New Panigale V4

The Science of Speed

Year after year, the Panigale V4 is renewed to become faster and more exciting on the track for both the amateur and the professional rider.

For 2021, the Panigale V4 and V4 S models become Euro 5 compliant (only for Markets where Euro 5 is applied), maintaining the maximum power and torque levels unchanged. To comply with the new European standard on polluting emissions, various refinements have been made to the Desmosedici Stradale exhaust line and to the engine calibration.

The electronic package that equips the Panigale V4 also evolves and now includes the latest generation Ducati Traction Control which is even more predictive: the DTC EVO 3 with a strategy derived from Ducati Corse.  

The Riding Mode strategy is also new; specifically, the Race Riding Mode has been split into two mappings that can now be freely compared in the individual parameters, allowing the rider to quickly compare two different configurations to define the best set-up based on the track and riding style.

The Panigale V4 and Panigale V4 S models are also equipped with new self-bleeding brake and clutch pumps derived from those used for the first time on the Superleggera V4.

Among the features added to the bike for 2021 is the chain guard fin, an important safety precaution that allows you to avoid dangerous contacts with the chain and crown in the event of a slide.  In addition, for those who use the bike all year round, there is now provision for heated grips, while the ignition key has a new, more modern and elegant grip.

Comparison test:
Panigale V4 2019 vs Panigale V4 @ Vallelunga circuit

The aerodynamic, chassis, electronic control and Ride by Wire mapping changes made the new Panigale V4 faster and easier to ride than the 2019 version.

During the track tests Michele Pirro improved his best lap time by 0,4". The most surprising results came from non-professionals riders: a fast rider improved by 0.8", while an amateur was 1.3" faster, thus reducing his gap from the performance of a professional rider like Pirro.

The Panigale V4 2020 is easier to ride and more performant both on the single lap and on the overall time.

On board the new Panigale V4 2020 at Bahrain International Circuit

Color

Ducati Red with Dark Grey frame and black wheels
  • Ducati Red

Color

Ducati Red with Dark Grey frame and black wheels
  • Ducati Red
Displacement
1,103 cc
Power
157.5 kW (214 hp) @ 13,000 rpm
Torque
124.0 Nm (91.5 lb-ft) @ 9,500 rpm
Seat height
835 mm (32.9 in)
Dry weight
175 kg (386 lb)
Full Tech Specs
Displacement
1,103 cc
Power
157.5 kW (214 hp) @ 13,000 rpm
Torque
124.0 Nm (91.5 lb-ft) @ 9,500 rpm
Seat height
835 mm (32.9 in)
Dry weight
174 kg (384 lb)
Full Technical Specifications
Panigale V4
Panigale V4 S
Front suspension
Ø 43 mm Showa BPF
Ø 43 mm Öhlins NIX30 event-based
Rear suspension
Sachs mono-shock
Öhlins TTX36 event-based
Steering damper
Sachs
Öhlins
Racing style handgrips
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Lithium ion battery
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Wheels
Aluminum alloy casted
Marchesini aluminum forged
Front mudguard color
Ducati Red
Black
Dry weight
175 kg
174 kg
Kerb weight
198 kg
195 kg

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Everything you need to know about the Panigale V4

Aerodynamic package by Ducati Corse

The aerodynamic design of the Panigale V4 was developed by Ducati Corse in partnership with the Ducati Design Center. The result is a fairing that fully meets the needs of the official Ducati Superbikes while respecting the Panigale style elements. 

As for the MotoGP, aerodynamic development went through a phase of preliminary simulations using the CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) technique, followed by the optimisation of the shapes of a full-scale model in the wind tunnel. 

The aerodynamic package includes:

  • Plexiglas, headlight fairing and side fairings
  • Lateral extractors for the air passing over the radiators
  • Aerodynamic appendages

The Plexiglas protects the rider from the air, and is particularly effective on the helmet and the upper part of the shoulders. The Plexiglas is combined with a wide headlight fairing in the area known as “arm-shield” to increase the shielding of the arms and shoulders of the rider in a straight line, with a consequent reduction in aerodynamic resistance.

