hypersport,supersport Ducati Panigale V4 R
Ducati Panigale V4 R – Pure racing adrenaline
The new Panigale V4 R embodies the maximum expression of Ducati values: style, sophistication, performance.
It is the maximum expression of Ducati’s racing DNA, more similar to a racing prototype than any other bike: a forward-looking model that accompanies the rider towards a dimension of advanced riding, made up of curves and straights that run incredibly fast, thanks to the electronics that, like an invisible, magical safety net, allows going beyond the limits.
It is designed to ensure a symphony of emotions, thanks to the new concept of performance: not only acceleration, braking ability and best lap time, but also safety and ease of riding, whatever the level of experience.
In short, pure racing adrenaline under control.
The 1,103 cc 90° V4 of the Panigale V4 is replaced by the 998 cc Desmosedici Stradale R to comply with the displacement limits imposed by the WSBK championship. The reduction in displacement is obtained by keeping the bore size of 81 mm unchanged, whereas the stroke has been changed to 48.4 mm thanks to a new steel forged crankshaft that rotates on main bearing shells and maintains the 70° offset layout of the crank pins.
The 998 cc 90° V4 delivers 221 HP (162 kW) at 15,250 rpm and a torque of 112.4 Nm at 11,500 rpm (values referring to EU type-approval). The limiter is set to 16,000 rpm (16,500 rpm on sixth gear). By fitting the full-racing exhaust Ducati Performance by Akrapovič, the maximum power reaches 234 HP (174 kW) at 15,500 rpm and the torque reaches 119 Nm at 11,750 rpm.
The Desmosedici Stradale R features lightened internal components that contribute to reaching 16,500 rpm in sixth gear.
The Desmosedici Stradale R engine breathes thanks to the oval throttle bodies with aerodynamic throttles and equivalent diameter increased by 4 mm (56 mm in total), connected to variable height intake funnels with dedicated lengths.