This is the Most Technologically Advanced Motorcycle EVER

This is the Most Technologically Advanced Motorcycle EVER


(engine revving) – This is one of the most
expensive motorcycles you can buy today. It costs, $40,000. That’s a lot of dough for a motorcycle. So why is this one
right here so expensive? Let me give you a little hint. Come over here. It says Ducati on it. But it’s more than just the name. In this video, we’re going to take a look at what they’ve done to
make this bike so expensive yet worth every friggin’ penny. We’re about to go single-sided swingarm to carbon fiber winglets, bumper-to-bumper on this Ducati Panigale V4 R. Vroom, vroom, where my
12 o’clock boys at, baby? (upbeat music) Hey guys, before we get
into this week’s episode, I wanna thank Raycon for
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keeps us making sweet vids like this one. (upbeat music) First off, before we dive into this bike, I’d like to introduce
myself, I’m Jeremiah. I’m a rider here at Donut. One of the many motorcycle
lovers we have on the crew here. So, why does the name carry so much clout? Well for one, it symbolizes over 100 years of racing and winning,
and all the development and technology that
comes along with winning. What wins on Sunday, sells
on Monday and Ducati, they do a lot of winning. They’ve won 14 World Superbike titles. That’s more than any other
manufacturer combined and every single one of those
championship-winning bikes, including this one right here, share one key piece of technology. (upbeat music) This This is what’s called
a desmodromic engine, and Ducati designed it
specifically so that their bikes can rev to higher RPM. Your average car, take
a Civic, for example, has a red line of 6500 RPM
and most big dog street bikes like your leader bikes,
they rev up to 12000 RPMs before hitting their red line. So why do motorcycles have such a higher RPM range than cars? Think of it like a bald eagle versus a little baby hummingbird, okay? The bald eagle has larger wings
that it needs to flap less to generate more power. Whereas the hummingbird’s
small little wings, they need to flap really
fast and generate lift. So, typically bikes have
to have higher rev range to make up for their smaller displacement. Now, how much does this bike rev to? 16,500 RPMs. that’s 275 revolutions of
the crankshaft every second. Imagine this. (shaking) Now that’s at least two times
as fast as what I just did. (laughs) But there’s a reason most
engines don’t rev that high. It’s because it’s really hard to do without the engine blowing up. Most engines using overhead valve design that uses a cam to open the
valve and a spring to close it. And back in the day, the metal
used in those valve springs, they couldn’t withstand the
stresses of higher RPMs. A high-revving motor
will be chugging along so fast that the spring,
it wouldn’t have time to close the valve. And when that happens, the
piston smacks the valve, and your engine goes kaboom (exploding). It’s not fun. Enter the desmodromic engine. See what made Ducati so unique
was they completely bailed on using springs to close the valves. Instead, the desmo system
replaced those springs with cam loads and collars. It forcibly pulls the valve
close, perfectly timed with the rotation of the crankshaft. Now today, spring technology has improved to the point where desmo
tech isn’t really necessary. But Ducati still insist on using it because they’re proud of their heritage. It was incorporated into
the company street bike, way back in 1968, and has been
using every model since 1980, including this engine, right here. But there’s something else
that makes this engine, very, very special. (upbeat music) This engine is the Panigale V4. Now, Ducati is known for using
their famous L-twin engine developed all the way back in the ’70s. But this isn’t any basic Ducati. This engine was born on the racetrack, specifically to win MotoGP races. Now MotoGP is the highest
form of motorcycle racing. It’s the F1 of two wheels. All the bikes are custom-built prototypes and they cost millions of dollars to make. Ducati took some of the
smartest minds and engineers from their Ducati Corse team
to develop this high revving, 998 CC V4. Tacked onto this motor, is a
signature Ducati dry clutch. Now dry clutch has clutch
plates that aren’t bathed in engine oil. Those are wet clutches, mmmmh. Now the advantage of a dry clutch is that it improves power delivery
to the rear wheels. It reduces drag on the engine and helps keep the engine oil cleaner,
but it’s friggin’ loud. I mean, it sounds like
rocks inside a dryer. (motor running) The V4 motor paired with a dry clutch and all the cool engine bits,
helps this bike produce, listen up, 221 horsepower. On a motorcycle! A 2020 Mazda Miata makes 181 horsepower and it weighs 2,329 pounds. This bike? It only weighs 379 pounds,
and it still manages to make over 30 horsepower more. (upbeat music) And if you wanna shell out
even a couple more dineros, $5,000 to be exact, you can slap on a full titanium Akrapovic race exhaust. And that pushes this
thing to 234 horsepower. 234 horsepower on a thing that’s smaller than an actual horse. So aside from the engine, what other trickle-down
goodies does V4 R get? Well, it gets a bunch of lightweight tech. And the lighter you are, the easier it is for you to go from 180 miles
an hour to zero miles an hour. Now the fairings, they’re
made of carbon fiber covered in this really
