Ducati has revealed the much-hyped Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine.
Post the launch of the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition (the last ever Panigale to be powered by an L-twin engine), Ducati has now unveiled the new V4 engine that will be powering future Ducati supersport models. This new V4 engine is called ‘Desmosedici Stradale’ and will soon be heading into production.
Ducati has confirmed that the new V4 powered Panigale will be unveiled on the 5th of November at 9 PM and this will be the first time ever that the Italian company has equipped a standard production bike with a 4-cylinder engine.
Looking at the engine specs itself is giving us goosebumps! Ducati has designed this V4 motor keeping in mind both the racetrack as well as regular roads. Ducati is also working on an R version of the powertrain with a displacement of less than 1000cc which would be only suited for the racetracks. According to Ducati, this mill is currently at the advanced development stage.
The Desmosedici Stradale displaces 1103cc and is a 4-cylinder 90-degree V unit with a compression ratio of 14:1. Power on this engine exceeds 210 HP and torque exceeds 120 Nm. This powerplant comes matched to a 6-speed gearbox with Ducati Quick Shift (up/down). The crankshaft in this engine is of the counter-rotating type which reduces the overall gyroscopic effect thereby making the bike faster and athletic while making direction changes.
The 70-degree offset crank pins comprise of a Twin Pulse firing sequence that gives this V4 drivetrain a unique signature sound. While the engine set at an angle of 90-degree allows for mass centralisation, the variable-height air intake horns optimise cylinder intake across the rev band thereby giving a significant edge in terms of power delivery and handling.
Ducati Desmosedici Stradale V4 Engine
– Ducati has unveiled the new V4 Desmosedici Stradale engine
– The new V4 engine displaces 1103cc with power exceeding 210 HP and torque exceeding 120 Nm
– The new V4 powered Ducati Panigale to be unveiled on 5th November