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The Panigale family departs from the norm with a monocoque frame in lieu of the usual Trellis, though the engine remains a stressed member. It serves as the road-legal racebike for the brand and can be quickly set up for track days.

2019 Ducati 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse

2019 Ducati 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse
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  • Ducati 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse
  • Year:
    2019
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    L-Twin
  • Displacement:
    955 cc
  • Top Speed:
    169 mph
  • Price:
    15495
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The 959 Comes Loaded With Race DNA And A Host Of Electronic Gadgetry

Like all the major players on the world stage, Ducati offers (relatively) street-friendly models in the 959 Panigale and 959 Panigale Corse for 2019. This pair showcases the Italian giant’s performance chops from the brushed-up stressed-skin structure all the way down to the newly-tuned innards of the 955 cc engine to compete against the other top-shelf, racebike-like offerings. Top-shelf electronics finish off the package to give them all the rider aids and safety systems you can reasonably expect at almost any price point, so you have a chance of keeping it dirty-side down while you raise your riding game.

 

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SOLD OUT: All Ducati Panigale V4 S Used In World Ducati Week Fly Off Shelves

SOLD OUT: All Ducati Panigale V4 S Used In World Ducati Week Fly Off Shelves

The same bikes ridden by your favorite MotoGP and WSBK racers!

The 2022 World Ducati Week was an exciting affair and a lot of the credit goes to the epic Race Of Champions. The race saw all Ducati riders (across various championships) lock horns at Misano aboard Panigale V4s and V2s with bespoke race bike graphics. Post the race, all Panigale V4 S’ were put on sale to the public and as you’d expect, all bikes flew off the shelves within a few hours.

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VIDEO: Here's What Happens When You Get Desperate For An Elbow Down On The Twisties

VIDEO: Here’s What Happens When You Get Desperate For An Elbow Down On The Twisties

Proof that no matter how skilled you are, one slight misjudgement can have dire consequences

If you don’t have a racetrack near you (or you can’t afford one), chances are the twisties are your best bet for polishing your cornering skills. However, no matter how good you are, the road is the road and has several unforeseen dangers, which is why pushing the limit isn’t exactly advised. Plus, the danger is always higher on big, ultra-powerful sportbikes, and that’s exactly what you’ll witness here.

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2022 Ducati Panigale V4S - Performance, Price, and Photos

2022 Ducati Panigale V4S - Performance, Price, and Photos

Changes to gearing, power delivery, and ergonomics give the bike a whole new feel

Hot on the heels of a 2021 update, Ducati once again beats its Panigale V4S with the buffhammer ahead of MY2022. The seat and tank are redesigned to lower the energy needed to throw around your body English along with new bodywork that improve aesthetics. New suspension, electronics and instrumentation join with a new gearbox to complete the performance enhancements to this already impressive sportbike.

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You've Seen The Ducati Panigale V4 Decimate Race Tracks. Now Watch It Jump Around An Amusement Park!

You’ve Seen The Ducati Panigale V4 Decimate Race Tracks. Now Watch It Jump Around An Amusement Park!

Celebrated stunt rider Tony Carbajal shows you how else can adults have fun at an amusement park

Icon Motorsports is not only responsible for the creation of some truly epic helmets, but the company also posts some truly rad videos on YouTube such as the ten-month-old crazy car vs bike drift battle.

Following up on that, Icon has now premiered an action-packed video that shows celebrated stunt rider Tony Carbajal putting his own Ducati Panigale V4 in places you would never expect a Panigale to show up. Let’s get to it, shall we?

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VIDEO: Watch Ducati's All-electric Race Bike Sets The Race Track On Fire

VIDEO: Watch Ducati’s All-electric Race Bike Sets The Race Track On Fire

Having nailed gas-powered race bikes, Ducati now has its eyes set on the EV space with the V21L

In a surprise move last year, Ducati announced that it’d be taking over from Energica to become the sole supplier for the MotoE World Championship.

Following up on this, the Borgo Panigale factory has released an official video of its electric race bike, dubbed the V21L, in action under the trusted hands of former MotoGP rider Alex De Angelis.

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Drag Race: Iconic first-gen Suzuki Hayabusa Goes Against The Mad Ducati 1299 Panigale

Drag Race: Iconic first-gen Suzuki Hayabusa Goes Against The Mad Ducati 1299 Panigale

Old might be gold; but is old fast enough to beat new?

The first-gen Suzuki Hayabusa took the motorcycle market by storm and was immediately dubbed the ‘fastest production motorcycle in the world’. Since then, however, other manufacturers have sprung into action, pushing the boundaries of sportbikes to new heights, a prime example of which is the Ducati 1299 Panigale.

So who do you think would win between a first-gen Suzuki Hayabusa and a Ducati 1299 Panigale? Got a winner in your head? Now, read on to know who actually wins between these two in a straight line.

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2022 Ducati Panigale V4

2022 Ducati Panigale V4

Top-of-the-line performance for your fiery-eyed, peg-draggin’ pleasure

Ducati touts a ground-up beating with the buff hammer ahead of MY22 for its Panigale V4 super-de-duper bike. As always, Ducati’s racing tech makes its way over to the civilian sector on the V4 platform to bring a comparable level of performance. Whether or not that’s a good idea on public roads is a debate for elsewhere, but the capacity for stupidfast speeds is certainly there. The factory calls this model the most significant evolution of the Panigale V4 to date, and indeed, it carries lots of new goodies to make it the new “new.”

