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 shopby Tudor Rus, on
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.
Lego is into motorbikes lately and we’re not complaining one bit
We hope this corona madness eventually slows down by August, but in case it doesn’t, here’s something to cheer you up during those long hours spent indoors, regardless of if you’re a fan of four-wheeled or two-wheeled speed machines.
The Lego Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R comes with an all-time novelty for Lego’s Technic motorbikes.
More precisely, it packs a fully-working two-speed gearbox attached to that miniature V-4 engine, something unseen up to this point on a Lego Technic bike.
The real deal Panigale V4 R is powered by Ducati’s Desmodieci Stradale vee-four that churns out 162 kilowatts (217 horsepower) at 15,250 rpm. Upping the ante is the optional Ducati Performance by Akrapoviç exhaust, which takes power to 174 kilowatts (233 horsepower) at 15,500 rpm.
|Engine:||Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, rearward-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromically|
|Bore x Stroke:||81 mm x 48.4 mm|
|Power:||217 hp (162 kW) @ 15,250 rpm|
|Torque:||83 lb-ft (112 Nm) @ 11,500 rpm|
|Fuel injection:||Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies with aerodynamic valves. Variable length intake system|
|Exhaust:||4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes|
|Gearbox:||6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO|
Speaking of working bits and bobs, the plasticky Panigale features front and rear suspension and a functional steering, as well as a handful of other neat details:
- front & rear disk brakes
- exhaust pipe
- transmission chain
- kickstand, so you can easily make a home for the bike on your desk
- Ducati Corse and Panigale V4 R stickers
All in all, the set comprises 646 pieces. When fully assembled, the Lego Panigale is 12 inches (32 cm) long, six inches (16 cm) tall, and three inches (eight cm) wide. It doesn’t have any batteries or electric motors, so it will go as fast as you’re willing to push it.
Price-wise, Lego says the set will retail for $60 and €60, respectively. Although it’s expected to pop up in store beginning with August 1, Lego’s online store will sell it from June 1.