The Ducati brand always manufactures the quality and high performing bikes, offering the best riding pleasure of all times. The new Ducati 2018 Panigale V4 Sports Bike is one of the best Ducati bikes that features a four-cylinder engine, which is derived from the MotoGP Desmosedici. This bike features the engine displacement of 1,130 ccm3 with the power of 214 hp and power/weight ratio of 1.1 hp/kg. This sports bike infect set the new standard in the world of supersport motorcycles. The review of Ducati 2018 Panigale V4 Sports Bike with its price and specifications are given below.
Ducati 2018 Panigale V4 Sports Bike – Features
The Ducati 2018 Panigale V4 Sports Bike features the high performing 90-degree V4 engine layout that offers superb performance. Its latest Desmosedici MotoGP engine is known for its high return on race tracks. This engine provides the high revs up to 14,000 rpm like in 2018 Ducati V4S Panigale Sports Bike.
As compared to the older models, this latest version features the lateral compactness in its engine that offers better mass centralization that reduces the bike’s frontal cross-section. Moreover, the shorter crankshaft reduces all the gyroscopic effect as well. This lightweight has a positive impact on bike dynamics, which makes it lighter and faster. It provides a more magnificent room for both the water pump and an outside air-box of 12.8 liters.
Lightweight and Compactness
The chassis of Ducati 2018 Panigale V4 Sports Bike is kept a light in weight but highly durable. The overall weight kept maintained at 64.9 kg, which is just 2.2 kg heavier than the 1,285 cm3. The engine casting is made from the gravity die-cast aluminum and is coupled horizontally. The upper crankcase features the four Nikasil-coated aluminum cylinder liners that ensure wear protection and low friction.
The engine contains the pistons of 81 mm in diameter that slides inside the liners having two low-attrition compression rings and oil rings. The cylinders are made up of molded aluminum, and the piston consists up of box in box technology that contains both skirt height and below-chamber thickness. The compression ratio of 14:1 helps in achieving ultimate performance. The pistons are coupled to its forged steel con rods with the center-to-center of 101.8 mm.
The new Ducati 2018 Panigale V4 Sports Bike features impressive and attractive chassis. The bike features an overall weight of 195 kg, making it the light and strong one. The front frame has been developed from using the Desmosedici Stradale engine. As compared to the other Monocoque design, the Front structure allows torsional rigidity and lateral rigidity to be kept separate.
The main difference in layout over traditional perimeter frame is the use of the latest engine as a structural element of the frame. At just 4 kg, the front frame contains the compact frontal structure, secured directly to its upper half-crankcase of the new front cylinder head and the V4 rear cylinder head.
The frame features the lightweight front sub-frame which is made up of magnesium and the shell-cast aluminum seat sub-frame, secured to the Front-Frame at the top, and it is being screwed into the top of its rear cylinder head at the bottom. The rear suspension of the bike uses the new rising-rate linkage mechanism attached to the Desmosedici Stradale engine via the forged aluminum element. The linkage responds to its motion transmitted by using the long 600 mm high-triangulation cast aluminum single-sided swingarm with the longest in the segment.
The new Ducati 2018 Panigale V4 Sports Bike comes with the 43 mm of Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF) that is fully adjustable in spring pre-load and compression and rebounds damping. The fork bodies consist up of chrome slider with Brembo radial caliper mountings. The Sachs steering damper completes its front-end package. The rear section is fully adjustable Sachs shock, fixed at one end to the Desmosedici Stradale through the forged aluminum element.
The latest 5-spoke cast aluminum wheels give an outstanding performance. It consists up of Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17 at the front and superb 200/60 ZR17 at the rear. The braking system consists up of new Brembo Style Monobloc calipers with the latest evolution of the high performing M50.
The twin Brembo calipers consist up of four 30 mm piston that grips 330 mm discs to achieve ultimate braking performance — the rear single 245 mm disc with the two piston caliper. The braking system of the sprots bike is supported by the ABS cornering EVO system, which uses the extra lightweight 9.1MP Bosch control unit.
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The Ducati 2018 Panigale V4 Sports Bike comes with the latest sets of electronics that set the new standards in the world of sports bike. It consists up of state-of-the-art electronics package based on the use of 6-axis inertial platform (6D IMU – Inertial Measurement Unit) that instantly detects the motorcycle’s roll, pitch angles, and yaw. The electronic package includes the following;
- ABS Cornering Bosch EVO
- Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO)
- Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
- Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
- Engine Brake Control EVO (EBC EVO)
- Ducati Electronic Suspension EVO (DES EVO)
- Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO)
- Ducati Quick Shift up / down EVO (DQS EVO)
Ducati 2018 Panigale V4 Sports Bike – Technical Specifications
|Type||Desmosedici Stradale 90-degree V4, rearward-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled|
|Bore X stroke Ratio||81 x 53.5 mm|
|Power||157.5 kW (214 hp) at 13,000 rpm|
|Torque||124.0 Nm (91.5 lb-ft) at 10,000 rpm|
|Fuel injection||Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies. The variable length intake system|
|Exhaust||The 4-2-1-2 system, including two catalytic converters and two lambda probes|
|Gearbox||Six-speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO|
|Primary drive||Straight cut gears with Ratio 1.80:1|
|Final drive||Chain, Front sprocket 16, Rear sprocket 41|
|Clutch||Hydraulically controlled slipper with self-servo wet multi-plate clutch|
|Frame||Aluminum alloy, “Front Frame.”|
|Front suspension||Fully adjustable Showa BPF fork. 43 mm chromed inner tubes|
|Front wheel||5-spokes light alloy 3.50″ x 17″|
|Front tire||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 tire||Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17|
|Wheel travel (front/rear)||120 mm (4.7 inches) / 130 mm (5.1 inches)|
|Front brake||New 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs with radially attached Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) four pistons calipers with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO|
|Rear brake||245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper including Bosch Cornering ABS EVO|
|Instrumentation||Last generation digital unit with 5″ TFT color display|
|Dry weight||175 kg (386 lb)|
|Kerb weight||198 kg (436 lb)|
|Seat height||830 mm (32.48 inches)|
|Wheelbase||1.469 mm (57.8 inches)|
|Front wheel trail||100 mm (4 inches)|
|Fuel tank capacity||16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)|
|Number of seats||Dual seats|
|Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO,Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Auto tire calibration
Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Sachs steering damper, Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO, Full LED lighting including Daytime Running Light (DRL), Quick adjustment buttons, Auto-off indicators
Passenger seat and footpegs kit
Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) with GPS module, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) and anti-theft
|Warranty (months)||24 months of unlimited mileage|
|Valve clearance adjustment (km)||24,000 km (15,000 mi)|
|Consumption/Emissions||6,9 l/100km – CO2 165 g/km|
This article provides the full review of Ducati 2018 Panigale V4 Sports Bike, and it is covered under bikescatalog.com. This sports bike features the high performing engine that has been optimized to deliver outstanding riding pleasure. The lightweight chassis and sub-frame are very helpful when cornering. The seat height guarantees to provide exceptional and comfortable riding pleasure.