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End of the Ducati L-twin Panigale?

End of the Ducati L-twin Panigale?

Ducati has released a teaser video that seems to hint at the end of the L-twin Panigale line with a limited-edition World Superbike tricolore livery.

The 17-second video doesn’t show much and ends with the slogan “When the end tells the whole story”.

To us that hints that the new V4 superbike, powered by a version of the MotoGP Desmosedici 1000cc V4, will not only be added to the line-up, but possibly replace the L-twin superbike.

We expect the V4 super bike will be unveiled in November at the EICMA show in Milan.

Meanwhile, the WSBK livery model could be the last of the Panigale line. However, Ducati says they will still race the L-twin in WSBK for another year which is what they did with the end of each Panigale engine.

The limited edition will be unveiled at the WSBK round in Laguna Seca, California on July 7 at 8pm, US time.

Apart from the tricolore paintwork, the video features the headlights, taillights and what looks like the end of the exhaust with a honeycomb cover suggesting that these may be different from the current Panigale.

As a special edition bike, it is guaranteed to cost more, but will probably also become a collector’s bike and retain much of its value.

If it’s the true end of the line for the L-twin superbike, it might even gain in value!