2020 Ducati Panigale V4R Guide

2020 Ducati Panigale V4R

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2020 Ducati Panigale V4R:

The new Panigale V4 R embodies the maximum expression of Ducati values: style, sophistication, performance.

It is the maximum expression of Ducati’s racing DNA, similar to a racing prototype as no other bike: a forward-looking model that accompanies the rider towards a dimension of advanced riding, made up of curves and straights that run incredibly fast, thanks to the electronics that, like an invisible, magical safety net, allows going beyond the limits.

Designed to elicit a symphony of emotions, thanks also to the dry clutch, the new Panigale V4 R transfoms the concept of performance: not only acceleration, braking ability and best lap time, but also safety and ease of riding, whatever the level of experience.

In short, pure racing adrenalin under control.

The Panigale V4 R is the ultimate road-legal Ducati race bike. Compared to the previous R version, the Panigale V4 R is even more specialised. The modifications extend far beyond the engine and suspension set-up: for the first time they also include an Aero Pack designed directly by Ducati Corse in close collaboration with the Ducati Style Centre to improve on-track aerodynamic efficiency.

The Panigale V4 R is a road-legal WSBK category racing bike and constitutes the technical platform for the official Ducati Superbikes that will compete in the 2019 season. The new Panigale V4 R merges the essence of the Panigale V4 S with the specific changes requested by Ducati Corse to make it race-competitive. The 1,103 cm3 90° V4 engine has been replaced with the 998 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale R which brings it within the displacement limits established by WSBK championship rules. The bike features a new fairing incorporating wings elements of MotoGP origin. It also has race-grade Öhlins suspension with mechanical adjustment and an aluminium swingarm with an adjustable four-position axle. Moreover, the Front Frame has been modified to achieve the stiffness targets set by Ducati Corse. Sophisticated electronic controls borrowed from the Panigale V4 S now have revised threshold levels to make them more compatible with pro rider requirements.

Unlike the 1,103 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale, designed to provide fluid power delivery and excellent low-rev pulling power for optimal road use, the 998 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale R version offers more extreme performance as power delivery has been designed with the track in mind. The Desmosedici Stradale R features lighter internal components and greater air intake efficiency: this allows faster engine rev-up and shifts the rpm red zone higher to improve acceleration. The result is 221 hp (162 kW) of power – which responds instantaneously to throttle movements – at 15,250 rpm (EU homologation values), 2,250 rpm higher than on the 1,103 cm3 V4.

As in MotoGP, where all that matters is maximum performance, the Panigale V4 R features a dry clutch. This gives greatly improved ‘feel’ during braking and through the corners, allows personalisation of the degree of ‘mechanical’ engine braking and is characterised by that iconic mechanical rumble which Ducati fans find irresistible.

It’s not just the racing-inspired livery that makes the Panigale V4 R unmistakeable. An eye- catching aerodynamics package requested by Ducati Corse includes screen, nose fairing and side fairings to reduce drag. It also features specially shaped air vents to reduce working temperatures during intense racing use. GP16-derived carbon fibre wings augment stability at all times, reducing electronic control intervention and boosting rider confidence, helping him keep the throttle open longer and brake later going into the corner.

The suspension system has been optimised for track use. Both the steering damper and the Öhlins suspension mount mechanically adjustable top-drawer components. More specifically, the brand new pressurized NPX 25/30 front forks take as-standard Öhlins components to new heights. The rear TTX36 shock absorber completes the package.

 

 

 

2020 Ducati Panigale V4R Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Ducati Panigale V4 R
• Colour
o “R” livery with aluminium tank
• Main as-standard features:
o 90° Desmosedici Stradale V4, R version, 998 cm3, 221 hp (162 kW) at 15,250 rpm
o Forged steel crankshaft with reduced stroke
o Moulded aluminium pistons with single compression ring plus oil ring
o Titanium con rods
o Titanium intake valves
o Oval throttle bodies (Ø 56 mm equivalent) with aerodynamic valve
o Dedicated variable-height air intake horns
o Exhaust manifolds of optimised length
o Cylinder heads with larger intake ducts
o High-permeability Sprintfilter P08 air filter
o STM EVO-SBK dry clutch
o Lightened, optimised-stiffness aluminium alloy Front Frame
o Pressurized Öhlins NPX 25-30 forks with manual adjustment
o Öhlins TTX36 shock absorber with manual adjustment
o Öhlins steering damper with manual adjustment
o Single-sided aluminium swingarm with adjustable pivot height (4 positions)
o Total Black Marchesini forged aluminium wheels
o Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres (rear 200/60)
o Braking system with Brembo Stylema® monobloc calipers
o Aero Pack with carbon fibre wings
o 16-litre aluminium fuel tank with racing lay-out
o Carbon fibre front mudguard
o Carbon fibre rear manifold heat shield
o Dedicated seat
o 15/42 final transmission with 520 chain
o Full-TFT 5” screen
o Riding Modes (Race, Sport, Street)
o Electronics package with 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU) including: ABS Cornering Bosch EVO; Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO); Ducati Slide Control (DSC); Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO); Ducati Power Launch (DPL); Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO (DQS EVO); Engine Brake Control EVO (EBC EVO).
o Pit Limiter
o Lap Timer EVO
o Keys for fast selection of controls
o Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)
o Full-LED headlight with DRL
o Single-seater configuration
o Ducati Data Analyser (DDA+) with GPS module
o Lithium-ion battery
o Supplied: aluminium mirror hole covers, plate holder removal kit

