Ducati has delivered the first Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale in India. The lucky customer is Kartikey Uniyal, who paid INR 51.81 lakh (ex-showroom India) for the limited-run motorcycle.
The Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale is one of the closest versions to the Ducati MotoGP bike - the Desmosedici GP. It is limited to only 1,500 units globally. Speaking on the momentous occasion, Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India said:
“The new Panigale V4 is the essence of sports motorcycling in its most exhilarating and pure form. Just like its name, the Panigale V4 Speciale is a very special production in the Ducati story, a new “symphony of Italian performance and emotion”. We are proud to have delivered the first Panigale V4 Speciale to Kartikey Uniyal and welcome him to the Ducati family.”
The Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale completes the Panigale V4 range. The motorcycle features an exclusive red, white and green livery, and a titanium Ducati performance exhaust by Akrapovic. The bike features various unique elements like a billet steering plate along with a screen-printed logo and a serial number, an Alcantara seat with Ultrasuede and a carbon heel guard.
The Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale sources power from a 1,103cc, 90-degree V4 motor that pumps out 226 hp of maximum power at 13,750 rpm and a peak torque of 133.6 Nm at 11,000 rpm. A six-speed gearbox transfers control to the wheel, while a slipper clutch and a bi-directional quick-shifter are standard. The motorcycle uses a lightweight lithium-ion battery and a cast magnesium subframe to attain a dry weight of 174 kg.
The Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale comes equipped with fully adjustable Ohlins electronic suspension at both the ends, with the NIX-30 USD front forks and the TTX36 mono-shock at the rear. The Panigale V4 Speciale is also available with forged Marchesini magnesium racing wheels as an option. The bike is available for sale across Ducati dealerships in India in Delhi NCR, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Kochi and Chennai.
In related news, Ducati recently revealed the Panigale V4 R and the Panigale V4 S Corse ahead of the EICMA 2018 at the World Ducati Premiere.