Du­cati V4R

For those who con­sider the 211bhp of the cur­rent V4S some­what un­der­whelm­ing, we now have the ‘R’ and 234bhp…

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– high ex­tra­or­di­nary be­muse­ment: Su­pers. sug­gested a Amid But shorter power no. Have the We that stroke, fan­fare V4S. now they ‘Hang 211bhp Du­cati The higher have for­got­ten of on, R wor­ship V4S were will the this power in fi­nal be pulling the bike Jan­uary the that ver­sion 1000cc piece is ‘tech­ni­cal greeted 1103cc out were of of limit?’. of the WSB. and the mut­ter­ings the plat­form’ V4 al­ready so Some launch jig­saw, can’t heretics of of short race the of Chaz the 998cc in stroke, even World Davies’ V4R World ef­fec­tively crew It’s re­spon­si­ble a Su­per­bike mid­dle-ground a road and for le­gal An­drea Scott be­tween WSB Red­ding’s bike, Do­vi­sioso’s the com­plete cur­rent British GP18 with V4S Su­per­bike. Motogp and 234bhp, the bike, Motogp wings race-grade de­signed bike – Öh­lins by the me­chan­i­cal sus­pen­sion po­si­tions, and (no elec­tron­ics semi-ac­tive pinched here), a from swingarm the V4S pivot and that tweaked can be to ad­justed make them to four suit­able dif­fer­ent for height ‘pro­fes­sional Road niceties rac­ers’. are his­tory. Where the V4S has a re­mark­ably civilised low-end de­liv­ery, the V4R doesn’t – Du­cati openly ad­mit it’s not de­signed to be civilised so ex­pect pif­fling power un­til 6000rpm. From then on the V4R will head for the strato­sphere. En­gine com­po­nents are even lighter than the V4S’S, so it revs faster, and peak power is 221bhp at 15,250rpm with the road le­gal ex­haust (234bhp with the track only Akrapovic). The red­line is 16,000rpm. The body­work looks sim­i­lar to the V4S’S but most of it has been changed to re­duce drag and there are big­ger air vents to im­prove cool­ing.

You can’t race with wings un­less they are ho­molo­gated

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