2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 Guide

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916

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2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916:

In 2019 a quarter of a century will have elapsed since the Ducati 916 arrived on the global stage, changing the Superbike world forever and immediately becoming a modern motorcycle icon. Ducati has decided to celebrate this anniversary – together with its fans – in the worthiest way possible by building a special 916-dedicated version of the Panigale V4.

Ever since its debut, the Ducati 916 (MY 1994) has been a favourite with both motorcycling fans and the specialised press on account of the innovative Italian-style, dynamic, lightweight design that, back in 1994, made it a sport bike like no other. Its unique lines and personality made it the first bike to be defined as “sexy”. Above all, it became an instant classic, so much so that, even now, 25 years on, it is held up as a shining example of mechanical art.

The Ducati 916 and the subsequent 996 and 998 versions were produced until 2004, with a total of over 45,000 bikes rolling off the production line.

The Ducati 916 wasn’t just a great bike and an enormous sales success. It also won World Superbike championships: the 916 SBK was a force to be reckoned with even as it made its debut and the following years saw it win 120 races, 8 constructors’ titles and 6 riders’ titles, four of them with Englishman Carl Fogarty on the Ducati 916 SBK and 996 SBK. Of the 55 races won by Ducati, 43 were clinched by Fogarty. Even now, the English racer and the 916 remain the most successful ‘couple’ in Ducati SBK history.

Alongside the Monster, the Ducati 916 is the most important bike in Ducati history. The forerunner of the Bologna-based bike manufacturer’s modern sport bikes, its DNA and style have been the hallmarks of every subsequent model, including the Panigale family.

To mark this anniversary of the legendary Ducati 916, Ducati is proud to present the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario: a unique limited-edition bike (just 500 will be built) designed to let true Ducatisti re-live the spirit of the “916”. The “25° Anniversario 916” is built on the mechanics of the Panigale V4 S. This has been upgraded with racing content from the Panigale V4 R such as the Front Frame, designed to Ducati Corse specifications, the dry clutch and even more track-specific electronics, such as Ducati Quick Shift EVO 2, optimised for aggressive gear shifts, and ‘predictive’ Ducati Traction Control EVO 2.

The look of the bike combines a colour scheme that takes its cue from the Ducati 996 SBK (winner of the 1999 World Superbike Championship) with forged magnesium Marchesini Racing wheels, a titanium type-approved Akrapovič exhaust and a long list of carbon fibre and billet aluminium components.

To satisfy even the most demanding collectors, the bike comes with an authenticity certificate that matches the laser-engraved ID number (XXX/500) on the top yoke with the engine and frame serial number.

 

25 Years

It’s twenty-five years since the Ducati 916 made its first appearance. A bike destined to transform the world of motorcycle design and to make fans all over the world fall in love. The 916 was uniquely stylish, elegant, light and technologically innovative: a true pillar of Made in Italy motorcycles.

To celebrate this key anniversary, Ducati will present the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916. This limited edition will consist of only 500 individually numbered bikes and will sport an original livery and exclusive racing components. The motorcycle will be presented on 12 July at Pebble Beach, California, at 8 p.m. (PDT).

The Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 will be unveiled in the presence of ‘King’ Carl Fogarty, four-times winner of the World Superbike Championship with Ducati in the 1990s.

During the World SBK race at Laguna Seca, to be held on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July, the Aruba.it Racing-Ducati team will pay a further tribute to the 916 when Alvaro Bautista and Chaz Davies’ bikes take to the track with a special livery inspired by the graphics of the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916.

 

 

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Dedicated equipment for the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916:
– “916 25° Anniversario” colour scheme
– Numbered (xxx/500) machined-from-solid aluminium top yoke
– Front Frame with Ducati Corse specifications
– Two-tone rider’s seat
– Forged magnesium Marchesini Racing wheels
– Dry clutch
– Titanium Akrapovič type-approved silencer
– Ducati Traction Control EVO 2 (DTC EVO 2)
– Ducati Quick Shift EVO 2 (DQS EVO 2)
– Racing screen
– Carbon fibre front mudguard
– Carbon fibre rear mudguard
– Carbon fibre heel guards
– Carbon fibre/titanium swingarm cover
– Racing grips
– Adjustable billet aluminium rider footpegs
– Billet aluminium folding clutch and brake levers
– Brake lever guard (supplied)
– Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) kit with GPS module (supplied)
– Open carbon fibre clutch cover (supplied)
– Special “25° Anniversario 916” bike cover (supplied)
– Billet aluminium racing-type filler cap (supplied)
– Plate holder removal cover (supplied)
– Billet aluminium rear view mirror plugs (supplied)
– “Shell” and “Foggy” logo stickers (supplied)

 

 

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Livery

The Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 livery takes its inspiration from the Ducati 996 SBK with which Carl Fogarty won the 1999 World Superbike championship. The bike’s graphics are born from the historic collaboration between Drudi Performance and the Ducati Centro Stile. The Ducati Red-based colour scheme is complemented by the World Champion “1” on the front and lateral number holders. The lower half of the tank features a black stripe that extends to the frame and the side fairing vents; the overall result is a more dynamic side-on look that is also reminiscent of the 996 SBK carbon fibre air-box. The colour black also extends to the lower fairings and headlight mounts, giving the two frontal air intakes a wider, beefier look. The rider’s seat sports the same bi-colour look as the rest of the bike, with a clear separation between the black and the red that extends to the rear pad.

