Just drove the 50 mile round trip in driving rain to look at the BMW and the V4S. They had one V4 Base come in but it was sold as soon as it hit the showroom floor.
They had two of the BMWs in the Motorrad colors and two of the V4S on the showroom.
In person you fall in love with the Panigale, just like I did with my 959, love at first sight so definitely a right brain thing.
The BMW.....and I looked at the exact same Motorrad colors (white/blue/red), is very nice but all left brain, somehow feels and looks very ordinary when you sit on it.
To me, it doesn't evoke any emotion, kind of like most Hondas, they are simple appliances, very nice and fast appliances mind you.....but still appliances.
The V4S shouts "Fortissimo" and stirs the soul like a steamy bruschetta washed down with a fine Tuscan Chianti. OK, I digress but you get the picture, the BMW is $12,000 less and I bet I could turn a faster lap on it but the V4S calls to me like a seductive and sultry Viennese temptress and sweetly murmurs...."buy me, you will never regret it, I promise...."