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    BMW S1000RR or Ducati Panigale?

    I sold my cruiser and plan on getting a sports bike but cant decide which one to get. Ive narrowed it down to these two. Anyone have an experience with either bike?

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    You sold your cruiser, not only to get a race bike, but to actually get the track ready version of it?
    Isn't that too much of a switch?
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    unless you had a M109R, v-rod or triumph rocket i would consider yourself a "new rider" again when switching to a sport bike. Even a 650 class sport bike is as fast as the fastest cruiser. I would personally get something like a GSX-S1000F, which is still insane fast but more upright to split the gap before going full super sport. between those two? i think id have the V4 but they are both amazing.
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    Originally Posted by MFarrar74 View Post
    unless you had a M109R, v-rod or triumph rocket i would consider yourself a "new rider" again when switching to a sport bike. Even a 650 class sport bike is as fast as the fastest cruiser. I would personally get something like a GSX-S1000F, which is still insane fast but more upright to split the gap before going full super sport. between those two? i think id have the V4 but they are both amazing.
    i know guys that started out on these bikes and theyre fine. im gonna get what i want and slowly master it.
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    Get a GSXR 1000, flash the ECU, Sprint filter and call it a day.
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    Originally Posted by S0Jack3d View Post
    i know guys that started out on these bikes and theyre fine. im gonna get what i want and slowly master it.
    Had a good buddy from HS (yea, I know everybody has these stories....which should tell you something too) that started out on a cruiser at 21, rode for about 2 years, got a enduro for a little less than a year, then went to a Monster 699 and rode for a little over a year.........then decided to buy an R1 in 2011

    He split his chest open (fully suited up too) on an on-ramp guard rail less than a week later.

    These bikes are not toys and there is literally no margin for error. Do what you want but understand the risk and that you are not above it.
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    going from a cruiser to a cruise missile on wheels....

    what could possibly go wrong


    Also you should go actually sit on a sports bike, fukkers are extremely uncomfortable at least imo.
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    Originally Posted by S0Jack3d View Post
    i know guys that started out on these bikes and theyre fine. im gonna get what i want and slowly master it.
    >slowly master it

    Unless you're in World Super Bike or do track days weekly, you're not ever going to master it. You will only ever explore that machine's full potential in race leathers and on an empty track. Just admit you want it for your ego's sake and to roll up to Starbucks revving your V4 like a boss for the sloots.
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    LOL, man get a 600 sportbike and enjoy. Hell you need all that track bike for unless you plan on being a track day warrior? And even then you can do that with a cheaper/smaller/more forgiving bike.
    There's a reason why everyone is recommending not to get either of those bikes.
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    Panigale V4S and life insurance. Good luck.
    The numbers on that thing are insane, but from I've read the BMW is more refined (but I stopped caring about sports bikes years ago)
    With your lack of experience I don't think either matters though, so leave traction control on when on the road and take it to the track as much as possible.
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    Originally Posted by phillipsanchez View Post
    Panigale V4S and life insurance. Good luck.
    The numbers on that thing are insane, but from I've read the BMW is more refined (but I stopped caring about sports bikes years ago)
    With your lack of experience I don't think either matters though, so leave traction control on when on the road and take it to the track as much as possible.
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    Originally Posted by bsmit107 View Post
    214hp
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    I dont even.......
    OP gunna be getting scraped off the road with shovels, les be honest

    rip in pieces OP
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    Originally Posted by S0Jack3d View Post
    i know guys that started out on these bikes and theyre fine. im gonna get what i want and slowly master it.
    I know a lot of guys that have started on a 1000 as well and they also are fine. But they only have the ability go go fast in a straight line. They look really uncomfortable on curves/making turns. If you just want the most badass bike to putt putt around and rev the engine so people can look at you. Either would be a good choice. If you start on a 1000, you'll probably never master it or riding in general. You won't even be able to keep up with a skilled rider on a 600.




    I'd recommend buying a used 600 and learning how to ride it. Maybe even taking a few courses. When you've had enough time on a track you'll know when you can handle a faster bike. Or you can just spend a ton of money on one of those bikes and look apprehensive/stiff while you ride and only go fast in a straight line. (Most boring form of riding FYI).
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