Ducati Panigale V4 bookings open in India – Only 20 units on offer, Price Rs 20.53 lakh

Ducati’s Panigale V4 is the company’s first mass produced bike to receive a four cylinder engine from the MotoGP Desmosedici.

Ducati unveiled the much awaited Panigale V4 at the 2017 EICMA in November last year. Two months later, Ducati India has announced that the bike is open for bookings. Only 20 units are on offer in India for 2018, with price starting from Rs 20.53 lakh, ex-showroom. Ducati Panigale V4 is powered by a 1103cc engine derived from the MotoGP Desmosedici.

This four cylinder engine puts out a maximum of 214 hp peak power at 13,000 rpm and could be boosted to 226 hp by mounting an accessory all titanium Akropovic exhaust. The exhaust system setup is 4-2-1-2. Because its a V4, it has 2 exhaust manifolds on each side, total 4. Two of them on each side join, total 2. These 2 are then joined with 2 catalytic converters, total 1. Now this 1 is split into 2 by the muffler.

Torque would stand at 91.5 lb/ft at 10,000 rpm. It will offer power to weight ration of 1:1 hp/kg with a kerb weight of 198 kgs. The Italian manufacturer also detailed Ducati Panigale V4 with counter rotating type crankshaft. This allows the bike to put forth quicker turning by countering gyroscopic effect of wheels, thus reducing wheelie and dive effect under acceleration and braking. Easy handling and excellent out of corner traction are also among its features with enhanced performance and rideability.

Ducati Panigale V4 is based on a new frame known as Front Frame. This set up makes the bike more compact and lighter as compared to the perimeter frame. Showa Big Piston Forks, Sachs monoshock, Sachs steering damper and a Bosch 6 axis Inertial Measurement Unit controls with electronics package offering Cornering Bosch EVO, Ducati Traction Control EVO Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Ducati Wheelie Control EVO, Ducati Power Launch, Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO and Engine Brake Control EVO.

Ducati Panigale V4 is offered in two guises in India, V4 and V4S. Price of the Ducati Panigale V4 starts from Rs 20.53 lakh, while he price of V4 S starts from Rs 25.29 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. There is also on offer V4 S Special, which is not on offer in India at this point of time. Order books are open on first come basis.

The Ducati Panigale V4 model line-up

Panigale V4

Ducati Red with grey frame and black wheels
43 mm Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF), fully adjustable
Sachs monoshock, fully adjustable
Sachs steering damper
Latest-generation electronic package with 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU): ABS Cornering Bosch EVO; Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO); Ducati Slide Control (DSC); Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO); Ducati Power Launch (DPL); Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO (DQS EVO); Engine Brake Control EVO (EBC EVO)
Riding Modes (Race, Sport, Street)
5″ full-TFT dashboard
Braking system with new Brembo Stylema® monobloc calipers
New Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres, 200/60 at the rear

Panigale V4 S

Ducati Red with grey frame and black wheels
Suspension and steering damper with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 system
Öhlins NIX-30 forks
Öhlins TTX 36 shock absorber
Öhlins steering damper
Aluminium forged wheels
Lithium-ion battery
Cast Magnesium alloy front sub frame

Panigale V4 Speciale

“Speciale” colour scheme with grey frame and black wheels
Carbon fibre front/rear mudguards
Machined-from-solid top yoke with identification number
Alcantara seat
Dedicated handle grips
Adjustable foot pegs
Carbon fibre heel guard
Carbon fibre cover swinging arm
Racing articulated levers
Racing fuel tank cap
Brake level protection
Full racing titanium Ducati Performance by Akrapovi? exhaust system
Racing screen
Plate holder removal kit
Machined-from solid mirror replacement plugs
Ducati Data Analyser+ GPS (DDA + GPS)
Bike cover