August 18, 2022

Over the previous few weeks, Ducati has revealed what’s in retailer for 2022 in several’ episodes.’ In the present day, the Italian producer took the wraps off certainly one of its most fun fashions for subsequent 12 months, its flagship supersport, the Panigale V4.

Ducati talked about in a press launch that the new Panigale V4 “has been improved in all areas, together with aerodynamics, ergonomics, engine, chassis, and electronics”. How has it managed to take action, you ask?

For starters, there’s the addition of a brand new winglet design. That is additionally the differentiating visible issue when in comparison with final 12 months’s mannequin. The brand new winglets are smaller however produce simply as a lot downforce as earlier than — 81lbs at 186mph (37kg at 300km/h). 

This bike will get a flatter seat with a grippier floor to allow the rider with higher management whereas braking onerous for higher ergonomics on monitor. The rear of the tank (that’s near the rider) has additionally been tweaked for higher grip.  

Whereas the 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale engine stays primarily unchanged for 2022, the brand new Panigale V4 options an up to date gearbox. The primary, second, and sixth gear is now taller, and the ECU has been up to date. Peak output figures from the engine are 210hp at 12,500rpm and 90.6lb-ft of torque at 11,000rpm.

House owners can even have the choice to go for an Akrapovic exhaust from the Ducati efficiency catalog. Making the swap bumps peak horsepower to 225hp whereas decreasing the bike’s weight by 11lbs (5kg). For reference, the inventory 2022 Panigale V4 weighs 431lbs (195.5kg).

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The updates don’t cease there. There’s additionally a brand new suspension setup with an Öhlins NPX 25/30 electronically managed pressurized fork on the entrance. The brand new fork gives 125mm of journey — 5mm greater than the 2021 Panigale V4. The rear shock, in the meantime, continues to be an Öhlins TTX36. 

The only-sided swingarm pivot has additionally been raised by 4mm to “improve anti-squat motion” underneath acceleration. Whereas the usual Panigale V4 will get Pirelli SC1 tires, the 2022 Panigale V4S S is provided with 3-spoke cast aluminum-alloy wheels shod in Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires. Braking {hardware} includes Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers on the entrance and a 2-piston caliper on the rear.

Lastly, substantial additions have been made to the electronics bundle. The 5-inch TFT sprint has been restyled, so info is less complicated to learn. Then, there’s the addition of a brand new ‘Observe Evo’ mode. Different rider aids embody a cornering ABS, traction management, slide management, wheelie management, engine brake management, and a bi-directional quick-shifter that works alongside a six-axis IMU.

Ducati has talked about that the 2022 Ducati Panigale V4 will probably be accessible in North America from February 2022. The bottom mannequin is priced at $23,295, whereas the Panigale V4 S will set you again $29,995.