Lego is collaborating with automotive manufacturer Ducati and revealed its latest Lego Technic model—the Ducati Panigale V4 R. The model faithfully recreates the trademark features of this Italian-engineered bike.
The model even features a 2-speed gearbox that controls the V4-cylinder engine, rear and front suspension, and comes with their trademark kickstand.
Other features include realistic steering, suspension to help with high-octane action and front and rear disc brakes. The tiny bike also has an exhaust pipe, a windshield and a dashboard. Talk about the level of detail.
“The Ducati Panigale V4 R is such an elegant Italian icon and a true technological masterpiece. 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,” said Lego Technic Senior Designer Aurélien Rouffiange.
“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,” adds Ducati Licensing Director Alessandro Cicognani.
The Lego Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R model is designed for fans aged 10 and above. It is priced at USD 59.99 (RM262), and will be available on Lego’s official website from the 1st June 2020.