Leak: the Best Ducati Panigale V4 Images So Far

Ducati fully released specifications of its new MotoGP-derived V4 engine yesterday, with the Panigale V4 following to be unveiled in November. However, thanks to smartphones and the miracle called the Internet, the motorcycle leaked out again in the best images so far.
Leaked Ducati Panigale V4 4 photos
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The Italian company is stepping into a new level of performance with the introduction of the new Desmosedici Stradale 90-degree V4 engine, a unit that inherits so much MotoGP technology you’d wonder how it’s street legal.

The motorcycle that will be fitted this wonder of technology will be the Panigale V4, which is set to debut on November 5th. However, someone close to the Ducati testing team decided fans shouldn’t be waiting for that long and snapped these shots which have spread over the internet like malware.

Thankfully, these are the best quality spy shots so far, and they clearly show the production version Panigale V4, fact also reinforced by the fairing sticker proudly displaying its name in white.

The photos show the bike follows the Panigale design quite close with elements like the split headlights, underbody exhaust, thin tail section, and single-sided swing arm being in place. A noticeable difference can be seen in the headlight cutouts which are larger than previous iterations to probably incorporate air ducts.

The motorcycle also appears to come with fully electronically adjustable USD Ohlins fork and offset rear shock, Brembo brakes, LED lights, and a very aggressive riding position.

Apart from that, the Panigale V4 will come with a shift-assisted manual gearbox, slipper clutch, and multiple riding modes to adapt its power to road conditions. Speaking of which, Ducati says its new V4 engine makes over 210 horsepower and is a few kilos lighter than its most powerful L-twin thanks to extensive use of aluminum and magnesium.

For an in-depth look at new Desmosedici Stradale V4, you can check out our dedicated article here.


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