Unless you can afford to buy 2 848 I wound'nt do it. I have owned both bikes and have had a bunch of those Italian bitches and will never own another one. The R6's are the perfect bike for the track as parts are very easy to come by and there cheap and they handle very well.The Ducati on the other hand are very expensive to maintain and parts as well and you have to wait for awhile them ( No wharehouse in North America).
Best of luck!!
Yep, i was afraid of that.
I got a good offer on my bike while a friend is selling his 2012 848, with 2K on it. I'm tempted as I always wanted an Duc, but since I got in to track, I wasn't sure it was the right way to go. I got comfortable on my R6 and I was wondering how the 848 would flow and react on the track. Would you have any input on that?
Both are equally capable, one just costs more and looks better.
both will get around the track really well. but even if you get a "good deal" on the 848 it will be horribly expensive in parts for engine rebuilds, crash repair, modifications, etc. compared to the R6. Both are super capable bikes, but unless you have VERY deep pockets, the far better choice of track bike is the r6. THis is why well over 1/2 the bikes on a race grid are r6 as well. Tons of info out there for the setup of an r6 is just one more reason to stick with an r6.
And to be honest, I think the R6 might be more fun, and like Greg said, there is a ton of info on setup out there. I love my 848, but then, I dont ride it enough to need lots of maintenance. The r6 really is an amazing bike for the money, even if it doesnt win the stupid magazine shootouts of a bunch of old guys.