Ducati unveiled its all-new 2018 Panigale V4 at the EICMA show this week in Milan, Italy. This new Panigale with its 1,103cc Desmosedici V-4 produces a whopping 214 hp (claimed), which bumps up to 226 hp (claimed) with an Akrapovic titanium racing exhaust.
To ditch the number and spec talk, the Panigale is an absolute monster. Which is why it makes sense that Ducati put it in the hands of its test rider Alessandro Valia, a man who is also an absolute beast, to show off the bike in action.
I wasn't crazy excited about another new sportbike with moooar power until watching this video, where the slightness of the size and sound of the bike really make this look like an incredible riding experience. I can't even imagine what it sounds and feels like with the Akro system on it.
Don’t worry about that second cup of coffee this morning, we didn’t need one after watching this video either.
And don't forget to check out the rest of our coverage of all the new motorcycles released at EICMA this year!