2020 Ducati Panigale V4 & Panigale V4 S


Ducati have announced an updated Panigale V4 and Panigale V4 S for 2020, promising a more rider-friendly and less fatiguing mount that is also able to cut faster laps.

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2020 Ducati Panigale V4 S

Much of the inspiration for these changes comes from the V4 R, with revisions to the Ride-By-Wire mapping, an updated aerodynamic package and a new front frame designed to improve feel at the extremes.

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2020 Ducati Panigale V4 S

These changes join updates to the electronic aides which make use of a six-axis inertial platform. Ohlins Smart Electronic Control suspension is found on the up-spec S model.

Both Panigale V4 models boast the 1103cc Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4 with Desmodromic timing, a counter-rotating crankshaft and Twin-Pulse firing order. Claimed power comes in at 214 hp at 13000 rpm, with 123.5 Nm of torque.

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The V4 feature a 1103cc Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4 engine

The big update for 2020 is a new Ride-by-Wire system with track-dedicated mapping. Ducati promise smoother, more predictable throttle response. Torque curves have been tweaked in gears one through three for a more linear delivery, and vary according to the Power Mode chosen.

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The 2020 V4 and V4 S boast updates to the RbW and mapping

The updated aerodynamics package was co-developed by Ducati Corse and the Ducati Style Centre based on computational fluid dynamic and wind tunnel research.

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Fairings have been updated and are based on designs prior to current MotoGP limitations on foils

The 2020 Panigale V4 aerodynamic package includes a taller and more angled plexiglass screen with a taller nose fairing to offer the rider better wind protection, and in doing so reduce arm and shoulder-created drag.

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A taller screen is joined by wider lateral fairings

Larger lateral fairings are 38mm wider on each side, and there’s more efficient air vents to direct air through the radiators, with Ducati noting these replaced the more stylish Panigale V4 vents previously seen.

Aerofoils take the cue from the GP16 machine, prior to the current restrictions on foil shapes, meaning these are actually more efficient than those found on the current MotoGP machinery. These aerofoils offer 30kg of downforce at 270km/h, reducing front wheel float and boosting stability.

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The 2020 V4 and V4 S also feature a new Front Frame design derived from the V4 R

Also new for 2020 is the ‘Front Frame’ designed to Ducati Corse specifications and offering the bike a higher centre of gravity, increased chain force angle and improved use of the suspension travel available, which Ducati say will ensure an easier machine to lay into corners off the brakes, faster apexes and more neutral handling out of corners.

The front frame is derived from that on the V4 R, with lighter machined sides and greater flexibility, and is joined by a magnesium sub-frame alongside a cast aluminium seat sub-frame.

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Ohlins electronic suspension is featured on the V4 S

The 2020 V4 features Showa 43mm Big Piston forks with full adjustability, a Sachs steering damper and fully adjustable shock absorber. In contrast the V4 S features Ohlins NIX-30 forks and a TTX36 shock with Ohlins event-based steering damper, all controlled by the Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 system.

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Revised springs and pre-load are also an update for 2020

Wheels remain aluminium five-spoke items on the V4, with three-spoke forged aluminium items on the V4 S.

Brakes are also unchanged from the outgoing model, with Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers on 330mm rotors, alongside the Ducati ABS Cornering EVO system.

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Five-spoke wheels are found on the V4 with forged aluminium three-spoke items on the V4 S, both clad in Pirelli Supercorsa SP rubber

Electronics are the latest generation package with a six-axis IMU, ABS Cornering EVO, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Slide Control, Ducati Wheelie Control EVO, Ducati Power Launch, Ducati Quick Shift Up/Down EVO 2, Engine Brake Control and the Ohlins based Ducati Electronic Suspension EVO system. Riding modes offer a range of presets, which on the V4 S include the suspension settings. A 5-inch TFT in full colour is also fitted.

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2020 Ducati Panigale V4 S dash

2020 Ducati Panigale V4

Engine Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, counter-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromic timing, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1103 cc
Bore X stroke 81 x 53.5 mm
Compression ratio 14.0:1
Power (EU homologation) 157.5 kW (214 hp) @ 13,000 rpm
Torque (EU homologation) 124.0 Nm (91.5 lb-ft) @ 10,000 rpm
Fuel injection EFI. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full rideby-wire elliptical throttle bodies. Variable length intake system
Exhaust 4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes
Gearbox 6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 16; Rear sprocket 41
Clutch Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch
CHASSIS
Frame Aluminum alloy “Front Frame” with optimized stiffnesses
Front suspension Fully adjustable Showa BPF fork. 43 mm chromed inner tubes
Front wheel 5-spokes light alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front tyre Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum single-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel 5-spokes light alloy 6.00” x 17”
Rear tyre Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17
Wheel travel F/R 120 mm (4.7 in) – 130 mm (5.1 in)
Front brake 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema (M4.30) 4-piston callipers with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO
Instrumentation Last generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display
DIMENSIONS
Dry weight 175 kg (386 lb)
Kerb weight* 198 kg (436 lb)
Seat height 835 mm (32.9 in)
Wheelbase 1469 mm (57,8 in)
Rake 24,5°
Front wheel trail 100 mm (3,94 in)
Fuel tank capacity 16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)
Number of seats Dual seats
ELECTRONICS & FEATURES
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 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
Standard equipment Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Sachs steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Auto-off indicators
WARRANTY & MAINTENANCE
Warranty 24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance adjustment 24,000 km (15,000 mi)

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 S

Engine Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, counter-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromic timing, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1103 c
Bore X stroke 81 x 53.5 mm 
Compression ratio 14.0:1
Power (EU homologation) 157.5 kW (214 hp) @ 13,000 rpm
Torque (EU homologation) 124.0 Nm (91.5 lb-ft) @ 10,000 rpm
Fuel injection EFI. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full rideby-wire elliptical throttle bodies. Variable length intake system
Exhaust 4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes
Gearbox 6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 16; Rear sprocket 41 
Clutch Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch 
CHASSIS
Frame Aluminum alloy “Front Frame” with optimized stiffnesses
Front suspension Öhlins NIX30 43 mm fully adjustable fork with TiN treatment. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode
Front wheel 3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front tyre Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel 3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 6.00″ x 17″ 
Rear tyre Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17 
Wheel travel F/R 120 mm (4.7 in) – 130 mm (5.1 in) 
Front brake 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema (M4.30) 4-piston callipers with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO 
Instrumentation Last generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display
DIMENSIONS
Dry weight 174 kg (384 lb)
Kerb weight* 195 kg (430 lb)
Seat height 835 mm (32.9 in)
Wheelbase 1469 mm (57,8 in)
Rake 24,5°
Front wheel trail 100 mm (3,94 in)
Fuel tank capacity 16 l – 4.23 gallon (US) 
Number of seats Dual seats
ELECTRONICS & FEATURES
Safety equipment Riding Modes, Power Modes, Bosch 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
Standard equipment Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO with Ohlins suspension and steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Lithium-ion battery, Auto-off indicators, Marchesini aluminium forged wheels, Racing style handle grips
WARRANTY & MAINTENANCE
Warranty 24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance adjustment 24,000 km (15,000 mi)