Up to date Panigale V4 vary will get enhancements in powertrain, electronics, chassis and aerodynamics.
We’ve got discovered that Ducati might be launching the up to date variations of its flagship sportbike vary, the Panigale V4 and the V4S, in addition to the ultra-exclusive SP2 model of the bike in India this month. The usual Panigale V4 vary obtained a number of updates for the 2022 mannequin yr, together with revisions to the engine, gearbox, ergonomics, electronics, chassis and aerodynamics. You may learn all concerning the new adjustments right here.
The SP2 model, in the meantime, is now primarily based on the up to date base bike however is provided with beneficiant quantities of carbon fibre, billet machined elements and a particular paint scheme placing it a step forward of its predecessor, the Panigale V4 SP.
2022 Ducati Panigale V4, V4S, SP2: replace particulars
The 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine has been left comparatively untouched on the usual Panigales, with just a few adjustments to the lubrication and exhaust methods, together with an oil pump that saps much less energy and bigger diameter exhaust exits to scale back again stress. Consequently, peak energy is up barely, from 214hp to 215.5hp, although torque has diminished, however solely by 0.4Nm, to 123.6Nm. Extra radical adjustments have been made to the gearbox, which options taller first, second and sixth gears.
The digital aids and maps have additionally been revised to accommodate these adjustments and the Panigale V4 now options 4 energy modes – full, excessive, medium and low. The brand new winglets on the up to date bike supply the identical downforce as earlier than – 37kg at 300kph – however with much less drag. There are additionally new exhaust vents minimize into the decrease fairing to assist with warmth administration, particularly at excessive speeds.
Coming to the Panigale V4 SP2 (SP stands for Sport Manufacturing), the updates are rather more complete. The upgrades on the V4 SP2 embrace higher-spec Brembo Stylema R calipers and an MCS radial grasp cylinder with a distant adjuster (the Panigale V4 will get customary Stylemas and a extra fundamental grasp cylinder). Whereas the earlier SP got here with magnesium wheels, this new SP2 has carbon-fibre ones which might be 1.4kg lighter than the cast aluminium wheels of the S variant. Different distinguishing elements embrace a dry clutch from Ducati’s WorldSBK bikes, a 520 chain and billet-machined adjustable foot pegs. It isn’t but sure whether or not the carbon wheels will come to India or if like the remainder of the latest unique fashions, will probably be outfitted with cast magnesium wheels.
The SP2 comes draped in Ducati’s winter check livery that includes a naked steel tank and matte black fairings with brilliant purple accents. The decrease a part of the fairing will get the Ducati Corse brand and the wings are embellished with the Italian flag. It additionally will get a machined steering head that options the bike’s mannequin quantity. Among the many huge choices catalogue is a brand new full-titanium Ducati Efficiency racing exhaust as properly, developed in collaboration with Akrapovic. This helps bump up peak output figures to 228hp and 131Nm from the usual 215.5hp and 123.6Nm.
Just like the Panigale V4S, the SP2’s suspension system options an electronically-controlled, fully-adjustable, Ohlins NPX 25/30 upside-down fork and Ohlins TTX36 shock absorber, together with an Ohlins digital steering damper.
2022 Ducati Panigale V4, V4S, SP2: anticipated value
These bikes are more likely to be launched within the latter half of the month and can get a slight bump in value from the outgoing fashions. The Panigale V4 presently carries a price ticket of Rs 23.50 lakh for the usual mannequin and the V4S retails for Rs 28.40 lakh. The Panigale V4 SP was priced at Rs 36.07 lakh when it was on sale in India.
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