Someone Knocked Over Ducati's Ultra-Expensive V4 Superbike

The four-cylinder, 226-horsepower Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale is the new flagship superbike from the Italian motorcycle maker.


Ducati recently announced the next generation of superbike, the 1,103-cc four-cylinder v-twin-powered screamer known as the Panigale V4. The 2018 bike usurps the iconic Panigale 1299 for the throne of Ducati's top superbike, and the limited-edition Speciale comes from the blueprint of a MotoGP bike, featuring a suit of electronic control measures, titanium racing exhaust, an exclusive paint scheme, and 226 horses from the first v-twin in a superbike—making it most powerful production superbike in the world.

The price tag would be a negotiation with your dealer, but the base Panigale V4 is expected to run around $25,000. One of only 1,500 planned Panigale V4 Speciales . After a low-key unveiling in Italy, the bike is making its grand public debut at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, and .

Unfortunately, it looks like someone managed to knock over one of Ducati's new elite machines at EICMA. A photo posted to Twitter shows the bike laying on its side, a rather distraught looking woman and frustrated man standing next to it, and more than a few gaping mouths in the crowd. The tweet jokes that someone "started the world's first Panigale V4 Speciale deal!"

恭喜入手全世界第一台Panigale V4 Speciale! 賀成交!

— 這樣還有Joe (@tone2199)

It's hard to say exactly what happened, but you can see the stand on its side underneath the bike. A few small scratches to remove, and we're sure this superbike will still hit that top speed of around 200 mph.


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