Hear The Ducati V4 Circulate Misano

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield
hear the ducati v4 circulate misano

Few things give the MO staff collective chills like the sound of a V-4 engine at full song. When that V-4 is reputed to be emanating from the new Ducati V-4 as it rockets around the Misano circuit in Italy, then you’ve really got our attention. From the sound of this low-quality video showing little more than a black blob circulating through a familiar section of track, we surmise that this may be some early testing of the WSBK Ducati V-4. Clearly, no silencers are being run so the racy sound isn’t much of a surprise. Also, its gearbox seems to be extremely quick and well tuned. We’ve also noticed how much this bike sounds like a Ducati GP bike, but that shouldn’t really come as a surprise since Ducati said their new V-4 would be “derived from extensive experience in MotoGP.” So, we expect the family traits of the 90-degree vee angle and desmodromic valve actuation, both of which would contribute to the distinctive sound.

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So, turn up the volume, close your eyes, and think of the color red as this little snippet of Italian opera fills your ears.

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  • Therr850 Therr850 on Aug 27, 2017

    I prefer the sound of a NHRA ProStock Suzuki Motorcycle. Music to my ears. V's, wether twin or fours, sound like a drawn out fart:}

  • S4Rs S4Rs on Aug 29, 2017

    Does it make sense that it sounds like it has crazy torque output on top of what sounds like 2 or 3k more RPMS from the current Ducatis? I am very excited for this engine as the future of Ducati and really hopes this gets them competitive again in racing. It would be great to see these bikes at the Isle of Man next year. Really want to see them put this in the Multi and maybe a new top end Monster R too.

    • Kevin Duke Kevin Duke on Aug 30, 2017

      Ducati is competitive in racing. Chaz Davies won both races in the last round, and 3 out of the last 4.