Ducati is set to introduce the Panigale V4 for the first time in the Macau Grand Prix this year. The competition which is scheduled to be held from November 15 to 18. This is not only the first time for the Panigale to enter the Macau GP but also its first in a street discipline.
UK based racing team Reactive Parts unveiled its steed for the upcoming GP in jaw-dropping red and black Panigale V4. Steve Heneghan, the manager of Reactive Parts has sought to tame the beast on the track for the upcoming race. However, this isn’t Heneghan’s first rodeo. He sits on top of six Macau GP belts and had managed to finish 22nd last year on a Suzuki GSX-R1000.
Creating history on the road, Heneghan will be the one debuting the V4 for the first time in a road race event. The Panigale V4 has been a crowned performer when it comes to tracking performances. This season at the street track, the V4 will be joined by two V2s over the November 15 weekend.
Ducati has been a table-topping performer in China with the like of riders John McGuinness and Michael Rutter stepping on the podium several times.
Ducati has been betting on the Panigale V4 with utmost confidence now, evident from its decision to replace the previous 1200-cc bike with the new V4R in the World Superbike Championship.
Last weekend the Panigale V4 R debuted at the British Superbike round at Brands Hatch. Riding the Italian premiere’s mean machine was Michele Pirro who has been pushing Ducati at the top of the charts in the previous seasons of World Superbike Championship.
Speculations on the monstrous creation state that the bike will clock a max power output of over 210bhp and cost roughly $40,000 along with some aerodynamic winglets.