Ducati Panigale V4 S breaks the lap record at Buddh Circuit
Ducati’s flagship superbike, the Panigale V4 S, has just set a new track record for production motorcycles at India’s F1 track, the Buddh International Circuit (BIC). On his second outing, Allesandro Valia (Ducati’s test pilot) dropped his lap times by close to a second and set up a blistering time of 1.56.316, which is just shy of the lap record set by Anthony West astride an ARRC race-spec Yamaha R6 equipped with a race engine, tricked out suspension and brakes.
214 Horsepower and 124 Nm of torque speaks mountains of the capability of this superbike. Add to it a dry weight of just 175 kgs and you begin to realise just how performance oriented the chassis has been designed. The most interesting part is the bike ran a production factory set up and was set in race mode. In other words, perfectly apt for when you decide to purchase your very own Panigale straight from the dealer.