Ducati Panigale V4 revealed at last

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3y ago

Ducati's long-awaited V4 superbike has finally been unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan.

There'll be three versions, including an unexpected 226bhp 'Speciale' version costing £35k.

Some details about the new engine were revealed last month, and now we have the full details about the bike itself.

The chassis will be an evolved version of the previous twin Panigale's, with added bracing to the frontal area. Ducati is also claiming a real 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, which means the V4 will be a tad porkier than the old twin, albeit with some more shove.

The base model with Showa forks will be £19,250

The Ohlins dressed 'S' with Marchesini wheels will be £23,895

The limited-edition 'Speciale' (1500 to be made) will be £34,995 and will weight 10kg less than the 'S' thanks to a load of carbon fibre goodies.

We'd tell you to keep your chequebook in your pants though, as Ducati will definitely have a superleggera in the pipeline at some point, which will push the figures into the stratosphere.

They'll be in dealers at the start of 2018.

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Comments (4)

  • laziest design department since the Porshe 911.... The industrial design update consists of a "V4" sticker :-)

      3 years ago
  • £20k for the base model and almost 5 grand for a set of Ohlins, Marchesini (still aluminium, not carbon fibre) and a lithium battery?

      3 years ago
  • Still hate that the fact Ducati won't put an actual one-litre engine in it

      3 years ago