Panigale V4R – New for 2019
Officially launched in Milan today – the Grand Finale of the World Ducati Premier 2019 event was the eagerly anticipated Panigale V4R.
Presented on stage by Chaz Davis, the new V4R has the most powerful engine ever produced by Ducati. In race accessories, the specifications speak for themselves:
Power – 234 hp
Weight – 165 kg
Power/Weight ratio 1.42 hp/kg
View full technical data and photos of the 2019 Panigale V4R
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V4R TECHNICAL SUMMARY
830 mm (32.7 in)
1.471 mm (57,9 in)
162 kW (221 hp) @ 15,250 rpm
112 Nm (83 lb-ft) @ 11,500 rpm i
172 kg (379 lb)
830 mm (32.7 in)
Riding Modes, Power Modes, Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tyre calibration
12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months
New 2019 Panigale V4R Video
Official Press Release from Milan
The undisputed star of the Ducati World Première 2019 – and aspiring candidate for the title of ‘best-looking bike of EICMA2018’ – was the Panigale V4 R.
Compared to previous R versions, the Panigale V4 R is now even more specialised and bristles with technology taken directly from MotoGP. The modifications extend far beyond the engine and suspension set-up: they also include the fairing, designed and developed by Ducati Corse in close collaboration with the Ducati Style Centre to improve aerodynamic efficiency. The new fairing also incorporates the aerofoil appendages developed for the MotoGP prototypes. Made of carbon fibre, they increase stability throughout the ride, to allow for reduced reliance on electronic controls, boosting confidence for the pinnacle of rider performance.
The Panigale V4 R is, to all intents and purposes, a road-legal WSBK category competition bike and constitutes the technical foundation for the official Ducati Superbikes that will compete in the World Championship as from the 2019 season.
The Desmosedici Stradale 1103 cm3 engine has been replaced with the 998 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale R to comply with displacement limits set by WSBK rules. Unlike the larger V4 – designed to provide fluid power delivery and excellent low-rev pulling power for optimal road use – the 998 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale R offers more extreme performance as power delivery has been designed with the track in mind. Moreover, it’s characterised by lighter internal components (which reduce overall bike weight by 2 kg compared to the Panigale V4S, bringing kerb weight down to just 193 kg). Greater air intake efficiency allows faster engine ‘rev-up’ and shifts the rpm red zone higher to ensure improved acceleration. The result is 221 hp (162 kW) of power at 15,250 rpm (EU homologation values), 2,250 rpm higher than the point of peak power on the 1103 cm3 V4. These impressive figures can be taken even higher by fitting the full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovič, which boosts maximum power to 234 hp (172 kW) at 15,500 rpm. In short: the most powerful Ducati factory motorcycle ever!