Whether you’re talking about the real machine or the toy model, it’s safe to say the Ducati Panigale V4 R is a bit of a history maker. The road version is the original superbike, with MotoGP DNA coursing through its veins. And its stunning LEGO® Technic™ model recreates its iconic details with remarkable accuracy, thanks to passionate collaboration between the two design teams.
It’s the first motorcycle model in LEGO Technic history to include a gearbox to that allows builders to navigate through different speeds. And builders can discover how this innovative 2-speed gearbox activates the V4-cylinder engine and marvel at the futuristic rear and front suspension, where you can practice your lean into tight chicanes. And once you’ve thrashed it around, you can put it proudly on display thanks to the model’s unique kick stand.
Other impressive features include realistic steering, and front and rear disc brakes. An exhaust pipe, a windshield and a dashboard are just some of the small details that make this replica model so true to the full-size version. And being an Italian machine, it comes in the obligatory scarlet livery to get ‘tifosi’ pulses racing.
“The Ducati Panigale V4 R is such an elegant Italian icon and a true technological masterpiece,” says Aurélien Rouffiange, Senior Designer at LEGO Technic. “It was essential for me to include as many authentic details and features as I could, to capture all the curves and the unique design of the real bike. Like Ducati continually push boundaries in their design, we demonstrated what the LEGO Technic range is capable of by engineering a fully functioning motorcycle gearbox for the first time and connecting it to the spinning V4 cylinder engine using existing pieces.”
At 646 pieces, the LEGO Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R is perfect for developing builders looking take on a more ambitious challenge. But however old you are, it’s sure to prove an irresistible addition to your collection.
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