Ducati India announced the
start of bookings for the new Panigale V4, the closest Ducati possible to its
MotoGP counterpart. In 2018, the Panigale V4 will be limited to 20 units in
India and each of these reservation made before 31st May, will
include an exclusive numbered memorabilia on delivery.
The new Ducati Panigale V4
will be available in two variants; the Panigale V4 - the essence of the new
sports bike - and the Panigale V4 S. The latter mounts Öhlins suspension
featuring the Smart EC 2.0 system with a new adjustment interface and
top-drawer components such as forged aluminium wheels and the lithium ion battery.
The Panigale V4 and V4 S have
been launched at an introductory price of INR 20,53,000 & INR 25,29,000 (Ex-showroom
India) with deliveries starting in July 2018.
On top of that, the first two
customers to buy the Panigale V4 will win a sponsored Ducati Riding Experience
racetrack course that will be held in June 2018 in Malaysia at the Sepang
MotoGP circuit. Under the supervision of professional instructors, the two participants
will learn how to get the most out of their Panigale V4 under different riding
conditions. “Our first announcement in India this year, the Panigale V4 is one
of the most eagerly awaited motorcycle in India in 2018”, said Sergi Canovas,
Managing Director of Ducati India. “This is the closest enthusiasts can get to
owning a MotoGP prototype that is built for both excellent on-track performance
and outstanding on-road ridability. We have been overwhelmed with enquiries
since the announcement at EICMA and as a result have opened bookings six months
before the motorcycle even arrives in India”.
The Panigale V4 is the first
production Ducati motorcycle to mount a 4-cylinder engine, derived directly
from the MotoGP Desmosedici. It's a concentrate of Ducati technology, style and
performance. Developed in close collaboration with Ducati Corse, this road bike
is the closest thing possible to its MotoGP counterpart.
Powering the Panigale V4, the
Desmosedici Stradale engine is a 1,103 cm³ 90° V4 with Desmodromic timing, delivering
a maximum of 214 hp at 13,000 rpm, making the Panigale V4 the most powerful
bike in the segment, yet easy to handle thanks to a torque of 12.6 Kgm at
10,000 rpm. Together with meticulous design and the use of light materials, the
new frame keeps the kerb weight of the S down to 195 kg. This weight, combined
with the 214 hp, means a power/weight ratio of 1.1 hp/kg, putting the Panigale
V4 S at the top of the sport bike segment.
The Panigale V4 S doesn't just
set new performance standards, but also defines new active safety standards and
vehicle dynamics control - thanks to a state-of-the-art electronic package. The
electronics package includes ABS Cornering Bosch EVO, Ducati Traction Control
EVO, Ducati Slide Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, Ducati Power Launch, Ducati
Quick shift up & down, Engine Brake Control EVO and Ducati Electronic Suspension
All these controls - developed
on the track together with official Ducati riders and test riders - are
incorporated in the three new Riding Modes (Race, Sport and Street) and can be
adjusted via the advanced TFT panel that makes the Panigale V4 the highest-tech
bike in the category.
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