Next year, I'm going to add a new bike to my garage. I'll either go with a Ducati Streetfighter V4 - based on the delicious Panigale V4 - or the Pikes Peak edition Multistrada. I'm a huge MotoGP fan, a Dovi fan, and a Ducati Corse fanboy, so the thought of having a slight of that V4 heritage is very appealing to me. When word came out that it was likely that the Streetfighter was going to be unveiled at Pike Peak, I checked daily for word, and sure enough, there it was! A bit inauspicious of an introduction with Carlin Dunne being killed (that was such an awful situation) but I really want this bike despite its lack of practicality. The other bike is a great combination of long-range comfort, features galore, and track-ready performance, but I can't help but think of the Multistrada as an old man's bike. I'm getting close to old man status myself (mid-thirties) and I sort of want a last go with a totally impractical bike before transiting over to something with more creature comforts. What do you folks think of the new Streetfighter? Too crazy, even in this softer skin?
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