Bike India

Ducati Introduce Panigale V4 SP

This limited-edition motorcycle features dedicated dark livery and several top-spec components from the ultra-exclusive Superlegge­ra


Ducati’s flagship Panigale family of sport bikes have a new member with the introducti­on of the Panigale V4 SP, marking the return of the Italian marque’s SP suffix. Short for Sport Production, these two letters haven’t been used on a Ducati superbike since 2012 and have made a return for the 2021 line-up.

The Panigale V4 SP sits just below the WSBK homologati­on-spec V4 R and is powered by the same 1,103-cc, 214-hp Desmosedic­i Stradale motor that we know from the standard Panigale V4 and V4 S; although it gets a few components from the more expensive V4R and Superlegge­ra models. These include the STM EVO-SBK dry clutch, carbon-fibre wheels, winglets, and front mud-guard as well as the Superlegge­ra’s 330mm discs with Brembo Stylema R calipers up front.

Other trick bits include sporty Rizoma footpegs with carbon-fibre heel-plates, adjustable rear brake and gear levers, and an individual­ly numbered billet aluminium triple clamp. The dark livery is inspired by the Ducati Corse winter test colours, while suspension duties are managed by the semi-active Öhlins units from the V4 S. The price for the Indian market will be announced at the launch next year.

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