Italian superbike maker Ducati on Thursday launched its flagship motorcycle model Panigale V4 SP in India priced at Rs 36.07 lakh (ex-showroom India).
The bike is inspired by the Ducati Corse bikes used in the pre-season tests of the MotoGP and SBK Championships.
Introduced for the first time on the legendary Ducati 851, this abbreviation identified the versions that formed the basis for development of racing bikes used in the Sport Production Championship, a precursor of the current Superstock. Even today, in Ducati, the acronym "SP" is used to recognize a production bike with specific technical equipment that makes it faster on the track.
Bookings are now open across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata and Chennai, and deliveries will start with immediate effect, Ducati India said in a statement.
The Panigale V4 SP differs from the Panigale V4 S with a dedicated livery, steering head machined from billet which shows the progressive number of the bike, equipment enriched with chassis contents and the engine designed to increase its dynamic performance when used on the racetrack, according to news reports.
Panigale V4 SP is powered by a 1,103 cc engine and is capable of delivering 214 hp of power at 13,000 rpm, and 12.6 Kgm of torque at 9,500 rpm.
Steering head machined from billet with the progressive number of the bike shown
Fuel tank in exposed brushed aluminium
Dedicated seat with "V4 SP" logo
Carbon fibre wings
Carbon fibre front mudguard
STM-EVO SBK dry clutch
Final transmission with 520 pitch chain, specific sprocket and crown
Marchesini Forged Magnesium Wheels
Brembo Stylema Callipers
Brembo MCS 19.21 (Multiple Click System) front brake pump with remote adjustment
Front brake and clutch levers ‘unloaded’
Adjustable rider foot pegs in billet aluminium with carbon heel guards
Ducati Data Analyzer + (DDA +) kit with GPS module (supplied)
Open carbon clutch cover * (supplied)
License plate holder removal cover * (supplied)
Mirror holes cover in billet aluminium * (supplied)
Bipul Chandra, Managing Director of Ducati India, said, “We’re glad to be expanding the Panigale family in India with the introduction of the all-new Panigale V4 SP, the top-of-the-range Panigale model, which now comes marked with the revered SP moniker. The Panigale V4 SP is a distinct machine thanks to its dedicated and exclusive “Winter Test” livery, Dry Clutch, Forged Magnesium wheels and the Stylema brake calipers, and is built for those who want the absolute best on the racetrack. It’s exciting that something as fast and involving as the Panigale V4 SP is now available for the track day enthusiasts in India and we look forward to seeing it at the BIC, and the MMRT soon!”
It is built for those who want the absolute best on the racetrack, he added.
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