Panigale V4R

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Panigale V4R

The V4R is the most powerful Ducati ever built. It boasts 234hp with racing accessories, making the race track its natural environment. The new Panigale V4R is available at Ducati Manchester.

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Pure racing adrenaline

The new Panigale V4 R embodies the maximum expression of Ducati values: style, sophistication, performance.

POWER - 221 hp (162 kW)
TORQUE - 112 Nm (83 lb-ft)
DRY WEIGHT - 172 kg (379 lb)

It is the maximum expression of Ducati’s racing DNA, similar to a racing prototype as no other bike: a forward-looking model that accompanies the rider towards a dimension of advanced riding, made up of curves and straights that run incredibly fast, thanks to the electronics that, like an invisible, magical safety net, allows going beyond the limits.

It is designed to ensure a symphony of emotions, thanks to the new concept of performance: not only acceleration, braking ability and best lap time, but also safety and ease of riding, whatever the level of experience.

In short, pure racing adrenalin under control.

Standard equipment

Ducati Safety Pack: Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO. Also includes Riding Mode, Power Modes and Auto tyre calibration.

Ready to get on track

The new Panigale V4 R is a racing bike type-approved for road use and is the technical starting point from which the official Ducati Superbike models that will complete starting from 2023 racing season derive.

Contact Ducati Manchester today for more information on the new 2023 Ducati Panigale V4R.

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Contact Ducati Manchester today for more information on the new 2023 Ducati Panigale V4R.

Panigale V4R - Full Information

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Panigale V4R Colours

For 2023 the Panigale V4R is available in 1 colour choice: Ducati Red

Panigale V4R Studio Images

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New 2023 Panigale V4R

V4R Engine

The Desmosedici Stradale R is a more responsive engine that allows to reach the red area of the rev counter at 16,000 rpm (16,500 rpm in sixth gear) to ensure a greater sprint. This results in 221 HP (162 kW) that react immediately to the throttle inputs , delivered at 15,250 rpm (values referring to EU type-approval), 2,250 extra rpm with respect to the V4 of 1,103 cu. cm. Impressive figures for a 998 cu. cm engine, that become even more amazing by fitting the full-racing exhaust Ducati Performance by Akrapovič, bringing the maximum power to 234 HP (174 kW) at 15,500 rpm.

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Racing aerodynamics

The aerodynamic package of the new Panigale V4 R includes: protective windscreen, headlight fairing and side fairings to reduce aerodynamic resistance, air extractors to reduce operating temperatures in heavy-duty racing use, and the GP16-derived carbon fibre aerodynamic appendices that increase stability in all riding phases, reduce the intervention of electronic controls and increase rider confidence, who tends to keep the throttle open for a longer time and brake late into the curve.

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V4R Chassis - Design for performance

The Front Frame of the new Panigale V4R, developed in collaboration with the engineers of Ducati Corse, is optimised for racing use with fully mechanical Öhlins steering damper and suspensions, including the new pressurised front fork and the swinging arm with four-way adjustable pin.

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Electronics - Cutting-edge technology

The new Panigale V4 R is equipped with the latest generation electronic package, that manages all riding phases, based on the use of the 6-axis inertial platform by Bosch (6D IMU – Inertial Measurement Unit). The Pit Limiter makes its debut on the bike, limiting its speed when riding in the pit lane.

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The Panigale V4 R electronic control package includes: Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control EVO, Ducati Slide Control, Ducati Wheelie Control EVO, Ducati Power Launch, Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO, Engine Brake Control EVO.


830 mm (32.7 in)

1.471 mm (57,9 in)

998 cc

162 kW (221 hp) @ 15,250 rpm i

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


Desmosedici Stradale R

The 1,103 cu. cm 90° V4 of the Panigale V4 is replaced by the 998 cu. cm Desmosedici Stradale R to comply with the displacement limits imposed by the WSBK championship. The reduction in displacement is obtained by keeping the bore size of 81 mm unchanged, whereas the stroke has been changed to 48.4 mm thanks to a new steel forged crankshaft that rotates on main bearing shells and maintains the 70° offset layout of the crank pins.

