If you’re looking for a bike that will turn heads, take the word of over 16,000 motorcycle enthusiasts. At EICMA 2017, the annual motorcycle show held in Milan, Italy, attendees were invited to vote on the “Most Beautiful Bike of Show.” A whopping 61.17 percent of the total votes went to the Ducati Panigale V4. But what are looks without the muscle to back them up?
The Panigale has power in spades as well as looks. The new Desmosedici Stradale engine takes data gleaned from MotoGP to deliver power and torque. The 90? V4 has a displacement of 1,103 cc. The engine kicks in 157.5 kW (214 hp) at 13,000 rpm. Torque isn’t far behind, with 124.0 Nm (91.5 lb-ft) at 10,000 rpm.
What about proportions? Forget about it. With a seat height at 830mm, the wheelbase measures 1,469mm. The Panigale weighs in at 175 kg.
The Panigale V4 is also available in a limited Speciale run of only 1,500 motorcycles. This limited run features Ducati Performance titanium racing exhaust by Akrapovic, giving the bike 226hp.
Not just good looking, the Panigale delivers a ride that will turn heads—if they’re fast enough to see you buzz by.