Punchy mini Panigale

The Straits Times senior correspondent Zaihan Mohamed Yusof took the 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 for a test ride at the Jerez Circuit in southern Spain, one of the circuits used for MotoGP.
New riders will find the fuel-injected V2 palatable with 155bhp on tap, while seasoned riders will be able to exploit the 955cc bike’s performance.
New riders will find the fuel-injected V2 palatable with 155bhp on tap, while seasoned riders will be able to exploit the 955cc bike’s performance.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF DUCATI

Ducati's visually stunning Panigale V2 is a missile capable of impressive lap times

I find it a struggle to wolf down a bespoke burger with three beef patties and special toppings. It is just too much for me.

My appetite for burgers is similarly reflected in my choice of superbikes. A ride that is close to 220bhp and a top speed nearing 300kmh is also too much to stomach.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 23, 2019, with the headline 'Punchy mini Panigale'. Print Edition | Subscribe