2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Video Review

Kevin Duke
by Kevin Duke

Redefining the superbike

Videos by Duke, Sean Matic and Ducati

Since my review of Ducati’s all-new Panigale V4 was posted, I’ve had several friends reach out to ask me – candidly – if it’s really as good as I claimed in my report. Indeed, it truly is.

2018 Ducati Panigale V4 First Ride Review

Ducati has done a magnificent job of taking lessons it learned in MotoGP and applying them to this V-4-powered street superbike. It had to, as the Italian brand’s legions of V-Twin fans would revolt if it weren’t.

Italophile skeptics of a four-cylinder Ducati need not fear the V4 Panigale. It’s easily one of the best sportbikes on the market, and it might even be the best street superbike I’ve ever thrown a leg over, with incredible arm-tugging power, sci-fi-level electronics, and sublime agility enabled by the engine’s MotoGP-inspired counter-rotating crankshaft.

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Please click on the link above for the full story on the Panigale V4. If you’ve already digested it and want to see and hear the seductive V-4 at full song, just scroll down a little bit further.

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  • Starmag Starmag on Feb 08, 2018

    Not in the market for one of these but that was a great video. No music over the engine sounds, the drone shots, the narration and breakdown, editing, etc. Well done. I also, with JMDGT, dig your IOM Bell.

  • Andrew Harding Andrew Harding on Feb 08, 2018

    Looks like it needs a steering damper. Exhaust note sounds great!
    Is this a desmo?