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
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.
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.
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.
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