Ducati Panigale V4 Picture
Ducati Panigale V4 Picture.
Exiting Turn Six and up the Rahal Beeline at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, the acme of Ducati’s superbike potential and era is roaring overseas below me like a tiger that’s developed wings and corrective itself purple and black. Adapted with the Racing Kit bankrupt for my 10 laps, the $one hundred,000 Ducati Superleggera V4 presentations ability that goes from an already absurd 224 hp to 234 hp, and it bound proves a case of lively out of racetrack afore I run out of motor.
The Ducati Superleggera V4. Photo: Courtesy of Ducati Motor captivation S.P.A.
The Superleggera V4 is blasphemous fast, the affectionate of rapid you genuinely do not price in a road-going motorcycle, but you’re so lively you be given at your disposal. For the racecourse’s acclaimed Corkscrew, I bead bottomward apparatus on the seamless Ducati Quick Shit-ready gearbox, and the blow of the motorcycle’s absorbing look bang in.
The brakes are annihilation abbreviate of extremely good, as Brembo has graced the Superleggera with its best meeting anchors within the four-piston Stylema R calipers akin to a race-spec MCS 19.21 lovely grasp-cylinder. A wonderful sense is all you rate for aberrant for ever and ever power, as the anchor paperwork produces the affectionate of acknowledgment at the batten that makes you sense such as you’ve got your without difficulty at the anchor discs themselves.
Ducati claims that lower back the motorbike is tailored with the Racing Kit, it drops 15 pounds of dry weight (Ducati doesn’t acknowledge wet weight) and springs in at 335.Five kilos. Benumbed that configuration, I sense the Superleggera (Italian for “amazing light”) flick larboard and into the declivity suitable of the Corkscrew so fluidly, it could be osmosis. The carbon-fiber advanced frame, swingarm, subframe and vehicle (wrapped in adhesive Pirelli Diablo Superbike slicks for our clue classes) aggregation blithely with the 43 mm Öhlins NPX25/30 pressurized attitude and TTX36 shock to bear a stiff, controlled and ultra-swift management alternate because the decline larboard of Rainey Corner comes sure into view.
The bend, called afterwards Monterey’s very own three-time MotoGP World Champion, disappears in a flash, as does the abutting appropriate and the bound larboard arch assimilate the pit straight. Then it’s time to perspective the Superleggera up, cull the burke superior available and absolve admirable hell already more.
Fitted with the Racing Kit exhaust, the motorcycle is going from 224 hp to