Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
Scroll to top

Top

No Comments

2018 Ducati Panigale V4 – Video

2018 Ducati Panigale V4 – Video

The chassis represents an evolution of the Panigale cast aluminum monocoque structure, called “front frame,” which is even leaner and lighter but with more than appropriate torsional and flexional rigidity to handle the terrific potential of the new 1103cc Desmosedici V-4.

Steering geometry is 24.5 degrees rake and 3.9 in. trail. Ducati announced a curb weight of 430 lb. Seat height is 32.6 inches, and Pirelli provides Diablo Supercorsa SP radials in 120/70-17 front and 200/60/17 rear sizes.

Suspension comprises a Showa 43mm inverted fork and a cantilevered Sachs shock, both of which are fully adjustable for preload and damping. Brembo supplies the front brakes, twin 330mm rotors and latest Stylema four-piston calipers.

 

 

Panigale V4 S adds Öhlins suspension front and rear, forged aluminum wheels, and a lightweight lithium-ion battery. In addition, the triple-clamps are machined from billet, the seat is trimmed in Alcantara, and the front and rear fenders are carbon fiber.

Said to weigh just 5 pounds more than a Panigale 1299 V-twin, the V-4 produces 214 claimed peak hp, which translates to a 2 lb./hp weight-to-power ratio. Ducati offers an Akrapovic titanium racing exhaust that boosts hp to a whopping 226.

Bore is 81mm and stroke is 53.5mm. Connecting rods measure 101.8mm from center to center—a respectable rod-length-to-stroke ratio. Oiling is via semi-dry sump with four pumps, two for maximum crankcase-scavenging capability.

Privacy Policy