New Delhi: After its global unveiling at EICMA 2018, Ducati India has launched the homologation special Panigale V4 R at an eye-watering price of Rs 51.87 lakh, ex-showroom India.
The Ducati Panigale V4R would be limited to just five units in India
The new model would be limited to just five units in India and bookings for the motorcycle are now open across all Ducati dealerships in the country, Ducati said in a statement.
The 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R is the new top-of-the-line model in the Panigale line-up and is a World Superbike (WSBK) homologation special with a specific set of mechanicals.
It is in line with the WSBK homologation requirements, the V4 R uses a 998 cc Desmosedici Stradale R engine that is actually smaller than the 1103 cc motor on the standard Panigale V4, but has been tuned to produce 221 bhp and 111 Nm of peak torque
The bookings made before November 30, this year deliveries will commence in the early part of first quarter of 2019. For all bookings post-November, deliveries will begin in the second quarter of next year.
The 1103cc V4 motor was powerful enough to meet Ducati’s performance heritage while also meeting the necessary torquey characteristics to make it suitable for road usage. However, they had to shorten the stroke in order to comply with WSBK regulations. Thus, the revised motor has a cubic capacity of 998cc.