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So is this V4 you speak of a for sure thing?

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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-04-2017, 11:56 AM
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So is this V4 you speak of a for sure thing?
Should be Dougo;
Ducati CEO Confirms V4 Superbike Project - Asphalt & Rubber

Looks like it'll be priced somewhere in the very high 30's tho.
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The reason why the 1299 didn't have to be updated for Euro4 was because it received a waiver for bikes that are near end of production. Reportedly, the only Panigale being being manufactured at present is the 959. 2018 is when it is expected that the top tier Superbike will be L4.

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So is this V4 you speak of a for sure thing?
@adrian7 was quick on the draw with the link that contained Claudio's confirmation of a V4 superbike.
However, it would be surprising that Ducati would only produce a high priced "R" type model. That would mean homologating the current 1299 V2 Panigale to Euro 4 standards. Most likely, they will produce a base V4 model and perhaps a V4 "S" model also. This is all conjecture of course. Time will tell.

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According to the article it seems as though the V4 versions may only be offered on their race versions. This allows Ducati to remain loyal to their twin for road use while exploiting the advantages of the V4 for racing in the production based series.

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Ducati confirms V4 superbike! - Australian Motorcycle News

This particular article from March of this year specifically indicates that the 1299 is nearing end of life:

"The 1299 is the only model in Ducati’s 2017 range that doesn’t meet the newly introduced Euro 4 emissions limits. To keep it on sale in Europe, the firm has had to apply for ‘end of series’ exemption from the new limits – a facility that’s designed to allow small numbers of non-compliant bikes to be sold on the basis that they’re coming up for replacement. While the exemption theoretically lasts two years, until the end of 2018, it’s sure to be replaced for the 2018 model year."

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Yes, that's what it reads but it doesn't make sense.
The 1299 was permitted to avoid Euro 4 homologation only because the excuse was that it is at the end of of its production line.
Consequently, Ducati either has to change direction and homologate the 1299 V2 or homologate the new Panigale V4 line.

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Well done moving this topic.
My first real "moderator" move! lol!
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From reports, the 1299 is no longer in production now. Currently Re-tooling the superbike production line for the new model. The current V2 superquadro did have a short lifespan (compare to the other v2 testastretta)

By the sound of things, Ducati will carry on with the testastretta v2 as this engine goes across mutli models and is already euro4. The Superquadro no-body knows if its staying or going, but it does require so work to bring it to euro 4 standard withou losing to much power and/or adding stupid big exhuast systems.

The new v4 is ear marked across the whole superbike range. Ducati is already costly enough without the need to add further costs by having 2 engines on the same platform. (i know the 899/959 engine is different, but still shares a large number of common parts)

The big what if is that a few in the know are saying the engine doesnt look to be a fully stressed part of the bike anymore ie: maybe a return to a trellis like frame?????
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