 

Ducati presents a series of exciting new bikes for 2020

  • In the run-up to EICMA 2019 Ducati has been in Rimini presenting the 2020 range: three all-new bikes, five new versions and three new Ebikes
  • Three new motorcycles were unveiled at the Ducati World Première: the Streetfighter V4, the Panigale V2 and the Panigale V4
  • Tens of thousands of people followed the live-streamed event worldwide

Ahead of EICMA 2019, to be held at the Milano-Rho Trade Fair Centre (Fiera) from 7 to 10 November, Ducati has unveiled the greatest and latest bikes and Ebikes for 2020. A complete, updated range, ready to set new standards in style, performance and technology.

The Ducati World Première 2020 was the final act of the Global Dealer Conference, an event bringing together key Ducati dealers – more than a thousand people – representing 71 countries. Streamed worldwide on the internet, the event was held on Wednesday 23 October, on the stage of the Palacongressi di Rimini, and it was Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, who personally unveiled the new 2020 range.

“For the Ducati World Première 2020 we have chosen to remain in the Motor Valley, a territory that unites a series of extraordinary brands – unparalleled in the world – of which we are proud to be a part”, stated Claudio Domenicali as he opened the Ducati World Première 2020. “Today we are unveiling a number of dream bikes, but also three new Ebikes that will complement the Ducati MIG-RR, presented last year. The MIG-RR Limited Edition represents the top of the range and has truly excellent components, such as carbon rims and electronic gearshift, and it can also be customized with the customer’s name and a dedicated suspension setting. The MIG-S has premium equipment but a more affordable price and, finally, there is also a City Bike for the Ducati Scrambler world.

Moving on to motorcycles, there are new colours for the Diavel and Ducati Scrambler, the special Grand Tour version for the Multistrada 1260 S and three absolute novelties. First among these is the Panigale V2, our super-sporty twin powered by the 955 cc Superquadro engine, the middle-weight superbike new both in its aesthetics and its performance.

We also present the new version of the Panigale V4, which for the second year in a row was the most sold sports bike in the world. We have collected and analysed the feedback and data from our passionate customers and the specialized press, and for 2020 we have made the Panigale V4 easier, less tiring to ride and more repeatable in performance even on uneven surfaces. It is faster on the stopwatch, and this improvement is greater the smaller the potential of the rider, therefore higher for an amateur than for a professional rider. The Panigale V4 is a bike that, when ridden by Michele Pirro in fully standard configuration, including the homologated exhaust and apart from the slick tyres, is capable of obtaining a chronometric response of just 3 seconds higher than its own record made on the Vallelunga circuit with the Superbike version of the bike.

Last to take the stage is the long-awaited Streetfighter V4, an extraordinary bike for which we have applied what, at Borgo Panigale, we like to call “The Fight Formula”: we took the Desmosedici Stradale 1,103 cc engine, added the latest-generation electronic package of the Panigale V4, lightened it to obtain a dry weight of 178 kg, added a tall and wide handlebar, removed the fairings and obtained 208 hp of power @ 12,750 rpm.
A high-performance motorcycle with great attention to comfort, thanks to relaxed ergonomics, a well-padded seat and suspension set for road use. A safe bike, like all new-generation Ducatis, thanks to a very complete electronic package that has the first objective of increasing riding ease and safety.”

Following the success of the Ducati MIG-RR, presented at last year’s EICMA, for 2020 Ducati is offering nothing less than a range of Ebikes. The first major development takes the shape of the Ducati MIG-RR Limited Edition, of which just 50 will be made; assembled in Italy, these feature Ohlins suspension, carbon rims, electronic gearbox and are enriched by special Ducati Corse graphics, designed by Aldo Drudi’s D-Perf. Then there’s the Ducati MIG-S, a decidedly sporty All Mountain bike designed for those who want all-terrain agility, performance and fun. Completing the range is a third variant, the E-Scrambler, a ‘Trekking’ version with high-end components; equally at home on city streets or country roads, the E-Scrambler is for those with a taste for freedom – all in inimitable Ducati Scrambler style.