The side fairings reduce the air’s impact on the rider, and maximise the efficiency of the aerodynamic appendages.

On the sides are the extractors, which increase the speed at which the cooling air crosses the water and oil radiators by 6% and 16%, respectively.

The aerodynamic appendages are conceptually derived from those used on the GP16, when the shapes of the profiles were not yet constrained by the regulations. As a result, the wings of the Panigale V4 are more efficient than those currently used in MotoGP.

The trapezoidal single-element monoplan wings has a tapered profile from the root to the end. The wing performance is increased thanks to the insertion of the “strake”, a longitudinal bulkhead, and the end element called “winglet”, which insulates the air flows that run on its surface. The wings of the Panigale V4 are made of thermoplastic material reinforced with fibreglass to provide high strength and stiffness

The aerodynamic appendages and the special design of the fairing increase the vertical load to the wheels (overall + 30 kg at 270 km/h). Increased load results in a reduction in the “floatation” of the front wheel at high speeds and of the wheelie tendency, and greater stability during braking, corner entry and cornering. 

This dynamic behaviour, against a minor increase in steering torque due to the greater stability, allows lowering the lap time, because it reduces the intervention of the electronic controls and the rider tends to keep the throttle open for a longer time and to brake later into the curve.

New changes for top performances

The new Panigale V4 2020 features new, specially developed Ride by Wire system mappings with several torque delivery control settings. Track-dedicated RbW mapping aligns rider demand with delivered torque more closely, resulting in smoother, more predictable throttle response. The new torque delivery control strategy lets the rider stabilise more easily on the desired throttle aperture through and out of the corners. Additionally, linearization of torque curves in gears I, II and III varies according to the selected Power Mode to minimise stability loss during acceleration.

MotoGP performance

The Desmosedici Stradale was developed to combine racing performance with all the necessities for road use. To maximise mid-range torque - so important for the enjoyability of motorcycles on roads open to traffic - and to achieve torque and power at slower speeds, the engine has a larger displacement than the MotoGP version, specifically 1,103 cm³. It delivers a power output of more than 155 kW (210 hp) at 13,000 rpm and a maximum torque of over 120 Nm (12.2 Kgm) from 8,750 to 12,250 rpm in the Euro 4 version.

Racing architecture: road and track

The 81 mm bore is the same as that used on the Desmosedici GP, the maximum size allowed by MotoGP regulations, and is the largest in the Supersport 4-cylinder segment. The 53.5 mm stroke is longer than the GP engine, to provide increased torque when used on the road, and reduce maximum engine rotation speed. The use of the same bore as the Desmosedici GP engine means that all the fluid dynamics, which in fact make up the heart of the engine, are also very similar in the two drive units.

The V4 90° layout makes the engine extremely compact, allowing the centring of the masses and better integration into the bike. In fact, the Desmosedici Stradale has been inserted into the vehicle with the front bank of the cylinders rotated back by 42° with respect to the horizontal plane, as on the Ducati engines competing in MotoGP. 

This optimises the distribution of weight, allows for the use of more extensive radiators and makes it possible to shift the swinging arm pivot forwards. Its architecture also generates a natural balancing of first-order forces, without the gain in weight and loss of power of a balance shaft.

Variable height intake funnels and maintenance

Variable height intake funnels optimise cylinder filling at all rotation speeds with important benefits in terms of power and rideability. The fuel supply system is thus completed by oval throttle bodies, each with two injectors: one below the throttle and the other above. 

Starting from the Desmosedici GP engine, the manufacturing technologies, the materials and the auxiliary components layouts have been modified to achieve the required road durability, achieving standard maintenance intervals of 24,000 km (Desmo Service), Euro 4 homologation and high production capacity. 

V engine

For Ducati, the V4 layout at 90° is the utmost expression of sportiness for a motorcycle engine. It is no coincidence that it is the same solution used in the MotoGP Desmosedici engines.

