Italian design house Officine GP Design has unveiled a limited edition, naked Ducati Panigale V4, called the V4 Penta. It is a custom build based on the Ducati Panigale V4S superbike.
Only 10 bikes will be built with a price tag of 80,000 GBP (around Rs 74.5 lakh at current exchange rates). It features several has several custom additions on the stock V4 S, like custom spoke wheels by Jonich SX, bronze powder coating on the engine and crankcase covers, and a classic styled girder front end.
The V4 Penta is designed by Luca Pozzato and is definitely more than just a naked streetfighter. It has some drastic changes including the girder front end, instead of conventional forks and absence of fairing. Suspension specialists FG Racing has designed the girder front end, which is made from a single billet of aluminium.
The headlight seems to have been borrowed from the Ducati XDiavel, and the seat is a solo affair, crafted by Foglizzo. The clip on handlebars, indicators, footpegs and some other bits have been supplied by motorcycle jewellery maker Rizoma.
The V4 Penta isn’t an official Ducati creation, but it’s not clear if the design brief came from Bologna to gauge market response to a naked V4, which may see official production sometime in the future.