“The Ultimate road legal Ducati race bike” as Ducati calls it makes its debut to India. The Ducati Panigale V4R is the result of all the track experience Ducati has & putting it into a road legal bike. Priced at Rs 51.87 Lakhs (ex-showroom) V4R is one of the most powerful you can buy here in India.

Ducati V4R is limited to only 5 units in India with bookings open across all Ducati dealerships in India. For bookings made before November 30, 2018, deliveries will commence in the early part of Q1 2019 and Q2 for booking made after November.

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Featuring the new wing elements from MotoGP origin which increase aerodynamics and makes the V4R look stellar. Ducati also reduced the engine size from 1,103cc 90° V4 engine with 998cc Desmosedici Stradale R engine to comply with WSBK championship rules. The power figures stand at 221hp at 15,250 rpm! & 112Nm of torque. Titanium con-rods, intake valves, Carbon fiber front mudguard, a rear manifold heat shield to keep the overall weight down at around 193kg. It comes with “R” livery, a combination of Ducati red and titanium grey.

It has every electronic wizardry you can imagine. A 6-axis IMU, Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO), Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO), Ducati Power Launch (DPL) and Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO (DQS EVO). Suspension duties carried by Öhlins suspension with mechanical adjustment and an aluminum swingarm with an adjustable four-position axle.

Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati said, “Riding on track is becoming more and more popular here in India. I myself saw firsthand some top talent participate at our DRE as well as the recent National cup. Panigale V4 marked an important era in Ducati’s racing journey globally and Panigale V4 R is the true embodiment of Ducati values: style, sophistication and performance. After the overwhelming response of Panigale V4 in India, we are confident that the Panigale V4 R will disrupt the racing and riding experience of biking enthusiasts in India. Merged with the essence of the Panigale V4 S and Ducati’s racing DNA, Panigale V4 R is an ultimate road-legal race bike which will definitely set a new paradigm in the motorcycle industry.”

Only a few lucky people in India will get to own this beautifully crafted machine. Ducati India is paying attention to India as a competitive market and bringing products here soon after global launches.

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