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Sibling Rivalry: Ducati Streetfighter V4S Takes On A Ducati Panigale V4R In A Drag Race

Sibling Rivalry: Ducati Streetfighter V4S Takes On A Ducati Panigale V4R In A Drag Race

These two fiery RED’s open the taps on an abandoned runway. Which bike is your money on, the lighter naked or the slippery faired bike?

When talking superbikes and super naked bikes, Ducati is arguably sitting at the top of the charts with its Streetfighter V4 and the Ducati Panigale V4.

Wondering which one’s faster between the two? Then, let this super special drag race between the two Ducati siblings should help you answer just that.

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Aging Like Fine Wine: This ‘12 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore Will Make Your Heart Skip A Beat

Aging Like Fine Wine: This ‘12 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore Will Make Your Heart Skip A Beat

Here’s a chance to dazzle up your garage with this smoking hot Italian exotic with only 27-miles on the clock

The Ducati 1199 Panigale was a very special motorcycle for the Italian bikemaker as it marked a new chapter in its lineage of sportbikes. What was even special, though, was the 1199 Panigale S Tricolore, the flagship model in Ducati’s lineup for 2012, one of which is up for grabs at Iconic Motorbike Auctions.

Interested? Well, here are all the details.

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Chance Of A Lifetime: Take Home Scott Redding's WSBK Ducati Panigale V4 R Race Bike

Chance Of A Lifetime: Take Home Scott Redding’s WSBK Ducati Panigale V4 R Race Bike

This was Redding’s partner-in-crime in bagging four race wins, eight podiums, and an overall second place in the 2020 WSBK championship battle

Scott Redding is an ex-MotoGP and BSB rider who sprung onto the scene in WSBK and instantly became a title contender in his debut season itself. While there are no two ways about Redding’s speed, a lot of the credit also goes to his partner-in-crime, a full factory-spec Ducati Panigale V4 R.

Ever wondered how this special motorcycle was to ride? Well, lucky for you, GP Motor Bikes, who’s popular for reselling original race bikes, is giving you a chance to take home one of Scott Redding’s Ducati Panigale V4 R race bikes.

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2021 Ducati Panigale V4S

2021 Ducati Panigale V4S

With such a robust electronics suite, even new folks can keep it dirty-side down

Ducati refined its Panigale V4 S model ahead of MY21 with a number of improvements across the board. The lump is now cleaner with a Euro-5 emissions rating, and it comes with new engine-control electronics for even more safety and control than before. New brake- and clutch-actuation equipment joins with a new chain guard as stock equipment. For the first time, the Panigale V4 S comes pre-wired to make installation of the optional heated grips a plug-and-play affair to extend both your riding range and riding season.

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2021 Ducati Panigale V4

2021 Ducati Panigale V4

Ducati’s MotoGP-derived supersport just got better

Another model-year is upon us, and constant as the North Star, the bikebuilder in Bologna has a fresh update package for its Panigale family with the new-for-2021 Panigale V4. Aesthetically, the body is unchanged, but there are enough tweaks under the hood to qualify the Panigale V4 as a “new” model, at least according to the bikebuilders in Bologna. The V4 powerplant is cleaner this year, so it comports to the EU-5 emissions requirements and rolls with more race-tuned electronic wizardry than ever before.

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2020 - 2021 Ducati Panigale V2

2020 - 2021 Ducati Panigale V2

Goodbye Ducati Panigale 959, Hello Panigale V2

Ducati headed into MY2020 with a revamped, low-displacement Panigale that the factory rebranded from the Panigale 959 to the Panigale V2. It’s a mixture of old and new with new body fairings over a modified monocoque frame, upgraded suspension components, and six-axis ride-quality controls to deliver extra safety on the road. Power comes from the Superquadro V-twin plant with over 150 ponies on tap to serve as the icing on the cake.

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Lego's Latest Technic Set Is This Wonderful Ducati Panigale V4 R

Lego’s Latest Technic Set Is This Wonderful Ducati Panigale V4 R

It is coming on August 1, so keep an eye on Lego’s online shop

After a fruitions partnership with American motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson, Lego turned its attention to Italy and teamed up with Ducati for its latest Technic set. The result, just like the Fat Boy Creator set, is one that leaves us drooling and eager to tell you more about it.

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2020 Ducati Panigale Superleggera V4

2020 Ducati Panigale Superleggera V4

The most advanced machine to roll out of the Borgo Panigale factory

Ducati unleashed to the world their most extreme version of their famed V4 R superbike: the V4 Superleggera. This limited-edition fantasy will come with multi-wings, 234 hp, carbon-fiber chassis and body, and an eye-watering price tag.

And guess what? This maniac will be a street-legal carbon-fiber rocket, ready to rip on the track and the streets around your million dollar mansion upstate. The story inside is an all-new thriller that is bound to scare the daylights off of anyone trying to come close to this beast.

No other machine on two-wheels can give you what this Superleggera does. This is a legit no-compromise hyperbike for the streets.

