New Panigale V4 standard equipment includes Ducati Power Launch, up/down EVO shifter, a full-LED headlamp with Daytime Running Light, Sachs steering damper, rapid control selection, automated switch-off of turn signals. All of these features come as standard. A new chapter in Ducati’s heritage, a “symphony of performance and emotions” it is 100% Italian, is the name of the Panigale V4. The Ducati Panigale V4 2019 Sports Bike is the first mass-produced Ducati motorbike to include a 4-cylinder engine based on the Desmosedici MotoGP motorcycle.
The V4 Panigale, An all-new “symphony” of Italian performance and passion; the Ducati Diavel is an exciting new chapter in the Ducati story. For the first time, Ducati has put a powerful four-cylinder engine in a production sports bike, and it comes from the MotoGP Desmosedici. All of Ducati’s best attributes come together in one package. New for 2019, the Corse livery is enthused by the colors used in MotoGP and has an incredible power-to-weight ratio of 1.1 hp/kg. At 1,103 cm3, this motorcycle begins a new milestone in the supersport production bike market.
Ducati Panigale V4 2019 Sports Bike – Features and Specs
90-Degree V4: The Racing Engine Par Excellence
The 90-degree V4 engine configuration is regarded by Ducati as the pinnacle of motorcycle engine sporting performance, according to the firm. It’s not luck that Desmosedici MotoGP engines use the same solution. The 90-degree V arrangement automatically balances first-order forces without the need for a balancing countershaft to avoid vibration, a solution that, as is well known, adds weight and decreases power consumption. Among the frequent advantages that make this Ducati-selected design the most technically refined feasible, this critical benefit is vital for the dependability and mechanical efficiency of an engine that can rev as high as 14,000 rpm.
With the V configuration, the bike’s frontal cross-section is reduced since the bike’s lateral compactness allows for more excellent mass centralization. In addition, the overall gyroscopic effect is reduced by the shorter crankshaft. Combined, these factors improve the motorcycle’s dynamics, making it lighter and quicker to change direction. The Desmosedici Stradale can breathe more accessible because of the airbox’s 12.8-liter capacity and the water pump’s ample area within the V.
The core of every Ducati is a well-integrated engine and chassis set-up. To mimic the Ducati MotoGP engines, the Desmosedici Stradale has been built to be banked back 42 degrees. The swingarm pivot is as far in front as feasible; this increases weight distribution and frees up space for more oversized radiators.
Furthermore, the Desmosedici Stradale is a physical component of the chassis. The upper crankcase half and rear cylinder bank heads have been used as primary connection points for the frame. In addition, the crankcase serves as a swingarm connection point for the rear suspension.
Light and Compact
Compact, light, high-performance engines result from collaborations with Ducati Corse. Ducati’s engine team has worked meticulously to produce a power delivery system that maximizes road riding enjoyment while still delivering top-notch track performance.
Despite being approximately 2.2 kg heavier than the 1,285cc Superquadro twin, the Desmosedici Stradale demonstrates the commitment to the lightness at the core of every Ducati project.
Gravity-die-cast aluminum engine cases are linked horizontally and constructed as a single unit. The four Nikasil-coated aluminum cylinder linings are incorporated into the upper crankcase half, guaranteeing wear prevention and reduced friction.
Two low-attrition compression rings and an oil ring are fitted to the 81 mm diameter pistons that slide into the liners. A “box in a box” approach decreases attrition and inertial stresses while retaining the piston’s requisite strength and stiffness. The pistons are made of molded aluminum.
A 14:1 compression ratio further emphasizes the racing-inspired appearance. Forged steel con rods including a center-to-center distance of 101.8mm, connect the pistons to the crankshaft.
On the powerful Desmosedici engines used in MotoGP, the crankshaft is attached to brass bushings and spins on three supports. It is composed of nitrated steel including crankpins ground twice and offset at 70 degrees.
Because of the V-engine configuration and the unique shape of the shaft, a peculiar ignition sequence is known as “Twin Pulse” is possible. Magnesium die-cast engine casings are used to save weight. In addition to the two-piece clutch cover, the cam covers, oil sump, and alternator cover are all made of the same material.
The new water pump in the engine ‘V’ is driven by a gear train that drives a shaft. Reduce circuit size, increase efficiency and reduce engine weight with this positioning solution.
