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Ducati India has delivered its first unit of the Panigale V4 Speciale in the country to Kartikey Uniyal. Priced at a staggering Rs 51.81 lakh (ex-showroom, India), the bike is available in all Ducati dealerships across the country.
On delivering the first unit of Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale to Kartikey, Sergi Canovas, managing director of Ducati India said, “The new Panigale V4 is the essence of sport motorcycling in its most exhilarating and pure form. Just like its name, the Panigale V4 Speciale is a very special production in the Ducati story, a new “symphony of Italian performance and emotion”. We are proud to have delivered the first Panigale V4 Speciale to Kartikey Uniyal and welcome him to the Ducati family.”
The Panigale V4 Speciale gets a host of standard equipment when compared to the V4 and V4 S. These include heated grips, adjustable footpegs, racing inspired fuel tank cap and Alcantara seat. The Speciale also gets a generous dose of carbon fibre elements as standard – the heel guard, swingarm, front and rear mudguards are all made of carbon fibre.
The Panigale V4 is the first mass produced motorcycle to feature a 4-cylinder heart, derived from the company’s MotoGP race bike. The Panigale V4 replaces the 1299 Panigale and is developed in collaboration with Ducati Corse. Powering the Panigale V4 Speciale is the same 1,103cc V4 engine that puts out 211.21bhp at 13,000rpm and 124Nm at 10,000rpm. The connecting rods are made of forged steel; the compression ratio of the engine is 14:1.The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox and it is equipped with a bidirectional quickshifter. Power can be boosted to 222.9bhp courtesy the Akrapovic exhaust unit made of titanium, which is offered as additional equipment. This option is not available in the V4 and V4 S variants.
You can also spec the V4 Speciale with racing windshield, license plate removal plug, Ducati Data Analyser+ with GPS module and machined mirror block plates. Rider aids and safety features include riding modes, ABS, traction control wheelie control, slide control and auto tyre calibration. The bike sports a red and white livery with green stripes.