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Compactness

Compared to a classic in-line four-cylinder, the lateral compactness of the V-engine allows greater centralisation of the masses and makes it possible to limit the weight on the front end of the bike. Furthermore, the shorter crankshaft generates a smaller gyroscopic effect. All these aspects have a positive impact on the bike's dynamics, helping to make it light and fast when changing directions.

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Integration of engine and chassis

The optimal integration of engine and chassis is a fundamental concept behind every Ducati project. That is why the Desmosedici Stradale was developed to be mounted rotated backwards by 42°, like the Ducati MotoGP engines, to optimise weight distribution, use more extensive radiators and to shift the swinging arm pivot forwards as much as possible.

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Desmodromic system

Like all Ducati engines, on the Desmosedici Stradale the design of the Desmodromic system is a key factor for obtaining top performance. The Desmodromic system in the Desmosedici Stradale uses components that have been completely redesigned and miniaturised to obtain very compact heads, achieving a level of sophistication, compactness and lightness never seen before on a Ducati bike.

Counter-rotating crankshaft

On normal motorcycles the crankshaft rotates in the same direction as the wheels. In contrast, in MotoGP the counter-rotating crankshaft rotates in the opposite direction. The Ducati engine specialists have borrowed this technical solution from the racing models for the same reasons it was applied in the competitive world. In fact, this solution has advantages related to two aspects of physics: the gyroscopic effect and inertia.

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"Twin Pulse" firing order

The 70° offset of the crank pins combined with the 90° V-engine layout generates a firing order that Ducati has called "Twin Pulse" because it is as if the engine were reproducing the firing sequence of a twin cylinder. The peculiarity lies in the rapid firing of the two cylinders on the left side and then on the right side of the motorcycle. In the timing diagram, the firings are situated at 0°, 90°, 290° and 380°. This particular firing order gives the V4 a sound that is quite similar to that of the Desmosedici MotoGP.

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Oval throttle bodies

Each throttle body has two injectors: a sub-butterfly one for low-load use and another above it that comes into play when maximum engine performance is required. The throttle bodies of each cylinder bank are moved by a dedicated electric motor. Thanks to the full Ride by Wire system, this allows complex electronic control strategies and modulation of engine 'feel' according to the selected riding mode.

Magnesium: precious alloy

Magnesium occupies a prominent position among the lighter metal materials. It is not by chance that in alloy form it is widely used in competitions. The Desmosedici Stradale uses magnesium alloy for numerous components, including head covers, oil sump, generator and clutch. A technical choice that also has a positive impact on the bike's look.

Aluminium: durability and lightness

The crankcases are made of aluminium using gravity die-casting and coupled with horizontal cut. The upper casing includes the four aluminium cylinder liners with nikasil coating that ensures low friction and protection against wear.

Weight

The collaboration with Ducati Corse has made it possible to achieve a compact, lightweight and high performance engine. Weighing 64.5 kg, the Desmosedici Stradale is only 2 kg heavier than the 1,285 cm³ twin-cylinder Superquadro.

Pistons

Pistons having a diameter of 81 mm churn in the barrels of the cylinders, with two piston rings, low friction, plus oil scraper ring. They are moulded in aluminium and utilise the "box in box" technology that makes it possible to contain the skirt height and the thickness under the piston crown thus reducing friction and inertia loads while maintaining the required durability and stiffness.

Compression ratio

The compression ratio is 14:1, a high value that once again reflects a design of competitive origin. The pistons are coupled to steel forged rods with a centre distance of 101.8 mm.

DQS Up & Down: changing gears like in a race

The perfect functionality of the six-speed gearbox is enhanced by the Ducati Quick Shift EVO (DQS EVO), which offers a fundamental evolution: changing gears with the throttle open. Furthermore, DQS EVO follows different logics to shift up and down. Integration with the slipper clutch and engine brake (Engine Brake Control) ensures the system's absolute effectiveness even on the track.

Slipper clutch

The wet clutch with progressive control optimally combines high torque drive and rider comfort. In competitive riding conditions, with sudden downshifts and strong engine braking, the slipper clutch counteracts the loss of stability of the rear end, offering excellent control while braking deep in corners.

