After months of speculation regarding the 2020 Ducati Lineup, their latest model has finally been unveiled. Named the 2020 Panigale V4 Superleggera, this is slated to be one of the most expensive and exclusive motorcycles built by Ducati. It’s been known for a prolonged period that Ducati was implementing a carbon-fibre model, as manufacturing blueprints were leaked by October 2019.
Design elements relating to those blueprints indicated an updated model of the Panigale V4, which had been requested by Ducati loyalists. There are minimal differences in comparison to this model and its predecessor with detailed intel provided to Ducati Executives through an email chain. The link relating to the Panigale V4 Superleggera was leaked this weak, providing the public information regarding pricing and specifications.
Design & Engine Specifications
Implemented aerodynamics with this upcoming model are unlike anything the Ducati Panigale brand has seen. Design implementations from the Superleggera series mixed with the carbon-fibre body are enabling for increased speeds. Biplane winglets allow optimal downforce to produce significant straight-line speeds and improved cornering. It’ll be the fastest model in the Panigale brands history, listed at 168mphs or 270kmh.
When it applies to design implications, the livery is inspired by the Desmosedici GP19. Engine specifications include a 998cc engine clocked at 224hph used the V4 Stradale Engine. The weight reductions provided with magnesium, titanium, aluminium and carbon fibre for manufacturing has allowed this vehicle to weight 350 pounds. Subsequently, the power-to-weight ratio is the best seen with Ducati. The Panigale V4 Superleggera offers loyalists a 1.45 hp/kg ratio.
When looking to the specifications for additional parts on the Panigale V4 Superleggera, consumers will be thrilled to learn that Ohlins Pressurized Forks & Titanium Shocks are used in correlation with Brembo Brakes. Callipers are created by Stylema R, with a racing kit option available for this model from Akrapovic. This will increase power capabilities to 234hph and increased control over the vehicle via a RaceGP Display.
Those wanting to purchase this motorcycle will need an extensive amount of money, with limited united being built. The Panigale V4 Superleggera costs $100,000.00 for the base model and can increase by an additional $50,000.00 with all bundles included. There’ll be an exclusive 500 models created, at five models built per day. The House of Borgo Panigale and the Ducati Company confirmed that this motorcycle wouldn’t be released until June 2020. Delays could follow depending on their manufacturing facilities capabilities.