These Ducati Panigale 1100 V4 S are unique in more than one way. These are the bikes for the ultimate showdown from WDW 2018. Furies de la "Race of Champions", these unique Panigales will have Dovizioso, Lorenzo, Petrucci, Miller, Siméon (replacing Davies, injured), Melandri, Rinaldi, Pirro, Abraham, Rabat and Fores – not to mention a champion who made the history of Ducati, Troy bayliss.
The thirteen limited edition motorcycles that will take part in the race will go up for sale on eBay. What to offer for enthusiasts a machine with a very symbolic course. The auction will start at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday July 21 and end at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday July 27. On the eBay Ducati Motor Holding page here ->
Each bike has a livery and graphics dedicated to each rider, with colors inspired by the bikes used in MotoGP or World Superbike. A plaque on the upper triple clamp will show the rider’s name and race number. His autograph will be written in indelible ink on the fuel tank before the start of the race. A certificate of authenticity, signed directly by Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, will add value to the purchase. In addition, the motorcycles will be equipped with a series of special components used during the "Race of Champions" and a complete set of original parts, including exhausts, necessary for approved road use.
At the end of this sale, the most requested was the Bayliss replica, whose auctions reached a peak of 120,350 euros; that’s more than four times the price of a standard Panigale V4 S. And for the others ?
– # 17 Karel Abraham: € 40,050
– # 2 + 1 Troy Bayliss: € 120,350
– # 10 Xavier Simeon: € 40,000
– # 53 Tito Rabat: € 41,050
– # 43 Jack Miller: € 43,050
– # 9 Danilo Petrucci: € 45,350
– # 99 Jorge Lorenzo: € 57,800
– # 04 Andrea Dovizioso: € 62,400
– # 51 Michele Pirro: € 50,050
– # 33 Marco Melandri: € 48,200
– # 21 Michael Rinaldi: € 42,500
– # 12 Xavi Fores: € 40,005.99
– # 7 Chaz Davies: € 45,050
Let’s take the opportunity to review the main strengths of the Panigale V4 S:
Since the standard V4 1100, it raises its level of dynamism with forged Marchesini rims and elements Öhlins. The ground liaison job will be most efficient with a leading team: NIX 30 inverted fork, TTX36 shock absorber, and electronic control via the Smart EC 2.0 system..
Everyone has the choice: adjust the suspensions themselves via the on-board computer, or let the electronics adapt in real time. In the first case, the compression and rebound as well as the force of the steering damper are refined by ‘virtual clicks’ – 32 in number for the suspension and 10 for the steering..
In dynamic mode, the processors take over. Informed by the 6-axis inertial unit and other sensors, the system automatically adapts the damping according to the road and driving while taking into account the chosen Driving Mode.
No modification on the engine side. The V4 already provides something to run with the vigor of sick. Its 1103 cm3 prevent it from competing (there will be an R for that) but send 214 horses and a big 12.7 mkg. On the other hand, it has less mass to lift. The Panigale V4 S is reduced by 3 kilos from the standard, for a total of 195. A gain obtained thanks to the Lithium-Ion battery and Marchesini forged aluminum rims.
No change in the technical side and on-board assistance – except the Smart EC Öhlins already described. No need, the machine is already armored with everything Ducati can do. The Panigale V4 benefit from a completely new perimeter type frame with a strong pressure on the engine. Braking is provided by the latest generation of Brembo calipers, Stylemas even more efficient than the M50s. As for the general dynamics, it is under the control of the pilot, assisted by many lieutenants. They are numerous and active. The assist at the stopped start, the active ABS in curves, the new slip control, and the evolutions of the other modules which are the traction control, the up / down shifter, the anti-wheeling, and the brake control engine. The Riding Modes oversee all of this as follows:
Race – As the name suggests, the Riding Mode Race was developed for experienced riders who want to make the most of the full potential of the V4 Panigale on the track. By selecting Race, the rider can count on 214 hp, with direct throttle response and harder suspension tuning for high performance. This racing mode implies by default a low intervention of electronic assistance, without compromising safety, with the ABS intervening only on the front wheel to offer maximum braking, but with the Cornering function still active..
Sport – By selecting Sport mode, 214 horsepower is sportingly delivered, as is damping. The electronic controls are adjusted so that pilots are a little less sharp while maintaining efficiency and spectacular driving. For example, the drift control during braking is active, which allows the rear wheel to slip when cornering in safety. Rear wheel lift control is active and ABS cornering is configured to provide maximum cornering performance.
Street – Street mode is best suited for the road of the Panigale V4. The throttle response is more gradual for the 214 horsepower. The suspensions are softer and more able to absorb bumps. The default setting of the electronic controls ensures maximum safety, ensuring the best grip and maximum stability.
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DESMOSEDICI 1000 RR edition G8 2009
Model marketed in
medium: 6.90 l
300 km / h
The technical aspect
Ducati 1100 Panigale V4 S &’Race of Champions&’ 2018
- Tank: 16 liters
- Wheelbase: 1469 mm
- Dry weight: 169 kg
- Weight in running order: 195 kg
- Train before
- secondary by chain
- Rear axle
(81 x 53.5 mm)
- 13 mkg