Death of the V-twin?

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - RICHARD NEW­LAND DEPUTY ED­I­TOR

It’s un­clear how the new V4 era will im­pact the fu­ture of V-twins in Du­cati’s af­fec­tions. While there’s no chance of them ditch­ing the con­fig­u­ra­tion, the V4 does al­ter the dy­namic.

Could this also mean the de­vel­op­ment of a V4 959 Pani­gale model? Maybe, but keep­ing it as a V-twin el­e­vates it within the range, and gives Du­catisti the pure her­itage en­gine many will still crave.

What is cer­tain is that Du­cati will sell a lot of 1299 Pani­gales over the next two years as fans rush to se­cure the last pin­na­cle of V-twin su­per­bike bril­liance.

Du­cati could also engi­neer a 600cc par­al­lel-twin from their new V4 at a frac­tion of the cost, re­sult­ing in a su­perb new mid­dleweight en­gine that could change the look, feel, price and pack­ag­ing of their mid­dleweight range. So far from just be­ing a new model, the V4 could her­ald a whole new chap­ter in Du­cati’s his­tory.

‘Du­cati could engi­neer a 600cc par­al­lel-twin from their V4’

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