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.
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.
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.