Since its establishment in 1990 by former motorcycle racer Julius Ilmberger, Ilmberger Carbon has achieved the reputation of a go-to destination for ultimate carbon-fibre treatment for premium motorcycle brands along with other special editions and offerings.
Latest in the fanny of the carbon-fibre supremo is the Ducati Panigale V4. The latest head-turner is Ducati’s first V4 bike which now features full carbon fibre shell along with a carbon fibre frame and engine covers.
The bike was unveiled at the INTERMOT this year in Germany and attracted plenty of eyeballs being one of the meanest looking bikes in the expo.
Ilmbereger claims that the high-quality build of the bike is attained by using a superior autoclave carbon process with the highest standard in prepreg weaving. This company claims that this process creates the lightest and toughest carbon fibre pieces that are also UV resistant.
On stock, the Panigale V4 is one of the meanest creation by the Italian motorcycle premiere. With a raw power of 214bhp at the wheel, the sports scale a dry weight of merely 175kg. The V4 was intended to replace the iconic 1299 at the top of the Ducati Supersport range.
The front of the bike sports a unique frame which leaves the internal easily visible for all. However, Ducati claims that it is one of the tightest fairings that it possesses in its line-up.
Additionally, the fairing is double layered consisting of an outer main part with reduces longitudinal extension and a second part that does the job of an air extractor for the radiator.
The Panigale sports a fully adjustable 43mm Showa Big Piston Fork. Braking duties on the bike are handled by a new braking system consisting of Brembo Stylema® monobloc callipers that represent the evolution of the already high performance M50 callipers.
Here’s a look at the bike: