motorcycle brand Ducati announced the launch of its 2022 Panigale V4 range. The new Panigale V4 is priced at Rs 26.49 lakh,
while the Panigale V4 S is priced at Rs 31.99 lakh (Both prices ex-showroom
India). Also updated for 2022, the Panigale V4 SP2 has an even more
powerful braking system magnesium wheels, Brembo Stylema front braking
calipers, and dry clutch inherited from the WorldSBK bikes, racing foot pegs
and a host of carbon components. The
Panigale V4 SP2 is priced at Rs 40.99 lakh (Ex-showroom India) making it
the top of the line Panigale sold in India.
Panigale V4 2022 represents the last step in the characteristic path of the
Borgo Panigale sports bikes and it takes life from Ducati Corse’s long-time
experience married to continuous knowledge and technology sharing from the
world of racing directly to production bikes.
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.
Panigale V4 2022 undergoes some significant changes that redesign its style,
making the bike more aggressive aesthetically. The brand-new graphic project
designed by the Ducati Centro Stile includes black logos applied to the full
red fairings, double fabric saddle (two-tone on the S version) and, again for
the S version, the red tag on the black rims.
aggressive look is also enhanced by the work developed on the fairing, which
has been refreshed compared to the previous model to improve the aerodynamic
set-up following the continuous updates made in MotoGP. In this new version the
bike integrates more compact and thinner double-profile-design wings with
increased efficiency, which guarantee the same vertical load, up to 37 kg at
300 km/h. The lower part of the fairing also features revised extraction
sockets to improve cooling and therefore, the performance of the engine,
especially on racetrack.
the Panigale V4 every single detail has its own value and this is, for example,
testified by the small opening on the left side of the fairing, which allows to
keep the temperatures of the Quick shifter sensor under control during heavy
main changes on the MY22 Panigale V4, in particular, concern the saddle and the
fuel tank, which have been both redesigned. The former has now a flatter shape
and an improved coating, which grants easier movement of the rider’s body and
reduces the rider's tendency to move forward when braking. The fuel tank has a
new shape that gives it more capacity (+1 liter) and offers a completely
different fit area compared to the 2021 version, allowing riders of all sizes
to better anchor under braking and to ride faster and longer.
heart of the bike is represented by the MotoGP-derived 1,103 cm3 Desmosedici
Stradale, which has also undergone a series of updates. The new engine is
combined to a new silencer and new oil pump. Thanks to these modifications
along with dedicated engine calibration, the Desmosedici Stradale sees its
maximum power increase by 1.5 hp achieving 215.5 hp at 13,000 rpm and also
delivers a torque of 123.6 Nm at 9,500 rpm. It also provides the rider with a
torque of over 100 Nm starting from 6,000 rpm.
of the most distinctive innovations introduced by the 2022 engine is the
adoption of a new gearbox that provides for a lengthening of the ratios for the
first, second and sixth gears. This type of gear ratio is Panigale V4 R-derived
- ridden in SBK World Championship - which results in with ratios more suitable
for on-track use and racing activities.
performance of the Desmosedici Stradale can be improved further thanks to the
racing exhaust systems contained in the Ducati Performance catalogue, for use
on racetracks. The new Akrapovic exhaust, made entirely from Titanium, is
equipped with high silencers alongside the tail and ensures a power increase of
12.5 hp, bringing the maximum value to 228 hp, while the maximum torque value
rises to 131 Nm, with an overall weight reduction of 5 kg.
Panigale V4 features the latest-generation electronics package based on a
6-axis inertial platform which instantly detects the bike's roll, yaw and pitch
angles. The electronics package oversees every aspect of the ride: some
controls supervise start, acceleration and braking, others govern traction and
others lend a helping hand in corners and out-of-the-corner stretches. The
Electronic Package consists of:
ABS Cornering EVO
Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 3
Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO
Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2
Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO
Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO – Panigale V4 S
Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO – Panigale V4 S
Riding Mode Race A - Race A riding mode
in its default configuration was developed for experienced riders who want to
exploit the full potential of the bike on the track. By selecting Race A, the
rider can count on all the engine power with direct ride-by-wire response when
the throttle is opened.
Mode Race B - by selecting the Riding Mode Race B, the rider can count on all
the engine power but with reduced torque delivery in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear
compared to Race A, in order to make the bike more manageable during long
sessions on the track, on circuits with characteristics that favor cornering
rather than strong acceleration or characterized by irregular or low-grip
Riding Mode Sport - Selecting Sport
gives the rider 215.5 hp, with direct sport-style Ride by Wire throttle
response and, on the S version, a sport style suspension set-up. Electronic
control settings allow even less experienced riders to enjoy effective,
Street Riding Mode - Street Riding Mode
is recommended when riding the Panigale V4 on the streets. As with Sport Riding
Mode, this RM gives the rider 150 hp and progressive Ride by Wire throttle
response; on the Panigale V4 S version it features a suspension set-up that is
well suited to bumpy or pitted roads.
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