Ducati unveils V4 Superbike Engine in Milano

Editor@Throttle|Updated: September 8, 2017 9:30
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Ducati has officially unwrapped its new V4 Desmosedici Stradale Superbike engine ahead of the Misano MotoGP round which will be put into production for 2018 and homologated for racing in 2019. The Desmosedici Stradale with the new Ducati Panigale V4, will be officially presented on November 5, 2017 at Ducati’s world premiere at EICMA.

 

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Desmosedici Stradale, the  new 1100cc V4 engine pumps out over 210hp and will shake up the superbike world. The Stradale borrows the same dimensions of the GP engine, so the 90-degree V4 is rotated backwards by 42-degrees making for an extremely compact unit. By maintaining the 90-degree V-angle, Ducati don’t require a countershaft to balance the engine, so it can comfortably (and reliably) rev to 14,000 rpm. The compact engine has other benefits too, so Ducati says it optimises weight distribution, while also allowing for larger radiators and lets them bring the swingarm pivot as far forward as possible.

 

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