Du­cati shows off a stun­ner at EICMA

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The Pani­gale V4 R has be­come even more men­tal than be­fore. The bike will be next seen as Du­cati’s con­tender in next year’s WSBK cham­pi­onship. The race-spec V4 R churns out 221bhp thus mak­ing it the sec­ond most pow­er­ful pro­duc­tion mo­tor­cy­cle af­ter the Kawasaki Ninja H2. Add on the op­tional Akrapovic ex­haust and power is boosted to 234bhp. Du­cati has also worked hard to re­duce the weight of the bike and have achieved it by us­ing light weight ma­te­ri­als. The V4 R weighs just 193kg, which is 5kg lighter than the stan­dard bike. The Du­cati Pani­gale V4 R is also the first pro­duc­tion Du­cati mo­tor­cy­cle to come fit­ted with winglets as seen on its Mo­toGP ma­chines. Ac­cord­ing to the Ital­ian brand, the wings pro­duce 30kg of down­force at 270kmph.

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