Ducati India has launched the Panigale V4 and V4 S in India at an introductory price of Rs. 20.53 lakhs and Rs. 25.29 lakhs (Ex-showroom, India) with deliveries starting in July 2018.
For this year, 2018, only 20 units of them will be sold in India and each of these reservation made before 31st May 2018. The first two customers will also win a sponsored Ducati Riding Experience racetrack course that will be held in June 2018 in Malaysia at the Sepang MotoGP circuit.
The Panigale V4 is the first production motorcycle by Ducati to get a 4-cylinder engine, which has been derived directly from the MotoGP Desmosedici. The Desmosedici Stradale engine is a 1103cc, 90° V4 with Desmodromic timing, which delivers 214 BHP at 13,000 rpm and max. torque of 124 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The kerb weight of the Panigale V4 is 198kg and of the Panigale V4 S is 195kg. The weight of the V4 S, combined with its power, means a power/weight ratio of 1.1 hp/kg, putting the Panigale V4 S at the top in its segment.
Sergi Canovas, managing director of Ducati India said, “Our first announcement in India this year, the Panigale V4 is one of the most eagerly awaited motorcycles in India in 2018 since its announcement at EICMA and that has made us open its bookings six months before the motorcycle’s deliveries commence in India”.
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, and automatic switch-off of turn signals. The V4 S version is equipped with refined Öhlins suspensions with Smart EC 2.0 system and top-level components like aluminium forged rims and lithium-ion battery.