The first motorcycle to take centre-stage was the new Icon Dark, the 800 cc “Land of Joy” entry-level model from the Ducati Scrambler range, together with two concept bike sketches created by the Centro Stile Ducati for EICMA 2019. Next up was the new Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour, a special version of the 1260 S designed for those who want to eat up the miles without giving up on comfort. Following the Multistrada were two Diavel 1260 bikes, sporting new 2020 colour schemes, namely Dark Stealth (available for the standard version) and an all-new Ducati Red with white trims (for the S version), both of which enhance the sportiness and the power-cruiser spirit of this unique bike even further.

The first of the all-new Ducati bikes for 2020 was the Panigale V2. The twin-cylinder Panigale has a completely new look, as well as sophisticated Inertial Platform-based electronics and, thanks also to a comfortable seat and its suspension set-up, it offers better yet safer sports performance while making road riding more enjoyable and user-friendly than ever. It is powered by a 995 cm³ Superquadro engine with a maximum power of 155 hp at 10,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 104 Nm at 9,000 rpm (Euro 5 compliant).

Built around the monocoque frame, the chassis set-up is embraced by a new, sports-style design. The extensive fairing hugs the mechanics, highlighting the compactness of the Superquadro twin-cylinder engine to create a bike that is visually compact.

Other key Panigale V2 features include the single-sided swingarm and an exhaust with extremely compact under-engine silencer and single-side tail pipe. The clean lines typical of Ducati superbikes are enhanced by the traditional Ducati Red livery and black wheels.

Another major EICMA 2019 preview took the form of the Panigale V4. A series of refinements for 2020 make for a more user-friendly, less fatiguing ride while simultaneously making the bike faster not just on individual laps but over entire timed sessions.

Ducati and Ducati Corse engineers have crunched the feedback/data numbers from customers all over the world and Superbike World Championship events. Their analysis has led to a series of aerodynamic, chassis, electronic control and Ride by Wire mapping changes: designed to increase stability and turn-in speed, these changes make it easier to close corners and ensure riders enjoy more confident throttle control.

The Panigale V4 is now equipped with content taken from the V4 R, starting with the aero pack (aerofoils, Plexiglas screen, nose fairing and larger lateral fairings, more efficient side vents for radiator through-air). This provides better airflow protection and improves overall vehicle stability, enhancing confidence. Completing the update is the Front Frame, with modified stiffness to give better front-end ‘feel’ at extreme lean angles. Thanks to a new ‘predictive’ control strategy, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2 significantly improves out-of-the-corner power control; Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2, instead, shortens up-shift times, allowing sportier high-rev gear shifts (over 10,000 rpm) and boosting shift stability during aggressive acceleration and cornering. The bike also features specially-developed Ride by Wire system mappings with several different torque delivery control logics. Powering the Panigale V4 is the 1,103 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale: a MotoGP-derived 90° V4 with Desmodromic timing, a one-of-a-kind engine with a counter-rotating crankshaft and Twin Pulse firing order. The engine can deliver 214 hp at 13,000 rpm and a torque of 12.6 Kgm at 10,000 rpm, making for extremely satisfying road riding.

Another ‘star’ of the Ducati World Première 2020 was the new Streetfighter V4, the super-naked long awaited by enthusiasts worldwide and a prime candidate for the title of “best looking bike of EICMA 2019”.

The foundation of the Steetfighter V4 is a Panigale V4 stripped of its fairings and equipped with high, wide handlebars. Weighing 178 kg, it is powered by a 1103 cc Desmosedici Stradale engine, its 208 hp kept under control by biplane aerofoils and a latest-generation electronics package: a combination of factors and modifications that Ducati calls the “Fight Formula”. The result is an over-the-top naked Ducati, modern and technological, with an assertively eye-catching design. A bike that does nothing to hide its segment-leading performance, but which also ensures practicality and full-on fun during everyday rides.

The minimalist full-LED headlight with its V-shaped DRL captures the spirit of the Streetfighter V4 perfectly. On the one hand, it recalls the front of the Panigale V4 and, on the other, evokes the crazy grin of the Joker (the comic strip character from which the Ducati Style Center drew inspiration for this new Bologna-built naked).

On the Streetfighter V4, the Front Frame and Desmosedici Stradale engine take centre-stage. Only partially screened by superstructures that have been cut to a bare minimum, their sharp lines create a clean, essential whole.

Such powerful design demands a powerful engine, and the 1103 cc 208 hp Desmosedici Stradale fits the bill: for a naked, it packs an impressive punch, yet dedicated engine mapping lets the rider control the power with confidence. The engine – combined with a kerb weight of 178 kg (“S” version) – boosts the power/weight ratio to an impressive 1.17. Performance can be further improved by mounting the full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovič, which raises power to 220 hp and reduces weight by 6 kg.

