The New Panigale V4. The First Mass Produced Ducati Motorcycle With A 4-Cylinder Engine

Ducati revolutionary Panigale V4 world premiere was at the Milan EICMA Show. It is called Panigale V4 and it marks a new and important chapter in Ducati’s history, a “symphony” of performance and emotions that’s 100% Italian. The Paanigale V4 is the first mass-produced Ducati motorcycle to be equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, closely derived from the Desmosedici of the MotoGP.

Ducati always aimed to be synonymous with sport motorcycling with a range of models offering enhanced performance and ridability to riders of all skill levels. Replacing the iconic 1299 the Ducati Panigale V4 is now at the top of the supersport lineup.

The new Panigale V4’s standard equipment includes: Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO, full-LED headlight with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Sachs steering damper, quick control selection, automatic switch-off of turn signals.

The new Panigale V4 Speciale completes the range and takes the concept of Italian sports bikes to an extreme. An exclusive and dedicated livery; Ducati Performance titanium racing exhaust by Akrapovic for 226 hp of power; components in carbon and aluminum worked from the solid. To be produced in a limited and numbered series of 1,500 motorcycles.

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14 Responses to “The New Panigale V4. The First Mass Produced Ducati Motorcycle With A 4-Cylinder Engine”


  1. 1 Sharkey Nov 9th, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Wow; just one test ride…please…

  2. 2 Vincenzo Nov 9th, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Bringing to mind this Hunter S Thompson blast from the past ;

  3. 3 Chief Waldo Nov 9th, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Oh, to ride one at Road America… I wish.

  4. 4 Xenu Nov 9th, 2017 at 11:08 am

    If I rode a bike like this, I’d be a complete imposter.
    The twins are hot enough for most mortals.

  5. 5 mkv Nov 9th, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Do they take kidneys for trade?

  6. 6 richards Nov 9th, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    It’s beautiful! AND 226 HP! Holy Shit!!!! The only thing I know for sure, It’s not something I’m qualified to ride.

  7. 7 BobS Nov 9th, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Yes please!

  8. 8 Badams Nov 9th, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I am not Guy Martin. I have no business on this motorcycle. Whoa

  9. 9 Mike Nov 9th, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Having owned a Ducati 998 in the past, I get that it is blazingly fast and top of the line technology, but . . . now Ducati looks just like any other “Japanese” sportbike. Gone are the glory days of unique trellis frames, booming v-twin exhaust note, etc. Now we get yet another plastic clad sportbike that sounds like a chainsaw (yes, I have heard it at the track) like any gxr-ninja-whatever. Sigh. Somtimes progress is not really progress after all.

  10. 10 coma Nov 10th, 2017 at 7:51 am

    The answer to a question nobody asked.

  11. 11 Mark Nov 10th, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Reminds me of late 1982 when Honda first showed the VF750F Interceptor. V-Four, DOHC, perimeter frame, 16″ front, 18″ rear wheel, belly pan, about 85HP, all pretty revolutionary stuff for the 83 model year. $3500, and before I knew the price I had deposits at two Honda shops, and got one of the first in Ohio. Only electronics was the ignition system! Still have the bike.

  12. 12 economessed Nov 11th, 2017 at 1:05 am

    WOOT! WANT-WANT-WANT. Thank you, Italy for your contributions to speed lust. We worship at your alter.

  13. 13 B. D. Nov 13th, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Oh please, now I have to go to the bathroom. And maybe pull a muscle.

    This bike is pure porn, I don’t just want it, I lust after it.

    I may dream about it tonight.

    BTW, while my antique ’84 Honda is no Ducati, it IS a 1000cc water cooled V-4 w/ 16 valves, and…

    The turn signals not only self-cancel, they still work after over twenty years. Will these Italian electronics be that reliable? I wonder.

    But then, my bike is worth perhaps one-tenth of the price of admission to join the exclusive club of Panagale owners.

  14. 14 B. D. Nov 13th, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Anyway, I’ll bet that no one is gonna be putting a lot of miles on any of these beauties. Twenty years from now (or a lot sooner) most these bikes will be either in major collections or museums.

    But how can you not want to ride it as hard as your skill level allows you all the time? This bike is as capable as the very best riders.

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