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Panigale V4 2022

POSTED: 13/12/2021

Even more performing

The 2022 improvements have been confirmed though a special testing on the Vallelunga racing track, in Italy. The Panigale V4 S 2021 and the 2022 version both equipped with Pirelli SC1 tyres gained centre-stage, ridden by two testers joined by the pro-rider Michele Pirro. At the end of the day, it turned out that the first tester improved his best lap on the new Panigale V4 S 2022 by 0.9 seconds, the second by 1.2 second, while Michele Pirro was faster by half a second, lapping just three seconds from his best time in Race 1 at Vallelunga, on the occasion of this year’s Italian Superbike ​​Championship, where, however, he raced counting on the most performing SCX compound. 

Aerodynamics

The first new feature of the new Panigale V4 2022 version has to do with aerodynamics. Ducati engineers concentrate in fact their hard work on the fairing, which now integrates more compact and thinner double-profile design wings with increased efficiency: this update guarantees the same vertical load, up to 37 kg at 300 km/h. 

Furthermore, the lower part of the fairing features redesigned extraction sockets to improve the cooling system and, as a consequence, the performance of the engine, in particular during racetrack days. 

Engine

The heart of the bike is represented by 1,103 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale MotoGP-derived, which has undergone a series of updates. The Desmosedici Stradale completes a further evolution for 2022, thanks to the introduction of some dedicated technical elements that allow an increase of power together with an instant throttle response.

The Desmosedici Stradale - Euro 5-compliant* - delivers 215.5 hp at 13,000 rpm, with a power increase of 1.5 hp compared to the previous version, which rises to 2.5 hp over the peak of maximum power at 14,500 rpm. The engine also delivers a torque of 123.6 Nm (12.6 kgm) at 9,500 rpm, and already from 6,000 rpm it provides 80% of the maximum torque available.

*in countries wheere Euro 5 regulation applies

Chassis

 

Even the redefinition of the Panigale V4 and Panigale V4 S 2022 chassis brings numerous important innovations. Specific technical choices are the result of experiences honed in MotoGP and SBK and are aimed at improving on-track performance. The final target is very clear: better times, achieved with less effort and with greater consistency. 

The Desmosedici Stradale is a stressed element of the chassis and the admired aluminum Front Frame is directly connected to it. The chassis is completed by the lightweight magnesium front frame and the seat post made of shell cast aluminum, fixed at the top to the Front Frame and screwed below to the head of the rear bank. 

Ergonomics

Ergonomics has been a core focus of in-depth development with the aim of improving the control of the bike during track sessions and to allow the rider to get the most ot of the Panigale V4’s performance, both on a single lap and heavy use on the track. 

The main changes involve the seat and the tank, which have been redesigned.

Tank

The fuel tank has a new shape that gives it more capacity (+1 litre) 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. Thanks to the new tank shape, the rider is also better integrated into the bike and results therefore more comfortable in the best aerodynamic position. In addition, the contact area of the arms during hanging off phase is also improved.

Saddle

The saddle 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.

Electronics

he Panigale V4 features a latest-generation electronics package based on a 6-axis inertial platform which instantly detects the bike's roll, yaw and pitch angles.

The electronic package includes controls that manage all the riding phases, whose operating parameters are connected by default to the 4 Riding Modes available (Race A, Race B, Sport, Street).
All of the Panigale V4's functions are managed via a high resolution 5" full-TFT colour display.

 
ABS Cornering EVO

Cornering ABS EVO can be set at three different levels to fully satisfy rider needs on road or racetrack, even under critical low-grip conditions. Level 3 is intended for road use or in circumstances where there is little grip, ensuring the safest, most stable braking.

Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 3

The DTC EVO 3 is derived from the Ducati Corse experience and has a refined strategy that intervenes in the mid-corner throttle reopening phase to manage the Desmosedici Stradale's clearance recovery in a gentle way, modulating the torque delivered and avoiding the peak that can be to have game recovery completed so as to make acceleration out of corners even easier and more predictable.

Ducati Slide Control (DSC)

This system assists riders by controlling the torque delivered by the Desmosedici Stradale engine according to slide angle. Its purpose is to improve-out-of-the-bend performance by preventing slide angles that would otherwise be difficult to handle.

Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO

The Panigale V4 is also equipped with the latest version of Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO). Using the data feed from the inertial platform, this system keeps wheelies under control while maximising acceleration easily and safely. DWC EVO provides more accurate wheelie readings; it thus exerts more precise control to ensure the bike responds faster to rider input.

Ducati Power Launch (DPL)

This 3-level system ensures lightning-fast starts, letting the rider focus on releasing the clutch. Once set, all the rider has to do is engage first gear and open the throttle. During the initial moving-off stage, as the rider modulates clutch release, DPL stabilises the Desmosedici Stradale engine at optimal revs according to the selected level. In the second stage, when the clutch has been fully released, DPL controls torque delivery to maximise acceleration on the basis of the selected level...

Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2

DQS EVO 2 with up/down function, developed for the Panigale V4, uses lean angle data to maximise bike stability when shifting gears through the bends. In addition to minimising shift times, DQS EVO 2 allows clutchless down-shifts, making hard braking more effective than ever.

Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO

The EBC (Engine Brake Control) system was developed to help riders optimise bike stability under extreme turn-in conditions; it does so by balancing the forces applied to the rear tyre under severe Desmosedici Stradale engine braking conditions.

Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO

Electronic suspension offers a choice between manual “Fixed” mode - which allows for “virtual-click” manual adjustment (32 clicks between fully open and fully closed for the suspension and 10 for the shock absorber) of compression, rebound and steering damping - and automatic “Dynamic” mode.

 

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