Performance Data

The 998 cu. cm 90° V4 delivers 221 HP (162 kW) at 15,250 rpm and a torque of 112.4 Nm at 11,500 rpm (values referring to EU type-approval). The limiter is set to 16,000 rpm (16,500 rpm on sixth gear). By fitting the full-racing exhaust Ducati Performance by Akrapovič, the maximum power reaches 234 HP (174 kW) at 15,500 rpm and the torque reaches 119 Nm at 11,750 rpm.

Lightened Components

The Desmosedici Stradale R features lightened internal components that contribute to reach 16,500 rpm in sixth gear. The new crankshaft is 1,100 grammes lighter, the shaft is driven by four titanium connecting rods with 104.3 mm wheelbase that allow a saving of 100 grammes each. Also the intake valves and the relevant semi-cones are made of titanium. The generator rotor has been lightened as well, with a weight saving of 100 grammes.


The Desmosedici Stradale R engine breathes thanks to the oval throttle bodies with aerodynamic throttles and equivalent diameter increased by 4 mm (56 mm in total), connected to variable height intake funnels with dedicated lengths.

This solution makes it possible to optimise cylinder filling at all rotation speeds with important benefits in terms of power and rideability. The R engine heads have been subject to a fluid-dynamic study which has resulted in the implementation of new oversize intake ducts. The R engine breathes thanks to a high-permeability air filter Sprintfilter P08.


Larger windscreen, headlight fairing and side fairings

Compared to the Panigale V4, the new windscreen, higher and with greater incidence, improves the air protection of the rider in the fairing, with effect in particular on the helmet and the upper part of the shoulders.

The windscreen is combined with a new, wider headlight fairing, both in height and laterally (+ 15 mm per side) in the area known as “arm-shield” to increase the shielding of arms and shoulders of the rider in a straight line, with a consequent reduction in aerodynamic resistance. The side fairings have been significantly widened (+ 38 mm per side) with the double objective of reducing the air impact on the rider and maximising the efficiency of the aerodynamic appendices.

Aerodynamic appendices

The Panigale V4 R is provided with aerodynamic appendices derived from those used on the GP16, thus with a greater efficiency compared to those currently used in the MotoGP.

The trapezoidal single-element monoplan cowling has a tapered profile from the root to the end. The cowling performance is increased thanks to the insertion of the “strake”, a longitudinal bulkhead, and the end element called “winglet”, which insulates the air flows that run on its surface.

Effects on riding

The aerodynamic appendices and the special design of the fairing increase the vertical load to the wheels (overall + 30 kg at 270 km/h). Increased load results in a reduction in the “floatation” of the front wheel at high speeds and of the wheelie tendency, and greater stability during braking, corner entry and cornering.

This dynamic behaviour, against a minor increase in steering torque due to the greater stability, allows to lower the lap time, because it reduces the intervention of the electronic controls and the rider tends to keep the throttle open for a longer time and to brake later into the curve. 

Side extractors

On the sides, the elegant air vents of the Panigale V4 are replaced by more efficient extractors, designed to manage the operating temperatures during the race of the more powerful engine that drives the competition Ducati Panigale V4 R. The extractors increase the speed at which the cooling air crosses the water and oil radiators by 6% and 16%, respectively.


Front Frame

The Front Frame of the Panigale V4 R stands out for the lightening on the machined side panels that allow to reach the stiffness target required by Ducati Corse and further reduce its weight.

Adjustable pivot

The modifications to the chassis are completed by the possibility of adjusting the height of the rear swinging arm pivot to 4 positions in steps of 2 mm. The adjustable pivot increases the adjustment possibilities to more precisely adapt the bike to the riding style and the type of track.

Öhlins mechanical suspensions

Considering its special use, almost exclusively on track, the Panigale V4 R is not provided with the Öhlins event-based, semi-active suspensions of the V4 S, but features professional mechanical units of the Swedish company

The Panigale V4 R is exclusively equipped with the new pressurised fork Öhlins NPX 25/30 of Ø 43 mm, with TiN treatment of the rods, and the damper Öhlins TTX36 on the rear, both with mechanical adjustment. Even the steering damper Öhlins leaves the electronic adjustment in favour of the mechanical one.

