Ducati has unveiled its new Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine, the road-going version of its MotoGP power plant – in preparation for Ducati’s soon-to-be-unveiled superbike, the Ducati Panigale V4.

Shown today in Misano, ahead of this weekend’s San Marino GP, we finally know a little bit more about the hotly anticipated Desmosedici Stradale engine. The stats sound promising, with 210hp at 13,000 rpm and 119Nm of torque at 12,250 rpm on offer.

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The key specs are as follows:

– 1,103cc
– Claimed 210bhp+ at 13,000rpm
– Claimed 120Nm+ of torque between 8,750rpm – 12,250rpm
– 81 x 53.5 – bore x stroke
– Counter-rotating crank
– 70-degree crank-pin offset / ‘Twin-Pulse’ firing order
– 52mm throttle bodies with varible-height intake ‘horns

– Up/down DQS quick-shifter

Also, the engine weighs in just under 65kg, 2kg more than the current (outgoing) 1,285cc Superquadro v-twin. Its engine casings are made from die-cast aluminium, while the cylinder sleeves are Nikasil-coated aluminium and the engine covers are die-cast magnesium – helping to keep weight down.

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