Also supplied are stickers with the “Shell” and “Foggy” logos, to be applied on the side fairings and the base of the screen should the owner wish to reinforce the visual ties with Carl Fogarty’s 996 SBK.

Forged magnesium Marchesini Racing wheels, a titanium Akrapovič silencer and a long list of carbon fibre and billet aluminium components complete the racing look.

 

Engine

The Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 is powered by the 1103 cm³ Desmosedici Stradale. A MotoGP-derived 90° V4 with Desmodromic timing, this one-of-a-kind engine features a counter-rotating crankshaft and a 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.

The adoption of a dry clutch and type-approved titanium Akrapovič silencers transforms the Desmosedici Stradale that powers the “25° Anniversario 916” into a true object of Ducatisti desire.

The 90° V4 on the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 mounts an STM EVO-SBK billet aluminium dry clutch. Compared to a wet clutch it ensures, during extreme track riding, more efficient anti-patter performance, even during aggressive downshifting, and greater fluidity during ‘off-throttle’ phases. It’s also possible to personalise the degree of ‘mechanical’ engine braking by selecting a different secondary spring from among those in the Ducati Performance catalogue. An open carbon fibre clutch cover, mounted as standard, is a throwback to the days of the Ducati 916, resulting in that classic metallic sound loved by all Ducatisti.

The exhaust signature of the Desmosedici Stradale is enhanced by the type-approved titanium Akrapovič silencer. A full 0.5 kg lighter than the one on the Panigale V4 S, its carbon fibre end caps and honeycomb pipe grids give the bike a MotoGP-like racing touch.

 

Chassis

From a chassis viewpoint, the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 has it all. The front frame, which exploits the Desmosedici Stradale engine as a structural chassis element, is the same as the one on the Panigale V4 R but differs slightly on account of the lighter, machined sides; these ensure attainment of the stiffness goals set by Ducati Corse and reduce weight even further. The frame is coupled to an Öhlins NIX-30 fork, an Öhlins TTX36 rear shock and a steering damper – again Öhlins – all managed by the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 control system. This gives the rider access to next-level dynamic bike control, augmenting on-road safety and shortening on-track lap times.

Ultralight forged magnesium Marchesini Racing wheels – which, compared to the Panigale V4 S, reduce unsprung weight by 1 kg – make the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 even quicker and more agile through the corners.

The top-drawer braking system consists of two 330 mm Brembo discs with Brembo Stylema® monobloc calipers up front and a single 245 mm disc with a 2-piston caliper at the rear.

 

Electronics

The Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 has a latest-generation electronics package. Based on a 6-axis Bosch inertial platform (6D IMU –– Inertial Measurement Unit), it features controls designed to manage every aspect of riding. The electronic package includes:
– Bosch Cornering ABS EVO
– Ducati Traction Control EVO 2 (DTC EVO 2)
– Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
– Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO)
– Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
– Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO 2 (DQS EVO 2)
– Engine Brake Control EVO (EBC EVO)
– Ducati Electronic Suspension EVO (DES EVO)

The new Ducati Traction Control EVO 2 (DTC EVO 2) strategy is an offshoot of the Ducati Desmosedici GP18 and is already employed on the Panigale V4 R and V4 R SBK. In addition to interfacing with the 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and adapting intervention on the basis of wheelspin and lean angle, the software significantly improves out-of-the-corner power control thanks to a new “predictive” control strategy. Acting not just on the basis of instantaneous rear wheelspin but also its variation, it intercepts any loss of grip sooner and reduces peak wheelspin, ensuring faster, smoother intervention. All this means augmented out-of-the-corner stability, even in sub-optimal grip conditions, higher acceleration, better lap times and improved long run performance.

In addition to controlling spark advance and injection, the DTC EVO 2 system uses, in all situations not requiring fast intervention, the throttle body valves to maintain optimal combustion parameters and ensure more fluid engine response and control.

DTC EVO 2 can be set to 8 different levels (6 for dry conditions, 2 for wet), letting riders adapt control strategy to their individual riding styles and current grip conditions to maximise performance.

DQS EVO 2 – another Panigale V4 R offshoot – reduces upshift times, allowing the sportier high-rev gear shifts (over 10,000 rpm) typical of track riding and boosting shift stability during aggressive acceleration and cornering.

All necessary ride info is displayed on the full-TFT high-res 5” colour screen (186.59 PPI – 800xRGBx480); its user-friendly interface also lets riders adjust individual control settings.

Furthermore, the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 comes with the Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) kit with GPS module. The Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) is a telemetry system. Similar to those used in competitions, it consists of a data acquisition device (via CAN line) and analysis software (for Windows or Mac PCs) that takes its inspiration from professional programmes.