The feisty performance of this bike is stabilised by sophisticated electronics lifted directly from the Panigale V4 and the ‘biplane’ aerofoils developed by Ducati Corse aerodynamicists. Brought forward to maximise their effect, the aerofoils generate 28 kg of downforce at 270 kph, attenuating front wheel ‘floating’ at high speed and the tendency to wheel-up. They also boost stability during braking at the turn-in point and through the corner. On the road, this dynamic behaviour instils confidence. On the track, instead, it boosts performance by limiting electronic control intervention and allowing delayed braking.

The latest-generation electronics package on the Streetfighter V4 is based on a 6-axis inertial measurement platform which instantly detects the bike’s roll, yaw and pitch angles. The electronics oversee every part of the ride: some controls manage start, acceleration and braking, others handle traction, while some lend a helping hand on corners and out-of-the-corner stretches. Safety, performance, and bags of personality: the new Ducati Streetfighter V4 has arrived!

 

 

 

2020 Ducati Panigale V4R Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Desmosedici Stradale R engine

The Desmosedici Stradale R – the link between the 1,103 cm3 V4 on the Panigale V4 and the MotoGP engine – takes the performance limits for a road-legal engine to unprecedented heights. Originally designed to compete in the Superbike championships, this engine has now undergone numerous changes that make it even more like the one used in MotoGP.

The Panigale V4 R engine can deliver 221 hp (162 kW) at 15,250 rpm and 112 Nm of torque at 11,500 rpm (EU homologation values). It has a 14:1 compression ratio and the rev limiter is set at 16,000 rpm (16,500 rpm in sixth gear). These figures – impressive for a 998 cm3 engine – can be taken even higher by fitting the full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovič, which boosts maximum power to 234 hp (172 kW) at 15,500 rpm.

Like the Desmosedici Stradale, the R version is a 90° V4 with cylinders banked 42° back from the horizontal, a Twin Pulse firing order and a counter-rotating crankshaft*. Designed to be a fully stressed member of the vehicle, the engine retains a bore of 81 mm while stroke has been changed to 48.4 mm thanks to the new forged steel crankshaft which moves four titanium con rods with a centre-to-centre of 104.3 mm: each one is 100 g lighter than the steel ones used on the Panigale V4.

Pistons are made of moulded aluminium, have a single compression ring plus an oil ring and take advantage of “box in box” technology: this contains both skirt height and below-chamber thickness, helping to reduce attrition and inertial loads while maintaining the necessary strength and stiffness.

Featuring dedicated profiles, the four Desmosedici Stradale R camshafts provide increased lift with respect to the Desmosedici Stradale and move the sixteen valves (Ø 34 mm titanium intake valves, Ø 27.5 mm steel exhaust valves). The valves feature titanium half-cones, a solution usually adopted only on racing bikes. Dedicated fluid dynamic design of the R engine cylinder heads has led to the development of new, larger intake ducts.

The new crankshaft – 1,100 grams lighter than the one on the Panigale V4 – is mounted on brass bushings and retains the 70° crank pin offset together with the 90-degree V engine layout. This solution generates what Ducati calls a Twin Pulse firing order, because it’s as if the engine were reproducing the firing sequence of a twin-cylinder. The distinctiveness lies in the fact that the two left-hand cylinders fire closely together, as do the two right-hand ones. On the timing chart, the ignition points are, then, at 0°, 90°, 290° and 380°. This particular firing order makes the V4 sound just like the MotoGP Desmosedici.

The Desmosedici Stradale R engine gulps in air through oval throttle bodies and aerodynamic throttle openings (Ø 56 mm equivalent, an increase of 4 mm) connected to variable-height air intake horns of dedicated length. This solution optimises cylinder intake across the rev range, giving major advantages in terms of power delivery and handling. The R engine breathes through a high-permeability Sprintfilter P08 air filter.

Thanks to development in close collaboration with Ducati Corse, the R version of the Desmosedici Stradale engine has undergone numerous performance-enhancing improvements. To limit power absorption the oil delivery pump has been redesigned and the alternator rotor lightened, shaving another 100 grams off total bike weight.

* This layout demands the addition of the so-called ‘jackshaft’ to transfer crankshaft drive through the gearbox to the rear wheel so it turns the right way. The jackshaft adds an extra transmission element to the crankshaft-wheel connection system. This needs to be taken into consideration when establishing crankshaft power if the latter is obtained from measurements made at the wheel. During both homologation and measurement on acceleration test benches it is, therefore, necessary to consider an efficiency or, in any case, an additional coefficient that is, by law, fixed at 0.98.

