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2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle Review Specs Price

Is it a Ducati if it’s not Ducati red? No, if you mean the latest 2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle. The SP2’s matte black finish directly connects to Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP bikes. A “winter-test stealth” color palette is one way to think about this. According to Ducati terminology, the “SP” in the bike’s name refers to Sport Production.

The new SP2 is based on the 2022 Panigale V4 S. Thus, it has all the same technical advancements as the S model, plus a lot more. The 1,103cc four-cylinder engine (81mm bore, 53.5mm stroke, and 14.0:1 compression ratio) produces 215.5 hp at 13,000 rpm and 91.2 lb-ft of torque at 9,500 rpm in its Euro-5 homologated form, but only 210 hp at 12,500 rpm in its EPA-compliant variant.

2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle

The contemporary Euro 5 Desmo V-4 is remarkable because its peak power is so high, and its peak torque is so low—3,500 rpm lower, to be exact. Because of its usable 3,500 rpm range, its performance envelope is quite large. Remember that riders may safely rev the engine far over its redline—up to 14,500 rpm, where they’ll get an additional 2.5 horsepower—if they focus extremely hard. Several similarities exist between the 1-liter engines used in the factory Ducati World Superbike motorcycles and the Panigale V4 S.

2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle – Features and Specs

Exclusive SP2 Upgrades

Let’s have a look at some of the appealing SP2 attributes. It’s the first product to provide a dry STM-Evo SBK clutch as an alternative to the conventional oil-bath wet clutch. The STM-Evo unit was developed closely correlated with Ducati’s World Superbike racers. Riders may further fine-tune the design’s already strong anti-hop performance by selecting components from Ducati’s specialized list and adjusting the spring preload for the clutch. The lighter 520 chain is used for the final drive of the bike.

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2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle

The 2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle also boasts a lighter frame and improved chassis adjustments. Carbon wheels replace the forged aluminum wheels on the 2023 Ducati Panigale V4 S, reducing unsprung mass by around three pounds per wheel. The carbon wheels further reduce the gyroscopic effect while naturally contributing to the vehicle’s one-of-a-kind character. The stock setup, including the 17 x 3.50 up front and 17 x 6.00 in the back with 120/70-17 and 200/60-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tires, is unaltered.

The suspension has also been upgraded to an exceptional standard. The front hlins NPX 25/30 fork has a pressurized-nitrogen-cartridge damping mechanism and a 43mm male-slider, both developed from Ducati‘s racing forks. The new Smart EC 2.0 active management system controls the electrical connection between the rear fork and the hlins TTX 36 shock. The system uses OBTI logic, which is much easier for the rider to understand and use since it is driven by “objectives” rather than clicks.

2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle

The 2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle has upgraded brakes over the standard model’s Brembos. The SP2 has the latest in racing-derived Stylema R technology in its front brakes, which are four-piston radial-mount calipers. Bosch ABS Cornering Evo, a part of the Panigale V4 S’s comprehensive electronic package, handles the electrical controls.

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The V4 SP2 is equipped with a GPS module as standard, making the lap-timer function fully automatic. Similar to the V4 S, you may choose between four different riding modes: Race A, Race B, Sport, and Street.

2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle

A cast-aluminum “space frame” is joined to the same chassis as previously, and the engine is a stressed component of this frame. The 57.8-inch wheelbase, 3.9-inch trail, and 24.5-degree rake are all standard values for steering geometry. More thought was put into the swingarm’s pivot position to have a natural anti-squat effect, resulting in faster acceleration out of corners. Now we have a dry weight of 381 pounds.

Ready for the Track

Since it is intended to be the most excellent track day bike, the 2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle has quick-release mirrors and a license plate holder. Micro-adjustable foot pegs and controls, as well as the lighter clutch and brake levers, are included. Triple clamps are also machined from billet metal. Also, the Panigale V4 SP2 is a special edition that is numbered to prevent duplication. The top clamp has the number engraved onto it.

2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle

For track use, you can always swap out the standard exhaust and mufflers for a custom Akrapovi setup. Titanic construction of the unconventional 4-into-2 decreases dry weight by 11 pounds, bringing the total vehicle weight down to 370 pounds, and raises horsepower and torque to 228 and 96.6, respectively. It makes the 2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle one of the most magnificent Ducatis available today and a genuine, street-legal, track-ready superbike you can grow with.

2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle – Price

The new 2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle is available at $40,495 only.

2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Type Desmosedici Stradale 90-degree V4, counter-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromic timing, four valves-per-cylinder, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1,103 cc
Bore x Stroke 81 x 53.5 mm
Compression Ratio 14.0:1
Power 154.5 kW (210 hp) @ 12,500 rpm
Torque 122.8 Nm (90.6 lb-ft) @ 11,000 rpm
Fuel Injection Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies. Variable length intake system
Exhaust 4-2-1-2 system, with two catalytic converters and four lambda probes.
Gearbox Six speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Primary drive Straight-cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1
Final drive All-new chain 520, Front sprocket 16 & Rear sprocket 41
Clutch Hydraulically measured slipper dry clutch. Self-bleeding master cylinder.

2023 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Sports Motorcycle


Frame Aluminum alloy “Front Frame,” including optimized stiffnesses
Front Suspension Öhlins NPX25/30 pressurized 43mm fully adjustable fork with TiN treatment. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment including Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode
Front Wheel 5-split spoke carbon fiber 3.50 inches x 17 inches
Front Tire Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Öhlins TTX36 unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment, including Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel 5-split spoke carbon fiber 6 inches x 17 inches
Rear Tire Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17
Wheel Travel (Front/Rear) 125mm (4.9 inches) – 130mm (5.1 inches)
Front Brake 2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially attached Brembo Monobloc Stylema® R 4-piston calipers with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO. Self-bleeding Brembo MCS 19.21 master cylinder.
Rear Brake 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper with Cornering ABS EVO
Instrumentation Last generation digital unit with 5″ TFT color display


Dry Weight 173 kg (381 lb)
Curb Weight 194.5 kg (428.7 lb)
Seat Height 850 mm (33.5 in)
Wheelbase 1.469 mm (57,8 in)
Rake 24,5°
Trail 100 mm (3,94 in)
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 l – 4.49 gallon (US)
Number of Seats Single seat


Safety Equipment Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 3, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO 2, 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), Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO with Öhlins suspension and steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Lithium-ion battery, Auto-off indicators, Racing style handle grips, Chain guard, Carbon fiber wheels, Carbon fiber front mudguard, Wings in carbon fiber, Adjustable rider footpegs in aluminum with heel guard in carbon fiber, Billet aluminum steering stem with bike number, Machined brake, and clutch levers.
Provided Equipment Machined mirror block-off plates, License plate mount removal plug, Carbon fiber open clutch cover, Ducati Data Analyzer+ (DDA+) with GPS module
Ready for Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Anti-theft, Heated grips


Warranty 24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance Service Intervals 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months
Valve Clearance Check 24,000 km (15,000 mi)

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