UK Police have access to one of the world’s fastest and probably coolest road-legal motorcycles – the Ducati Panigale V4 with BikeSafe, a police-led motorcycle project. The Panigale V4 is the first series production Ducati motorcycle to be equipped with a four-cylinder engine.
Derived from the MotoGP Desmosedici race bike, the 1,103cc, 90-degree V4 produces 214hp at 13,000rpm and 124Nm of peak torque at 10,000rpm. The bike also has a new design and frame that helps keep the kerb weight down to 198kg, which gives it a mind-boggling power-to-weight ratio of 1,080hp/tonne.
This police bike will not be used for any high-speed chases for marketing purposes, instead. BikeSafe’s police Panigale will be used to “promote riding being fun" while improving skills, knowledge and hazard awareness.