Dry clutch
As in MotoGP, where all that matters is maximum performance, the Panigale V4 R features a dry clutch. The V4 R mounts an STM EVO-SBK clutch, made of machined-from-solid aluminium with a 48-tooth clutch basket and plate set; there are 9 take-up plates and 9 drive plates with a diameter of 138 mm.

During extreme on-track use, this gives greatly improved ride ‘feel’. More specifically, the dry clutch ensures a more efficient anti-patter function, even during aggressive downshifting, and greater fluidity during ‘off-throttle’ phases; moreover, it’s also possible to personalise the degree of ‘mechanical’ engine braking by selecting a different secondary spring from those available in the Ducati Performance accessories catalogue.

Further benefits include the absence of the resistance opposed by the engine oil and reduced oil contamination as dust from disc wear is not carried into the lubrication circuit.

Last but not least, there’s the iconic mechanical clutch rumble which Ducati fans find irresistible.

Aero Pack by Ducati Corse

The aerodynamic Panigale V4 R ‘shell’ was developed by Ducati Corse in close collaboration with the Ducati Style Centre; the outcome is a fairing in true Panigale style that meets official Ducati Superbike needs in full.
As in MotoGP, aerodynamic development involved a series of preliminary CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) studies, followed by optimised shaping of a full-scale wind tunnel model.

The Panigale V4 R aerodynamics package includes:
• Screen, nose fairing and larger lateral fairings
• More efficient lateral vents for radiator through-air
• Wings

Compared to the Panigale V4, the new screen – higher and more angled – provides better airflow protection for riders, especially in the helmet and upper shoulder areas. The screen is attached to a new nose fairing that is higher and wider (+15 mm per side) in the arm-shield zone in order to reduce arm and shoulder-induced drag on the straights.

The lateral fairings have been widened considerably (+38 mm per side) with the dual aim of reducing on-rider airflow impact and maximising aerofoil efficiency.

At the sides, the stylish air vents of the Panigale V4 have been replaced by more efficient ones designed to handle the racing-type temperatures reached by the more powerful engine on the Ducati Panigale V4 R. These new vents increase air through-speeds on water and oil radiators by 6% and 16% respectively.

The biggest change on the Panigale V4 R – which defines the aesthetics of the bike – comes from the wings. Conceptually derived from those used on the GP16 (before aerofoil shapes were subject to regulatory limits), the ‘wings’ on the Panigale V4 R are actually more efficient than those employed in MotoGP.

These monoplane single-element wings have a trapezoidal layout with a tapered profile from root to tip. Wing performance has been improved thanks to the insertion of the longitudinally arranged strake and the winglet which ‘insulates’ the airflow over its surfaces.

Working in concert with the fairing design, the wings increase overall downforce (+30 kg at 270 kph). Greater downforce reduces front wheel ‘floating’ at high speed and the tendency to wheel- up; it also boosts stability during braking at the turn-in point and through the corner.
This dynamic behaviour lets riders – against a small increase in steering torque caused by the heightened stability – lower their lap times as it reduces electronic control intervention, helping riders keep the throttle open for longer and brake later

Race-optimised chassis set-up

Frame
The Panigale V4 R Front Frame differs from the V4 S one not just because it is black. Above all, the machined sides ensure attainment of the stiffness goals set by Ducati Corse and reduce weight even further. To complete the modifications to the chassis set-up, the rear swingarm pivot height can now be adjusted (it has 4 positions, 2 mm apart from each other). This feature broadens the adjustment scope so the bike can be adapted more precisely to individual riding styles and road/track conditions.

Suspension
Since the Panigale V4 R has been designed for near-exclusive use on race tracks, it does not mount the event-based semi-active Öhlins suspension seen on the V4 S but, rather, the Swedish firm’s professional mechanical units.

Up front, the Panigale V4 R mounts an exclusive new pressurised Öhlins 43 mm NPX 25/30 fork with TiN treatment and, at the rear, an Öhlins TTX36 shock absorber. Both feature mechanical adjustment. The Öhlins steering damper also abandons electronic adjustment in favour of a mechanical alternative.

Compared to the NIX 30 model on the Panigale V4 S, the new NPX 25/30 uses a pressurised damping system that is an offshoot of the one used on Öhlins WSB racing forks. Compared to a traditional system, a pressurised one minimises the risk of oil cavitation, offering improved bump absorption while ensuring excellent braking stability and support to give the rider better front- end ‘feel’.

Just like the Öhlins forks used in MotoGP, compression damping occurs in the left fork tube and makes use of a Ø 25 mm piston. Rebound damping instead, in the right fork tube, uses a Ø 30 mm one. Specifically designed and machined outer tubes save a further 600 g with respect to the forks on the Panigale V4 S.

To complete the suspension set-up the bike features the same ‘total black’ aluminium Marchesini wheels used on official Ducati bikes.

