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SBK, Ducati: new Panigale V4 not arriving in Superbike until 2026

The new Ducati V4S, with a 1100 engine and a double-arm swingarm, will be unveiled at either WDW or EICMA, but the new Panigale V4-R it will have to wait another two years. Next season, Bautista (if he continues) and Bulega, as well as all the other riders, will have the same bike as this year, but with a few updates.

SBK: Ducati: new Panigale V4 not arriving in Superbike until 2026

At Borgo Panigale, they're enjoying the victories of recent years, with a Ducati that keeps looking towards the future among development, technologies, art, and more. Their goal is to improve, further raising the bar, after a record-breaking 2023 between wins on the track and sales on the market.

A number of innovations will be arriving in the upcoming months. As we already told you a few weeks ago, either at the WDW in July in Misano or at the EICMA show in November at Rho Fiera Milano, the new Ducati V4-S will be unveiled.

From what we know, the Rossa will have a 1100 displacement and will also be equipped with a double-sided swingarm, designed to stiffen the rear end with less weight, therefore, reducing tire wear. It will also have a frame that follows the MotoGP philosophy.

Rather intriguing  innovations, but ones that we won't be seeing on the Superbike because, barring any resounding turn of events, the Ducati will be the same as this season's in 2025, except for the introduction of a few frame and electronic upgrades aimed at improving the current bike.

So, to be able to see the new V4-R, we'll have to wait until at least 2026, with the possibility that the new SBK-related regulations, which are being discussed, will come into effect.


Translated by Leila Myftija

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