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SBK, Ducati: new Panigale V4 with bi-arm swingarm arrives, but not in Superbike

EXCLUSIVE - According to reports gathered, the new bike is expected to be unveiled at WDW in July. Several new features are expected including a revamped frame. The double-arm swingarm will be only on the road version, while the single-arm will probably continue on the Superbike in 2025 as well

SBK: Ducati: new Panigale V4 with bi-arm swingarm arrives, but not in Superbike

One thing is certain: Ducati is experiencing one of the most prosperous times in its history. In addition to sales and turnover records, the Redhead also shines on the track so much so that 2023 was the most successful year ever. In all this, instead of enjoying the moment, the company has decided to relaunch in a big way by continuing to develop and bring novelties for the benefit of its customers.

According to what we have learned, barring any sensational twists and turns, at the WDW in July, that is, the big party in Misano, Ducati will take off the veil to the new Panigale V4 showing it for the first time to its public. One of the novelties that will present the latest evolution Redhead will be the double-arm swingarm, designed to stiffen the rear end with less weight going to reduce the consumption of the tire.

This component is not expected to appear on the Superbike, however, because in 2025 the V4-Rs are expected to continue with the current single-sided swingarm pending a change expected in the future.

Remaining on the subject of evolution, there could then be some novelties in terms of the frame, the concept of which will be taken from MotoGP, confirming what has always been the company's philosophy, which is to bring to the end customer a product that traces what has been developed in racing.

This is the information we have: so all that remains is to wait to see what will be one of the most anticipated motorcycles of this 2024.

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