sweet, sexy, Ducati red. Tacked on these fairings, are winglets. And I’m not talking about a night out with the boys at B-Dubs. And the winglets, on a
production bike are not common. The cool thing about these, is
Ducati used these exact ones in their 2016 MotoGP bike. This MotoGP technology that
you can buy, which is crazy. (upbeat music) The reason they even use these wings, is that they create
downforce at the front, keeping the bike as stable as possible during intense braking. And when accelerating, they
help keep the bike down. These guys can generate up
to 66 pounds of downforce at 168 miles an hour. Now the downside of winglets,
is that they create dirty air, and we’re not talking about
dudes farting in front of you, crop dusting, that’s not
what I’m talking about. Dirty air is the turbulent
air that’s coming off the lead bike and
straight on to the chase bike. And that’s not good if
you’re in second place, trying to catch up. But lucky for you,
you’re not racing MotoGP. So you can create as much
dirty air with these bad boys when you’re carving through the canyons, ripping down the highway,
giving someone the bird as you’re passing by a residential street. Freaking dirty air boys. (upbeat music) Now down here we have the
latest in Brembo technology. They’re good, they bite hard, and they’ll make you do a
stoppie in no time flat. (upbeat music) So this V4 R is fast as
frig and has the means to stop on a dime, but how do you wrangle a 221 horsepower beast? First, this epic V4 engine
spins in a counter direction to that of the wheels. Wheels spin this way, and
the crank spins this way. And because of that, it’s easier for you to change directions. You’re not fighting the gyroscopic effect of the wheels as much because
it’s partially compensated by the crank, which is
pretty friggin’ sick. (upbeat music) You might have also noticed
that there’s no license plate on this thing and that’s because Ducati will ship you this bike
with those things removed because this is a friggin’ race bike. (upbeat music) Now the V4 R also uses Ducati’s classic, single-sided swingarm. It was originally designed
to speed up pit stops in racing back in the 1916 days, and is now a staple Ducati bike feature. It looks freaking sick. I love single-sided swingarms and this one is beautiful. (upbeat music) Now I think it’s a good
time for me to put a GoPro in my mouth and hop on
this Italian stallion. – Good?
– Yep. – Mmmh, feels good. It’s soft like leather.(laughs) (upbeat music) Now there’s two things that really helped this
bike handle like a dream. First, the suspension components. They come from the best in
the biz, and that’s Ohlins. All the Ohlins bits come together to give the rider the best
control money can buy. Second, the front of the
V4 R is three inches wider than the non-race version of the bike. That, along with all the vents and intakes and elements designed with the helps of aerospace engineering
tech, help reduce the amount of turbulence the rider
brings to the table. (upbeat music) Take a look at this screen. Instead of traditional gauges, they have this
high-definition, high-contrast, high-brightness display. It’s freaking amazing. Jammed into the screen, you
can access all your options, helping you ride like a pro. Even if you’re a little squid. (engine revs) It’s got traction control,
which we’re gonna turn off in a little bit, because
we’re gonna lay down a sweet burnie and we’re
not going to need it. It’s got slide control, which helps prevent doing
something like this. (engine running) (scraping) It’s got Ducati Power Launch, which is essentially launch control, allows the rider to only
worry about clutch release as electronics take care of the revs and help the V4R take off
the line as fast as possible. That’s good, when you’re racing. (upbeat music) This bike also has three rider modes. It’s got street, it’s got
sport and it’s got race mode. Because this is a race bike, it has a built-in lap timer and
possibly my favorite feature on the bike, it’s got a pit limiter. Now all racers require
that when a race bike enters the pits, they must
be at a specific speed limit. And when you’re all
worked up with adrenaline, that’s kinda tough to do. So Ducati made it easy. You push this button right
here and it limits the speed at which you can go, it’s friggin’ trick. (upbeat music) Now the reason this bike exists as a model that you can buy off the showroom floor is because of World Superbike racing. Now, World Superbike racing
is one step below MotoGP. Instead of using prototypes, World Superbike rules require
you use production bikes as this homologation special. Homologation means that a manufacturer has to sell a set number of
production models to the public, prior to using them to go racing. It’s the same reason why you are able to buy a Group B Lancia Delta. Well not you, not me, but
you know what I’m saying. (upbeat music) So $40,000 for a race
motorcycle that’s street legal might seem like an outrageous price. I mean, it’s a lot of money. But in this case, it’s justified. Now if you have 40K, you can go out and get 180 mile per hour bike, or you can go by 3 Series Convertible, and be a turkey. Which one are you gonna do? (upbeat music) (engine revving) – That’s sick. (laughing) We wanna thank Ducati for
dropping off this bike, it is seriously one of
the sickest motorcycles I’ve ever seen in person, it’s amazing. So we wanna thank them. Follow Donut at Donut Media. Follow me at Jeremiah Burton. Thanks guys, bye for now. (upbeat music)