Electronics
Latest-generation electronic controls
The Panigale V4 R is equipped with a latest-generation electronics package that controls every stage of the ride via a 6-axis Bosch inertial platform (6D IMU – Inertial Measurement Unit). The latter features revised intervention logic to adapt to the needs of pro riders.

The Panigale V4 R electronic control package includes:

• Bosch Cornering ABS EVO
• Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO
• Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
• Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO
• Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
• Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO
• Engine Brake Control EVO (EBC) EVO

The operational parameters for each of these controls are associated by default with the three Panigale V4 R Riding Modes. DTC, DWC, DSC or EBC control levels can be adjusted quickly via the left switchgear.

Bosch Cornering ABS EVO
The Bosch ABS system with Cornering function allows ABS operation even with the bike leaned over. Bosch Cornering ABS EVO can be set at three different levels to fully satisfy the needs of all riders.

While level 3 is recommended for low-grip conditions, levels 2 and 1 emphasise braking power and are intended for use on high-grip surfaces.

Selecting level 2 activates the Slide by Brake function, which lets riders drift the bike into the corners safely.

Recommended for pro riders, ABS level 1 restricts ABS intervention to the front brake only, yet retains the Cornering function to allow super-hard braking up to and past the turn-in and recovery from any riding errors.

Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO
The DTC EVO has evolved a step further by implementing a ‘derivative’ control branch, so called because it acts on the derivative of wheelspin (spontaneous grip loss), making control predictive and even smoother and damping oscillation, especially where grip conditions are sub-optimal. This same approach is applied on the GP18.

The DTC EVO interfaces with the 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), constantly measuring the lean angle and using it to accurately calculate the degree of intervention needed to ensure suitable rear wheelspin (according to the DTC EVO level setting).

When set to level 1 or 2, DTC EVO activates the Spin on Demand function. This lets the rider use the throttle, with the bike leaned over, to request more wheelspin than would be given by the normal intervention level so the bike can pivot around its front wheel and complete the taken cornering line.

DTC EVO acts not just on ignition and injection advance but also on throttle body valve aperture to ensure more fluid intervention when fast-action control is not required.

Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
Co-developed with Ducati Corse, this new system provides the rider with further support by controlling the torque delivered by the engine as a function of the slide angle; its goal is to improve out-of-the-corner performance by preventing slide angles that might otherwise be difficult to handle.

DSC has two different settings: switching from level 1 to level 2 results in easier control of slide angles that would otherwise be hard to manage.

Like DTC EVO, DSC controls torque reduction by acting on the throttle body valves, decreasing spark advance and reducing injection.

Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO
The Panigale V4 R is also equipped with the latest version of Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO). Thanks to the information provided by the IMU 6D, The DWC EVO detects the occurrence and extent of wheelies to control them with a higher level of precision, ensuring a more accurate response to rider input.

Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
This 3-level system ensures lightning-fast yet safe starts, letting the rider focus on releasing the clutch. The DPL makes use of the DWC functions and always keeps DTC active to ensure compete safety at all times

The DPL has three different settings and is activated by pressing the specific key on the right- hand switchgear. Level 1 favours high-performance starts, level 3 is safer and more stable.

Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO
In addition to minimising shift times, the DQS EVO with up/down function allows clutchless down-changes. The EVO version mounted on the V4 R uses lean angle info to maximise bike stability during through-the-corner gearshifts. During downshifting this system works seamlessly with the slipper clutch and Engine Brake Control (EBC) to ensure optimal gear meshing during on-the-edge riding.

Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO
EBC (Engine Brake Control) helps riders optimise bike stability under extreme turn-in conditions. EBC EVO, optimised according to lean angle, monitors the throttle body valve position, the selected gear and crankshaft deceleration during aggressive braking and adjusts throttle aperture to balance out the torque applied to the tyre.

New Ducati Riding Mode (RM) strategy
Riding Modes provide users with three different pre-set riding styles so that Panigale V4 R performance can be adapted to the rider, the nature of the track/route and weather conditions.

Race Riding Mode – Race RM is designed to let the rider tap into the full potential of the Panigale V4 R on high-grip asphalts. Selecting Race gives the rider 221 hp, with direct Ride-by- Wire throttle response. Race mode sets the electronics at a low intervention level with the ABS only intervening on the front wheel to provide maximum braking performance, but with the Cornering feature always active

Sport Riding Mode – Sport RM allows less experienced riders to enjoy effective, spectacular bike performance. Again, the engine delivers 221 hp but with a sports-style Ride-by-Wire throttle response. The Slide by Brake function is activated, as is Cornering ABS, to maximise cornering performance.

Street Riding Mode – Street RM is recommended when riding the Panigale V4 R on low-grip surfaces or on public road. This RM still delivers 221 hp but, like Sport RM, has a more progressive throttle response. Electronic control settings ensure grip and stability to maximise safety.

