Ducati Panigale V4 S is a sports bike available in 1 variant in india. Its price starts from ₹26,50,000 (ex-showroom). Ducati Panigale V4 S generates 208 bhp of power and 124 nm of torque from its 1103cc engine. With both rear and front disk brakes, Ducati Panigale V4 S also has an anti-locking braking system. This 198 kg bike is available in 1 colour.
The Panigale is Ducati’s supersport offering. It takes on the name of the location where the Ducati factory is at – so the company has a lot riding on the name. However, it felt like the V-twin format had reached the peak of its development, so more cylinders was the way to go. Enter the V4 Panigale, but it doesn’t simply follow in the footsteps of the V4 superbikes before it. Ducati has brought into being a clever firing order that derives the benefits of both a twin and a four-cylinder engine. The result is 208bhp and 124Nm from a 1100cc four cylinder engine, the same as the regular V4. As befits a Ducati, there is a full suite of electronics to aid the rider extract the best lap time. The V4S adds to the V4’s capabilities with semi-active Ohlins suspension, which makes it easier to tune at a track day. It also gets forged aluminium wheels and a lithium ion battery, both weight-saving measures. The information for the rider is displayed via a 5-inch colour TFT screen.
The Panigale has been launched in India and deliveries will begin by July. The first two buyers will get a free seat at the Ducati Riding Experience in Thailand in June. The V4 S Panigale competes with the BMW S1000RR, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR, Yamaha YZF-R1M, Suzuki GSX-R1000, and the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. A left-field competitor is the Aprilia RSV4 RC, another Italian with a similar engine layout, and the MV Augusta F4R, while long in the tooth, is as Italian and desirable as they come.
Gupta Automobiles' Take
Packs performance in abundance
Features a plethora of electronic aids
Stays composed around corners
Could be Better
Excessive engine heating
Expensive to maintain
Limited dealership reach
Ducati Panigale V4 S Mileage
As reported by Panigale V4 S owners, the real mileage of Ducati Panigale V4 S is 9 kmpl.
Ducati Panigale V4 S Verdict
The Panigale V4 gets the first ever four-cylinder engine used on a production Ducati. While this mill packs a staggering amount of power, the motorcycle also integrates a host of electronic aids to keep the rider safe. The S version, in particular, gets additional components such as semi-active Ohlins and forged aluminum wheels which make it more track-focused.