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    Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 15:43

With the new ducat v4 will this be enough ?

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2018-aprilia-rsv4-rf-factory-works-winglets/

The motor boosted too, but will they sell any ?

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Some duke v4
https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/ducati-panigale-v4-no-fairings/

And

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2018-ducati-panigale-v4-speciale/

With bike new sales dropping off a cliff, low £ and brexit and few new motorcyclists and insurance prices rising because of police letting bikes being stolen , it's a perfect storm !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Diablo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 2017 at 01:29
Claire Raynor had winglets.

Didn't make her much sexier did it Shocked ha ha LOL

I do like the idea in principle, and when I first saw the pics of the Ducati top fairing with similar appendages, made to get round the wing ban a while back, I liked it initially. As it's an area that deserves development. That's until I saw it race and when in perspective to the rest of the bike! Still, function over form and all that.

Are they missing a trick not to make them act as frame sliders/crash pads as well? Then insurance companies won't be writing bikes off for falling over and have more money to pay out for all the nicked ones?
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I don't like the look of the winglets at all. I'm ok with them on a race bike if they are legal and improve the performance but they are totally unnecessary and frankly ugly on a road bike.
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I thought it was just a place to keep your coffee cup whilst polishing

How many will aprilia sell ? Did they only sell 20 in the uk in 2017 ?
Ducati is beloved of rich celebrity bikers, so will sell....lots.
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The side view's not too bad, but that front view.... Hey big ears..where's Noddy?

Worth remembering I suppose that the Gen 1 fairing ears and headlight were a bit Marmite back then.


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Thier 'grab handles' to help you pull it out of ditches!!!!
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Every person who's mate buys one will have to hear the huge differed the winglets make and we all know they are just going to be bullsh*tting!

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