The Science of Speed

The new Panigale V4 2020

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.

V4 90° layout

The new Panigale V4 2020 is powered by the 1,103 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale (banked 42° back from the horizontal), a MotoGP-derived 90° V4 with Desmodromic timing, a one-of-a-kind engine featuring a counter-rotating crankshaft and Twin Pulse firing order. The engine can deliver 214 hp at 13,000 rpm and a torque of 12.6 kgm at 10,000 rpm, making for awesome road riding.

Aerodynamic package by Ducati Corse

Co-developed by Ducati Corse and the Ducati Style Center, the new Panigale V4 2020 aerodynamics package now mirrors that of the Panigale V4 R. The result; fairings that – in true Panigale style – meet official Ducati Superbike requirements in full.

As in MotoGP, aerodynamic development involved a series of preliminary CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) studies, followed by optimisation on a full-scale wind tunnel model.

2020 enhancements

Major changes on the new Panigale V4 2020 chassis have seen the introduction of the Front Frame. Built according to Ducati Corse specifications, the latter features a special suspension set-up with a higher barycentre, an increased chain pull angle and improved use of suspension travel. Thanks to these modifications, the bike is easier to lay into the corner when you ease off the brakes, gets to the apex faster, soaks up any pits or ripples more effectively and behaves more neutrally out of the corner.

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.

830 mm (32.7 in)

WHEELBASE 1.471 mm (57,9 in)

POWER 157.5 kW (214 hp) @ 13,000 rpm
TORQUE 124.0 Nm (91.5 lb-ft) @ 10,000 rpm
DRY WEIGHT 175 kg (386 lb)

835 mm (32.9 in)

SAFETY EQUIPMENT Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tyre calibration
MAINTENANCE (KM/MONTHS) 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months

Bosch EVO ABS cornering

The Bosch ABS system with "cornering" function that activates ABS when the bike is tilted has evolved extensively with the introduction of new interaction and control types.

Ducati Direction Control EVO (DTC EVO)

The new Panigale V4's DTC EVO is based on an algorithm that makes the interaction more clear and faster.

Ducati Slide Control (DSC)

The introduction of the 6D IMU makes it possible to add the Ducati Slide Control (DSC) to the Ducati Directional Control EVO (DTC EVO) developed in collaboration with Ducati Corse.

Ducati Quick Shift (DQS EVO)

Compared to the previous 1299 system, the DQS EVO Panigale with up/down features fine-tuned for the Panigale V4 uses tilt angle information to maximize motorcycle stability during shift shifts at corners.

Stylish suspension

The new Panigalle V4 is equipped with a 43mm diameter Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF), with compression and expansion of the hydraulic brakes and an adjustable spring preload.

Rim and tire

If the new Panigale V4 has a three-spoke cast aluminum rim, the new Panigale V4 S and Panigale speechale have a three-spoke aluminum alloy rim.

New brake system

The Panigalle V4 family exclusively incorporates the new Brembo Stylema® monoblock caliper, which represents the evolution of the high-performance M50 caliper.

Racing tank

The new Panigalle V4 has a lightweight 16-liter aluminum tank placed under the rider seat for racing.

V4 90 °

For Ducati, the V4 layout at 90° is the most sporty expression for a motorcycle engine. It is no coincidence that it is the same solution used in the MotoGP Desmoseditch engine.

Reverse rotation crankshaft

In street bikes, the crankshaft rotates in the same direction as the wheels. Conversely, in MOTOGP, a counter-rotating crankshaft that rotates in the opposite direction is commonly used. Desmoseditch Stradale is from Motor GP.

'Twin pulse' ignition sequence

As in Desmoseditch GP, a 70° offset crank pin needs a "twin pulse" ignition command to generate a force that is easy to handle and optimize traction when coming out of a curve ("Big Bang" effect). Thanks to this ignition command, Desmosedich Stradale creates a unique sound.

Innovative front frame

The new "Front Frame" left for everyone to see becomes an integral part of the motorcycle, making it a practically tailored tight pairing.

'Double layer' pairing

Simplicity and integration inspired designers to pair with a key external component with reduced longitudinal expansion and a secondary component "double layer" solution that acts as an air extractor for the radiator.

'Diamond' tank

The plasticity of the Ducati trademark “Diamond” tank supports riders at every stage of the track.

Sleek tail guard

The single-seat version of the tail guard is integral to highlight the bike's "race to race" character.

Contact Dealer

Contact the nearest dealer for more information on the new Panigale V4 .