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2018 Ducati Panigale V4 First Ride Review: 10 Things You Need To Know

We just returned from the launch of Ducatiís all-new Panigale V4, and itís no exaggeration to describe it as one of the best sportbikes ever made, perhaps even the best. Its new four-cylinder engine is melodious and powerful, it handles with agility akin to a much smaller bike, its electronics are leading-edge and fully customizable, and it looks sensational in person.

Ducati says the Panigale V4 is the biggest investment the company has ever made in a single product, four years in development, and that claim is perfectly believable after riding the bike at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Spain. Here, in bite-sized chunks, is why its technology and performance will take the superbike class by storm. Donít be surprised if it takes top honors in sportbike shootouts around the world in 2018.
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Only five pounds heavier!

That's some incredible engineering and use of Magnesium to produce an engine with two more cylinders and weighing only five pounds more that the twin. I'll be paying close attention to the Superbike races this year in addition to MotoGP.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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The V4 WSBK wonít race until 2019. I know, bummer.

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I heard the V4S running at a Ducati show last weekend.

I would be interested to hear other opinions on how it sounds?

Also any information on servicing and adjustments of the valves?

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Sounds like a Honda VFR?

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