The company put out a short, 16-second clip teasing a new Panigale superbike. The title of the video suggests that this could be the final Panigale. The company is working on a new superbike to replace its current range-topper, the V4-powered superbike. Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali announced the upcoming V4 at the 2017 MotoGP team launch in Bologna this January.
From what you can see in the video, the basic shape of the Panigale remains the same. There are glimpses of white detailing above the headlight and on the side fairing. There’s a close-up shot of the gorgeous titanium exhausts too, which feature on the Ducati race bikes and the newly launched Panigale Superleggera. The thumbnail used for the video shows the use of green, white and red, the colours of the Italian flag, on the tail section.
This bike could possibly be a limited-run of higher-spec Panigale 1299 S with the Tricolore paint scheme and possibly some high-performance parts from the Superleggera. Ducati will reveal this bike on July 7 at the Laguna Seca round of WSBK and its new V4 superbike may go on sale in 2018, The company intends to make the 2018 Panigale R as competitive as possible, especially since it has not won a single WSBK title since it began racing in 2013.