THE V4R, HOMOLOGATION AND WORLD SUPERS
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