Spy Video: Ducati’s new V4 being tested on track

Cheeky phone camera video shows the replacement to the Panigale being put through its paces in Misano.

The news that Ducati is moving over to a brand new, V4 architecture was finally let out of the bag a few weeks ago with the announcement of the final edition of the 1299 Panigale R.

With new regulations and homologation rules becoming tighter and stricter, it was inevitable the introduction of a new engine such as this was inevitable. But of course that still didn’t stop many from bemoaning the switch from the traditional, Ducati V-Twin.

Quite what those naysayers will make of this new spy video shot at Misano recently is anyone’s guess. But for us, that unmistakable, Ducati growl still seems to shine through – even if it is being produced by a couple more cylinders.

There’s not a lot to go on from the video, other than the noise. But with an announcement and reveal due at this year’s EICMA, this will keep us going for now.

Thanks again to for the heads-up



  1. Avatar


    August 24, 2017 at 08:05

    @DucatiMotor V4 BABY!!!

  2. Avatar


    August 24, 2017 at 08:14

    Sounds like MotoGP bike, is this video legit ? Sounds epic

  3. Avatar

    Frank Hart

    August 24, 2017 at 11:58

    Sounds good!

  4. Avatar

    Benjamin King

    August 24, 2017 at 14:19

    Damn! And that’s what their stock exhaust sounds like?? Why would you spend 1200 on an exhaust for a bike that sounds that good?

  5. Avatar

    Frank Hart

    August 24, 2017 at 14:29

    Benjamin King you mean 4500.

  6. Avatar

    Vinod Mahapatra

    August 24, 2017 at 14:42

    That’s Some More Humming Sound of the New V4s

  7. Avatar


    August 24, 2017 at 14:47

    Because that £3k+ makes it sound even bettererer

  8. Avatar

    Frank Hart

    August 24, 2017 at 14:51

    Full Akra kit for my Duc 899.

  9. Avatar

    Benjamin King

    August 24, 2017 at 20:14

    Frank Hart uhm, yeah. About that, sounds good stock! Of course the boys at Motofire have no problem spending someone else’s money!

  10. Avatar

    Frank Hart

    August 24, 2017 at 20:15

    Benjamin King my 899 sounds good enough stock. If they make a 1,000cc or smaller V4 I’m totally getting it.

  11. Avatar

    Benjamin King

    August 24, 2017 at 20:16

    Frank Hart already eyeing up a new bike huh? No wonder you never have any money!!!!

  12. Avatar

    Frank Hart

    August 24, 2017 at 20:34

    Benjamin King this V4 is easily a year away!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

To Top