The first ever four-cylindered sportbike from Ducati has been finally unveiled. For the longest time, Ducati has stuck to its tried and tested L-Twin or 90 degree V-Twin formula for almost all its bikes. This is the first time that the Italian marquee has departed from the norm and created a V4 bike. While, the bike has been spotted testing quite often in the past few months and Ducati revealing the engine long before, this marks the first time that Ducati has actually presented the bike globally.
The bike officially makes 211 bhp at 13,000 rpm and churns out a peak torque of 124 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The V4 engine displaces 1,103 cc and the cylinders have an 81 mm of bore, same as Ducati's MotoGP bike. The bike weighs around 195 kg. The company also says that it has worked hard on the electronics and this is perhaps the most advanced bike to come out of Ducati's facility in Borgo Panigale, Italy.
Ducati will be launching three variants of the Panigale V4. The base variant (19,250 pound sterling) will be the Panigale V4 followed by the Panigale V4 S (23,895 pound sterling) and the Panigale V4 Speciale (34,995 pound sterling). The Panigale V4 Speciale will be a limited edition model and only 1,500 of these will be made. It will have a dedicated livery, titanium exhaust and multiple carbon fibre upgrades.
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