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Ducati Panigale V4 launched in India. Prices for the Ducati Panigale in India start at Rs 20.53 lakh (ex-showroom) with deliveries starting in July. Only 20 units of the newly launched Ducati Panigale V4 will come to India in 2018 and the first two owners will win a sponsored Ducati Riding Experience racetrack course in June at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia.
Ducati Panigale V4 Price In India
The launch of the Ducati Panigale in India sees the arrival of both variants of the Italian marque's first four-cylinder road legal motorcycle. The Ducati Panigale V4 is priced at Rs 20.53 in India while the lighter and more kitted up Ducati Panigale V4S is priced at Rs 25.29 lakh (both prices are ex-showroom, pan India).
Ducati Panigale V4 Engine & Specifications
Powering the all-new Ducati Panigale V4 in India is Ducati's brand new Desmosedici Stradale 1,103cc, 90 degree V4 engine that produces 211bhp @ 13,000rpm and 124Nm of torque @ 10,000rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox. Riders can choose between three riding modes on the Ducati Panigale V4 - Street, Sport and Race.
The Ducati Panigale V4 weighs in at just 198 kilogrammes while the Panigale V4S is three kilos lighter at 195kg. This gives the lighter Panigale V4S a power to weight ratio of 1082bhp/tonne (1.082bhp/kg).
The new Ducati Panigale V4 features an aluminium alloy front frame. The new Panigale V4 gets a fully adjustable 43mm Showa BP4 fork up front and a Sachs monoshock (fully adjustable as well) along with a single-sided aluminium swingarm at the rear.
The Ducati Panigale V4S, on the other hand, gets a 43mm Ohlins NIX30 full adjustable fork up front with electronic compression and rebound adjustment. At the rear, the Panigale V4S features a fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 monoshock with the same electronic damping control as the front fork.
To bring the new Ducati Panigale V4 to a stop, the Italian marque has fitted the superbike with two 330mm semi-floating discs with Brembo monobloc four-piston callipers up front and a single 245mm disc with two-piston callipers at the rear. Both the front and rear brakes are assisted by Bosch's Cornering ABS setup.
Providing grip through the corners are Pirelli Diablo SuperCorsa SP 200/60 tyres which are fitted onto the 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels.
Ducati Panigale V4 Design & Features
The new Ducati Panigale V4 include twin angular LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights up front. The new 'front frame' is visible for all to see and the double layer full fairing on the sides helps extract air into the radiator.
Ducati's trademark muscular 'Diamond' fuel tank is present while the one-piece tail section is inspired by an aerodynamic spoiler and incorporates a full-LED tail light which is split into two arch-like sections.
The Ducati V4 Panigale comes loaded with technology including a fully digital TFT display which gives the rider all the data he or she needs.
Other features include a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit which controls the electronics package comprising of Cornering Bosch EVO, Ducati Traction Control EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Ducati Wheelie Control EVO, Ducati Power Launch, Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO and Engine Brake Control EVO.
DriveSpark Thoughts about the launch of the Ducati Panigale V4 in India!
The launch of the Ducati Panigale V4 in India sees the first ever four-cylinder road-legal superbike from the Italian marque finally make its way to India. With only 20 units available for India in 2018, the Ducati Panigale V4 is expected to be one of the most sought-after superbikes in the country despite its hefty price tag.