Ducati Panigale V4 Superleggera For Sale

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Ducati Panigale V4 Superleggera
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Launch RRP: £86,000
Insurance Costs: 10 of 10

What Is It?

The Ducati Panigale V4 Superleggera is a rare track focused sports bike and is powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 998 cc 90° V4 Desmosedici Stradale engine with MotoGP style counter-rotating crank, producing 221.3 bhp at 15,250 rpm and maximum torque at 11,750 rpm.

Features include:

  • Dual 330 mm discs up front with the latest Brembo Stylema R four piston calipers
  • 245 mm disc at the rear with Brembo two piston caliper
  • Bosch 9.1MP Evo cornering ABS
  • Adjustable 43 mm Ohlins NPX25/30 fork with 120 mm travel
  • Adjustable Ohlins TTX36 rear shock with Titanium spring and 130 mm travel
  • Ohlins steering damper
  • Ride modes: Sport, Race A, Race B, Custom 1-5
  • Slide control, wheelie control, engine brake control, launch control
  • Auto tyre pressure calibration
  • TFT dash modes: Road, Track, RaceGP
  • LED lighting all round
  • 4->2->1->2 exhaust system
  • GPS data logger
  • Pit limiter
  • High flow air filter
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • STM EVO-SBK 8 disc dry slipper clutch
  • EVO 2 up / down quickshifter
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

The Superleggera (superlight in Italian) builds on the V4 R with a dry clutch, Carbon frame / swingarm / wheels / fairings, Akrapovic Titanium silencers, additional Carbon winglets, unique Brembo Stylema R calipers, RaceGP dash mode, 5 custom ride modes, billet radiator cap, lighter fork, roughly 4 bhp more power and a huge 13 kg lopped off the dry weight however the seat is 5 mm higher.

Only 500 will be built, with each one featuring a unique number plaque and numbered key. All 500 owners will have the chance to ride the V4 R that competes in the SBK World Championship and 30 will get the chance to purchase the MotoGP Experience including a ride on the Desmosedici GP20 bike.

The 10-spoke 17" wheels take a Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 tyre at the front and a 200/60 at the rear.

Accessories include the Akrapovic full Titanium exhaust system (+10 bhp), racing kit (-6.8 kg) and the multimedia system. You can even buy a matching set of Dainese leathers with their D-air airbag system and matching Carbon helmet from Arai.

Colours: Red

Did You Know?

The winglets keep all that power grounded at high speed, providing 50 kg of downforce at 167 mph / 270 km/h, which is 20 kg more than the V4 R.

The new RaceGP dash mode is enabled by fitting the Akrapovic racing system.

Specs

Capacity: 998 cc (high)

Power: 221 bhp / 165 kW (very high)

Red Line: 16,500 rpm (very high)

Top Speed: 200 mph / 322 km/h (very high)

Economy: 35 mpg / 8.1 L/100km (poor)

Range: 120 miles / 193 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 16.0 litres / 3.5 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 835 mm / 32.9 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 180 kg / 397 pounds (average)

Dry Weight: 159 kg / 351 pounds

Power to Weight: 1.228 bhp/kg / 0.916 kW/kg

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (Very High)

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Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Impressive power to weight ratio
  • Crazy power and torque
  • Handling
  • Brakes

Any Downsides?

  • The double wings detract from the overall style
  • Expensive to buy and fuel
  • Destroys tyres quickly

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this video review from BikeSocial and this video review from Cycle World.

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