Wild, Wet Desert Ride On A Ducati Panigale V4S, In The March Issue

Wild, Wet Desert Ride On A Ducati Panigale V4S, In The March Issue

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“Talking myself into pinning the throttle of Ducati’s 2020 Panigale V4 S with the bike leaned over on the sopping-wet Bahrain International Circuit took a few laps. In most scenarios, whacking the throttle open at full lean in the wet on a 200+ horsepower motorcycle can send a rider into low-earth orbit before they know what happened.

“But every year the electronic strategies are more refined and the bikes get easier to ride. And since trusting electrons over instincts is all the rage these days, I hopped on the bandwagon and started grabbing full throttle earlier and earlier – and kept going faster and faster …”

—Bike Intro: 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 S: Easier = Quicker, By Chris Ulrich

The Ducati recipe for success is making a stylish, high-performance motorcycle with MotoGP-derived technology, then building a community through marketing and education. Its philosophy is to build it, and the right riders will find it. Racing Editor Chris Ulrich learned that Ducati has built the 2020 Panigale V4 S right when he put it to the test in Bahrain. Read about one of Ulrich’s most challenging evaluations to date in the March issue of Roadracing World!

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