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New Ducati Panigale V4 R Officially Launched

 Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati officially launched the latest version of the Panigale V4 R sports bike on October 14, 2022. In this updated model, the bike comes with better power and stability than the previous model.

Citing ducati Global's official website, the project for the birth of the Panigale V4 R is a manufacturer's venture to offer the top portfolio of sports bikes with racing specifications but legal to use on the road. As is known, the R version of the Panigale V4 uses a more rigid chassis, more powerful engine calibration, the use of Ohlins suspension, and a brake package from Brembo.

New Ducati Panigale V4 R Officially Launched

In terms of appearance, we can see that the shape of the latest Panigale V4 R is not much different from the previous model. He is still equipped with an additional aero wing or winglet on the side of the fairing. This component is similar to that used by Alvaro Bautista, the Ducati rider in the WSBK.

However, when compared to the dimensions of the previous winglet, in this latest model, the wing component looks slimmer. While the vents at the bottom of the fairing were also updated to comply with WSBK standards.

The most significant revision is in the kitchen runway sector, the manufacturer says that in this new version the Panigale V4 R can output a maximum power of up to 218 hp at 15,500 rpm with a redline of 16,500 rpm. If you still feel lacking, just replace it with a racing exhaust and new fuel developed by Ducati, then the power will soar to 240.5 hp.

The secret to the rhino power produced by the latest Ducati Panigale V4 R is thanks to the use of a con-rod titanium gun-driller and piston components that carry Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) such as in Formula 1 and MotoGP racing bikes. The inertial force of the piston is also claimed to be reduced thanks to the geometry of the new piston, this has an impact on reducing weight by up to 2 percent from the previous concoction.

To control the power generated, this bike is equipped with 2 new riding modes, namely Full and Low. Full mode will take full power and torque off the motor, while Low mode will dampen the power to 160 horsepower and make the Panigale V4 R more benign to ride on the road.

Improvements were also made to the Engine Brake Control system, now using the Evo 2 generation which allows gear transmission adjustment to be adjusted to engine braking at level 3. Furthermore, the Quick Shifter alert is also optimized so that the gearshift is smoother when the gas is fully opened.

Revisions to the suspension area were also made, in front it was still using ohlins NPX25-30 but now the travel is increased to 5 mm. In addition, changes in the pivot position of the swingarm have an impact on the rear height of the motor which rises to 2 cm. The revision is claimed to raise the Center of Gravity (CoG) point so that the bike is more stable at high speeds either on straights or corners.

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