Long maintenance intervals
General service intervals remain unaltered at 12months/12,000 kilometers, despite the car’s performance surpassing even that of the Superquadro. The valve clearance examination and adjustment (Desmo Service) frequency continues at 24,000 kilometers (15,000 miles) (7,500 miles).
Big Piston Forks (BPF) with fully adjustable spring pre-load and compression and rebound damping is standard on the Panigale V4. With Brembo radial caliper mountings on the fork bodies, chrome sliders are housed. The front-end setup is equipped with a Sachs steering damper. A forged aluminum piece attaches the Sachs rear shock to the Desmosedici Stradale.
NIX-30 forks, a TTX36 rear shock and an event-based control system on the Panigale V4 S and V4 Speciale models. The second-generation control system Ohlins Smart EC 2.0, which includes the new Objective Based Tuning Interface, manages the suspension and steering damper in these models (OBTi).
Wheels and Tires
Five-spoke cast aluminum wheels are used on the Panigale V4, while forged aluminum alloy wheels are used on the V4 S and Speciale.
Pirelli and Ducati created the new Panigale V4, the first motorbike equipped with the groundbreaking Pirelli DIABLOTM Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17 tires upfront the standard size 200/60 ZR 17 tires up back as standard equipment. DIABLO Supercorsa SP in the 200/60 ZR 17 size is the first race replica tire of its kind and is already popular in the FIM World Superbike Championship.
Its innovative profile maximizes the contact patch at extreme lean angles and takes full advantage of the bi-compound technology used: The new SC2 compound used for the shoulder area is the same as that used for racing slick products, ensuring enhanced grip guaranteeing the strength and versatility required for road use. The front tire underwent an additional, major development step to work in perfect harmony with the rear tire: all riding items related to handling, from rider feedback through support solidity to safety feeling and grip loss predictability, have been optimized by creating a new front profile, slightly increased in terms of maximum section width compared to the previous version of the product.
The semi-finished goods’ geometry and the belt pattern were redesigned to achieve new levels of agility and rideability while still delivering top racing performance. It also includes a redesigned “flash” shape to improve track wear and smaller groove widths to enable more incredible side thrusts in the new DIABLOTM Supercorsa SP tire tread pattern.
Ducati Panigale V4 2019 Sports Bike – Price
The new Ducati Panigale V4 2019 Sports Bike is available at $21,195 only.
Ducati Panigale V4 2019 Sports Bike – Technical Specifications
|Type||Desmosedici Stradale 90-degree, V4, rearward-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromically|
|Bore x stroke ratios||81mm x 53.5mm|
|Power||157.5kW (214 hp) at 13,000rpm|
|Torque||124Nm (91.5 lb-ft) at 10,000rpm|
|Fuel injection||Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors-per-cylinder. Entire ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies and the variable-length intake system|
|Exhaust||4-2-1-2 system, including twin 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|
|Final drive||Chain; Front sprocket 16; Rear sprocket 41|
|Clutch||Hydraulically controlled slipper & self-servo wet multiplate 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)||120mm (4.7-inch) – 130mm (5.1-inch)|
|Front brake||2 x 330mm of semi-floating discs, radially fixed 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″ TFT color display|
|Dry weight||175 kg (386 lb)|
|Kerb weight||198 kg (436 lb)|
|Seat height||830 mm (32.7 in)|
|Wheelbase||1.469 mm (57,8 in)|
|Front-wheel trail||100 mm (3,94 in)|
|Fuel tank capacity||16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)|
|Number of seats||Dual seats|
|Safety equipment||Riding Modes, Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Power Modes, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Auto tire calibration|
|Standard equipment||Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO, Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Full LED lighting including Daytime Running Light (DRL), Sachs steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Auto-off indicators|
|Additional equipment||Passenger seat and footpegs kit|
|Ready for||Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) including GPS module, Ducati Multimedia System|
|Warranty (months)||24-month unlimited mileage|
|Maintenance (km/months)||12,000km (7,500 mi) / 12months|
|Valve clearance||adjustment (km) 24,000km (15,000 mi)|
|Consumption||Consumption = 6,9 l/100km|
|CO2 Emissions||CO2 = 165 g/km|