The Panigale V4 is the sporting Ducati par excellence derived directly from MotoGP and, like racing bikes, is constantly being innovated and improved from year to year. For 2021 the Panigale V4 and V4 S models become compliant with the Euro 5 homologation regulations for the countries that require them, while maintaining weight, maximum power and torque levels unchanged.
The electronic package that equips the Panigale V4 evolves and now includes the latest generation Ducati Traction Control which is even more predictive: DTC EVO 3 with a strategy derived from Ducati Corse.
The Riding Mode strategy is also new, specifically the Race Riding Mode has been split into two distinct mappings, allowing the rider to have two different configurations to define the best set-up based on the track and his riding style.
For 2021 Ducati is expanding the Panigale family by introducing the Panigale V4 SP version, which marks the return of the historic “SP” (Sport Production) acronym. The Panigale V4 SP is numbered, and the number is engraved on the machined steering head.
The Panigale V4 SP - 214 hp, 12.6 kgm of torque and a dry weight of 173 kg - has a dedicated livery and is equipped with all the technical features to enhance its qualities in track use. Many elements derive from the Superleggera V4: carbon rims, brake calipers and master cylinders, dry clutch and the same chain size (520).
The most important component for the improvement of the dynamic qualities are certainly the precious 5 split-spoke carbon rims, 1.4 kg lighter than the forged aluminium ones of the Panigale V4 S which reduce rolling inertia, making the bike significantly more agile and light in changes of direction.
The exclusive Brembo Stylema R® front brake calipers ensure high braking power, as well as exceptional consistency of performance even during a long timed session without changes to the brake lever stroke. The calipers are activated by a Brembo MCS radial pump, which allows for rapid adjustment of the braking feeling to suit the rider’s needs.
The Desmosedici Stradale of the "SP" mounts a dry clutch, which allows it to be even more effective on the track when riding to the limit, and is coupled to a final drive with 520 chain, narrower and therefore lighter than the one fitted to the Panigale V4 S.
The Rizoma anodized aluminium footpegs mounted on the Panigale V4 SP are fully adjustable to adapt to the ergonomics of each rider and maximize ground clearance for use on the track. The bike is also equipped with a racing kit for track use that allows the removal of the rear-view mirrors, license plate holder and open clutch cover.
The livery of the Panigale V4 SP is inspired by the one used in the winter tests by the official MotoGP and Superbike teams, reworked by the Ducati Style Centre. The fuel tank is in exposed aluminium, the fairings are matt black enriched with fluorescent red details and carbon components, such as the front mudguard and wings.
The bike is equipped with a racing kit for track use. It includes machined from solid aluminium caps for the removal of the rear view mirrors, kit for the removal of the license plate holder, open clutch cover and includes the Ducati Data Analyzer + with GPS module.
The Panigale V4 and V4 S will be available in Ducati dealers starting from December, with the Panigale V4 SP from March 2021.
20 November 2020