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Ducati finally unleashed their most extreme production motorcycle till date: The Superleggera V4

Ducati finally unleashed their most extreme production motorcycle till date: The Superleggera V4

This 500 only limited-edition fantasy will come with Multi-wings, 234 hp, tons of carbon-fiber, mad electronics, and is “street-legal”

The Superleggera V4 (Superlight V4) was previously dubbed as the ‘Project 1708’ and was going to be pushing all limits of engineering, design, and performance. Well, Ducati themselves have done one over and have given the world “the most powerful and technologically advanced motorcycle ever made by the Borgo Panigale manufacturer”.

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Happy New year folks :) The 20 most exciting motorcycles being served up for 2020

Happy New year folks :) The 20 most exciting motorcycles being served up for 2020

Our 20 picks for the most thrilling machines we can’t wait to ride in 2020

2020 is a new decade, a new year for all of us to leap and move forward fearlessly. To re-invent and to make room for things which really matters, things that will uplift you physically, mentally, and spiritually.

OR

Throw up your arms, wash off that alcohol stink, and go get yourself a new motorcycle. Works just the same.

Here’s our top twenty production motorcycles coming in 2020 that does all of that, and more.

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Top 5 new Sportbikes coming in 2020

Top 5 new Sportbikes coming in 2020

Built for speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering, the competition is hot as ever

In a world where outright horsepower and straight-line speed hold center stage, these machines have blazed the streets and have swept us off our feet in the most fashionable ways possible. Built for speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering, they come equipped with components from the industry’s best names to achieve a little more speed every single time they get on the paved asphalt.

Here are our top five picks of serious sports machines coming in 2020 with rider ergonomics favor function, and ones built to cut through the air as smoothly as possible with massive engines and fancy equipment list.

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2020 Ducati Panigale V4

2020 Ducati Panigale V4

Ducati Improves What Was Already Its Best-Selling Bike In The World

The MY19 Panigale V4 was Ducati’s best-selling bike worldwide, and the factory looks to build on that success through a host of improvements ahead of the 2020 season. Ducati’s engineers struck a balance by increasing rideability and potentially laptimes to deliver more of what made the previous generation such a hit. Top-shelf electronics and a 200-plus horsepower engine complete the package, and it all comes wrapped in low-drag, windtunnel-tested bodywork for both performance and curb appeal.

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Efesto is developing a 300 hp Ducati 1299 Panigale powered by a hybrid powertrain

Efesto is developing a 300 hp Ducati 1299 Panigale powered by a hybrid powertrain

An electric motor tethered to the already mad L-Twin IC engine, and 4 driving modes

Efesto, founded in 2012, is a French-Italian electric mobility company that provides bespoke electric or hybrid powertrain solutions for automotive, aerospace, marine, and industrial applications. Their latest solution is this ‘200Novantanove Hybrid kit’ that bolts onto a Ducati Panigale 1299 superbike, and was showcased at the recently concluded EICMA 2019.

It is said to ramp up the power figure of the Italian from 205-odd horsepower to a freakish 300 horses while being all friendly to the environment. You’ll still get the ‘Brobdingnagian’ L-twin Superquadro powerhouse, and assisting it, or rather, pushing insanity boundaries, will be an electric motor churning out an additional 108 horsepower and 110 lb-ft of torque.

This puts the 1299 Panigale onto ’hyper-bike’ territory.

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2019 Ducati Panigale V4 S Corse

2019 Ducati Panigale V4 S Corse

Let Me Be Clear: This Is Not A Poser Machine

Ducati expands its Panigale lineup and replaces its “1299” with a new model that’s meant to take over as the new apex-predator – the Panigale V4 – and the new Panigale V4 S Corse builds on that platform with a race-worthy package. Not only does it closely resemble the MotoGP version with much the same look and equipment, it doubles down with the factory race team’s unmistakable colors in its unique livery. Lest there be any confusion on this point, let me be clear; this is not a wannabe/poser machine. It doesn’t waste any weight on the road-legal gear that’s rather superfluous on a racebike, and it’s intended for the closed-circuit and proper road-courses only. However, no expense was spared in the ride-control electronics department, and the robust suite makes this a veritable marvel on two wheels.

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2017 - 2019 Ducati 1299 Panigale R FE

2017 - 2019 Ducati 1299 Panigale R FE

It’s The Last Hurrah For The Twin-Cylinder Superleggera-Derived Superquadro Engine

Ducati released the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition in 2017 with much celebration. This last edition of the 1299 Panigale R superbike comes laden with top-shelf electronics and racing livery in a finale for the twin-cylinder Superleggera-derived Superquadro engine.

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2019 Ducati 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse

2019 Ducati 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse

The 959 Comes Loaded With Race DNA And A Host Of Electronic Gadgetry

Like all the major players on the world stage, Ducati offers (relatively) street-friendly models in the 959 Panigale and 959 Panigale Corse for 2019. This pair showcases the Italian giant’s performance chops from the brushed-up stressed-skin structure all the way down to the newly-tuned innards of the 955 cc engine to compete against the other top-shelf, racebike-like offerings. Top-shelf electronics finish off the package to give them all the rider aids and safety systems you can reasonably expect at almost any price point, so you have a chance of keeping it dirty-side down while you raise your riding game.

