I'm one of the OGs of this forum and still have my Gen 1. Been gone a long while from this place and came back because of all the buzz with this new V4 model. It's funny how the more things change, the more they stay the same. Gen 1 owners pooped all over the Gen 2 design. Gen 2 owners repaid the favor when the 1260 came out. Now, you have the 1260 owners saying pretty much the same things about the V4.
The comments seem to echo the same sentiments too:
Ducati stripped away everything that made the Diavel great.
Something seems off about the new design.
What was Ducati thinking? They're gonna alienate current customers.
Eww, that exhaust design. Hopefully, aftermarket will fix it.
Not worth the money for me. I'll keep my current bike.
Performance seems about the same. I'll keep my current bike.
I finally saw one in person and it looks better than in pictures, but I'll keep my current bike.
My buddy got rid of his [insert bike name] for the new V4. What a dummy. I'll keep my current bike.
Reviews are coming in and everyone seems to like it. What a bunch of dummies. I'll keep my current bike.
My buddy let me ride his V4 and it was kind of fun, but I'll keep my current bike.
Went on a ride and there were a couple V4s tearing it up, but I was able to keep up on my current bike.
I was at the dealer the other day and they let me take the V4 for an extended test ride. For the right price, I might consider it.
[A few weeks of silence pass]
Hey, guys, don't be mad but I sold my old bike and got the V4. I LOVE IT!!!