Desmosedici Stradale R. The one from the Superbikes.

The heart of the Panigale V4 R is the new 998 cc Desmosedici Stradale R, an engine capable of reaching a maximum engine speed of 16,500 rpm in sixth gear (16,000 in the other ratios) and delivering a maximum power of 218 hp at 15,500 rpm (Euro-5 compliant*), absolute benchmark values ​​in the panorama of supersports bikes of the same displacement.

The new Desmosedici Stradale R, despite all the improvements, delivers slightly reduced performance compared to the previous version due to the limitation generated by the exhaust system complying with the strict Euro-5 homologation. The full potential of this engine, however, is expressed on the track by fitting the racing exhaust, which allows it to reach 237 hp, 3 hp more than the predecessor.

*Only in countries where Euro 5 applies

1 | CAMSHAFTS New intake camshafts with valve lift increased by 1 mm. New variable-length horns shortened by 5 mm in the short configuration.
2 | PISTONS The pistons have a shell featuring DLC surface treatment that reduces friction between the piston and liner.
3 | Connecting rods New "gun drilled" type connecting rods to improve pin lubrication and thus reliability under extreme conditions.
4 | CONNECTING ROD/PISTON New piston geometry that makes them 5 grams lighter, thus reducing inertia forces, with benefits on reliability and reduced friction.
5 | CLUTCH New dry clutch with smaller diameter and axial length, lighter by about 800 grams, which reduces the moment of inertia and makes the engine more responsive to the rider's torque demands.
6 | OIL A custom-developed new performance oil** provides a 10% reduction in mechanical friction and leads to an increase in maximum power by an additional 3.5 hp, rising to +4.5 hp at the limiter.
Unmistakable sound

The peculiarity lies in the close ignition of the two cylinders on the left side and then those on the right side of the motorcycle, respectively. In the timing diagram, the ignitions are then placed at 0°, 90°, 290° and 380°. 

This particular order of ignition gives the V4 a sound quite similar to that of the Desmosedici MotoGP.

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**Timing and availability of the product may vary depending on the country.

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