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2018 - 2019 Ducati Panigale V4

2018 - 2019 Ducati Panigale V4

With An Engine Derived Directly From The MotoGP Desmosedici

Ducati continued its Panigale legacy in 2018 with the V4 base model and its variants, the V4 S and the V4 Speciale. Dramatic as it may sound, the V4 family may well be the finest streetbikes at their price points, and that’s not just clever sales prose, it’s the troofus roofus. It isn’t just about the raw power — 214 horsepower from the base model V4/V4 S and 226 horsepower from the Special — because the electronics suite is nearly beyond compare with an absolute alphabet soup of acronyms for all the engine/brake/chassis-control features. That performance comes bundled with a sexy superbike visage that looks fast even when sitting still, and all for $21,195 for the base model. This is a weapon of mass seduction that is drawing down on the general riding public rather than an elite (read: rich) few.

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2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R

2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R

Features Include An Aero Pack Designed By Ducati Corse

If you’re into street-legal machines that would be equally comfortable on a closed-circuit track, Ducati has some good news for you in 2019 in the form of its top-drawer Panigale V4 R. The “V4 R” builds on the “V4 S” with a host of tweaks and improvements that were requested by none other than Ducati Corse, the factory’s own racing team. Additionally, steps were taken to conform to WSBK requirements with a new powerplant, among other things, so you could actually use the V4 R as a proper race bike. Even the electronics were on the receiving end of a tuneup to bring them more in line with the demands of professional riders to make this a truly special machine

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Top 10 Sportsbike of 2018

Top 10 Sportsbike of 2018

Built for speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering, the competition is hot as ever

In a world where outright horsepower and straight-line speed hold center stage, these machines have blazed the streets and have swept us off our feet in the most fashionable ways possible. Built for speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering, they come equipped with components from the industry’s best names to achieve a little more speed every single time they get on the paved asphalt.

With the emphasis of a sport bike being on performance, there are certain design elements that most motorcycles of this type will share. Rider ergonomics favor function. Apart form the high performing engines, they are built to cut through the air as smoothly as possible. High tech and expensive materials are often used on sport bikes to reduce weight.

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2016 - 2018 Ducati Panigale 959

2016 - 2018 Ducati Panigale 959

Racy Enough For The ’EveryRiders’ Among Us

Back in ’16, Ducati pushed the supersport envelope with its super-middleweight Panigale 959, and since you can’t argue with success, the Italian marque carries that original model straight over into MY2018. The engine clocks in at nearly a liter with all the performance you’d expect, plus some electronic safety equipment to help you keep it under control and make riding the “959” a user-friendly affair. Race fans find plenty to be excited about, as well, since the Panigale rocks some track-tastic features to go with its already-sporty mien for a look that says “serious business” to all who behold it. It seems the Panigale has the look with the appropriate under-the-hood gear, but how does it stack up against the well-populated market segment in which it falls? That’s what I aim to find out today.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Panigale 959.

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WDW Ducati Panigale V4 S bikes are reeking huge numbers at the auction

WDW Ducati Panigale V4 S bikes are reeking huge numbers at the auction

Troy Bayliss’s machine gets a six figure price tag

In an event attended by over 10,000 Ducatistis, the World Ducati Week 2018 saw passionate motorcyclists from all over the world. Folks participated in around 250 different activities along with 1 World Ducati Wedding and 2 marriage proposals. Serene.

Amongst the host of events and attractions was "The Race of Champions" where top Ducati riders from MotoGP, WSBK and other motorsports arena lined up on the track to battle it out on the new one-off purpose built Panigale V4 S specked out especially for this competition. And 13 of these machines were then put to auction on eBay, which has now concluded. The numbers are out, and it is staggering.

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Twelve one-off Ducati V4 S race spec machines up for grabs

Twelve one-off Ducati V4 S race spec machines up for grabs

Ridden by MotoGp and WSBK rider at "The Race of Champions" at World Ducati Week 2018

Ducati’s biggest festival celebrating the iconic Italian brand’s 90 years of passion, emotions, and excellence - World Ducati Week 2018 – is just around the corner to attract thousands of Ducatisti and passionate motorcyclists from all over the world. Invading the Adriatic Coast from 20 to 22 July 2018 at the Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli".

Amongst the host of events and attractions is "The Race of Champions" where top Ducati riders from MotoGP, WSBK and other motorsports arena will lineup on the track to battle it out on the new one-off purpose built Panigale V4 S specked out especially for this competition. And 12 of these machines can all be yours. Read ahead.

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Work Begins on "Ducati World" at Mirabilandia Park

Work Begins on "Ducati World" at Mirabilandia Park

The First Motorcycle-Brand Themed Area of an Amusement Park

As manufacturers scramble for new riders, Ducati is going for the youngest of the young to start brand loyalty at an early age as it opens the very first motorcycle-brand themed area in an amusement park. The first stone for “Ducati World” was laid today at Mirabilandia Park in Ravenna, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy in the heart of what is Ducati’s homeland.

Continue reading for more on “Ducati World.”

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2018 Ducati Panigale 959 Corse

2018 Ducati Panigale 959 Corse

New livery, lighter battery and exhausts, and top of the line suspension setup

Launched back in 2016 as a replacement model of the Euro-III 899 Panigale, the Euro-IV compliant 959 Panigale became the most affordable superbike in the international lineup of Ducati until the brand launched the 939 Supersport last year. It came with a longer stroked 955cc engine, a tweaked chassis and styling, new side-mount exhausts and a weight increase.

