For when lockdown really starts to bite: the Lego Technic Panigale V4R - Bikesport News

For when lockdown really starts to bite: the Lego Technic Panigale V4R

In some countries, there has been lockdown for three weeks, some substantially longer. It is for those that the Lego Technic Ducati Panigale V4R has been invented.

The LEGO® Technic™ Ducati Panigale V4R measures 32cm in length, 16cm in height and 8cm in width and is the first motorcycle model in LEGO® Technic™ history to include a gearbox to simulate different speeds and riding techniques.

Other striking features are the steering and suspension that give realistic movement, in addition to front and rear disc brakes.

Sidestand, exhausts, screen and dashboard are the details that make this bike so faithful to the real version. Last but not least, the red colour that accelerates the heartbeat of every Ducati fan.

“The Ducati Panigale V4 R is such an elegant icon and a masterpiece of technology”, states Aurélien Rouffiange, Senior Designer of Lego Technic.

“It was essential for me to include as many details and features as I could, to capture all the curves and the unique design of the Red icon, to create for the first time a functioning gearbox and steering as well as a V4 cylinder engine that spins.

To me riding is all about the sensation you feel in connection with the road on your motorcycle. I hope that building the Lego Technic Panigale V4R model brings you the same excitement. Not only a play experience but also a way to learn about mechanics, power and technology. The beginning of a long journey with a lot of fun and passion.”

It will be in Ducati dealers from June 1 and cost about 60 notes - which is not bad considering the Millennium Falcon is £650.

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