Ducati has simply introduced the brand new Panigale V4 R forward of the 2018 EICMA present in Milan, and the V4 R is quicker and extra highly effective than the Ducati Panigale V4 S. The Panigale V4 R is a barely downsized model of the present Panigale V4, in order that it may well meet the World Superbike (WSBK) homologation necessities. The WSBK bikes must have displacement underneath 1,000 cc, and the present Panigale V4 has a displacement of 1,103 cc. So, enter the brand new Ducati Panigale V4 R with a 998 cc Desmosedici Stradale R engine, which not solely meets the WSBK necessities, however makes extra energy than the usual Panigale V4.
The Panigale V4 R boasts of a claimed 221 bhp and 111 Nm of peak torque, due to lighter engine parts and higher air consumption effectivity. The engine revs sooner than the V4 and likewise crimson strains barely greater with the rev limiter kicking in on sixth gear at 16,500 rpm. And with the elective Akrapovic race exhaust system, the V4 R's efficiency is taken a notch greater, rated at 234 bhp. Cosmetically too, there are just a few modifications within the Panigale V4 R's design.
The bike sports activities a brand new fairing, and new aerodynamics bundle, with an even bigger windshield. The brand new fairing sports activities twin gills for higher engine cooling, and carbon fibre aerodynamic winglets improve downforce on the entrance finish underneath heavy acceleration. The distinctive livery of the V4 R will get Ducati Pink offset by the brushed aluminium end on the gas tank.
The electronics bundle too has been upgraded, with a brand new pit limiter and GPS-enabled lap timer. The remainder of the suite of electronics is much like the Panigale V4 with Bosch cornering ABS, Ducati traction management, slide management, wheelie management, energy launch, and a bi-directional (up/down) quickshifter. The V4 R additionally options race-spec Ohlins suspension with mechanical adjustment and an aluminium swingarm with an adjustable four-position pin. Pricing and availability is but to be introduced, however we count on the V4 R to be barely dearer than the usual Ducati Panigale V4.