Semi-dry casing lubrication

Like the MotoGP engines, the Desmosedici Stradale uses a semi-dry casing lubrication with delivery and recovery stages to ensure proper lubrication of all moving parts at all times.

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Cooling system

The water pump, located in the V of the cylinders, is powered by a shaft driven by a cascade of gear wheels. Its location is designed to reduce the size of the circuit as much as possible, improving its efficiency and optimising engine weight.

Maintenance

Ultra-high performance notwithstanding, valve clearance inspection and adjustment (Desmo Service) intervals remain the same at 24,000 km, while general service intervals also remain unchanged at 12,000 km/12 months.

An updated Panigale V4

For the MY2020, the Panigale V4 chassis underwent several changes, including the introduction of the “Front Frame” having the Ducati Corse specifications of the R version, setup changes to the suspensions that have led to a higher centre of gravity, an increase in the angle of the chain pull and a greater travel of the fork and shock absorber. These changes have resulted in a bike that enters corners more easily when the brakes are released, that is faster in reaching the apex, that copes better with asphalt roughness, and has more neutral behaviour when exiting.

Front Frame with Ducati Corse specifications

The Panigale V4's “Front Frame” is the same used on the R and stands out for the lightning on the machined side panels that allow to reach the stiffness target required by Ducati Corse for the SBK Championship and further reduce its weight.

When used on the track, the greater flexibility of the frame reduces the stress on the tyre and provides a better feeling of the front end when at maximum leaning angle.

The chassis is completed by the lightweight front subframe made of magnesium and the chill-cast aluminium seat support, secured on the top to the "Front Frame" and at the bottom screwed onto the cylinder head of the rear bank 

Centre of gravity and chain pull angle

The Panigale V4 has a centre of gravity height that maximises the bike’s propensity to lean into curves, as well as the speed with which it reaches the apex.

The increase in rear side height also has an effect on the chain pull angle, which performs an “anti-squat” action during acceleration that stabilises the bike in this delicate stage.

Suspensions

The Panigale V4 is equipped with a 43 mm diameter Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF) that is fully adjustable in the rebound and compression hydraulic damping and in the spring preload. The fork sleeve seats chromed legs to which Brembo radial brake callipers are attached. The front package is completed by the Sachs steering damper. On the back there is a fully adjustable Sachs shock absorber that on one side is attached to the Desmosedici Stradale engine with forged aluminium.

The Panigale V4 S is equipped with an Öhlins NIX-30 fork, an Öhlins TTX36 rear shock absorber and an Öhlins steering damper with event-based control system. On these versions, the suspension and steering damper are controlled by the second-generation Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 control system, which also features the new OBTi (Objective Based Tuning Interface).

The fork and mono of both versions have specifically calibrated springs, which results in a greater useful stroke, allowing the suspensions to better cope with the roughness of the asphalt. The lower stiffness of the fork on the ground increases the load transfer to the front wheel during braking, making the bike more intuitive and easier to handle when entering corners, especially for the amateur rider. 

Rims and tyres

While the Panigale V4 mounts 5-spoke cast aluminium rims, the Panigale V4 S is equipped with 3-spoke rims forged in aluminium alloy. 

The Panigale V4 is equipped with Pirelli DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP tyres in the sizes 120/70 ZR17 on the front and the revolutionary 200/60 ZR 17 on the rear. The latest version of the DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP in the new 200/60 ZR 17 size, already widely used as slicks in the FIM Superbike World Championship, is in fact a generational leap in the field of racing tyre replicas. 

The innovative profile of the new rear size maximises the footprint during the deepest corners and makes the most of the benefits of the dual mixture technology used, which on the shoulder uses the same SC2 compound as in racing slicks that can offer the grip typical of a racing tyre while still guaranteeing the robustness and versatility needed for road use. The front tyre also benefited from an important new development to work in total harmony with the rear tyre: all the characteristics like manoeuvrability, feedback to the rider, grip solidity, feeling of safety and predictability of grip loss have been optimised by creating a new front profile, with a slightly larger width than the previous version of the product. 

