Ducati rides in Panigale V4 R superbike at Rs 69.99 lakh

PUNE: Ducati, the Italian iconic racing motorcycle maker, on Friday launched its flagship most powerful Panigale V4 R in the Indian market.

The imported superbike is priced at Rs 69.99 lakh at pan India showroom, making it the most expensive Ducati sold in India.

The first lot of five bikes which reached India are all sold out.

The Ducati Panigale V4 R is a track-focused superbike that is said to be the closest production motorcycle to a race bike.

The R variant of the Panigale V4 R uses a Desmosedici Stradale, 998cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that is claimed to deliver a maximum output of 215bhp and a peak torque of 111.3Nm.

However, the Akrapovic-sourced full-race exhaust is claimed to push the maximum power and peak torque to 233bhp and 118Nm respectively.

Being a track-oriented superbike, the Panigale V4 R comes with a suite of electronics. These include a new 'Track Evo' mode and recalibrated Ducati Traction Control, Ride By Wire and Engine Brake Control EVO2 systems.

The rider also gets four engine modes to choose from – Full, High, Medium and Low.

“The Panigale V4 R is the closest production motorcycle to a competition race bike ever. It’s the only Ducati that adopts technology and learnings from Ducati’s success in the MotoGP and WorldSBK Championship. The first lot of 5 bikes reached India and got sold out in no time which is a testament to Ducati’s legacy when it comes to superbikes. Today, the tickets for the first ever MotoGP race in India went live and it’s the perfect day to launch this special Panigale V4R edition,” said Bipul Chandra, Managing Director at Ducati India.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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