Ducati has recently announced the prices of its 2018 range for the international markets. Having said that, the prices for the all-new Panigale V4 and Multistrada 1260 are also out. Starting off with the much hyped Panigale V4, the motorcycle has been priced at €22,590 or Rs 19.4 lakh for the base model. Moving up the variants, the Panigale V4 S will cost you €27,890 or Rs 24 lakh while the top-of-the-line Panigale Speciale edition will demand €39,900 or Rs 34.3 lakh. Now talking of the newly launched adventure tourer Ducati Multistrada 1260, the motorcycle has been priced at €17,990 or Rs 15.4 lakh for the standard version while the more premium Multistrada 1260 S trim can be yours at €20,390 or Rs 17.5 lakh. Lastly, if you want to own the the top-end version that goes by the name Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak edition, you will have to spare €24,990 or Rs 21.5 lakh. There is an additional Multistrada 1260 D-air model that is limited for sale in the European markets only and it will cost €21,150 or Rs 18.2 lakh.
The Ducati 959 Panigale Corse has been priced at €19,190 or Rs 16.5 lakh. The motorcycle bridges the gap between the base 959 Panigale and the V4 Panigale. Out of the 2018 models, the Ducati 1299 Panigale R final edition is the most expensive one as it carries a price tag of €39,990 or Rs 34.4 lakh. The 2018 Ducati models should be available for sale globally by the end of this year. Deliveries of the bikes are likely to begin by January 2018. India launch of these can be expected sometime next year.
In other news, Ducati has kick started the production of V4 Panigale a few days back. The manufacturing of the bike is being done at the company's factory in Bologna, Italy. Present on the occasion were Claudio Domenicali, who is the CEO at Ducati and Silvano Fini, the plant director.
For those not in the know, the Ducati Panigale V4, as the name suggests, gets its power from a 1103cc, V4 engine that is good for producing a maximum power output of 211 hp along with a peak torque of 124 Nm. The power output can further be boosted to 220 hp with the help of an Akrapovic exhaust system. In terms of electronics, the Ducati Panigale V4 gets features like a bi-directional quickshifter, Ducati wheelie control, cornering ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and electronic suspension system.