With high spec Brembos’, Showas’, a quickshifter, traction control and ABS, the standard 959 was running great. But the folks at the Italian company had a greater vision. For 2018, the 959 just got checked by the folks who run the team’s MotoGP stunts. Better equipped and a fresh new paint job that was seen similarly with the 848 EVO Corse edition in 2013.

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Ducati's Panigale V4 goes up in flames. Owner gets a replacement immediately

Ducati’s Panigale V4 goes up in flames. Owner gets a replacement immediately

The first reported incidence and Ducati has taken full responsibility

Nitrouz, a happy Canadian customer of Ducati’s new fanboy flagship, the Panigale V4, never must have thought even in his wildest dreams that his machine would go up in flames instead of burning asphalt.

A stroll on a busy street in Vancouver, British Columbia, Nitrouz smelt something burning, and a gaze down made him see his baby literally on fire. Reacting quick, he parked it off the street only to see the bike engulfed in flames. Luckily, folks at North American Ducati came to his rescue quite immediately and offered him a new V4 and an extended warranty.

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The Panigale V4 has finally taken the first step of fulfilling its purpose

The Panigale V4 has finally taken the first step of fulfilling its purpose

Ducati is running it on WSBK tests for it to compete in the 2019 season

The preliminary two-day WorldSBK test at the world famous circuit of Jerez, Spain has been completed and the World SuperBike Championship teams have just begun getting grips of their new machines and expectations. But there was an air of desperation and anticipation when the sight of a new bike and the roar of a new engine was present at Jerez.

It was Ducati’s new fanboy, the Panigale V4. Wrapped in black, without many liveries, the V4 took 64 laps and six hours of testing at Jerez along with Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri testing out their Panigale Rs’ for the 2018 season. After seeing the performance and Ducati test rider, Lorenzo Zanetti’s lap-times, the Italians will probably enter the halo machine into the WSBK sooner than expected.

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2018 is here. And these top dogs are heading our way

2018 is here. And these top dogs are heading our way

Ten of the 2018’s hottest bikes coming to change the way we ride

Aspirin taken, ate some food, drank that much-needed water and took a hot shower. Hangover time is over and getting my head around the fact that I have to wake up early to work depressed me at first. But luckily the excitement brought with the launch of these new machines means we and I get to see them on our roads pretty soon, and I cannot wait to unveil the secrets they behold.

Unveiled at the back end of 2017, these hot machines give new life goals and expectations, not just for riders, but also to other manufacturers giving them no option but to up their game as well. Thanks to this, competition keeps getting hotter by the day, and we are ultimately rewarded with machines that beam innovation and technology.

Here are the top picks that are touted to take the market by storm in 2018:

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Ducati's 959 Panigale gets the Corse treatment for 2018

Ducati’s 959 Panigale gets the Corse treatment for 2018

New livery, lighter battery and exhausts, and top of the line suspension setup

Launched back in 2016 as a replacement model of the 899 Panigale, the 959 Panigale became the most affordable superbike in the international lineup of Ducati until the brand launched the 939 Supersport earlier this year.

Still, the 959 is the most accessible track-focused bike from Ducati, and for 2018, this Italian is getting checked on by the folks who run the team’s MotoGP stunts. Better equipped and a fresh new paint job saw similarly with the 848 EVO Corse edition in 2023.

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Images: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 - in the details

Images: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 - in the details

High resolution images for your eyes and your wall

Ducati has probably made 2018’s best motorcycle and its called as the Panigale V4. Inheriting the Ducati Corse MotoGP DNA, the Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine makes this bike the most powerful bike in its class with 214 hp and 91.5 lb-ft of torque.

With all the tech packed into this beast, the Panigale V4 takes the riding feel to unknown territories but Ducati believes that they are here to make the riders feel confident and powerful.

Starting with the new ‘Front Frame’, it’s more compact and lighter than the perimeter frame and uses the engine as a stressed chassis element. This ensures heightened rigidity and feel of the bike and with the use of meticulous design and light materials, the V4 tips the scale at just 430 lbs (17 lbs more than the 1299 Panigale). This puts the power to weight ratio at 1:1, and this is going to make the V4 trump everyone in the segment.

Here are all the images we could lay our hands on. Scroll and enjoy.

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Get ready for a new dream sequence: The Ducati Panigale V4

Get ready for a new dream sequence: The Ducati Panigale V4

A paradigm shift for the Italian two wheel manufacturer from a L-twin to a V4

The wait is finally over folks. Ducati has officially opened up a new phase in motorcycling by launching the new Panigale out to the world that will be powered by their all-new Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine. Similar to the one running on their Desmosedici GP bike and with 214 hp and 91.5 lb-ft of torque, this will be the most powerful bike in its class.

Christened as the Panigale V4, Ducati calls it the ‘new symphony of all Italian performance and emotion.’ The cover outside remains seemingly same and so does the name but the story inside is an all-new thriller that is bound to scare the daylights off of anyone trying even to come close to this beast.

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2017 Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition

2017 Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition

Marking the end of the greatest show ever played by Ducati, the Panigale.

Ducati always has had this insanity in them to time and again bring up machines that push the boundaries of two-wheeled glory, a boundary that will make every other manufacturer look like a speck of dust. For this alone, we must hand it to the Italian with all pomp and flair that they can literally pull off a true bloody special edition.

And this expression was very much evident with their flagship model, the Panigale ever since it broke covers in 2011. It is one of the world’s most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle, and Ducati is giving the world one last taste of the L-twins by unveiling the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition. This will mark the end of the L-twin Italian superbikes.

