Ducati had revealed the Panigale 1299 R and called it the “Final Edition”. Ever since that day, bikers from around the world were eagerly waiting for the new model in the iconic Panigale range. Called the Ducati Panigale V4, this new superbike features, for the first time in Ducati’s mass produced bike history, a 4-cylinder engine.
The Panigale V4’s heart is derived from the MotoGP Desmosedici motorcycle. The four-cylinder 1103cc engine produces a whopping 214 hp. This gives the V4 a power/weight ratio of 1100 hp/tonne, almost twice that of the Bugatti Veyron. An optional Akrapovič titanium exhaust can increase the power to 226 hp.
The Panigale V4 is developed in collaboration with Ducati Corse, who must have used their racing experience to spice up the V4, contrary to the “riders of all skill levels can enjoy” claim made by Ducati.
And if the Panigale V4 is not enough for you, Ducati has also released a Panigale V4 S version. This adds Ohlins suspension with the Smart EC 2.0 system, forged aluminum wheels, and Li-ion battery. And for those who need more exclusivity, there is a Panigale V4 Speciale. This is a limited edition bike machined from solid components, finished in exclusive livery and comes with a titanium exhaust.