V4 90° For Ducati, the V4 layout at 90° is the utmost expression of sportiness for a motorcycle engine. It is no coincidence that it is the same solution used in the MotoGP Desmosedici engines.
Counter-rotating crankshaft On street bikes the crankshaft rotates in the same direction as the wheels. In contrast, in MotoGP the counter-rotating crankshaft that rotates in the opposite direction is commonly used. The Desmosedici Stradale borrowed this technical solution from MotoGP.
“Twin Pulse” firing order The crank pins, offset by 70° like on the Desmosedici GP, require a “Twin Pulse” firing order to generate power that is easy to handle and optimise traction when coming out of curves (“Big Bang” effect). Thanks to this firing order the Desmosedici Stradale makes a unique and distinctive sound.
Desmodromic system On the Desmosedici Stradale the design of the desmodromic system is a key factor for obtaining top performance.
Refined suspensions The new Panigale V4 is equipped with a 43 mm diameter Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF) that is fully adjustable in the compression and extension of the hydraulic brake and in the spring preload.
Rims and tyres While the new Panigale V4 mounts 3-spoke cast aluminium rims, the new Panigale V4 S and Panigale Speciale are equipped with 3-spoke aluminium alloy rims.
New braking system The Panigale V4 range exclusively incorporates the brand new Brembo Stylema® monobloc callipers that represent the evolution of the already high performance M50 callipers.
Racing tank The proximity of the new Panigale V4 to the racing world is underlined by the lightweight 16 litre aluminium tank that, as is the case with racing bikes, has a portion of the capacity situated under the rider’s seat.
Dry weight: 175kg (386lb)
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB): 190.5kg(420lb)
Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).
Seat height: 830mm (32.68in) Wheelbase: 1469mm (57.64in)