"First up, the base model Panigale V4 comes with a price tag of $21,195 (£16,010
), which puts it a touch more expensive than the good old 1299 Panigale to the tune of around $1,200.
If you’re feeling saucy and want to splash out on the more exotic Panigale V4 S model then prepare to be broadsided by the price tag. For those who can’t live without the prized “S” designation, you’re going to have to pay an extra $6,300 for the pleasure, because the 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 S is priced at $27,495 (£20,770)
And then there’s the 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale. The difference between the Panigale V4 S and the Panigale V4 Speciale is the simple matter of 12 horsepower and 10 kilos. The Speciale will have an incredible 226 horses on tap and will weigh a little less than the S model, but you have through the nose for the pleasure. Get ready for it…the 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale will set you back a whopping $39,995 (£30,212)
Yes, that’s forty grand’s worth of Italian engineering, but the incredible thing is that this isn’t even going to be Ducati’s top tier bike: we’re still waiting for the “R” model to arrive, which is slated to be their big boy version, which won’t be released until later on next year as a 2019 model. So if you’re going to buy the V4 Speciale, be warned that you’re going to be paying forty grand for second best…!"