The device records ride parameters such as cornering lines, RPM, gear, throttle aperture angle, front brake pressure, DTC intervention etc. and geo-locates them on the track. Once disconnected from the bike and connected to the PC via the USB port, the software lets the user upload the acquired data feeds and analyse on-track performance.

 

 

 

 

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU

Engine
Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, counter-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromic timing, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1,103 cc
Bore X stroke 81 x 53.5 mm
Compression ratio 14.0:1
Power (EU homologation) 157.5 kW (214 hp) @ 13,000 rpm
Torque (EU homologation) 124.0 Nm (91.5 lb-ft) @ 10,000 rpm
Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical
throttle bodies. Variable length intake system
Exhaust 4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes

Transmission
Gearbox 6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1
Ratio 1=38/14 2=36/17 3=33/19 4=32/21 5=30/22 6=30/24
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 16; Rear sprocket 41
Clutch Hydraulically controlled slipper dry clutch

Chassis
Frame Aluminum alloy “Front Frame” with optimized stiffnesses

Front suspension
Öhlins NIX30 43 mm fully adjustable fork with TiN treatment. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode
Front wheel 3-spokes forged magnesium alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front tyre Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17

Rear Suspension
Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel 3-spokes forged magnesium alloy 6.00″ x 17″
Rear tyre Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear) 120 mm (4.7 in) – 130 mm (5.1 in)

Front brake
2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston callipers with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO
Instrumentation Last generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display

Dimensions and weights
Dry weight * 173 kg (381 lb)
Kerb weight ** 194 kg (428 lb)
Seat height 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase 1.469 mm (57,8 in)
Rake 24,5°
Front wheel trail 100 mm (3,94 in)
Fuel tank capacity 16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)
Number of seats Single seat

Safety 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

Standard equipment
Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO with Ohlins suspension and steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Lithium-ion battery, Auto-off indicators,
Akrapovic approved silencers in titanium, Marchesini Racing magnesium forged wheels, Racing windscreen, Carbon fibre front/rear mudguards, Machined-from-solid top yoke with identification number, Special rider seat, Racing style handle grips, Adjustable foot pegs, Carbon fiber heel guard, Carbon fiber cover swinging arm, Racing articulated levers Additional equipment Brake level protection, Open clutch cover in carbon fibre, Machined mirror block-off plates, License plate mount removal plug, Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) with GPS module, Racing fuel tank cap, Paddock bike special cover, Shell and Foggy decals Ready for Ducati 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 Euro 4
CONSUMPTION/EMISSIONS 6,9 l/100km – CO2 165 g/km
* Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
** Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard
93/93).

 

 

 

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, counter-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromic timing, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled

Displacement

1,103 cc

Bore X stroke

81 x 53.5 mm

Compression ratio

14.0:1

Power

157.5 kW (214 hp) @ 13,000 rpm

Torque

124.0 Nm (91.5 lb-ft) @ 10,000 rpm

Fuel injection

Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies. Variable length intake system

Exhaust

4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes

Gearbox

6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2

Primary drive

Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1

Ratio

1=38/14 2=36/17 3=33/19 4=32/21 5=30/22 6=30/24

Final drive

Chain; Front sprocket 16; Rear sprocket 41

Clutch

Hydraulically controlled slipper dry clutch

Frame

Aluminum alloy “Front Frame” with optimized stiffnesses

Front suspension

Öhlins NIX30 43 mm fully adjustable fork with TiN treatment. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode

Front wheel

3-spokes forged magnesium alloy 3.50″ x 17″

Front tyre

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17

Rear Suspension

Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode. Aluminium single-sided swingarm

Rear Wheel

3-spokes forged magnesium alloy 6.00″ x 17″

Rear tyre

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17

Wheel travel (front/rear)

120 mm (4.7 in) – 130 mm (5.1 in)

Front brake

2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston callipers with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO

Rear brake

245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO

Instrumentation

Last generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display

Dry weight

173 Kg (381 lb)

Kerb weight

194 kg (428 lb)

Seat height

830 mm (32.7 in)

Wheelbase

1.469 mm (57,8 in)

Rake

24.5°

Front wheel trail

100 mm (3.94 in)

Fuel tank capacity

16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)

Number of seats

Single seat

Safety 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

Standard equipment

Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO with Ohlins suspension and steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Lithium-ion battery, Auto-off indicators, Akrapovic approved silencers in titanium, Marchesini Racing magnesium forged wheels, Racing windscreen, Carbon fibre front/rear mudguards, Machined-from-solid top yoke with identification number, Special rider seat, Racing style handle grips, Adjustable foot pegs, Carbon fiber heel guard, Carbon fiber cover swinging arm, Racing articulated levers

Additional equipment

Brake level protection, Open clutch cover in carbon fibre, Machined mirror block-off plates, License plate mount removal plug, Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) with GPS module, Racing fuel tank cap, Paddock bike special cover, Shell and Foggy decals

Ready for

Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) and anti-theft

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)

Standard

Euro 4

Consumption/Emissions

 

 

 

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