Bologna missile is heading towards India. Ducati India has teased the Panigale V4 on its social network handle hinting at a launch in the coming weeks. The Panigale V4 S could be launched along side the standard supersport as well
Ducati motorcycle’s Indian social network handles have been giving out teasers of the BS6 Panigale V4 hinting at a launch soon. The Euro5 compliant Ducati Panigale V4 was launched internationally last year and its Indian arm is gearing up to offer the premium supersport in our market.
Recently, Ducati India launched the Streetfighter V4 for Rs 19.99 lakh (ex-showroom) which is essentially a naked version of the Panigale V4. The BS6 Panigale V4 will debut with the same 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine, however, the supersport is tuned on the more aggressive side. The power is rated at 211bhp at 13,000rpm and the peak torque is marked at 123.5Nm at 10,000rpm. The gearbox is a six-speed unit that comes equipped with Ducati’s two-way quick-shifter as standard.
The motorcycle gets a fully faired design with Ducati’s aero package integrated into it. The winglets and gills on either side of the motorcycles – that have been inspired from Ducati’s MotoGP machines from 2016 – add over 30kg of downforce when the motorcycle is clocking 270km/hr. The Panigale V4 gets a monocoque chassis where the engine is a stressed member. This allows the engineers to attain mass centralisation in order to provide an improved centre of gravity, resulting in a more agile handling package.
The Ducati Panigale V4 gets full adjustable Showa Big Piston Forks up front and a fully adjustable Sachs shock absorber in the rear-mounted on a single-sided swingarm. A Sachs steering damper is on offer as well. For brakes, Ducati has installed the Brembo M4.30 Stylemma Monobloc radial callipers with a twin 330mm disc set up in the front. The rear wheel gets a 245mm disc brake set up with a two-piston calliper.
The motorcycle tips the scale at 198kg kerb and offers a seat height of 835mm. Electronic aids such as IMU-based cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control, and slide control. Are on offer. An engine braking management and auto tyre calibration system is on offer as well.
Expect the Panigale V4 to be launched in India this month, and the Italian company could also launch the Panigale V4 S, which gets uprated cycle parts. The pricing of the 2021 Ducati Panigale V4 could be in the range of Rs 23-25 lakh and the V4 S could demand a premium of Rs 2 lakh over the cost of the standard motorcycle.