The redesigning of the shapes of the semi-finished products and the belting scheme has made it possible to set new benchmarks in terms of agility and manageability linked to racing peak performance. Finally, the new tread design of the DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP features a new "flash" geometry to optimise track performance by improving wear, and reduced groove widths designed to provide adequate support for the increased lateral thrusts. 

Braking system with Brembo Stylema® monobloc calipers

The Panigale V4 2020 incorporates Brembo Stylema® monobloc callipers that represent the evolution of the already high performance M50 callipers.

The Stylema® callipers, machined from a single alloy block, have some lightened areas on the body and the fastening bushings that, compared to the M50, make them visibly more compact and allow a weight reduction of 70 g per calliper without loss of rigidity. Other evolutionary improvements have been made on the internal ventilation for greater consistency of performance.

The Stylema® callipers offer increased hydraulic performance thanks to their extreme rigidity, guaranteeing the system's quick response, reduced brake lever travel and maximum flexibility.

The Brembo double callipers each have four 30 mm diameter pistons working on 330 mm diameter discs, providing outstanding braking power, while at the rear there is a 245 mm single disc with 2-piston callipers. The braking system is supported by the ABS Cornering EVO system, which uses the lightweight 9.1MP control unit.

Latest-generation electronic controls

The new Panigale V4 2020 features a latest-generation electronics package based on a 6-axis inertial platform which instantly detects the bike's roll, yaw and pitch angles.

The electronics package oversees every aspect of the ride: some controls supervise start, acceleration and braking, others govern traction and others again lend a helping hand on corners and out-of-the-corner stretches.

  • ABS Cornering EVO
  • Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 3
  • Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
  • Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO
  • Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
  • Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2
  • Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO
  • Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO

The Panigale V4 for 2021 features a new Riding Mode strategy that allows the rider to make quick comparisons between two different configurations on the track to define the best set-up. Riders can personalise parameters to suit their riding style or restore Ducati factory settings. DTC, DWC, DSC or EBC control levels can be adjusted quickly via the left switchgear.

Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 3

This new strategy is part of the continuous search to improve lap time through interventions that make riding more intuitive, less tiring, and therefore more effective for greater fun on the track.

When coming out of a corner and working the throttle, normally at the end of the recovery phase of the "drive line” there’s an unwanted and unexpected slippage of the rear wheel due to the peak acceleration of the crankshaft, which disturbs the rider while increasing the throttle.

The new software predictively adjusts the torque delivered, calibrating the angular speed of the crankshaft to make the recovery phase more fluid. This translates into a more linear acceleration coming out of the corner and thus a better feeling for the rider. 

The new strategy is active at all DTC levels for dry tracks (levels 1 to 4) and wet tracks with rain tyres (level 7).

The following chart shows the data of two laps: the grey lines refer to performance with strategy off, the red lines with strategy on at the same point of the track. The data are the accelerator (APS) and the torque on the wheel measured with a measuring wheel shaft. In the time interval highlighted by the two vertical lines (corresponding to corner 2 of the Alcarrás circuit) it can be seen that the DTC EVO 3 reduces the peak torque on the wheel, and consequently allows the rider to increase the throttle.

New Ducati Riding Mode strategy

The Panigale V4 for 2021 features a new Riding Mode strategy that allows the rider to make quick comparisons between two different configurations on the track to define the best set-up. The Race Riding Mode has been split into two specific mappings for track use (Race A and Race B), now freely comparable in the individual parameters, which complement the already existing Sport and Street.

The Riding Modes allow you to choose between four different pre-set riding styles to offer the Panigale V4 behaviour that is perfectly adaptable to the rider, the type of track and the environmental conditions. Each Riding Mode is programmed to instantly change the character of the engine, the parameters of the electronic controls and, in the “S” version, also the suspension setting. Obviously, the rider is given the opportunity to customize his own riding styles and to subsequently restore the parameters set by Ducati.

