The Ducati brand is best known for its quality sports bikes. The Ducati 2018 Panigale V4S Sports Bike is one of the best and all-Italian performance bike of all times. It features the powerful four-cylinder engine which is derived directly from MotoGP Desmosedici. It comes with the latest Ducati technology, stylish body with ultimate performance. The engine displacement of 1,103 cm3 and 214 hp with superb power/weight ratio of 1.1 hp/kg makes this sports bike one of the best sports bikes of all times. The review of Ducati 2018 Panigale V4S Sports Bike with its price and specifications are given below.
Ducati 2018 Panigale V4S Sports Bike – Features
The Ducati 2018 Panigale V4S Sports Bike features the powerful engine that contains the 90-degree V4 layout. This layout helps in achieving the best performance and efficiency of all times, plus it helps in better mass centralization. This engine features the 70-degree crank pin in combination with the 90-degree V layout, which gives it a name of “Twin Pulse”.
The best part is that the two left-hand cylinder fires closely together as do the two right-hand cylinders. This provides a better power to deliver with an outstanding performance. The Desmosedici Stradale engine intakes through four oval throttle bodies of 52 mm diameter and they are connected to variable-height air intake horns. This solution optimizes cylinder intake across the entire rev range giving significant advantages in terms of power delivery and handling.
The latest Desmodromic design plays an essential role in achieving the best performance of all times. The Desmodromic system uses the fully redesigned and miniaturized components that have allowed for the construction of small cylinder heads. This modification helps in achieving the best degree of sophistication, lightness, and compactness.
Every single component has been redesigned and tested to make the ultimate safely at the high revs. The Desmosedici Stradale uses semi-dry sump lubrication containing delivery and returns stages that guarantee to have adequate lubrication of all moving parts at all times. The oil circulation system comprises up of four pumps i.e., one delivery lobe pump and three recovery pumps.
The liquid-cooling system has been used to maintain the overall temperature. The transmission system comes with the 6-speed gearbox, which is specially designed for Desmosedici Stradale engine and it comes with the rotary gear sensor to guarantee an optimal operation with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up and down. The Ducati 2018 Panigale V4S Sports Bike requires long service intervals.
The Ducati 2018 Panigale V4S Sports Bike features the compact and lightweight chassis. The sports bike weighs at 64.9 kg, and it is just 2.2 kg heavier than 1,285 cc3 Superquadro twin. The engine case is made up of cast aluminum, and they are coupled horizontally. The upper crankcase half features the four Nikasil-coated aluminum cylinder liners to ensure wear protection and low friction. The piston of 81 mm in diameter is made up of molded aluminum that consists up of box in box technology. , and it followed three standard racing model guidelines i.e., design minimalism, integration among components, and the power transmitted by surface treatment.
The frame of Ducati 2018 Panigale V4S Sports Bike features lightweight front sub-frame, which is made up of magnesium and the shell-cast aluminum seat sub-frame like in 2018 Ducati V4 Panigale Speciale Sports Bike. The rear suspension system uses the rising-rate linkage mechanism attached to the Desmosedici Stradale engine with the help of forged aluminum element.
The suspension system comprises up of 43 mm of Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF), which is fully adjustable in spring pre-load, compression, and rebound damping. The fork bodies contain chrome sliders with Brembo radial caliper. The front end comes with Sachs steering damping while the rear section includes the fully adjustable Sachs shock, fixed at its one end to the Desmosedici Stradale through the forged aluminum element.
This Sports bike comes with Ohlins NIX-30 forks, Ohlins TTX36 rear shock, and Ohlin’s steering damping. The suspension and steering damping damper are controlled by the second-generation control system Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 containing the new Objective Based Tuning Interface (OBTi).
The new 5-stroke cast aluminum wheels come as standard in Ducati 2018 Panigale V4S Sports Bike. The new Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17 at the front section and the revolutionary size 200/60 ZR 17 volume at the rear section gives a final look and outstanding grip.
The braking system comprises up of Brembo Stylema Monobloc calipers. The new Stylema calipers are machined from the single piece of alloy, which are light in weight. It ensures to provide better hydraulic performance due to its extreme rigidity. The twin Brembo calipers contain four 30 mm pistons that grip 330 mm discs to achieve ultimate braking performance. The ABS Cornering EVO system comes as standard in it.
The electronic package of Ducati 2018 Panigale V4S Sports Bike includes various controls to guarantee the management of all riding phases. Some of them are;
- ABS Cornering Bosch EVO
- Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
- Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO)
- Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
- Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO)
- Engine Brake Control EVO (EBC EVO)
- Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO (DQS EVO)
- Ducati Electronic Suspension EVO (DES EVO)
Ducati 2018 Panigale V4S Sports Bike – Technical Specifications
|Type||Desmosedici Stradale 90-degree V4, rearward-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromically actuated valve-per-cylinder, liquid-cooled|
|Bore x stroke ratio||81 mm x 53.5 mm|
|Torque||124 Nm (91.5 lb-ft) at 10,000 rpm|
|Power||157.5 kW (214 hp) at 13,000 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 including Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO|
|Primary drive||Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1|
|Ratio||1=38/14, 2=36/17, 3=33/19, 4=32/21, 5=30/22, 6=30/24|
|Final drive||Chain; Front sprocket 16; Rear sprocket 41|
|Clutch||Hydraulically controlled slipper & self-servo wet multi-plate clutch|
|Frame||Aluminum alloy “Front Frame”|
|Front suspension||Öhlins NIX30 43 mm fully adjustable fork including TiN treatment. Electronic compression & rebound damping adjustment including Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode|
|Front wheel||All-New 3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 3.50″ x 17″|
|Front tire||All-New Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17|
|Rear Suspension||Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment including Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode. Aluminum single-sided swingarm|
|Rear Wheel||All-New 3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 6.00″ x 17″|
|Rear tire||All-New Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17|
|Wheel travel (front/rear)||120 mm (4.7 inches) / 130 mm (5.1 inches)|
|Front brake||2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs including radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston calipers including Bosch Cornering ABS EVO|
|Rear brake||245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper including Bosch Cornering ABS EVO|
|Instrumentation||Last generation digital unit with 5 inches of TFT color display|
|Dry weight||174 kg (384 lb)|
|Kerb weight||195 kg (430 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|
|Equipment||Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tire calibration
Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO, Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Full LED lighting including Daytime Running Light (DRL), Quick adjustment buttons, Sachs steering damper, Auto-off indicators
Passenger seat and footpegs kit
Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) with GPS module, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) and anti-theft
|Maintenance (km per months)||12,000 km (7,500 mi) per 12 months|
|Valve clearance adjustment (km)||24,000 km (15,000 mi)|
|Consumption /Emissions||6,9 l/100km – CO2 165 g/km|
|Warranty (months)||24 months of unlimited mileage|
This review article provides the full detail of Ducati 2018 Panigale V4S Sports Bike, and it is covered under bikescatalog.com. This sports bike comes with the powerful and high performing engine that delivers the performance of the ultimate level. An attractive chassis always seduces others while its lightness makes it one of the ideal bike in the world of MotoGP. It is one of the best and perfect choice for track racing.