Some time ago, we posted about a 'special' Panigale V4 being tested. We also explained why the motorcycle in question was most likely the Ducati Panigale V4 Superleggera... Super high specs, dripping with carbon-fibre, top-of-the-line tech and everything one could ask for! And now, we have stumbled upon this video which tells us more about the bike.





The video is titled 'Project 1708 Panigale'. It opens with the first title which says 'The Concept' followed by the name of the motorcycle Ducati Superleggera V4. While this video is not officially posted by Ducati, if the video is to be believed, it will ditch the name Panigale and just be called Superleggera V4. We, on the other hand, believe that this might not be the case.

The video then goes to display the carbon fiber subframe and the carbon fibre BST wheels which corroborates with the spy shots that we found earlier. According to the video, the swingarm is also carbon fiber. All of that means a lot of weight saving and hence, justification of the name Superleggera. A dry clutch is also the part of the package but how the bike will adhere to the norms with that remains to be seen as dry clutch units tend to be noisy.

The extremities begin with the use of Titanium. The lightweight material is used for the camshaft and even the fasteners which goes on to show how far the Bologna brand can push when it comes to saving weight and build on the insane power-to-weight ratio that the 1299 Panigale Superleggera boasted of. Even the Ohlins TTX rear shock has Titanium springs! Even more Titanium makes its presence known in the form of the Akrapovic full-system.

The video ends with the sweet exhaust note of the 90-degree Stradale that powers the Panigale V4 series of motorcycles. Because of the dry-clutch and the full-system exhaust, we are of the belief that this motorcycle will likely be a track-only model and therefore, chances are that it may be powered by the smaller capacity Stradale from the Panigale V4R. Also, expect this one to be a limited-run of 500 units just like the 1299 Superleggera was and if so, it is highly unlikely that mere mortals like us will ever get to lay our hands on one.

While that is disheartening, we have had our fair share of fun on the Bologna's flagship when we got to test the Panigale v4 on the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia and when we rode the Panigale 1299 for 20,000 km around Australia during the PowerTrip 360.