Italian superbike maker Ducati has already revealed its all-new Desmosedici Stradale V4 210bhp engine for its road-going motorcycles. Now, more images of the Panigale V4 has been leaked on the internet.
The latest images reveal the design elements of the new V4 Superbike. The Panigale V4 will make its debut at the 2017 EICMA show in Italy.
Ducati has already confirmed that the Panigale moniker will be retained for the V4 superbike too. Not only the name, but the overall design is also similar to the previous Panigale series. The new images reveal the bodywork of the motorcycle.
The front end of the motorcycle features air ducts below the headlight which sweep into the air box above the engine. Ducati has also ditched the side-mounted rear shock. Instead, the shock is vertically mounted within the single-sided swingarm.
The model in the leaked images is the Panigale S which features semi-active Ohlins suspension and forged aluminum wheels from Marchesini. The unique design element of the motorcycle is the mounting of the rear sub-frame and the front aluminium chassis to the engine.
The double piping exhaust headers lead all the way to the underslung exhaust muffler, which is similar to the previous Panigale models despite getting an all-new V4 engine.
The inner red fairing is likely to cool the engine by channeling the air through the radiator and then away from the motorcycle. The rear of the Panigale V4 also features design elements for air channeling.
The Panigale V4 looks similar to the outgoing Panigale series. But when closely observed, we can see the subtle changes done to the fairing and other components of the motorcycle. But the main thing to watch is the performance of the new V4 engine.
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