Under all this is what I call a ‘Brobdingnagian’ twin Superquadro powerhouse that can scare the daylights out of most seasoned riders. If that still does not fit your bill, the electronics package on this, one would need a Master’s degree and a PhD to understand the concepts of it, and by the time you do understand, you would stop caring about it because your brain is gizzing already.

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Ducati is giving the world one last taste of the L-twins by unveiling the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition.

Ducati is giving the world one last taste of the L-twins by unveiling the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition.

This will mark the end of the L-twin Italian superbikes, but also is the mark of new four cylinder beginnings.

They say that when you end the show, you must do it with a bang. Ducati here seems to just know how to conclude their greatest show of all time, the Panigale. Amidst the beautiful setup of Pebble Beach, California, the Italian brand unveiled their final adieu to the L-twins with the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition.

Aptly named, this last one gets all the bells and whistles some of which made headlines with the 1299 Panigale, the Panigale R and the 1299 Superleggera. Apart from being a pretty Tri-colour paint job, it gets an upgraded engine and other mechanicals that takes the superbike to new levels of lust. At $40,000 it will also be the second most powerful twin-cylinder engine to run on American streets (after the Superleggera of course).

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Ducati's 'final' Panigale is coming on July 7. And we have a peek at the specs here.

Ducati’s ’final’ Panigale is coming on July 7. And we have a peek at the specs here.

This monster will make more than 200 bhp and will be priced less than half of the ultimate Superleggera.

Last week, the Italian manufacturer teased its final edition of the famous 1299 Panigale to the world. Titled as ’ When the end tells the whole story’, the video is filled with fast-paced takes on the bike’s red/white Corse livery, headlight and tail units and the titanium racing exhaust. the video is surely a nod to the last big-displacement v-twin superbike from Ducati. Why do I say this? The words “Panigale Final Edition” in the video title makes it very evident.

Now, we also get teased with mouthwatering specs of this ’last’ 1299 Panigale R which is going to debut at the Laguna Seca Moto GP weekend in California on July 7, 2017. A dealer in the UK has released the specifications and with it making just 5 bhp and 3 Nm lesser than the brand’s super fighter, the Superleggera, and costing less than half of it, the Panigale is going to blow your mind.

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NHTSA Follows With Its Own Recall Of Ducati Bikes

NHTSA Follows With Its Own Recall Of Ducati Bikes

One month after Transport Canada issued a recall of a number of Ducati’s sports bikes, it’s counterpart in the US, the National Highway Safety Administration Bureau, has followed suit with its own recall of the same models. Ohlins’ defective rear shock absorbers are once again the culprits behind this recall, forcing 549 owners of the 2014 1199 Panigale S, Panigale R, and Superlegerra models to visit their respective Ducati dealerships to have the problems addressed.

A number of motorcycle brands have already issued their own recalls of models affected by the Ohlins shock absorbers. The problem, as has been stated here many times, can be traced to this defective part, which if not torqued properly, could fall apart at any moment’s notice, leading to potentially serious damage to the bikes or worse, injuries to the rider.

Ducati isn’t the only manufacturer to have fallen under this annoying problem. Other brands like Yamaha, Honda, and Triumph have issued their own recalls because of the same issue and it won’t be surprising if there are other companies who issue their own recalls in the coming weeks or months.

The problem with these Ohlins rear shock absorbers is especially problematic in Ducati’s case because of the involvement of the 1199 Superleggera, the brand’s ultra-exclusive superbike that was only limited to 500 units. It’s unclear how many Superleggeras are affected by this recall, but given its low volume and emphasised exclusivity, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if all 500 units are affected and need of repairs.

Should that be the case, Ducati’s got a bigger problem on its hands. The company promised the world with the Superleggera, touting it as one of the lightest superbikes in the market that’s supposedly the pinnacle of Ducati engineering. Then again, it’s not Ducati’s fault that these Ohlins components were found to be defective.

One thing I’m pretty sure on is that Ohlins will have a lot to answer for, not just with Ducati but all the other brands that were affected by this problem. Either way, the NHTSA has announced that the recall begins on June 29, 2015 so if you own any of the affected bikes, now’s probably not the right time to use them on the road. Get them fixed as soon as you can and then use them after that.

Click on the jump to read more about the NHTSA recall of Ducati’s 1199 Panigale S, Panigale R, and Superlegerra models.

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Ducati Joins The Ohlins Recall Ranks, Sends Advisory On 1199 Panigale R, S and Superleggera Models

Ducati Joins The Ohlins Recall Ranks, Sends Advisory On 1199 Panigale R, S and Superleggera Models

Italian motorcycle brand Ducati has become the latest manufacturer to turn in its recall card after announcing that a handful of its models are being advised for inspections because of a significant product defect involving rear shocks from suspensions company Ohlins.

The recall was actually issued by Transport Canada, our neighbors’ equivalent of the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. The NHTSA has yet to announce a recall for the US, but from the looks of things, it’s only a matter of time before that happens.

In any case, Transport Canada said that Ducati models affected by the recall include the 2014 1199 Panigale R, 1199 Panigale S, and 1199 Superleggera. All three models suffer from the same fate of having the same defective rear shocks that some of its competitors also have. Yamaha, Triumph, and Honda have issued similar recalls and from the looks of things, Ducati won’t be the last company to do the same.

