So amid all the guff and bluster of the past few days something has happened that will get every single sportbike fan on the planet bubbling away – the boss of Ducati confirming that the company’s next superbike is going to be a V4…

The quotes have been reported by the excellent MotoGP journalist David Emmett on his motomatters website. You can see exactly what David posted HERE and it’s well worth a read.

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What is reported is that (amidst other parts of the story that tee-up the V4) Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali (above) said to Emmett: “The engine development we have made in MotoGP has been exceptional. We have an engine which is very reliable, very light, compact and has a lot of interesting technology. We are seriously thinking of introducing it to regular customers as it is a masterpiece of engineering.”

Emmett goes on to say that Domenicali would not be drawn on when the bike would be available or indeed if it the factory would race the new V4 in World Superbike. So we can expect the Panigale to probably be the Ducati weapon of choice for next year (2018) at the very least.

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Go and have a read of Emmett’s piece to see what he says about it (and his extensive launch reports on all of the MotoGP big teams) at the link we’ve included in the story. It’s excellent stuff and we think you’ll really enjoy it.

 

 

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