The Panigale V4 and V4 S are on sale now at an introductory price of ₹20.53 lakh and ₹25.29 (ex-showroom, India). The company has promised bikes will start being delivered by July 2018. Only 20 units of the Panigale will be sold in India and the first two customers get a sponsored Ducati Riding Experience racetrack course at the Sepang MotoGP circuit in June.
The V4 is the first bike to come fitted with a four-cylinder engine derived from the MotoGP Desmosedici. This Desmosedici Stradale motor puts a mammoth 214hp and 124Nm. Sergi Canovas, managing director of Ducati India said, “We have been overwhelmed with enquiries since the announcement at EICMA and as a result have opened bookings six months before the motorcycle even arrives in India.”
The Panigale V4 S comes with ABS Cornering Bosch EVO, Ducati Traction Control EVO, Ducati Slide Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, Ducati Power Launch, Ducati Quick shift up and down, Engine Brake Control EVO and Ducati Electronic Suspension EVO as part of its electronics package.