It’s been a year since Ducati unveiled Panigale V4 at 2017 EICMA. Following launch, the company opened bookings for the bike limited to 20 in number. With sales being rapid, Ducati reopened bookings for the bike in April 2018. If you thought the coveted 1103cc engine derived from the MotoGP Desmosedici is it, then Kartikeya Uniyal’s latest two wheels will get you to look.
He’s got his hands on the first Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale in India. In all, only 1,500 units of Panigale V4 Speciale will be made available worldwide.
Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “The new Panigale V4 is the essence of sport motorcycling in its most exhilarating and pure form. Just like its name, the Panigale V4 Speciale is a very special production in the Ducati story, a new symphony of Italian performance and emotion”.
New Panigale V4 Speciale, part of the Panigale V4 range wears exclusive and dedicated livery, a titanium Akrapovic exhaust, and an identification number. Panigale V4 Speciale returns 214 hp @ 13,000 rpm and 124 Nm of torque @ 10,000 rpm. Dryweight measures at 174 kg owing to its lightweight lithium-ion battery and cast magnesium subframe.
The tri-color livery adorns a machine that runs on dedicated technical elements. There’s a billet steering plate with screen-printed logo and progressive number. The Alcantra seat in Ultrasuede and carbon heel guards are all part of the package along with adjustable Ohlins electronic suspension at both ends, front NIX-30 USD fork and rear TX36 unit. Marchesini forged magnesium racing wheels are available as an option.
Available for a price of Rs 51,81,000 (Ex-Showroom), Panigale V4 Speciale on-road price is more than Rs 55 lakhs. It is available across Ducati dealerships at Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata and Chennai.