The sound of a new era is coming, as Ducati prepares to unveil its new Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine – ahead of the Misano GP.

Ducati has been in the news a lot recently. There’s been talk of everyone from Harley-Davidson to KTM making a bid for ownership of the iconic Italian brand – but now the motorcycle world is eagerly anticipating the latest announcement from the Bologna-based bike builders.


Driven by the firm’s desire to recapture their World Superbike domination, and in support of their recent renewed focus and resurgent success in MotoGP, the new V4 will be a road bike evolved from the track – rather than a road bike turned racer.

Using our powers of deduction, and a rudimentary understanding of Italian, we assume that the engine will be used to power Ducati’s newest road-going Superbike – because “Stradale” is Italian for “Road”. It’s a departure from Ducati’s usual strategy, with the new V4 a road bike built on exisiting race technology – rather than the other way round.


Taking place on Thursday 7 September 2017 at 12.00pm the Marco Simoncelli Misano Circuit – we can’t wait to see the new V4 Ducati in the flesh.

Ross Mowbray
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