Somebody has just created the world’s first, second-hand Ducati Panigale V4 deal.
Spotted on Twitter this morning from a loyal follower – Ross Thomson – this does not look like the way the Ducati Panigale V4 is supposed to look. In a tweet which jokingly congratulates the people on stage for “starting the world’s first Panigale V4 speciale Deal!” the new €45,000 superbike can clearly be seen, fallen onto the floor with what appears to be a stage hand giving quite a stern telling off to the lady stood to the right of the crestfallen machine.
— 這樣還有救 (@tone2199) November 10, 2017
We’ve struggled to find out many more details about what exactly happened, but Dutch website Oliepeil have another photograph of the same situation and things really don’t look too good for the flagship Ducati, as it lays on top of the paddock stand with its left handlebar digging into the floor.
Nou, hij viel zomaar om! Ik kon er écht niets aan doen dat deze Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale van €45.000,- om viel, écht niet!Tag iemand die dit ook had kunnen laten gebeuren!
The woman stood next to the bike looks very much like the one that Ducati have hired to help showcase the Panigale V4 during the show, so we can only imagine what the conversations between her management team and those from Bologna are right now.
We left EICMA just hours before, but rumours of Motofire’s rush to the airport and possible involvement in the bike drop are greatly exaggerated.