Article By Ministry of Bikes
Posted on 24 Jan 2017
Ducati CEO confirms V4 Superbike
During the launch of the 2017 MotoGP team, Claudio Domenicali, the firms CEO, revealed that the company have been working on creating a V4 superbike. The new model is of course, based on the 1000-cc 90 ° V4 engine, which is presently being utilised on the Desmosedici GP bike. It seems as though Ducati have come a long way in their research and development for MotoGP, incorporating astounding new technology, which helps keep them ahead of the game.
Domenicali spoke to David Emmett of Moto Matters, about the V4 Superbike stating that:
“The engine development we have made in MotoGP is exceptional. We have an engine which is very reliable, very light, compact and has a lot of interesting technology. We are seriously thinking of introducing it to regular customers, because it is a masterpiece of engineering. Of course, translated into something that can be sold for a reasonable, if not premium price”.
Unfortunately, there is no news as of yet regarding when we can expect to catch a glimpse of the new race bike. However, it is believed that we might get a first look at some point during 2018, perhaps closer to the end of the year.