Ducati Panigale V4

Ducati has revealed its 2018 Panigale V4 price range for the European market which starts from €22,590 (RM110,182).

The price moves up to €27,890 (around RM136,055) for the S model while the limited Speciale comes in at a whopping €39,900 (RM194,608).

Predicted prices for the Malaysian market would be somewhere between RM180,000 to RM250,000 for all three models.

While most of us will soon say goodbye to the last of the V-twin Ducati Panigales, the rest of the world will be rejoicing on the rebirth of the Panigale model as a V4-powered machine in the form of the 2018 Ducati Panigale V4. Launched prior the EICMA 2017 show in Milan a couple of weeks back, it is both stunning in terms of looks as well as how it sounds as you will notice in the video below. (more…)

  • The Ducati Panigale V4 made its long-awaited appearance at EICMA 2017.

  • Every aspect of the bike points towards form-follows function.

  • The Ducati Panigale V4 is the Italian maker’s weapon to reclaim the World Superbike Championship crown they once dominated.

Ducati’s V-Twins have finally been outgunned in the World Superbike Championship for a few years now, evidenced by the drought of a championship title since Carlos Checa’s domination and victory in 2011. Chaz Davies came agonizingly close in the past two years but there’s no hiding from the fact that Ducati’s V-Twins have reached the end of their competitively development.

So here it is, the new Ducati Panigale V4, which will spearhead Ducati’s assault on the championship to reclaim what has been traditionally theirs.

  • Styling remains along the lines of the Panigale 1299, except for many changes. Yet, it’s actually more compact than the V-Twin. The front is sharp, neat and features larger intakes underneath the aggressive headlamps.

  • The chassis is an evolved from the V-Twin’s cast aluminium monocoque structures, called “front frame.” It is now leaner and lighter, with more built in torsional and flexional rigidity to handle the power of the new Desmosedici V4 engine.

  • Rake is 24.5 degrees, with just 99 mm of trail for ultra-quick steering. Ducati claimed a kerb weight of just 195 kg. The Panigale V4 wears Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP shoes, 120/70-17 in front and a fat 200/60-17 at the back.

  • The standard Panigale V4 uses 43mm Showa forks and Sachs shock, both fully adjustable for preload, rebound and compression.

  • The Panigale V4 S, on the other hand, uses Öhlins suspension front and rear, forged aluminium wheels, lightweight lithium-ion battery.

  • The seat is trimmed in luxurious Alcantara leather, both fenders are carbon fiber.

  • The V4 weighs just 2.3 kg more than the 1299. The V4 produces 216 bhp, but Ducati offers an Akrapovic titanium racing exhaust which boosts the power to an eye-watering 226 bhp.

  • The engine is the definition of a big bore motor, at 81 mm, with a stroke of 53.55 mm. Lubrication is carried out by four oil pumps, two of them for crankcase scavenging.

  • Fuel-air charge is inducted via variable-length oval throttle bodies, corresponding to 52mm round units. Valves go up to 34mm intake and 27.5mm exhaust and compression ratio is 14:1.

  • The TFT instrumentation is also the latest technology, including the Ducati Data Analyzer and Ducati Multimedia System.

  • In terms of rider aids, the Ducati Panigale V-4 employs the latest in electronic warfare, and some named EVO: Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control EVO, Ducati Slide Control, Ducati Wheelie Control EVO, Ducati Power Launch, Ducati Quick Shift EVO, Engine Brake Control EVO, Duacti Electronic Suspension EVO.




  • Next Bike Sdn. Bhd., atau juga dikenali sebagai Ducati Malaysia telah bersedia untuk mempertingkatkan pemasaran mereka bagi tahun 2018 dengan mempertingkatkan keseluruhan struktur mereka bermula dari produk ke jualan dan juga perkhidmatan selepas jualan.
  • Ducati Malaysia juga akan terus mempertingkatkan keberadaan jenama mereka dengan melebarkan jaringan pengedar mereka di seluruh negara.
  • “2018 Ducati World Premiere” akan berlangsung pada 5 November 2017 (Ahad) di mana seluruh dunia bakal menyaksikan pelancaran tidak kurang daripada lima model Ducati terbaru.


Next Bike Sdn Bhd aka Ducati Malaysia is ready to up their game for 2018 by improving their entire structure from products to sales and also after-sales services.

Ducati Malaysia will also continue to improve their brand’s presence by expanding their dealer networks across the country.

The 2018 Ducati World Premiere will happen on 5 November 2017 (Sunday) where the world will witness no less than five new Ducati models to be unveiled.

Next Bike Sdn Bhd (Ducati Malaysia), the official distributor of Ducati bikes here in Malaysia, has announced that they will continue to bring and improve the brand’s legendary status here in the local market by renewing their partnership with Ducati. They have been doing so for almost two decades now by positioning themselves as more than just a motorcycle company but more of a lifestyle related to anything and everything Ducati. (more…)

The upcoming Ducati Panigale V4 is not due to be official unveiled for another two months or so; Ducati will take the wraps off of it on November 5th, most likely during this year’s EICMA show. But because it is arguably the most anticipated motorcycle of the year, photos and teasers have already been hitting the internet for a while now.

The photo above was published in a few motorcycle websites and blogs, and shows what seems to be the full production ready machine.

This is not the only photo to hit the internet, just last week the photo below was uploaded, supposedly from a track test session. While the photo below is grainy and not does not show much about the bike, we do get the full view of the fairing while the photo above shows a clearer view of the rest of the bike.

The fairing is probably the biggest change to the new Panigale V4. The wordings on the side that clearly read Panigale V4 also confirm the fact that the new Ducati will retain the Panigale branding.

From these photos we can deduce that the new Ducati sports bike does not look all that different from the model it replaces. The headlights, seat and tail unit seem to be largely the same as the old bike.

But despite looking visually similar, the fairing is all-new, with the headlight recesses looking more like air ducts than headlight mounts. It is likely that the recesses will play a dual-role of channeling air to the radiators as well as headlight mounts.

Not much else is know about the new V4 except for the engine. According to Ducati, the new 1103cc V4 engine is derived from the race spec Desmosedici engine used in MotoGP. It produces 210hp and 120Nm of torque. There will also be another engine with less than 1000cc but producing more power. Ducati says that the engine will be used in the new Panigale R, and is already in advanced stages of testing.

Listen to the sound of Ducati’s new V4 engine in the video below:

















  • Ducati akhirnya telah melancarkan enjin V4 Desmosedici Stradale terbaru mereka semalam pada permulaan pusingan MotoGP San Marino di Misano.
  • Versi jalanraya yang dihasilkan dari usaha MotoGP Ducati ini dikatakan mampu menghasilkan 210hp pada 13,000rpm dan 120Nm tork pada 12,250rpm.
  • Varian jalanraya akan mempunyai sesaran sebanyak 1,103cc manakala sebuah versi “R” akan dikeluarkan pada tahun 2019 untuk bertanding dalam WorldSBK.


Ducati has finally launched their new Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine yesterday at the start of the San Marino MotoGP round in Misano.

The road-going version bred from Ducati’s MotoGP efforts is said to produce 210hp at 13,000rpm and 120Nm of torque at 12,250rpm.

The street variant will have a 1,103cc displacement whereas an “R” version will be released in 2019 to be able to compete in the WorldSBK.

The dawn of a new era for Ducati production premium motorcycles is finally here, folks. Ducati has officially unveiled the new Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine which will power their upcoming Ducati Panigale V4. This engine is the road-going version of the power plant bred for the MotoGP, the Ducati Desmosedici. (more…)


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