Riding Mode Race A - Race A riding mode in its default configuration was developed for experienced riders who want to exploit the full potential of the bike on the track. By selecting Race A, the rider can count on all the engine power with direct ride-by-wire response when the throttle is opened. Race A mode provides for an electronics setting aimed at achieving maximum performance on tracks with consistent asphalt and high grip, without decreasing the level of safety, with the ABS intervening only on the front wheel to offer maximum braking performance, but with the Cornering feature always active. The DES system adjustments, on the “S” version, are set up with a high contribution of dynamic control in the acceleration and braking phases to ensure stability and precision even in the most forced manoeuvres.

Riding Mode Race B - by selecting the Riding Mode Race B the rider can count on all the engine power but with reduced torque delivery in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear compared to Race A, in order to make the bike more manageable during long sessions on the track, on circuits with characteristics that favour cornering rather than strong acceleration or characterized by irregular or low-grip surfaces. The electronic controls are set up in such a way as to allow even less experienced riders an effective and spectacular riding style. The DES system adjustments guarantee riding safety and high levels of grip even on bumpy or slippery conditions.

Sport Riding Mode - Selecting Sport gives the rider 214 hp, with direct sport-style Ride by Wire throttle response and, on the S version, a sport style suspension set-up. Electronic control settings allow even less experienced riders to enjoy effective, spectacular handling. In Sport mode, for example, the Slide by Brake function is engaged, allowing riders to drift into corners safely. Rear wheel lift detection during braking is on and the ABS Cornering function is set to maximise cornering performance.

Street Riding Mode - Street Riding Mode is recommended when riding the Panigale V4 on the streets. As with Sport Riding Mode, this RM gives the rider 214 hp and progressive Ride by Wire throttle response; on the Panigale V4 S version it features a suspension set-up that is well suited to bumpy or pitted roads. Electronic control settings ensure grip and stability to maximise safety.

ABS Cornering EVO

The ABS system, equipped with the Cornering function to allow ABS intervention even with the bike leaned over, has been radically upgraded to introduce new intervention logic and control types.

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Ducati Slide Control (DSC)

The introduction of the 6D IMU has allowed Ducati Slide Control (DSC) - developed jointly with Ducati Corse - to be added to Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO).

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Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO

The new Panigale V4 2020 is also equipped with the latest version of Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO). Using the data feed from the 6D IMU, this system keeps wheelies in check while maximising acceleration easily and safely. DWC EVO provides more accurate wheelie readings; it thus exerts more precise control to ensure the bike responds faster to rider input.

Ducati Power Launch (DPL)

This 3-level system ensures lightning-fast starts, letting the rider focus on releasing the clutch. Once set, all the rider has to do is engage first gear and open the throttle.

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Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2

DQS EVO 2 with up/down function, developed for the new Panigale V4 2020, uses lean angle data to maximise bike stability when shifting gears through the bends.

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Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO

The EBC (Engine Brake Control) system was developed to help riders optimise bike stability under extreme turn-in conditions; it does so by balancing the forces applied to the rear tyre under severe Desmosedici Stradale engine braking conditions.

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Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO

The new "S" version comes with Öhlins event-based electronic control; this uses the second-generation Öhlins Smart EC (Electronic Control) system that, in addition to exploiting the full potential of the IMU 6D, features the new, more user-friendly OBTi (Objective Based Tuning Interface).

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Ducati Lap Timer GPS (DLT GPS)

The DLT GPS feature automatically records and saves lap times and displays them directly on the dashboard each time the bike crosses the finish line, the coordinates of which are set by pressing the flasher button.

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Ducati Data Analyser + GPS (DDA+ GPS)

The Ducati Data Analyser + GPS (DDA + GPS) allows assessment of bike and rider performance by showing traces for specific data items. DDA + GPS is a vital on-track performance monitoring tool.

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Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)

The new Panigale V4 2020 versatility is also evident in the fact that it's ready for the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS). This lets riders take incoming calls, select and listen to music tracks or receive text messages via a Bluetooth link.

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Latest-generation TFT instrumentation

The new Panigale V4 2020 has a bright, high definition (186.59 PPI - 800xRGBx480) full-TFT 5” display with modern eye-catching graphics. Instrumentation development has prioritised readability and easy function access.