The new NPX 25/30, compared to model NIX 30 of the Panigale V4 S, uses a pressurised damping system derived from that of the racing forks Öhlins WSB. Compared to a traditional system, the pressurised system, minimising the risk of oil cavitation, offers better damping of roughness, ensuring stability and support during braking, that for the rider means more feeling of the front.

As it is the case for Öhlins forks used in the MotoGP, the compression damping takes place in the left rod and uses a Ø 25 mm diameter piston, whereas the rebound damping in the right-hand rod uses a Ø 30 mm piston. The special design and manufacture of the fork blades allow a weight saving of 600 g compared to the forks of the Panigale V4 S.


Electronic package

The Panigale V4 R is equipped with the latest generation electronic package, the one of the Panigale V4, that manages all riding phases, based on the use of the 6-axis inertial platform by Bosch (6D IMU – Inertial Measurement Unit), suitably reviewed in the logic of intervention to better support the professional riders.

The new Panigale V4 R electronic control package includes:

  • Bosch Cornering ABS EVO
  • Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC) EVO
  • Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
  • Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC) EVO
  • Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
  • Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO (DQS) EVO
  • Engine Brake Control EVO (EBC) EVO

The operational parameters for each of these controls are associated by default with the three Panigale V4 R Riding Modes. DTC, DWC, DSC or EBC control levels can be adjusted quickly via the left switchgear.

Bosch Cornering ABS EVO

The Bosch ABS system with Cornering function allows ABS operation even with the bike leaned over. Bosch Cornering ABS EVO can be set at three different levels to fully satisfy the needs of all riders.
While level 3 is recommended for low-grip conditions, levels 2 and 1 emphasise braking power and are intended for use on high-grip surfaces.

Selecting level 2 activates the Slide by Brake function, which lets riders drift the bike into the corners safely.

Recommended for pro riders, ABS level 1 restricts ABS intervention to the front brake only, yet retains the Cornering function to allow super-hard braking up to and past the turn-in and recovery from any riding errors.

Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC) EVO

The DTC EVO interfaces with the 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), constantly measuring the lean angle and using it to accurately calculate the degree of intervention needed to ensure suitable rear wheelspin (according to the DTC EVO level setting).

When set to level 1 or 2, DTC EVO activates the Spin on Demand function. This lets the rider use the throttle, with the bike leaned over, to request more wheelspin than would be given by the normal intervention level so the bike can pivot around its front wheel and complete the taken cornering line.

DTC EVO acts not just on ignition and injection advance but also on throttle body valve aperture to ensure more fluid intervention when fast-action control is not required.

Ducati Slide Control (DSC)

Co-developed with Ducati Corse, this new system provides the rider with further support by controlling the torque delivered by the engine as a function of the slide angle; its goal is to improve out-of-the-corner performance by preventing slide angles that might otherwise be difficult to handle. 

DSC has two different settings: switching from level 1 to level 2 results in easier control of slide angles that would otherwise be hard to manage.

Like DTC EVO, DSC controls torque reduction by acting on the throttle body valves, decreasing spark advance and reducing injection.

Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC) EVO

The Panigale V4 R is also equipped with the latest version of Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO). Thanks to the information provided by the IMU 6D, DWC EVO provides more accurate wheelie readings; it thus exerts more precise control so the bike responds faster to rider input.

Ducati Power Launch (DPL)

This 3-level system ensures lightning-fast yet safe starts, letting the rider focus on releasing the clutch. The DPL makes use of the DWC functions and always keeps DTC active to ensure compete safety at all times

The DPL has three different settings and is activated by pressing the specific key on the right-hand switchgear. Level 1 favours high-performance starts, level 3 is safer and more stable.

Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO (DQS) EVO

In addition to minimising shift times, the DQS EVO with up/down function allows clutchless down-changes. The EVO version mounted on the V4 R uses lean angle info to maximise bike stability during through-the-corner gearshifts. During downshifting this system works seamlessly with the slipper clutch and Engine Brake Control (EBC) to ensure optimal gear meshing during on-the-edge riding.

