Ush­er­ing in a New Era

Du­cati fi­nally un­veil their lat­est su­per­bike en­gine and, for the first time, it’s not an L-twin

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MORE THAN A YEAR ago, we had asked Du­cati head hon­cho Clau­dio Domeni­cali about the V4 en­gine, to which he said that the com­pany wasn’t work­ing on one. Back then the com­pany was, in fact, work­ing on such an en­gine and be­ing quite tight-lipped about it. But now ev­ery­thing is out in the open. Du­cati have un­veiled the fu­ture of the Bologna-based su­per­bikes that will fea­ture the new Des­mosedici Stradale V4 en­gine.

This en­gine was un­veiled just be­fore the Misano GP at a grand event where Du­cati Corse Gen­eral Man­ager Luigi Dall’Igna and Tech­ni­cal Di­rec­tor An­drea Forni took the wraps off it. Du­cati’s top rid­ers like An­drea Dovizioso, Jorge Lorenzo, and Michele Pirro were also present at the un­veil­ing along with CEO Clau­dio Domeni­cali. Du­cati also an­nounced that the first bike, called the Pani­gale V4, would be un­veiled on 5 Novem­ber, just two days be­fore the EICMA show.

The new en­gine is de­rived from the 2015 Des­mosedici

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