5 November 2017

Ducati Panigale V4

Ducati attended the 4-cylinder engine world with the Desmosedici model and now the company does it again at EICMA 2017 with the new Panigale V4, starting then a new chapter. Out of the esperience honed by years in MotoGP comes the Panigale V4 engine (just 2,2 kg heavier than the previous twin-cylinder version), as for what concerns both design and technical solutions, including Desmodromic system. Some other key highlights are: bore per stroke (81 mm), counter-rotating crankshaft as well as electronics, offering an exclusive technology capable of improving performance and safety from racetrack to road. The Panigale V4 engine has a slightly larger displacement (1103 cc): compared to the Panigale twin-cylinder engine this factory choice provides significant advantages in terms of power delivery and handling. This is also achieved, on the other hand, thanks to the “twin pulse” firing sequence, which results similar to the one of a twin-cylinder engine. An last but not least, Ducati completes the evolved chassis with the new “front frame”. This features a compact frontal structure, secured directly to the upper semi-casing of the front bank and to the cylinder head of the V4's rear bank, the engine block also serving as a connection point for the rear suspension and pivot point for the single swinging arm. Ducati Motor Holding will be at EICMA 2017, pavilion 15, stand N 06. 

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