2020 Ducati Panigale V4: The Science of Speed

Ducati Panigale V4 1

Ducati Panigale V4 1

The updated 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 has a side fairing design that has fins and gets additional winglet accessories in all its variants, both the standard version and the S version.  Panigale V4 MY 2020 was released at the Ducati headquarters in Borgo Panigale Italy along with the release of the Ducati product line for 2020.

As mentioned earlier, the latest version of the Panigale V4 gets an update in the fairing design and additional winglets to increase the aerodynamic level of the motorbike.

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The improvement strengthens stability compared to previous versions at high speed and at the same time enables more effective acceleration by acting as a non-electronic anti-wheelie. Ducati categorized this motorbike as a supersport motorbike which was fun but easier to ride.

Ducati Panigale V4 3

As for its features, the Panigale V4 has advanced features such as Full Digital TFT speedometer panels, Riding Modes, Power Modes, Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control DSC), EVO Engine Brake Control (EBC), Auto tire calibration.

Other additional features are also added like Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up / down EVO, full-LED headlight with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Sachs steering damper, quick control selection, automatic switch-off of turn signals.

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Panigale V4 comes with two versions, the standard, and the S. When compared with the previous model, the difference is quite obvious. But as for the 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 and V4 S, the looks are quite similar. Even though both of them look similar, but there are a lot of differences between the two. The first one is the front suspension.

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Both use a 43 mm suspension size, but on the Panigale V4, the suspension is using a Big Piston Fork (BPF) suspension from Showa. Whereas the V4 S utilizes the Öhlins NIX30 event-based suspension.

On the back, the rear suspension of V4 is coming from Sachs mono-shock. And as for the Panigale V4 S, the event-based Öhlins TTX36 is installed. Moving on to the steering damper, the two bikes are also quite different. Panigale V4 adopted Sachs while V4 S uses Öhlins.

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The rim is also a clear difference. The Ducati Panigale V4 uses aluminum alloy rims with 5 bars, each of which is widened in two. As for the V4 S, the rims are coming from Marchesini that are made of aluminum forged with three bars, each bar widening to three again.

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Panigale V4 engine specifications are still relying on the Ducati Desmosedici Stradale 1,103 cc engine configured with a V4 engine replacing the L-twin engine in the previous version. Thanks to the adoption of the new engine and new frame, the maximum power of the bike can reach up to 157.5 kW (214 hp) at 13,000 rpm.

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On the price tag, the Ducati Panigale V4 has 2 different price options whereas the cheapest version is priced at 23,490 Euros, the Panigale V4 S is priced at 28,790 Euro. The motorbike is already available in the market since early 2020.

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