- 61% of voters chose the new Ducati superbike as “Queen” of the Show
- Ducati’s 9th win from thirteen times that a popular vote has been held at EICMA
13th November 2017, Milan (Italy)
The Ducati Panigale V4 has won the title of “Most Beautiful Bike of Show” at EICMA 2017 (Esposizione Internazionale del Ciclo, Motociclo, Accessori).
Despite tough competition from many new brands, this thirteenth edition of the “Vote and Win the Most Beautiful Bike of the Show” competition, organised by Italian magazine Motociclismo, was won by Ducati for the ninth time.
More than 16,000 enthusiasts selected the Panigale V4 as their number one choice, making it the most popular bike among both EICMA visitors and “Motociclismo” website users. The new Ducati superbike won by a considerable margin, with 61% of total votes. The second-placed bike only had 7.7% of the vote!
On the last day of the show (Sunday 12 November), Julien Clement, Senior Designer of the Ducati Design Center and Panigale V4 Project Designer, received the award on behalf of Ducati, as final highlight of an intense week of exhibition and events, with over 600,000 visitors at EICMA.
Panigale V4 is the first mass-produced Ducati motorcycle to be equipped with a 4-cylinder engine. It has been developed in close collaboration with Ducati Corse, drawing directly on know-how and technology from the racing world to provide a road bike that is the closest thing possible to its MotoGP counterpart.
214 hp (157.5 kW)
226 hp (166.3 kw) with racing kit
124.0 Nm (91.5 lb-ft)
175 kg (386 lb)
Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali said: “I adore Ducati Corse, a small group of mechanics and engineers who are strictly Made in Italy, and who unite endless passion with scientific precision, in a sport where two-wheeled technology has many aspects still to be understood, and it is for this reason that it is so fascinating.”
Author’s Biography: Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)
Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web-zine.
He is also a moderator on PuristSPro.com horology discussion fora. He blends his scientific medical objectivity from the pharmaceutical industry with purist passion, in his musings about watches, travel, wine, food and other epicurean delights.
His travelogue ‘Lazing’ and feasting ‘Grazing’ series of articles have now passed into “mythic legend” on the original ‘ThePuristS.com’ website. Those were the halcyon days when he was “rich and famous” that he remembers with bittersweet fondness.
Dr Teillol-Foo is a quoted enthusiast on the watch industry, appearing in feature articles and interviews by Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Sunday Times (London), Chronos (Japan), Citizen Hedonist (France) and other publications. He has authored articles for magazines like International Watch (iW) – both U.S. & Chinese editions, ICON (Singapore), August Man (Singapore), Comfort (China) and The Watch (Hong Kong).