Engine Brake Control EVO (EBC) EVO

EBC (Engine Brake Control) helps riders optimise bike stability under extreme turn-in conditions. EBC EVO, optimised according to lean angle, monitors the throttle body valve position, the selected gear and crankshaft deceleration during aggressive braking and adjusts throttle aperture to balance out the torque applied to the tyre.

New Ducati Riding Mode (RM) strategy

Riding Modes provide users with three different pre-set riding styles so that Panigale V4 R performance can be adapted to the rider, the nature of the track/route and weather conditions.

Race Riding Mode - Race RM is designed to let the rider tap into the full potential of the Panigale V4 R on high-grip asphalts. Selecting Race gives the rider 221 hp, with direct Ride-by-Wire throttle response. Race mode sets the electronics at a low intervention level: for example, to maximise braking performance the ABS kicks in on the front wheel only (but with the Cornering function always on).

Sport Riding Mode – Sport RM allows less experienced riders to enjoy effective, spectacular bike performance. Again, the engine delivers 221 hp but with a sports-style Ride-by-Wire throttle response. The Slide by Brake function is activated, as is Cornering ABS, to maximise cornering performance.

Street Riding Mode - Street RM is recommended when riding the Panigale V4 R on low-grip surfaces or the public highway. This RM still delivers 221 hp but, like Sport RM, has a more progressive throttle response. Electronic control settings ensure grip and stability to maximise safety.

Ducati Lap Timer GPS (DLT GPS)

The Panigale V4 R dashboard incorporates a lap timer that has more advanced functions than the one on the Panigale V4. The DLT GPS on the V4 R automatically detects not just lap times: it can also take two intermediate times and display them directly on the dashboard at every ride-past. If a lap time is the best of the current track session, the Best Lap function causes it to flash for 5 seconds. On every lap the system records not just the time but also maximum RPM, maximum speed (real, GPS-detected), intermediate times plus lean and yaw angles.

Ducati Data Analyser + GPS (DDA+ GPS)

The Ducati Data Analyser + GPS (DDA + GPS), allows assessment of bike and rider performance by showing traces for specific data items. DDA + GPS is a vital performance monitoring tool. Not only does it automatically display and record lap times, it also saves other data traces such as throttle opening, vehicle speed, engine rpm, selected gear, engine temperature, distance travelled and the DTC trace. 

Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)

The Panigale V4 R can be fitted with the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS). This lets riders take incoming calls, select and listen to music tracks or receive text messages via a Bluetooth link.

TFT Instrumentation

The new Panigale V4 R uses the same cutting-edge, high resolution 5" full-TFT colour display (186.59 PPI - 800xRGBx480) as the Panigale V4. Graphics have been revised to reflect the introduction of new functions and the higher engine rev 'red zone'.

The dashboard is dominated by the round virtual rev counter on the right. Desmosedici Stradale R revs are displayed within a 1,000-16,500 rpm interval by a needle gauge. Movement of the latter is accompanied by a white trail that acts as a 'shift light', changing colour from white to orange and then red as the rev limit approaches.

The rider can call up two different lay-outs: 'Track' highlights the lap times and the rev counter scale makes the revs used on the track more clearly visible; 'Road', instead, replaces lap times with info on the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), where present, and the rev scale is more appropriate for road use.

Ducati Lap Timer GPS (DLT GPS)

The Panigale V4 R is provided with a lap timer integrated in the instrument panel, with evolved functions with respect to the one available for the Panigale V4.

The DLT GPS of the V4 R allows to automatically measure not only the lap times, but also two splits and to display them at the end of each lap directly on the instrument panel of the bike. The system is provided with the useful “Best Lap” function, which displays for 5 seconds in a flashing way the time result if it is the best of the current lap session. For each lap, in addition to the time, the maximum RPM and the maximum speed (real speed measured by GPS) are stored, as well as the splits and the angles of bending and yawing.

Pit Limiter (PIT)

The Pit Limiter makes its debut on the Panigale V4 R: once enabled, by pressing the proper key on the right-hand block, it self-limits the bike speed when riding in the pit lane. The speed limit can be changed through the specific menu from a minimum of 40 km/h to a maximum of 80 km/h.

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