Transport Canada didn’t say in its notice the number of affected units of the three models. It did say that Ducati dealerships will be standing ready to inspect the recalled motorcycles and will take two courses of action as a result, including sending the entire rear shock assembly back to Ohlins or replace the rear shock absorber with parts supplied by Ducati itself.

Either way, owners of the three models are highly encouraged to bring their bikes to Ducati dealerships to find out if they’re affected by the recall. There’s a good chance that the bikes built in 2014 have the defective Ohlins rear shocks in them but just to be safe, it might be a good idea to have them checked out anyway.

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2015 Ducati Superbike 1299 Panigale

2015 Ducati Superbike 1299 Panigale

Ducati continues to push the envelope in the superbike category with the release of the 2015 1299 Panigale. This machine was built to succeed the 1199, and it boasts several improvements over its predecessor, not the least of which is the 10-percent increase in power up to a whopping total of 205 horsepower! It almost beggars belief that one could squeeze that many horses out of a two-cylinder engine, and it really speaks to the innovative engineering hidden behind the fairings. Sophisticated electronics tame the engine, brakes and suspension, and transform the bike from new-user friendly to race-ready at the touch of a button.

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Troy Bayliss Puts On Impressive Showing As Ducati Substitue At The WSBK

Troy Bayliss Puts On Impressive Showing As Ducati Substitue At The WSBK

Iconic Ducati rider Troy Bayliss wasn’t even supposed to race in the Thailand round of the World Superbike Championship. But an injury to Davide Giugliano in the Philip Island round of the series put Ducati in a bind. Giugliano would be unavailable for the race, so the company did what it had to do: tap an old head to do it one more solid.

Well, it looks like Ducati’s gamble on Bayliss paid off because the 46-year old rider was at his absolute best, putting on a riding clinic to a competitive field made up of riders half of his age. Bayliss didn’t win the race, finishing in 8th position - a penalty did cause him to drop by one place to 9th - in Race 1 and 11th in Race 2.

Ducati knew that winning this race was going to be tough even with Giugliano in the saddle. But once he went down with the injury, Ducati had to do what it could to just get a competitive bike in the race. Bayliss did that and more, securing valuable points for the team, even if it meant that his ride was a one-shot deal.

Still, you can’t help but admire the way Bayliss competed and finished in competitive fashion. For somebody pushing the envelope to 50 years old, his performance at the Thailand round of the SBK championship shows just how good Troy Bayliss was and still is.

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Troy Bayliss Returns to World Superbike Championship at Age 45

Troy Bayliss Returns to World Superbike Championship at Age 45

Don’t scratch your eyes. What you’re reading is actually going to happen. While it’s not the equivalent of Michael Jordan coming out of retirement (again) to play for the Charlotte Hornets, it’s still significant enough to warrant attention.

Three-time World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss is returning to the racing series for the first time since winning the 2008 title. But before you call this an ill-fated comeback, Bayliss’ return to the WSBK does have a caveat.

He’s only doing it for one race, substituting for Ducati’s Davide Giugliano, who was injured in a crash earlier this week. The injuries he suffered - two fractured lumbar vertebrae - has put him out of commission for as many as racing months and with the season-opening race at Phillip Island in Australia this weekend, Ducati needed someone to fill Giulgliano’s seat for the race. Enter Bayliss who is now scheduled to race the 1199 Panigale R for the team he won three WSBK titles with in the last decade.

Ducati is at least hoping for a repeat scenario of the last time Bayliss filled in for an injured Ducati rider. I wasn’t into motorcycle racing back then, but I have read about his dramatic showing at Valencia during the 2006 MotoGP season when he was asked to take the place of Sete Gibernau. Not only did Bayliss post an impressive run in the race, he actually started from second on the grid and ended up winning the whole thing.

Will lightning strike twice for Bayliss and Ducati? Only time will tell, but Ducati’s probably reassured that it can still call on its old hand to give it a lift when the situation calls for it.

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Video: Ducati Puts The Spotlight On the Panigale 1299

Video: Ducati Puts The Spotlight On the Panigale 1299

It’s been brought to my attention that the Ducati Panigale 1299 is an awesome sportsbike. Clearly, that’s probably the understatement of the year. The Panigale 1299 isn’t just awesome; it’s Awesome! with a capital ‘A’ and an exclamation point.

When talking shop about the Panigale 1299, it’s pretty hard to come up with two people who know the bike better than Alessandro Valia and Marco Sairu. Valia, of course, is a former tester for Ducati, while the latter is the Italian automaker’s current Head of Engine Project Management, which, you know, is a pretty important decision within Ducati.

It’s definitely a treat to see these sit down and pretty much give all of us a three-minute education on the Panigale 1299. Valia, in particular, has spent more than his fair share of time, splitting roads while riding the Panigale 1299.

So if you want to know as much as you can about the Panigale 1299, you need to sit down, relax, and watch this video. Valia and Sairu will give you a Panigale 1299 education unlike any other. That’s what you can expect from two people who played significant roles in the development of this sports bike.

That’s much better than watching just anybody dissect the bike, isn’t it?

