Ducati has prepared the new Panigale V4 R. This machine is great for everyone who wants a motorcycle for everyday driving, but also for those who want machine with the performance for racing.
The 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R is the successor to the V4 S model, and in addition to it, there are a number of changes and improvements that greatly affect the performance of the new bike. These changes were made at the request of the Ducati Corse racing team. One of the most important changes is the new powerplant that will make the V4 R a real racing motorcycle.
So, we decided to present you the features of the new model for 2019, as well as some details such as price and competition. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R Design
As for the design of the new Panigale V4 R, significant changes have been made to make this motorcycle more aerodynamic. For example, nosing fairing is 15 cm cheese on both sides, and the novelty is 38 mm wider lateral fairings, all in order to decrease drag.
However, the first thing most people notice is dual LED headlights. Another important thing is the winglets made of carbon fiber, which are another detail that reduces drag. It should be noted that these wings are more efficient than those used in the MotoGP championship.
Although it obviously has racing pedigrees, the Panigale V4 R is a street-legal motorcycle so that it has built-in mirrors and a plateholder. In case you want to try out its performance on a racetrack, and you feel that this equipment is unnecessary, a new bike also comes with a kit for removing these accessories.
V4 R Chassis
As for the chassis of this motorcycle, it is made of aluminum alloy. The frame, as well as the rest of the bike, is fitted in and designed to match the characteristics of a one racing machine, as the Ducati Panigale V4 R is designed specifically for professional top drivers.
On the front and rear there are 17 ” wheels that are mounted on the Öhlins forks. The Ducati Panigale V4 R is also equipped with the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires, at the front end is 120/70-17, while at the last 200/17 and both are with ZR rating.
As far as the braking system is concerned, the front end includes Dual 330 mm semi-floating 4-piston caliper discs with Bosch Cornering ABS, and a rear 245 mm disc with 2-piston caliper.
Compared to the previous 1,103 cc plant, in the Ducati Panigale V4 R was built a new Desmosedici Stradale R with 998 cc. It provides 221 horsepower at 15,250 rpm, as well as 83 pound-feet at 11,500 of torque. The bore is set at 81 mm, and the stroke is set at 48.4 mm, while the compression ratio is raised to 14 to 1.
The Panigale V4 R features a 6-speed transmission with Ducati Quick Shift as well as a hydraulically controlled slipper and a self-servo-dry multiplate clutch. In addition to Traction-Mode, Wheelie-Mode and Slide-Mode, this motorcycle features Engine Brake Control which provides protection on hard shifting from higher to lower gear.
Also, another interesting feature is a Bluetooth connection that allows you to connect your phone to the Multimedia Infotainment system to enjoy some additional functions like listening to music.
Panigale V4 R Pricing
Although not yet officially launched, the price of the new Ducati Panigale V4 R should be around $ 40,000. Probably you expected much more, but this price is quite affordable in relation to what kind of machine you get. This bike will have livery with a combination of red and silver colors, as well.
Ducati Panigale V4 R Competitors
The main competitors of this motorcycle are Honda RC213V-S and Yamaha YZF-R1M. Honda has a significantly higher price of $184,000. The V-4 engine is running at 1,000 cc and 252 horsepower. The maximum speed is 222 miles per hour. On the other hand, we have Yamaha which has a top speed of 182 miles per hour and 162.4 horsepower. Of all three machines, its price is lowest, and for this one, you will have to pay $22,999.
“Holy smokes, this is one Hell of a bike, y’all. I mean, it would be a complete waste for me to even throw a leg over it; my skillset probably won’t get me safely across a parking lot no matter how many gadgets they put on it, and I suspect that most people are in the same boat. This bike is meant for a very narrow subset of riders-noobs need not apply.”
“Horsepower on the V4 R is higher by about 10 hp over the V4 S and about 25 hp more if you go for the Akrapovic exhaust. Red line is higher, from 13k to about 15.5k, but notice that it has less torque than the V4 S, almost 10 less pound-feet. No kidding, this is an awesome bike; but honestly, unless you actually do plan to race it to take advantage of that horsepower, you’re better off going with the V4 S for the street.”