THE V4R, HOMOLOGATION AND WORLD SU­PERS

BIKE (UK) - - NEW BIKES 2019 - Cris­tian Gas­parri – head of ve­hi­cle project man­age­ment.

With the V4R the main idea was that we were go­ing to World Su­per­bike with it, ac­cord­ing to our tra­di­tion. So in de­vel­op­ing the bike there is a con­nec­tion with Du­cati Corse, that re­lates to the need to im­prove per­for­mance. En­gine rules are very harsh, so the base ver­sion is very close to the race en­gine. There are some rules about the fair­ings too. They can­not race with wings if they are not ho­molo­gated on the street bike. But it is not just a mat­ter of those wings. The aero pack­age works to­gether. From the rear you can find the con­nec­tion with the Motogp bike. When the de­sign starts with sur­faces sug­gested by Corse we only change de­tails to get the lights and mir­rors to work. It’s chal­leng­ing to make a bike that’s beau­ti­ful, as well as max­i­mum per­for­mance. We want the bikes to be beau­ti­ful ob­jects that peo­ple take plea­sure look­ing at but we have a sports­bike cul­ture and a rac­ing cul­ture. Beauty is im­por­tant, but with th­ese kind of bikes some­times you have to com­pro­mise, but OK, it’s easy be­cause it is part of our DNA.

Cris­tian Gas­parri and the new V4R

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