Quote>"Once again, Ducati has looked to the future by developing a fresh, distinctive project, opening up an entirely new chapter. The starting point for the Desmosedici Stradale design was the heart of the V4 MotoGP engine – its cylinder heads. With the same dimensions and geometry as the Desmosedici GP, the Desmosedici Stradale offers the same outstanding fluid dynamics. It also has the same engine configuration: 90° V4, rotated rearward by 42°. This solution makes the new Ducati engine extremely compact, allowing centralisation of mass and perfect integration with the vehicle."
So the engine in the then new 2017 Ducati V4 is actually based on their Moto GP bikes just like the Ducati Desmosedici RR, except this time was going to be mass production! Wow!
The switch from twin cylinders to a V4 cylinder engine wasn't going to be easy for Ducatisti at all.
And completely forgot that Ducati are part of the Volkswagen family anyway!