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SSS as fast as V4

I went on a ride this weekend on my SSS with a group of Panigales and V4s. And she was able to hang with them. If you watch the video im up front behind the group leader, I was the only one on a SSS. In my opinion the SSS is almost the perfect bike. Comfort, handling, technology with just enough power on the streets for loads of funnnnn. All wrapped up in a pretty little package.
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Yes, the Supersport is a well-balanced motorcycle. That, and its broad spread of torque, makes for a great road bike. Its forgiving nature makes it easy to ride fast. Don't expect to keep up with a Pani or V4 on the track but.
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Yes, the Supersport is a well-balanced motorcycle. That, and its broad spread of torque, makes for a great road bike. Its forgiving nature makes it easy to ride fast. Don't expect to keep up with a Pani or V4 on the track but.
For sure on the track there is no contest, the Pani and V4 are track weapons. But for the street they are way more than you need. The SSS is just right for street riding and extremely fun bike to ride fast.

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Its forgiving nature makes it easy to ride fast. Don't expect to keep up with a Pani or V4 on the track but.
Absolutely correct, the SS won't be be able to keep the Panigales in sight on race track straights, but how important is that? Unless you are racing, do track days several times per year or live next to the Cherohala Parkway or similar roadways, it's just not relevant to most bikers. The SS is the sport bike for the real world.
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As said many times, with the torquey engine, higher bars, perfect brakes, agility and lightweight for many the SS is a quicker and better choice on the streets and into the twisties than a full-on sports bike. On the track, the horsepower and aggressive suspension pays off. Of course rider's skills trumps all.
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I simply envy you cause my SSS is in garage under cover waiting for sub zero temps and snow to go away...

Lucky warm climate Cali people !!!!
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You have to whip it a little harder, but it sure holds its own on the road.
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As said many times, with the torquey engine, higher bars, perfect brakes, agility and lightweight for many the SS is a quicker and better choice on the streets and into the twisties than a full-on sports bike. On the track, the horsepower and aggressive suspension pays off. Of course rider's skills trumps all.
One of the reasons I made this post is because I keep hearing people say its a beginners bike. I had a chance to ride it at a Ducati track day in Fontana. I road in the intermediate group and was about mid pack, only 1/2 second between first to last, with the majority of the group on V4s and Panigales.
One guy with a V4 wants to ride his SSS with me next time.
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One of the reasons I made this post is because I keep hearing people say its a beginners bike. I had a chance to ride it at a Ducati track day in Fontana. I road in the intermediate group and was about mid pack, only 1/2 second between first to last, with the majority of the group on V4s and Panigales.
One guy with a V4 wants to ride his SSS with me next time.
I suspect most people on this forum will acknowledge it is much more than a beginner's bike

I can't think of many other bikes that are so easy to ride they might be considered OK as a beginners bike, but are a complete package that will keep high end bikes honest.

Preaching to the choir, I know....
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