Want more power you say? Ducati provides more than enough power in their new over-the-top superbike that boasts over 200 horsepower. Check out the brand new Ducati V4 Panigale, a glorious collaboration of design and fierce brawn. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer headquartered in Bologna unveiled their latest and greatest two-wheeled masterpiece at the EICMA motorccycle show in Milan this week.
Do you want to feel like your favorite MotoGP racer? The fire red Panigale is the closest you’ll come to getting behind the wheel of a superbike that is actually street-legal. The Panigale features a V4 layout at 90-degrees which is inspired by Ducati’s MotoGP engine. The Desmosedici 90-degree V4 engine looks nearly identical to the MotoGP engine and features the same design. The Panigale boasts a V4 Desmosedici Stradale engine that provides 214 horsepower, but if you need even more power Ducati offers the limited-production Panigale 1409 Speciale which has a road-melting 226 hp thanks to a titanium racing exhaust by Akrapovic. The V4 Panigale, which has a dry weight of 386 pounds, generates 91.5 lb.-ft. torque and peaks at 13,000 rpm.
No one man should have all that power, but to to bridle this beast Ducati used Brembo Stylema brakes with high performance M50 monobloc callipers, and adjustable Showa inverted forks. The street rocket also features the Bosch ABS system, equipped with “Cornering” functionality that engages the ABS even when the bike is leaning into a curve. The magnificent machine has Ducati Slide Control as well as Ducati Traction Control EVO to make interventions more precise and quick.
Ducati did not provide a price for the V4 Panigale, but it will probably cost more than the current Panigale 1299 model, which starts at $20,000. That’s the cost you pay for a mass-production consumer motorcycle that is nearly grand prix-ready. Just make sure you don’t drop this glorious ride.