It was in 2018 when Ducati Panigale V4 first set its foot in the world’s motorcycle industry and put everyone in awe. Over time, it earned the respect it deserved and established new benchmarks in the super sports bike segment. The Panigale V4 also received the crown of ‘the best-selling motorcycle in the world’ for two consecutive years. These reasons were more than enough for Ducati to update the Panigale V4 for MY 2020.
To make sure it strikes just the right cords while updating the bike, Ducati collected feedback and data from customers and analysed it to understand the necessary implementations to be made.
As a result, the 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 is now equipped with content taken from the V4 R. For example, the aerodynamic package through-air (aerofoils, Plexiglas screen, nose fairing and larger lateral fairings, more efficient lateral vents for the radiator), which provides enhanced airflow protection and improves overall vehicle stability, enhancing confidence.
The update is completed by the Front Frame chassis with modified stiffness, to give better front-end ‘feel’ at extreme lean angles. What’s more, the bike includes DTC and DQS up/down EVO 2 strategies. 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 torque delivery control logics.
Powering the 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 is the 1,103 cc Desmosedici Stradale (banked 42° back from the horizontal), a MotoGP-derived 90° V4 with Desmodromic timing, a one-of-a-kind engine featuring a counter-rotating crankshaft and Twin Pulse firing order. The engine can deliver 214 hp at 13,000 rpm and a torque of 126 Nm at 10,000 rpm.
The new Ducati Panigale V4 MY 2020 is easier, less fatiguing and more intuitive to ride, resulting in an even faster bike on the stopwatch, with an improvement that is all the more evident the lesser the rider’s experience. In short, it is an even more powerful and enjoyable bike for an amateur who, on the track, can bring his performance closer to that of a professional rider.
The production of the Panigale V4 MY 2020 is in full swing. Around 450 motorcycles have been delivered to European and US dealers, and in the coming weeks, the new super sports bike will also reach the other markets in the world in which Ducati is present.