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Video: Man Performs Jump Over Two Superbikes

Video: Man Performs Jump Over Two Superbikes

He goes by the name “Al the Jumper”, which is really all you need to know about what he does for a living. If it isn’t obvious enough, Al the Jumper jumps for a living. He jumps over cars, road signs, and really whatever kind of object he finds that he can try to jump over. That’s his thing and he’s actually pretty good at it. Recently, though, Al the Jumper took his jumping to a whole new level. Instead of doing something he’s already done before, Al the Jumper decided to switch things up and jump over a speeding super bike.

Oh, and it’s not just one super bike. It’s two.

You’ve probably heard of the Ducati Panigale and the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10 R. These are two of the fastest and most powerful bikes in the market. The mere sight of them speeding in your direction is enough to make most people squeamish. But Al the Jumper isn’t most people because, well, most people can’t do the things he does.

Check out the video and see for yourself how this man who calls himself by his noted skill was able to pull it of. It’s actually more impressive than jumping over a car. I don’t know anyone who’s ever done something like this before, but Al the Jumper isn’t settling for just this particular stunt.

Apparently, he wants to jump over two cars. One jump. Two cars. Call him crazy, stupid, or a combination of both. But something tells me you’ll all be watching when he tries to attempt that stunt. In the meantime, though, give this one a watch because it’s actually pretty sick.

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Ducati Hits Sales Record in 2014

Ducati Hits Sales Record in 2014

The motorcycle market is as healthy as it’s ever been, at least that’s the case for a number of bike brands have reported increased sales. Ducati is one of them after the Italian bike brand announced its achievement in setting a new company sales record in 2014. For the year, Ducati sold 45,100 bikes, two percent more than the number of bikes it sold in 2013. The 2014 gains also represents the fifth consecutive month Ducati has posted an annual increase. That’s as good a sign as any that more and more consumers are buying Ducatis all around the world.

Ducati experienced steady growth in a number of key markets, most importantly the US, considered as the brand’s largest markets. For the year, American customers bought a total of 8,804 units. Other areas around the world also brought its fair shares of Ducati bikes. In Asia, the company reported setting a new record for most units sold in the continent at 5,787 units, an improvement of 11 percent compared to its 2013 numbers. Thailand, in particular, sold 3,057 units in the year, a dramatic increase of 22 percent year-on-year.

As far as models are concerned, Ducati’s updated Monster line was arguably the biggest reason behind the surge in the company’s sales numbers. In 2014 alone, the Ducati Monster - and all of its derivatives - accounted for 16,409 of the units that were sold all over the world. That accounts for a little more than one-third of the firm’s entire sales figures. Of the 45,100 bikes Ducati sold, 9,788 came from its sports bike lineup with the most popular model being the Panigale 899 (5,806 units sold).

All signs seem to point to improved business numbers for Ducati. But while it did grow in a number of key markets, the company still saw its Europe arm suffer through a three-percent decrease in units sold, settling in at 19,743 units by the end of the year. The company’s own home market in Italy saw a slump in sales amounting to 4,284 units sold, 14 percent worse than its numbers a year ago.

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2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale S

2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale S

The Ducati 1199 Panigale is already a fairly aggressive motorcycle, but the S version raises the bar even higher.

On the long list of features available for the Ducati 1199 Panigale S you’ll find full LED headlights, a front carbon fibre mudguard, Marchesini machine-finished wheels, electronically controlled suspension and adjustable Ohlins steering damper.

The motorcycle sports an 1198cc, Superquadro, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine that delivers a maximum output of 143 KW (195 Hp) at 10,750 rpm and 132 Nm (98.1 Lb-Ft) of torque at 9,000 rpm. The unit was designed to be the structural element of the frame as this architecture ensures the best weight distribution and robustness.

Other features worthy of being mentioned include a Full TFT instrument panel, Riding Modes, Ducati’s Quick Shift (DQS) and the Ducati Traction Control (DTC) system.

The Ducati 1199 Panigale S is offered with a base price of $24,495.

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2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale

2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale

The 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale is one of the strongest motorcycles developed by the Italian manufacturer. Its performances are nothing short of excellent and is hard to find it any serious faults. The built quality is top notch, the ergonomics are faultless and the technologies hidden under its skin will make your jaw drop.

The motorcycle’s architecture is also pretty unique as its engine has been designed as the structural element of the frame - a modern layout that offers a great weight distribution. The 1198 cc, Superquadro, L-Twin cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled unit delivers a maximum output of 143 KW (195 Hp) at 10,750 Rpm and 132 Nm (98.1 Lb-Ft) of torque at 9,000 Rpm. The engine needs to deal with a wet weight of only 190,5 kg and is fed by a 17 liters fuel tank.

Priced at $20,995, the 1199 Panigale doesn’t come cheap, but it certainly deserves every penny.

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More on the Ducati Panigale

Ducati put the Panigale together for the proper pegdraggers among us, as well as the would-be racer pool. In an effort to get the most out of the platform, the factory has offered the Panigale with an array of engine sizes and configurations from which to choose.

After a race to the top of the L-Twin displacement with the 1,285 cc twin in the 1299 Panigale, the factory tried a new tack in ’18 with a 211-horsepower V4 engine. Just 2 years later, Ducati reintroduced its proven L-Twin engine as the 155-horsepower, 955 cc V2, all still in a monocoque structure across the board.

As a testament to the popularity of the particular model-family, this is Ducati’s most prolific platform as far as the number of variants available across the later years of production.