Smaller V-twins will rum­ble on

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

So is this the end of Du­cati V-twins? In short – no. The flag­ship su­per­bike will be a V4, but the re­cently-re­leased £11,495 Su­pers­port is at the be­gin­ning of its life­cy­cle, and the need for a model to fill the gap be­tween it and the new V4 pretty much guar­an­tees that the £13,795 959 Pani­gale will con­tinue. The 959 is Euro4 friendly so it’s likely to live on for at least two more years. A big­ca­pac­ity Pani­gale is not ex­pected to be built be­yond 2018.

Will we have a Mon­ster R, mid­dleweight su­per­bike, or Mul­tistrada boast­ing a V4 in the fu­ture? It cer­tainly seems likely – but not im­mi­nent.

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