Despite incorporating a pair of catalytic convertors the new muffler is smaller than that seen on the Euro4 spec’ 959.
A six-axis (roll, yaw and pitch) IMU drives the sophisticated electronics package that includes cornering ABS and traction control, along with wheelie and engine brake control. A two-way quick-shifter is also fitted.
The cockpit also looks thoroughly modern thanks to a 4.3″ TFT screen instrumentation. Ducati’s GPS lap-timer functions, multimedia intregration with Bluetooth and Data Analyser systems seem likely to be optional extras.
Showa provide 43 mm fully-adjustable big-piston forks while Sachs provide the steering damper and side-mounted fully-adjustable shock.
Brembo supply the M4.32 monobloc calipers that haul up the 176 kg (dry) Panigale V2.
A 180/60 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa graces a new five-spoke rim which is shown off well thanks to the move to a single-sided swingarm on Panigale V2.
Ducati claim that Pangiale V2 is also more comfortable than the outgoing 959 Panigale with a new thicker padded seat that also allows for much easier movement.
Ducati have done a lot of work to rid themselves of their ‘expensive to service’ reputation of old and in recent years servicing costs have been reined in substantially. Service intervals on the Panigale V2 are 12,000 km or 12 month, with valve clearances done every 24,000 km.
There is no information as yet forthcoming on price or availability of the new model.
Ducati Panigale V2 Specifications
2020 Ducati Panigale V2
Superquadro 90° V2, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Bore X Stroke
100 x 60.8 mm
114 kW (155 hp) @ 10.750 rpm
104 Nm (76.7 lb-ft) @ 9.000 rpm
Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full rideby-wire elliptical throttle bodies
2-1-2-1 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes
6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.77:1
1=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch
Fully adjustable Showa BPF fork. 43 mm chromed inner tubes
5-spokes light alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 120/70 ZR17
Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum single-sided swingarm
5-spokes light alloy 5,50” x 17”
Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 180/60 ZR17
120 mm (4.72 in) – 130 mm (5.12 in)
2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston callipers with Cornering ABS EVO
245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO
Digital unit with 4,3″ TFT colour display
176 kg (388 lb)
200 kg (441 lb)
840 mm (33,1 in)
1436 mm (56,5 in)
Front Wheel Trail
94 mm (3.70 in)
Fuel Tank Capacity
17 l – 4.5 gallon (US)
Number Of Seats
Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction, Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Engine, Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tyre calibration
Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Sachs steering damper, Auto-off indicators, Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) with GPS module, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), anti-theft, Ducati Lap Timer GPS (DLT GPS)
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