The dashboard is dominated by the round 'virtual' rev counter on the right, marking a clean break with the past and drawing inspiration from high-end automotive production. Desmosedici Stradale revs are displayed within a 1,000-15,000 rpm interval by a needle gauge. Movement of the latter is accompanied by a white trail that acts as a 'shift light', changing colour from white to orange and then red as the rev limit approaches.

Two different lay-outs are available: 'Track' highlights lap times and makes the rpm range used on tracks much more visible; 'Road', instead, replaces lap times with info on the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) and the rpm scale is more appropriate for the rev ranges used on public highways. For improved readability, indications for (digital) top speed, selected Riding Mode and selected gear do not alter position when the selected lay-out is changed. 

In addition to the classic menu illustrating total mileage, Trip 1, Trip 2, consumption, average consumption, Trip Fuel, Trip Time, Average Speed, air temperature, Lap On/Off (in Track mode only), Player On/Off (in Road mode only), the new Panigale V4 2020 features another menu at bottom right, which can perform two functions: display/indication of parameters lined to the set Riding Mode or quick modification of DTC, DWC, EBC and DSC parameters. Lastly, the indicators of the new Panigale V4 2020 are of the 'auto off' type: this means they switch off automatically after completing the turn or, should an indicator be tripped accidentally, switch off after the bike has travelled in a straight line for a certain distance (from 200 to 2000 metres depending on how fast the bike was going when the indicator was switched on).

Complete titanium exhaust assembly

Made exclusively by Akrapovič with the Ducati experience. It is the most advanced racing assembly available on the market. Each section of the system is manufactured in a special titanium alloy that is both lightweight and resistant to high temperatures, allowing for an overall reduction in the bike's weight. Once installed on the bike, the exhaust dramatically increases the already excellent weight-topower ratio of the Panigale, for breathtaking accelerations and stretches. Thanks to its experience, Ducati Corse has developed the qualities of the motorcycle and exhaust to their maximum levels to create a perfect synergy, specifically for this exhaust, recalibrating the many and fundamental electronic aids: DTC, DWC, DPL and Slide on demand. 

Dry clutch kit 

Just like in MotoGP, where the only thing that matters is utmost performance, the dry clutch is made available for the other V4 models (it comes standard on the Panigale V4 R).This is an STM EVO-SBK clutch made from billet aluminium with housing and 48-tooth plate pack. The plates are 9 driven and 9 lined with a diameter of 138 mm. When racing on the track there are important benefits in ease of handling. 

Specifically, the dry clutch ensures a more effective slipper function, even during the most aggressive downshifts, and greater fluidity during all "off-throttle" stages. In addition, the "mechanical" engine brake level can be customized by choosing a different secondary spring from those available from the catalogue. 

Other important advantages are the absence of resistance from the engine oil and cleaner oil since the plate wear dust is not conveyed into the lubrication circuit. The racing character of the dry clutch is an exciting added benefit for the most passionate Ducatistas.

Magnesium rims

The unmatched lightweight performance of forged magnesium meets style – a signature 9-spoke design that combines class, high performance and weight saving. This set of rims is approved for single-seat use only.

Pair of handgrips

Inspired by the racing world, these handgrips ensure an excellent grip in every riding situation. Built to avoid accidental slipping of the hand and to reduce the vibrations felt.

Carbon tank cover 

A splendid detail that embellishes the front of the new Panigale V4 2020 tank in a way that only carbon fibre can. The finishing and lines of this accessory are perfectly integrated into the racing look of the latest bike made at Borgo Panigale.

Adjustable rider footpegs in aluminium

Developed thanks to the experience of Ducati Corse and the skillful productive care of Rizoma. Made of high quality anodised aluminium alloy that maintains its original appearance over time. Adjustable in six positions, they allow the rider to find the position that best suits their build and riding style. Equipped with fold-away brake and gearchange pedals to minimise the risk of breakage in the event of a slip. They use the standard DQS, which can be configured both as a traditional shift and as a reversed/racing shift. An essential accessory for the most demanding riders.

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