Panigale V4

Chassis

Even the redefinition of the Panigale V4 and Panigale V4 S 2022 chassis brings numerous important innovations. Specific technical choices are the result of experiences honed in MotoGP and SBK and are aimed at improving on-track performance. The final target is very clear: better times, achieved with less effort and with greater consistency. 

The Desmosedici Stradale is a stressed element of the chassis and the admired aluminum Front Frame is directly connected to it. The chassis is completed by the lightweight magnesium front frame and the seat post made of shell cast aluminum, fixed at the top to the Front Frame and screwed below to the head of the rear bank. 

Öhlins pressurized fork

The S version of the Panigale V4 adopts an Öhlins NPX 25/30 pressurised fork, which fits into the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based electronic control system. This latter currently represents the state-of-the-art for road sports bikes. It has an increased stroke of 5 mm with the respect to traditional forks (125 mm) and uses a pressurized system, with a 25 mm piston to manage the compression in the left leg and a 30 mm piston to manage the extension in the right leg. This layout is SBK-derived and minimises the risk of oil cavitation during heavier use. The result? Better braking support and at the same time great absorption of road bumps. All this translates into a greater riding feeling, greater speed and increased ease in pushing to the limit.  

Thanks to the increased travel of 5 mm, the new fork can adopt softer settings (the stiffness of the springs has increased from 10 to 9.5 N / mm) improving the ability to achieve smoother riding and better grip in critical conditions. This news fork is also able to offer an extra amount of stroke that increases the feeling in the most demanding braking sections.

The new fork, combined with the maintained Öhlins TTX36 shock absorber and with the electronic steering damper, also Öhlins, generate the Smart EC 2.0. second-generation system of the featuring OBTI (Objective Based Tuning Interface) logic. This system works “for objectives” and no more per click allows the rider a much more intuitive management than traditional systems.

New chassis set-up for strong cornering

On the new Panigale V4 the swingarm pivot is positioned 4 mm higher than that of the 2021 bike. This special technical choice increases the anti-squat effect, stabilising the bike in acceleration and helping the rider in all those throttle-open phases: changes of direction, out-of-corners acceleration. This new position of the pivot (which is fixed and non-adjustable) allows the biker to increase the opportunity of adjusting the suspension.

Panigale V4 standard version also features an absolutely outstanding chassis and is equipped with the 43 mm diameter fully-adjustable Showa Big Piston Fork, Sachs steering damper, fully-adjustable Sachs monoshock and cast aluminum rims with a 5-spoke design.

Wheels and Tires

The Panigale V4 S is equipped with 3-spoke forged aluminum alloy wheels and fitted with Pirelli DIABLO ™ Supercorsa SP tires in 120/70 ZR17 front and 200/60 ZR 17 rear sizes

Brembo Stylema®

The Panigale V4 '22 mounts Brembo Stylema® monobloc calipers at the front with four 30 mm diameter pistons each working on 330 mm diameter discs, ensuring exceptional braking power. At the rear we find a single 245 mm disc with 2-piston caliper.

Explore more

With the new updates the Panigale V4 is even faster, more intuitive and less fatiguing for riders of all levels and with a more aggressive look.

Discover all the details in our in-depth sections.

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