Ducati Panigale V4S: Cream Of The Crop

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Riding the Ducati Panigale V4S

Ducati is to bikes like Ferrari is to cars, and the Ducati Panigale V4S is their top dog. With a shocking 214 horsepower at only 384lbs dry, the big Panigale is undeniably a rocket ship.

We didn’t have to get the V4s on the track to figure that out. The 1,103cc Desmosedici V4 puts out 90 lb-ft of torque, and puts its power down through a sophisticated suite of rider aids.

At the track

The V4S sits on electronically-controlled Ohlins suspension and stops using Brembo Stylema brakes and twin 330mm front discs. Not only does Alex get to take the beast for a ride around IMI Motorsports Complex, we also got a chance to talk to the bike’s owner about what it’s like to live with.

This particular Panigale has had a bit of work done. The owner swapped out a few parts suck as the levers and turn signals for units that better suited his style. The most notable modification is the removal of the V4’s front wings.

This bike has them replaced with simple block-off plates that blend well and smooth out the lines for a cleaner appearance. While the Panigale might lose some downforce there, it won’t likely matter for your average ride.

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We have previously tried out the V4 in the new Multistrada, and the Panigale as a V2. The combination of the two in one bike makes for quite a package. To see our reviews on the other two bikes, check out the videos linked above and below.

The Panigale V4s is truly a dream bike. Whether you are into sport bikes or not, you can’t help but be amazed by its build quality and engineering. And for Alex’s full riding experience, check out the full review on the channel.