PANIGALE V4 / V4 S / V4 S CORSE
It is called Panigale V4 and it marks a new and important chapter in Ducati's history, a "symphony" of performance and emotions that's 100% Italian. Panigale V4 is the first mass-produced Ducati motorcycle to be equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, closely derived from the Desmosedici of the MotoGP. The Panigale V4 range grows with the introduction of the new Panigale V4 S Corse: with an exclusive livery inspired the official colors of the Ducati Team MotoGP, it is an authentic celebration of the Ducati's racing spirit.
Power: 214 hp (157.5 kW)
Torque: 124.0 Nm (91.5 lb-ft)
For Ducati, the V4 layout at 90° is the utmost expression of sportiness for a motorcycle engine. It is no coincidence that it is the same solution used in the MotoGP Desmosedici engines.
On street bikes the crankshaft rotates in the same direction as the wheels. In contrast, in MotoGP the counter-rotating crankshaft that rotates in the opposite direction is commonly used. The Desmosedici Stradale borrowed this technical solution from MotoGP.
"Twin Pulse" Firing Order
The crank pins, offset by 70° like on the Desmosedici GP, require a "Twin Pulse" firing order to generate power that is easy to handle and optimise traction when coming out of curves ("Big Bang" effect). Thanks to this firing order the Desmosedici Stradale makes a unique and distinctive sound.
On the Desmosedici Stradale the design of the desmodromic system is a key factor for obtaining top performance.
Innovative "Front Frame"
The new ""Front Frame"", left visible for all to see, becomes an integral part of the motorcycle giving it a tight fairing, practically custom tailored.
"Double Layer" Fairing
Simplicity and integration inspired the designers for the fairing with a "double layer" solution: a main outer part with a reduced longitudinal extension, and a secondary part that functions as an air extractor for the radiator.
The plasticity of the ""diamond"" tank, a Ducati trademark, assists the rider at all stages of track driving.
Sleek Tail Guard
The tail guard of the single-seater version is all one piece, to emphasise the "ready-to-race" character of the bike.
The new Panigale V4 is equipped with a 43 mm diameter Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF) that is fully adjustable in the compression and extension of the hydraulic brake and in the spring preload.
Rims and Tyres
While the new Panigale V4 mounts 3-spoke cast aluminium rims, the new Panigale V4 S and Panigale Speciale are equipped with 3-spoke aluminium alloy rims.
New Braking System
The Panigale V4 range exclusively incorporates the brand new Brembo Stylema® monobloc callipers that represent the evolution of the already high performance M50 callipers.
The proximity of the new Panigale V4 to the racing world is underlined by the lightweight 16 litre aluminium tank that, as is the case with racing bikes, has a portion of the capacity situated under the rider's seat.
Bosch EVO ABS Cornering
The Bosch ABS system, equipped with ""Cornering"" functionality that engages the ABS even when the bike is leaning into a curve, has evolved extensively with the introduction of new intervention logic and control types.
Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO)
The DTC EVO on the new Panigale V4 is based on an algorithm that makes its interventions more precise and quick.
Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
The introduction of the 6D IMU has made it possible to add Ducati Slide Control (DSC) to Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO), developed in collaboration with Ducati Corse.
Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS EVO)
The DQS EVO with up/down function, fine tuned for the Panigale V4, compared to the previous 1299 system Panigale uses the lean angle information to maximise the motorcycle's stability during shift changes in corners.