In early April this year, the most famous supercar player in Vietnam, Mr. Pham Tran Nhat Minh, also known as Minh “Nhua,” spent 6 billion VND to own the limited edition Ducati Superleggera V4 motorcycle, which is only limited to 500 units. The selling price of this motorcycle shocked many people, and for many, the amount could easily buy a luxurious Mercedes-Benz S450L Luxury 2022 to experience the comfort and luxury features that the Ducati Superleggera V4 cannot provide.
Now, bikers in Vietnam are once again excited when another expensive Ducati motorcycle has arrived in Vietnam and has been handed over to its owner, a well-known biker. It is a Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 motorcycle, which inherits many technologies from Moto GP racing and is the first of its kind to arrive in Vietnam. It is known that this Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 motorcycle was launched worldwide in early March this year.
The Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 is the latest high-performance version of the Ducati super-bike series with many details inherited from the newly launched Superleggera V4 earlier this year and only one unit has arrived in Vietnam, thanks to the daring of Minh “Nhua”.
Carbon is always the most frequently used material by supercar and motorcycle manufacturers as it can reduce weight while adding a distinctive touch to the vehicle. The Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 is no exception, with its wheels, body parts, and fenders all made of this expensive material.
Up-close view of the first Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 in Vietnam
The Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 is characterized by the fish fin on its sides, and the V4 SP2 logo is embroidered in two colors, white and red, on the seat and sides of the motorcycle. Although it is not a limited production version, all Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 models have the number “500” on the bike’s tail.
In addition, the motorcycle is also equipped with aerodynamic winglets to improve road grip. The “Winter Test” special black paint with most parts finished in carbon with glossy fuel tank and red parts using stylish interpretations of the Italian flag runs throughout the bike.
The motorcycle features the “Winter Test” paint
Many carbon parts, pictured here are the carbon wheels of the Ducati Panigale V4 SP2, reducing the weight by 1.4 kg compared to the aluminum wheels of the Ducati Panigale V4 S model.
Not limited edition, but Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 still has the number 500
In terms of technology, the Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 features Ohlins NPX 25/30 front suspension and Ohlins TTX36 rear suspension, along with a steering damper. The motorcycle’s suspension system is developed by Ohlins and features the Smart EC 2.0 control software for adaptive damping and improved stability and control.
To control the immense power of the motorcycle, it is equipped with Brembo Stylema R calipers with an MCS 19.21 master cylinder that allows for quick adjustment of the braking travel length. The Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 also comes with a GPS module, which automatically activates the lap time feature. The motorcycle has 4 riding modes: Low, Medium, High, and Full.
V4 SP2 logo embroidered on the seat
Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 is priced equivalent to mid-range cars and three times higher than A-segment hatchback cars or twice the price of the newly launched Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid 2022 in Vietnam
With the selling price mentioned above, the Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 is considered more expensive compared to the Kawasaki Ninja H2, which is priced from 1.299 billion VND in Vietnam. Moreover, the Ninja H2 has more power with 32 horsepower and a maximum torque of 142 Nm. However, when considering the power-to-weight ratio, the Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 is more impressive due to its lighter weight, which is 65 kg lower.
Photos: Duy Su