TFT Instrumentation
The Panigale V4 R uses the same cutting-edge, high resolution 5″ full-TFT colour display (186.59 PPI – 800xRGBx480) as the Panigale V4. Graphics have been revised to reflect the introduction of new functions and the higher engine rev ‘red zone’.

The dashboard is dominated by the round virtual rev counter on the right. Desmosedici Stradale R revs are displayed within a 1,000-16,500 rpm interval by a needle gauge. Movement of the latter is accompanied by a white trail that acts as a ‘shift light’, changing colour from white to orange and then red as the rev limit approaches.

The rider can call up two different lay-outs: ‘Track’ highlights the lap times and the rev counter scale makes the revs used on the track more clearly visible; ‘Road’, instead, replaces lap times with info on the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), where present, and the rev scale is more appropriate for road use.

Pit Limiter (PIT)
The Panigale V4 R sees the Pit Limiter make its debut. Once switched on (by pressing the relative key on the right-hand switchgear) it auto-limits bike speed in the pit lane. The speed limit can be set within the range shown on the menu (min. 40 kph, max. 80 kph).

Ducati Lap Timer GPS (DLT GPS)
The Panigale V4 R dashboard incorporates a lap timer that has more advanced functions than the one on the Panigale V4. The DLT GPS on the V4 R automatically detects not just lap times: it can also take two intermediate times and display them directly on the dashboard at every ride- past. If a lap time is the best of the current track session, the Best Lap function causes it to flash for 5 seconds. On every lap the system records not just the time but also maximum RPM, maximum speed (real, GPS-detected), intermediate times plus lean and yaw angles.

Ducati Data Analyser + GPS (DDA+ GPS)
The Ducati Data Analyser + GPS (DDA + GPS), allows assessment of bike and rider performance by showing traces for specific data items. DDA + GPS is a vital performance monitoring tool. Not only does it automatically display and record lap times, it also saves other data traces such as throttle opening, vehicle speed, engine rpm, selected gear, engine temperature, distance travelled and the DTC trace.

Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)
The Panigale V4 R can be fitted with the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS). This lets riders take incoming calls, select and listen to music tracks or receive text messages via a Bluetooth link.

 

 

 

2020 Ducati Panigale V4R – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer USD
Canada MSRP Price: $47,895 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £34,995 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
ENGINE
Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, counter-rotating
Enginecrankshaft, 4 Desmodromic timing, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled
Displacement998 cc
Bore X stroke81 x 48.4 mm
Compression ratio14.0:1
Power (EU homologation)153 kW (209 hp) @ 13,250 rpm
Torque (EU homologation)112 Nm (83 lb-ft) @ 11,500 rpm
Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride- by-wire elliptical throttle bodies with aerodynamic valves. Variable length intake system
Fuel injection
Exhaust4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes
TRANSMISSION
Gearbox6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Primary driveStraight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1
Ratio1=38/14 2=36/17 3=33/19 4=32/21 5=30/22 6=30/24
Final driveChain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
ClutchHydraulically controlled slipper dry clutch
CHASSIS
FrameAluminum alloy “Front Frame” with optimized stiffnesses
Front suspensionFully adjustable 43 mm Öhlins NPX pressurized fork with TiN treatment.
Front wheel3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front tyrePirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Aluminium single-sided swingarm. Adjustable pivot position +/- 3 mm
Rear Suspension
Rear Wheel3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 6.00″ x 17″
Rear tyrePirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear)120 mm (4.7 in) – 130 mm (5.1 in)
2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston callipers with Cornering ABS EVO
Front brake
Rear brake245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO
InstrumentationLast generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Dry weight172 kg (379 lb)
Kerb weight*193 kg (425 lb)
Seat height830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase1.471mm (57,9 in)
Rake24,5°
Front wheel trail100 mm (3,94 in)
Fuel tank capacity16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)
Number of seatsSingle seat
EQUIPMENT
Riding Modes, Power Modes, Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tyre calibration
Safety equipment
Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), GPS module, Lap Timer EVO, PIT limiter, Ohlins steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Lithium-ion battery, Auto-off indicators, Marchesini aluminium forged wheels, Carbon fiber heatshield and front mudguard, High-flow air filter
Standard equipment
Machined mirror block-off plates, License plate mount removal plug, Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+)
Additional equipment
Ready forDucati Multimedia System (DMS) and anti-theft
WARRANTY
Warranty (months)24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance (km/months)12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance adjustment (km)24,000 km (15,000 mi)
CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS (only for countries where Euro 4 standard applies)
STANDARD
CONSUMPTION/EMISSIONS
*Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EU Regulation 44/2014 Annex XI).

