Bike Description for
Ducati Panigale V4 S
The Science of Speed
The 2020 version of the new Panigale V4 boosts performance even further and takes track riding to the next level for amateurs and pros alike. A series of refinements make for an easier, more user-friendly, less fatiguing ride while simultaneously making the bike faster not just on individual laps but over entire timed sessions.
The Aero Pack provides enhanced airflow protection and improves overall vehicle stability, enhancing confidence. The Front Frame, instead, modifies stiffness to give better front-end ‘feel’ at extreme lean angles.
Ducati and Ducati Corse engineers have crunched the feedback/data numbers from customers all over the world and Superbike World Championship events. Their analysis has led to a series of aerodynamic, chassis, electronic control and Ride by Wire mapping changes: designed to increase stability and turn-in speed, these changes make it easier to close corners and ensure riders enjoy more confident throttle control.
The S version comes with Öhlins event-based electronic control; this uses the second-generation Öhlins Smart EC (Electronic Control) system that, exploits the full potential of the IMU 6D.
Panigale V4 2019 vs Panigale V4 2020 @ Vallelunga circuit
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 new Panigale V4 2020 is easier to ride and more performant both on the single lap and on the overall time.