If you happen to find yourself desiring the Ducati Panigale V4 R superbike (we can hardly blame you for such thoughts), then you better start figuring out which kidney you like the least, as the 998cc V4 rocket machine will cost quite the pretty penny in the United States.
This is because the Ducati Panigale V4 R is priced at $40,000 MSRP for the 2019 model year, in the pricing details that our Bothan spies have passed along to us.
That figure for the Ducati Panigale V4 R mimics the €39,900 price tag in Europe, which comes right up to the limit of the WorldSBK homologation requirements, which cap bikes at €40,000. In the UK, this pre-Brexit price on the Panigale V4 R will be £34,995.
Other Ducati prices for the USA include the following:
- Diavel 1260: $19,995 (grey) / $22,995 (S)
- Hypermotard 950: $13,295 (red) / $16,695 (SP)
- Monster 821 Stealth: $12,895
- Multistrada 950 S: $16,395 (red) / $16,695 (grey)
- Multistrada 1260 Enduro: $21,795
- Panigale V4 S Corse: $29,995
- Panigale V4 R: $40,000
Ducati pricing for the US market shows some interesting moves. First up, the Panigale V4 Speciale and base model Multistrada 950 are no longer, forcing would-be buyers to the Panigale V4 S Corse and Multistrada 950 S models.
The Hypermotard family gets a $300 price increase, which might be considered a modest bump in price considering all the features that the Italian brand has brought to this road-going supermoto.
The Diavel 1260 is the most interesting out of the new models, when it comes to pricing. This model surprisingly got the most traffic on our pages during the EICMA show, and its price tag is set to undercut the XDiavel line.
The big difference now between the Diavel and the XDiavel is the riding position and aesthetics, so it is curious to see Ducati North America putting almost $900 between the two base models, and $1,300 on the S models. As such, we would expect to see Diavel 1260 sales eating into those of the XDiavel.
Source: Bothan Spies