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Ducati to launch three new bikes within the coming weeks | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Upcoming Ducati bikes might be members of the Panigale household.

The Italian model Ducati has introduced that it’s going to unveil three new fashions by March. It now appears that two of those bikes will probably be additions to the Panigale V4 household – the up to date SP2 and V4R fashions.

  • New bikes get Up to date Gear Ratios
  • Revised bodywork in keeping with the 2022 Panigale replace

Ducati Panigale V4 SP: what’s new?

First, let’s see what’s new within the Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 – which is anticipated to be the successor to the Ducati Panigale V4 SP. It will get engine upgrades that the usual bike obtained this yr, together with a bump in efficiency from 214hp to 215.5hp. The 1,103cc, V4 engine’s torque, nevertheless, stays unchanged at 124Nm. The bike additionally will get refreshed electronics – throttle maps in addition to the gear ratios current within the 2022 Ducati Panigale.

The revised gear ratios translate to a better prime pace and higher acceleration owing to the taller first, second and sixth gears. The SP2 additionally will get the raised swingarm pivot level from the up to date bike, to cut back squat below exhausting acceleration in addition to the revised Ohlins digital suspension. 

Naturally, the revised bodywork on the 2022 Panigale V4 just like the exhaust, stomach pan and winglets are additionally anticipated on the SP2. The unique SP’s matte black and crimson paint, milled alloy prime yoke, brushed alloy gasoline tank, carbon fibre wheels and Brembo Stylema R brakes will probably be carried ahead to the SP2 mannequin. What can be anticipated on the SP2 mannequin are Rizoma pegs, carbon winglets and entrance mudguard, a single tail seat unit and a dry clutch current on the earlier iteration of the bike.

Ducati Panigale V4 R: what’s new?

The Ducati Panigale V4 R, which is meant to be essentially the most excessive of the lot, it’s the closest factor cash can purchase to Ducati’s WSBK race bikes. The earlier 998cc, V4 engine is more likely to be carried ahead to suit the category capability restrict, however with revisions to make sure that it meets Euro 5 emission restrictions. 

The earlier homologation particular’s winglets and different components have already been adopted by the remainder of the Panigale V4 pack, which signifies that this iteration of the V4 R ought to ideally take issues to the following stage. Given the truth that the bike hasn’t obtained an replace since 2018, and contemplating the development in aerodynamics seen right now, we ought to be anticipating a revised fairing and winglets.

Ducati had additionally filed patents for a seamless transmission two years in the past and the brand new Ducati Panigale V4 R may probably even have this. Additionally it is considerably cheaper than the seamless gearbox utilized in MotoGP because of its less complicated design. If Ducati manages to make a production-worthy model of it, the benefits to its highway and WSBK machines can be exceptional. 

Ducati may launch the three bikes within the coming weeks. Keep tuned for extra updates.

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