 

 

2020 Ducati Panigale V4R – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
ENGINE
Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, counter-rotating
Enginecrankshaft, 4 Desmodromic timing, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled
Displacement998 cc
Bore X stroke81 x 48.4 mm
Compression ratio14.0:1
Power (EU homologation)153 kW (209 hp) @ 13,250 rpm
Torque (EU homologation)112 Nm (83 lb-ft) @ 11,500 rpm
Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride- by-wire elliptical throttle bodies with aerodynamic valves. Variable length intake system
Fuel injection
Exhaust4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes
TRANSMISSION
Gearbox6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Primary driveStraight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1
Ratio1=38/14 2=36/17 3=33/19 4=32/21 5=30/22 6=30/24
Final driveChain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
ClutchHydraulically controlled slipper dry clutch
CHASSIS
FrameAluminum alloy “Front Frame” with optimized stiffnesses
Front suspensionFully adjustable 43 mm Öhlins NPX pressurized fork with TiN treatment.
Front wheel3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front tyrePirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Aluminium single-sided swingarm. Adjustable pivot position +/- 3 mm
Rear Suspension
Rear Wheel3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 6.00″ x 17″
Rear tyrePirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear)120 mm (4.7 in) – 130 mm (5.1 in)
2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston callipers with Cornering ABS EVO
Front brake
Rear brake245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO
InstrumentationLast generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Dry weight172 kg (379 lb)
Kerb weight*193 kg (425 lb)
Seat height830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase1.471mm (57,9 in)
Rake24,5°
Front wheel trail100 mm (3,94 in)
Fuel tank capacity16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)
Number of seatsSingle seat
EQUIPMENT
Riding Modes, Power Modes, Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tyre calibration
Safety equipment
Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), GPS module, Lap Timer EVO, PIT limiter, Ohlins steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Lithium-ion battery, Auto-off indicators, Marchesini aluminium forged wheels, Carbon fiber heatshield and front mudguard, High-flow air filter
Standard equipment
Machined mirror block-off plates, License plate mount removal plug, Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+)
Additional equipment
Ready forDucati Multimedia System (DMS) and anti-theft
WARRANTY
Warranty (months)24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance (km/months)12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance adjustment (km)24,000 km (15,000 mi)
CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS (only for countries where Euro 4 standard applies)
STANDARD
CONSUMPTION/EMISSIONS
*Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EU Regulation 44/2014 Annex XI).

 

2020 Ducati Panigale V4R – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
ENGINE
Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, counter-rotating
Enginecrankshaft, 4 Desmodromic timing, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled
Displacement998 cc
Bore X stroke81 x 48.4 mm
Compression ratio14.0:1
Power (EU homologation)162 kW (221 hp) @ 15,250 rpm
Torque (EU homologation)112 Nm (83 lb-ft) @ 11,500 rpm
Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride- by-wire elliptical throttle bodies with aerodynamic valves. Variable length intake system
Fuel injection
Exhaust4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes
TRANSMISSION
Gearbox6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Primary driveStraight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1
Ratio1=38/14 2=36/17 3=33/19 4=32/21 5=30/22 6=30/24
Final driveChain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
ClutchHydraulically controlled slipper dry clutch
CHASSIS
FrameAluminum alloy “Front Frame” with optimized stiffnesses
Front suspensionFully adjustable 43 mm Öhlins NPX pressurized fork with TiN treatment.
Front wheel3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front tyrePirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Aluminium single-sided swingarm. Adjustable pivot position +/- 3 mm
Rear Suspension
Rear Wheel3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 6.00″ x 17″
Rear tyrePirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear)120 mm (4.7 in) – 130 mm (5.1 in)
2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston callipers with Cornering ABS EVO
Front brake
Rear brake245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO
InstrumentationLast generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Dry weight172 kg (379 lb)
Kerb weight*193 kg (425 lb)
Seat height830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase1.471mm (57,9 in)
Rake24,5°
Front wheel trail100 mm (3,94 in)
Fuel tank capacity16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)
Number of seatsSingle seat
EQUIPMENT
Riding Modes, Power Modes, Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tyre calibration
Safety equipment
Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), GPS module, Lap Timer EVO, PIT limiter, Ohlins steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Lithium-ion battery, Auto-off indicators, Marchesini aluminium forged wheels, Carbon fiber heatshield and front mudguard, High-flow air filter
Standard equipment
Machined mirror block-off plates, License plate mount removal plug, Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+)
Additional equipment
Ready forDucati Multimedia System (DMS) and anti-theft
WARRANTY
Warranty (months)24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance (km/months)12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance adjustment (km)24,000 km (15,000 mi)
CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS (only for countries where Euro 4 standard applies)
STANDARDEuro 4
CONSUMPTION/EMISSIONS7,3 l/100km – CO2 175 g/km
*Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EU Regulation 44/2014 Annex XI).

 

 

 

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