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Bonkers. But I like it!
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Old 27th October 2019, 12:26 PM #2
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Eicma is going to be interesting with all the new super nakeds looking forward to what Ktm have in store with the Superduke.
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Might be just me but it seems utterly pointless. The wings are real pandering to the modern buyer - and extra whatever kg of downforce at 168mph (according to Ducati). No fairing. Now unless you have a neck like Mike Tyson and just love being miserable you aren't spending much time at 168mph on a naked bike. So what are you doing with the wings? Saying oh look at my wings

It literally looks like they took the fairings off the V4S and made it a tiny little bit more comfortable (maybe). Just buy the V4S which now has wings too, but also has a fairing so you can sit at 168mph on the way for breakfast and enjoy your downforce

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Old 29th October 2019, 07:35 AM #4
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They'll be q'ing up to buy them.....its like someone crashed a Panigale.
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Originally Posted by batman_oh
Might be just me but it seems utterly pointless. The wings are real pandering to the modern buyer - and extra whatever kg of downforce at 168mph (according to Ducati). No fairing. Now unless you have a neck like Mike Tyson and just love being miserable you aren't spending much time at 168mph on a naked bike. So what are you doing with the wings? Saying oh look at my wings

It literally looks like they took the fairings off the V4S and made it a tiny little bit more comfortable (maybe). Just buy the V4S which now has wings too, but also has a fairing so you can sit at 168mph on the way for breakfast and enjoy your downforce
did ya not hear yer man, its to stop it weaving...
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I think it looks stunning, I'd have one if I could afford it.
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Old 29th October 2019, 11:53 AM #7
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Originally Posted by oretom
did ya not hear yer man, its to stop it weaving...
It's a very dramatic description that MCN man gave. I've owned two 1290 Superdukes and they are unstable on straights and over bumps alright. Mostly because it's a bolt upright naked not based on a sportsbike with quite soft suspension. I doubt the V4 which is essentially a V4S with stuff pulled off (identical Ohlins suspension/damper etc.) has massive rear weight transfer and unloading at the speeds that most will use it at. Maybe down the back straight of Mugello
I would also think the Ohlins damper on it will do a better job of sorting out any sudden slaps/weaves that might occur under normal use. The wings are purely for top speed stability - they aren't going to do anything if you hit a bump coming out of a corner at 80mph on full throttle and have the front slap a bit.

I'd rather do without but for some that extra high speed ability (on a naked) might make sense - no doubt it will be the quickest on track anyway

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