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2020 Ducati Panigale V4 R Sports Bike Review Specs

The new 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 R Sports Bike reflects Ducati’s core values: temperament, sophistication, and performance. It’s the culmination of Ducati’s racing DNA, which resembles a racing prototype like no other: a forward-thinking model that takes riders into advanced riding incredibly fast. Speed consists of curves and paths, thanks to electronics, which is like a hidden. The magic safety net allows you to go beyond the limit.

The new 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 R Sports Bike is designed to evoke a symphony of emotion, and due to the dry clutch, it also embodies the concept of performance: not only speed, braking ability, and fastest lap time, but also Safety and ease of riding. Level of experience.

In short, it is under pure adrenaline control. The Panigale V4 R is the ultimate bike in the Ducati Street Legal Race. The 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 R Sports Bike is much more specialized than the previous R version. For the first time, the upgrade goes beyond the engine and suspension setup to include an aero pack built by Ducati Corse in close collaboration with the Ducati Style Center to enhance on-track aerodynamic performance.

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 R Sports Bike – Features and Specs

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 R Sports Bike

Key Features

  • 998 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale V4, R variant, 221 horsepower (162 kW) @ 15,250 rpm
  • Forged steel crankshaft with a short stroke. Molded aluminum piston with single compression ring and oil ring
  • Titanium cone rods
  • Titanium intake valves
  • Oval throttle bodies with aerodynamic valves (equivalent to 56 mm)
  • Air intake horn with variable height. Long exhaust manifold. A large number of intake ducts in cylinder heads. Sprint Filter P08 Air Filter with High Permeability
  • STM EVO-SBK Dry Clutch
  • Front Frame Made of Lightweight, Hard Aluminum Alloy o Pressurized Hulns NPX 25-30 Forks with Manual Adjustment.

Desmosedici Stradale R Engine

The Desmosedici Stradale R, which connects the 1,103 cm3 V4 of the Panigale V4 with the MotoGP engine, takes the performance limits of legal road engines to new heights. The engine was originally built to compete in superbikes but has since undergone several changes to make it look more like the engine used in the Moto GP.

At 15,250 rpm, the Panigale V4 R engine produces 221 horsepower (162 kW) and 112 Nm of torque at 11,500 rpm (EU homologation values). The compression ratio is 14: 1, and the rev limiter is set to 16,000 rpm (16,500 rpm in sixth gear).

The R variant has a 90 ° V4 with cylinders bent backward 42 سے horizontally, a twin-plus firing chain, and a counter-rotating crankshaft *, much like the Desmosedici Stradale. The engine is designed as a full-pressure member of the vehicle, with a bore of 81 mm and a stroke of 48.4 mm, thanks to a new forged steel crankshaft with a center of 104.3 mm from the center. Four titanium cone rods move. , Each is 100g lighter than the steel used on the Panigale V4.


The Panigale V4 R does not have the event-based semi-active hull suspension found on the V4 S, as it is intended for almost exclusive use on race courses. Instead, it includes the Swedish firm’s professional mechanical components.

The Panigale V4 R is equipped with a unique new pressurized Ohlins 43mm NPX 25/30 fork with TiN treatment front and rear Ohlins TTX36 shock absorber. Both have mechanical adjustment functions. In addition, Hollins prefers electronic adjustments in favor of the steering damper mechanical.

The new NPX 25/30 features a pressurized damping system, an addition to the pressure used on Hlins WSB racing forks, as opposed to the NIX 30 variant on the Panigale V4 S. A pressurized system, unlike a regular one, reduces. The opportunity for oil cavitation improves collision absorption and provides excellent braking stability and support, giving the rider a better front-end ‘feel.’

Ducati Slide Control (DSC)

This advanced technology, developed in conjunction with the Ducati Corse, provides further assistance to the rider by adjusting the engine torque as a function of the slide angle. The goal is to maximize off-the-corner performance by blocking slide degrees, which would otherwise be difficult to handle.

DSC has two settings: Level 1 to level 2 make it easier to regulate slide angles which will be harder to control. The DSC, like the DTC EVO, reduces torque by working on the throttle body valves, reducing spark advance and injection.

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 R Sports Bike

Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO

Engine brake control (EBC) helps riders to improve the stability of the motorcycle during extreme turns. During hard braking, an all-new EBC EVO monitors the position of the new throttle body valve, the selected gear, and the loss of the crankshaft, and it adjusts the throttle aperture to balance the torque supplied to the tire, which leans the angle better.

New Ducati Riding Mode (RM) strategy

Riding modes offer three alternative pre-set ride styles, allowing the Panigale V4 R’s performance to be tailored to the ride, track/route, and weather. Race Riding Mode – Race RM is designed to allow the rider to fully utilize the capabilities of the Panigale V4 R on high-grip asphalt surfaces.

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 R Sports Bike – Technical Specifications


Type Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, counter-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromic timing, four-valve-per-cylinder, liquid-cooled
Displacement 998cc
Bore X stroke 81 mm x 48.4 mm
Compression ratio 14.0:1
Power (EU homologation) 153 kW (209 hp) @ 13,250 rpm
Torque (EU homologation) 112 Nm (83 lb-ft) @ 11,500 rpm
Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Entire ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies featuring aerodynamic valves. The variable length intake system
Exhaust 4-2-1-2 system, featuring two catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes


Gearbox Six speed featuring Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratios: 1.80:1
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
Clutch Hydraulically controlled slipper dry clutch

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 R Sports Bike


Frame Aluminum alloy “Front Frame” with optimized stiffnesses
Front suspension Fully adjustable 43 mm Öhlins NPX pressurized fork with TiN treatment.
Front-wheel 3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front tire Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Aluminum single-sided swingarm. Adjustable pivot position +/- 3 mm
Rear Wheel 3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 6 inches x 17 inches
Rear tire Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear) 120mm (4.7 inches) / 130mm (5.1 inches)
Front brake 2 x 330mm of semi-floating discs, radially fixed Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston calipers with Cornering ABS EVO
Rear brake 245mm of disc, 2-piston caliper featuring Cornering ABS EVO
Instrumentation Last generation digital unit with 5-inch TFT color display

Dimensions and Weights

Dry weight 172 kg (379 lb)
Kerb weight 193 kg (425 lb)
Seat height 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase 1.471mm (57,9 in)
Rake 24,5°
Front-wheel trail 100 mm (3,94 in)
Fuel tank capacity 16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)
Number of seats Single seat


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 tire calibration
Standard equipment Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), GPS module, Lap Timer EVO, PIT limiter, Ohlins steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Lithium-ion battery, Auto-off indicators, Marchesini aluminum forged wheels, Carbon fiber heatshield and front mudguard, High-flow air filter
Additional equipment Machined mirror block-off plates, License plate mount removal plug, Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+)
Ready for Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) and anti-theft


Warranty (months) 24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance (km/months) 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance adjustment (km) 24,000 km (15,000 mi)

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