the ninth and final episode of the Ducati World Première 2022 web series,
Ducati unveiled the new Panigale V4 SP2 to enthusiasts: a special motorcycle in
a numbered series, designed to fully experience the passion for riding on the
track, further raising the performance of the Panigale V4.
"SP2" is the model with which Ducati brings to the peak the sportiness
of the Panigale V4, the 2022 version of which has taken the most significant
evolutionary step since its inception, improving in every aspect: aerodynamics,
ergonomics, engine, chassis and electronics.
Panigale V4 SP2 stands out for its equipment with the typical technical
specifications of the abbreviation "SP" (Sport Production) which are
combined with all the improvements made by Ducati engineers on the Panigale V4
2022 to create the most high-performing Panigale ever.
“SP2” version has an even more powerful braking system, lightweight carbon
rims, final drive and dry clutch inherited from the World SBK bikes, racing
footpegs and a series of carbon components. The bike is also delivered with a
kit for track use, which includes billet aluminium caps for the removal of
rear-view mirrors, kit for removing the license plate holder and open carbon clutch cover.
Panigale V4 SP2 is characterized by the "Winter Test" livery, in
which the matt black of the fairings is combined with the matt carbon finish of
the rims and wings, contrasting with the bright red accents and the brilliance
of the exposed brushed aluminium tank. The wings with double profile design are
embellished with the Italian flag which also appears on the official Panigale
V4 R SBK. The lower part of the fairing is distinguished by the presence of the
Ducati Corse logo in the area of the new hot air extractors and by a red detail
bearing the name of the bike, also present on the black saddle in double
material. The steering head is machined from solid and shows the progressive
number of the motorcycle, making each model unique.
heart of the Panigale V4 SP2 is the 1,103 cc Desmosedici Stradale derived from
MotoGP: a V4 with counter-rotating crankshaft equipped with a lot of torque from
low revs and capable of expressing the racing soul of the bike on the track.
For 2022, the Desmosedici Stradale has improved with the introduction of
dedicated technical elements, which have made it possible to increase power and
improve throttle response.
to these interventions and a new dedicated mapping, the Euro 5 version engine
delivers 215.5 hp at 13,000 rpm, with a power increase of 1.5 hp over the
Panigale V4 2021, which rises to 2.5 hp beyond the maximum power peak at 14,500
used on the track, the performance of the Desmosedici Stradale can be further
improved with the new full titanium Ducati Performance racing exhaust,
developed in collaboration with Akrapovic and available as an accessory.
exhaust is equipped with high silencers alongside the tail and has been
redesigned to increase performance and limit noise, offering everyone the
opportunity to run with a full racing exhaust even in circuits with the most
stringent noise limits. With this exhaust the Panigale V4 SP2 is lightened by 5
kg thus taking the dry weight of the motorcycle to only 168 kg. The Akrapovic exhaust
also guarantees an increase in power of 12.5 hp, bringing the maximum value to
228 hp, while the maximum torque value rises to 131 Nm.
suspension system features an electronically controlled 125 mm travel Öhlins
NPX25/30 pressurized fork at the front that uses a pressurized cartridge
damping system derived from that of racing forks. This fork, in combination
with the Öhlins TTX36 shock absorber and with the electronic steering damper,
also Öhlins, forms the second generation of the Smart EC 2.0 system characterized
by OBTI (Objective Based Tuning Interface) logic which, working "by
objectives" and not by clicks, allows the rider a much more intuitive management
than traditional systems.
further enhance the performance on the track and the dynamic qualities of the
Panigale V4, the "SP2" version is equipped with 5-split spoke carbon
wheels, 1.4 kg lighter than the aluminium
forged ones of the Panigale V4 S. The carbon rims guarantee a
significant reduction in inertia (-26% at the front, -46% at the rear) to the
benefit of agility, lightness in direction changes and greater ease in closing
Panigale V4 SP2 is also equipped with exclusive Brembo Stylema R front brake
calipers, which guarantee high braking power combined with exceptional
consistency of performance even during a lengthy timed session without changes
to the travel of the brake lever. The calipers are operated by a Brembo MCS (Multiple
Click System) radial pump that allows you to adjust the wheelbase quickly and
easily on three configurations to customize the braking feeling. The front brake
lever is equipped with a “remote adjuster” device, which allows you to adjust
its position by acting on a knob on the left grip, as is the case on racing
bikes. Finally, on the "SP2" version the brake and clutch levers are
milled at the ends to reduce air resistance.
essential element that characterizes the Panigale V4 SP2 is the equipment with
Rizoma footpegs in anodized aluminium with carbon fibre heel guards. The
footpegs are fully adjustable and maximize ground clearance for more effective
use on the track. These racing footpegs offer great grip for the boots,
essential for riding at the limit on the circuit, further contributing to a completely
redesigned ergonomics in 2022 with the new tank and saddle shapes, studied to improve
control and make the most of the performance of the Panigale V4 both on the
flying lap and during a prolonged session.
Panigale V4 SP2 has an electronic package that includes controls that manage
all the riding phases, whose operating parameters are linked by default to the
4 Riding Modes (Race A, Race B, Sport, Street).
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