Ducati Panigale V4 launched in India at INR 20.53 lakhs
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Ducati India has officially commenced the pre-bookings of its track tamer, the Ducati Panigale V4. The bookings are open for the first 20 units in 2018.
Ducati has launched the Panigale V4 at INR 20,53,000; and the Panigale V4 S at INR 25,29,000 (both ex-showroom India) with deliveries starting in July 2018. If the customer makes the reservation before 31st May, it will include exclusive, numbered memorabilia on delivery. The first two customers to buy the Panigale V4 will win a sponsored Ducati Riding Experience racetrack course that will be held in June 2018 in Malaysia at the Sepang MotoGP circuit. Under the supervision of professional instructors, the two participants will learn how to get the most out of their Panigale V4 under different riding conditions. Commenting on the launch, Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India said:
Our first announcement in India this year, the Panigale V4 is one of the most eagerly awaited motorcycle in India in 2018. This is the closest enthusiasts can get to owning a MotoGP prototype that is built for both excellent on-track performance and outstanding on-road rideability. We have been overwhelmed with enquiries since the announcement at EICMA and as a result have opened bookings six months before the motorcycle even arrives in India.
The Ducati Panigale V4 is the Italian brand’s first production Ducati motorcycle to mount a 4-cylinder engine, derived directly from the MotoGP Desmosedici. The 1,103 cc 90° V4 with Desmodromic timing, delivers 214 PS at 13,000 rpm. This makes the Panigale V4 the most powerful bike in the segment. A peak torque of 124 Nm comes in at 10,000 rpm.
Standard features includes Riding Modes, Power Modes, Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, and Auto tyre calibration. The Panigale S comes with Ohlins suspension featuring the Smart EC 2.0 system with a new adjustment interface, and top-drawer components such as forged aluminium wheels and lithium ion battery. This makes it 3 kg lighter than the standard V4, at 195 kg, kerb.