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Do I trade in 6 month old 959 for Panigale V4?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Domo, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Domo

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 11, 2004

    Posts: 4,495

    Location: Surrey, UK

    I bought it new in September last year and have been really pleased - especially now it's had the 1,000 KM service and I can rev it some more, but I keep picking up magazines and reading about the new V4 and how insanely good it is. Even the design which I didn't like at first has really grown on me (in the flesh they look incredible).

    Thing is how much do I stand to lose financially on the 959. It has the underslung Akrapovic and subsequently cost me £15k outright. Has 600 miles on the clock. Suppose all I can do is take it into the dealer and get a quote. The V4 base model is £19k. The dealer will be laughing for sure.

    Feel like a mug but damn I want a V4. Please, someone talk me out of this madness!

    Edit - just worked out it's more like 10 months old not 6! Oops!

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  2. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    Wait a year and enjoy your current bike this season. The are lots of issues with the V4 at the moment, which isn't surprising with a 100% newly developed Italian bike.
     
  3. EVH

    Don

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    600 miles???? You've can barely say you've ridden it.

    Keep the bike for a few years and then upgrade. Pointless dropping £5k just to have the latest and greatest only to put it in a garage for another year imo.
     
  4. Domo

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 11, 2004

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    Location: Surrey, UK

    I’m very much a fair weather rider EVH. Most of my time is spent in London or overseas so it’s only the occasional weekend blast. We had such a seemingly long winter which kept mileage down, think you posted in my thread re time to wake the bike up.

    I’ve been offered £11,500 as a trade-in. More than I thought and definitely something I’m going to have a think about :)
     
  5. Kreeeee

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    If you've already made up your mind then it's pointless asking us what we think :p
     
  6. Domo

    Mobster

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    Was looking for reassurance. Would have been a lot easier if you guys had just said yeah, that’s exactly what we’d do! :)

    Mind’s not made up. I’ve been warned not to take it for a test ride else it’s a done deal.
     
  7. tom_e

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    Location: West mids

    If you can afford it and you want it go for it.
     
  8. Kreeeee

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    I test rode an Aprilia Tuono 1100 Factory and then had to buy it so they're not wrong.
     
  9. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

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    Location: Kent

    Do eeet! :D
     
  10. Monkey Puzzle

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 13, 2006

    Posts: 6,447

    Test rode the Tuono 1100 factory today, now looking to get it ASAP!
     
  11. Kreeeee

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    You fool!
     
  12. MowyTone

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    Location: Southampton

    :D
     
  13. BUDFORCE

    Hitman

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 979

    Way out my budget I'm afraid but those new tuono's damn, I mean, they've always been something special but the new V4 version, like a super sports bike with upright bars.

    I watched a mcn guy testing the street bikes and it wasn't journalist ********, you could tell he liked that bike.

    I'll get one, in 10 years, second hand.
     
  14. EVH

    Don

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    My point was that you've only done 600 miles and haven't even "unlocked" the higher rev limit, so you can't even say you've truly used what you have at the moment.

    Keep the bike, run it over the summer and think about upgrading next year. Otherwise, you'll trade up and the next bike will be sat for just as long and you'll be in the same position next year :)
     
  15. Kreeeee

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    The Tuono's are brilliant but a bit pants when not pushing it on great surfaces.
     
  16. acemastr

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    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,517

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    Ridden the V4, brakes are incredible, wasn't much of a fan of the engine though, preferred my R1. Turns on a dime though which could be down to the 60 profile tire.

    Wouldn't pay that amount of money for it as you'll probably not get the best out of it on the road, or most tracks.
     
  17. duc999

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003

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    Had my V4 Speciale at Jerez, I'm still shaking now. Partly scared of throwing it at the scenery and the power this thing has is just mental. Handles like a dream and just pulls your arms off in every gear. Nothing comes close to the experience of giving this beast a handful