meaning not comfy. Even the CBRs for me are a bit on the smaller side, which is why I opted for an R1 originally. I would love to own a Duc, but I think the reliability of a Honda is better than a Duc though I have NOTHING to base that statement on! They are both awesome machines! Get one of each!

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