Italian luxury brand Ducati India has confirmed two bookings of its flagship motorcycle, Ducati Panigale V4 R. Five units of the Panigale V4 R were allotted to India, of which two units have been booked by Ducati India’s dealer North Star Automotive in Delhi-NCR.
According to Ducati India, the Panigale V4 R is a road-legal WSBK category racing bike and constitutes the technical platform for the official Ducati Superbikes that will compete in the 2019 season. The 1,103 cm3 90° V4 engine has been replaced with the 998 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale R which brings it within the displacement limits established by WSBK championship rules.
The bike features a new fairing incorporating wings elements of MotoGP origin. It also has race-grade Öhlins suspension with mechanical adjustment and an aluminium swing arm with an adjustable four-position axle. Moreover, the front frame has been modified to achieve the stiffness targets set by Ducati Corse. Sophisticated electronic controls borrowed from the Panigale V4 S, have revised threshold levels now to make them more compatible with pro rider requirements.
The modifications extend far beyond the engine and suspension set-up: for the first time, they also include an Aero Pack designed directly by Ducati Corse in close collaboration with the Ducati Style Centre to improve on-track aerodynamic efficiency.
Priced at INR 51,80,000 (Ex-Showroom), bookings for the new Panigale V4 R are open across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata & Chennai.