Overdrive Jun 25, 2018 15:18 PM IST
The Ducati Panigale V4 is the brand's first first production four-cylinder motorcycle to arrive from the Ducati factory at Borgo Panigale, making it an important offering from the Italian motorcycle manufacturer. Recently, a special edition of Ducati Panigale V4 was spotted in the UK at what looks like a Ducati dealership. As seen in the images, this particular model comes in a carbon fibre bodywork, Marchesini wheels and a Termignoni exhaust system. It is still not confirmed if these mods are one-off or officially from Ducati.
The carbon fibre body work on the Ducati Panigale V4 will surely make it lighter than the regular Panigale V4 that weighs 175 kg. Additionally, it might also be more powerful than the stock motorcycle. The Panigale V4 is powered by an all-new, 1103 cc, 90-degree Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine makes 214 PS at 13,000 rpm and 119 Nm of torque between 8,750 rpm to 12,250 rpm. The engine can rev up to 14,000 rpm and Ducati says that it doesn't need a counter balancer because of the 90-degree V-angle. Ducati head Claudio Domenicali commented that while the company loves their V-twin engines, the reason for the change in size is to extract more power from the twins. Here's our detailed feature on the tech of the Ducati Panigale V4.
Earlier this year, Ducati Panigale V4 was launched in India at Rs.20.53 lakh while the V4 S is available at Rs 25.29 lakh, prices ex-showroom. The deliveries of the Panigale V4 will commence in India from July 2018 onwards. Shumi has already ridden the 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 on the Valencia MotoGP circuit. He mentioned "This (2018 Ducati Panigale V4) is an incredibly friendly motorcycle for something with this much power. And that underlines what a well-rounded performance motorcycle Ducati has gone and made!" Read his detailed first review here.