The world already knows about the existence of the Ducati 1199 Panigale R that was once titled the fastest motorcycle in the world. Everything about that motorcycle fascinatingly contributes to how fast the motorcycle is; not just because of the 1,200CC and 195 horsepower engine, but also because its built with carbon-fibre and comes with a track-tuned suspension. It does not end there! The engine of the Ducati 1199 Panigale R is a system completely computer controlled and it comes surfeited of sensors. But is it true that there could be a faster and smarter bike?
Ducati came out with the 2018 Panigale V4 S to replace the legend 1199 and 1299 Panigale. According to Ducati, deciding to name it Panigale V4 marks a new and significant step in Ducati’s history, “a “symphony of performance and emotions that’s 100% Italian. Panigale V4 is the first mass-produced Ducati motorcycle to be equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, closely derived from the Desmosedici of the MotoGP.”
It is truly a revolution for Ducati superbikes with its major improvements in terms of its performance and rideability for the riders. The masterpiece is a result of the collaboration with Ducati Corse (the racing team division of Ducati), for a greater vision of racing superbikes that will allow road bikes to have the closest technology equivalent to bikes for race tracks, the feel to be in MotoGP.
Panigale V4 S
Last but definitely not least, the Panigale V4 Speciale. With identical displacement of 1,103cc but a stronger power with 226 hp (with racing kit) @ 13.750 rpm. Its dry weight similar like the Panigale V4 S with 174 kg and a touch of white colour body frame. Panigale V4 Speciale is a limited model with only 1500 units with its carbon heel guards and titanium Ducati Performance by Akrapovic exhaust that enables to boost this bike's power to 226 CV.
Panigale V4 Speciale
These models are certainly life-changing works of art that I can only dream of riding, let alone see from a distance. But who knows, Ducati Theme Park is coming soon in 2019 and there's a huge possibility we all can witness this magnificent motorcycle right under our noses.