The latest Lego Technic model boasts the style, sophistication and performance of the ‘ultimate superbike’.
The new model is a faithful replica of the iconic Italian motorcycle, combining Lego Technic and Ducati design DNA to recreate the curves and aerodynamic form of the motorcycle. Just like in real life, the Lego version enables Lego builders to act out the tight turns and fast straights that the bike can easily navigate thanks to its powerful engine.
With the Lego Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R set, builders can discover how the innovative 2-speed gearbox activates the V4-cylinder engine, with realistic futuristic rear and front suspension detail. The model’s unique kickstand means that the model can be put on display when not in use.
The Lego Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R is the first motorcycle model in Lego Technic history to include a gearbox that allows builders to navigate through different speeds. Other features include realistic steering, suspension and front and rear disc brakes. An exhaust pipe, a windshield and a dashboard also make this replica model true to the full-size version, as does the classic red colour any Ducati fan will recognise.
“The Ducati Panigale V4 R is such an elegant Italian icon and a true technological masterpiece.” commented Aurélien Rouffiange, senior designer at Lego Technic. “It was essential that I included as many authentic details from the real motorbike as I could when designing the new Lego Technic version, ensuring I captured all the bike’s curves and the unique features. Just as Ducati continually pushes boundaries in its 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.”
“We are two brands that share the same values of dedication, passion and attention to detail – values that have come together to give life to a unique building experience” said Alessandro Cicognani, Ducati licensing director. “Our hope is that the Ducati Panigale V4 R Lego Technic can bring together, excite and entertain not only children and parents, but also all the fans who ride their motorcycles every day.”
The Lego Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R model is designed for fans aged 10+ and will be available from 1st June.