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Words and photos by Vicki Smith

Last night the Ducati North America “More Than Red” Tour made a stop at Ducati Miami in the Wynwood Art District. Wynwood has been known to throw some pretty good parties and this was no exception. Ducati CEO Jason Chinnock was on hand to unveil the new Scrambler 1100 Sport as well as the show stopping Panigale V4 and V4 Speciale to a capacity crowd. If there was anybody that wondered if that special Ducati sound was part of the new package all worries were set aside once the crazy sound system cranked up to accompany the video of a Panigale V4 owning an Italian racetrack. Honestly, if you are a person who appreciates a great sounding machine this would have counted you in a large crowd of really smiling faces when that sound was blasting.

Once the bikes were unveiled and people had some time to look them over the question of the night from all sides seemed to be “what did I think of the V4?” Truthfully, this surprised me because, while I do realize not everybody needs an over 200 horsepower Superbike (and for them Ducati has a full range of other offerings) this bike just screams badass. (Not convinced? Take a look at the dyno chart I shared yesterday). We were shown a side by side image of the racing GP motor and the one the Panigale V4 uses and the similarity is immense. Right now, the world’s top journalists are at the Panigale V4 press launch in Valencia. I’ll be surprised if they are anything short of blown away.

Here’s a link to some photos from last night:

Vicki Smith

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Despite unveiling their all-new MotoGP-inspired Ducati Panigale V4 just weeks ago, Ducati have confirmed they are far from stopping making V-twin sportsbikes. While visiting Ducati’s Bologna factory last week we saw scores of 1299 Panigale Final Edition models on the production line, being built alongside the new V4 superbike.
While previous versions of the 1299 were only Euro3 approved, and could only be sold in limited numbers this year under derogation rules, the FE is Euro4 approved, so Ducati can sell it until 2020.

And, providing there is demand, Ducati say they will keep producing the FE until close to that cut-off.

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This short time offer is an unprecedented new program for classic Ducati sportbike owners being offered by Ducati North America:

Classic Superbike — When the End Tells the Whole Story

In celebration of the twin cylinder Ducati Superbike legacy, Ducati North America is excited to announce the launch of a unique promotion for the family of classic Ducati Superbikes. For owners of a classic motorcycle, this program is the perfect opportunity to replace worn or damaged components or upgrade to high-performance options. Experience the difference upgraded Öhlins suspension or lighter weight Marchesini wheels can make on your Superbike.

Available now for a limited time get classic superbike body panels, fairings, suspension, seats, and wheels for the 916, 996, 998/748, 999/749 and 848/1098/1198 at up to 50% of the original MSRP.
Contact your participating authorized Ducati dealer today to get yours on order while supplies last, offer ends December 31, 2017.

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