The most potent iteration of the Panigale series, the new Panigale V4 R, has been launched in India by Ducati at Rs 69.99 lakh (ex-showroom). A variety of improvements taken from the company's Moto GP race bike, including engine components machined from titanium, are applied to the most recent V4 R. The R model maintains a twin-pod headlamp assembly, full-fairing, aerodynamic winglets, a muscular fuel tank, a rider-only seat, and a single-sided swingarm while maintaining identical design elements to the normal Panigale V4. Notably, it receives a unique livery from the other Panigale V4 variations. In terms of market competition, the Panigale V4 R rivals the likes of the BMW M 1000 RR. Bookings for the high-end supersport motorbike have started all over India.
2023 Ducati Panigale V4 R: Features
The Panigale V4 R also has a complete electronics package that includes four riding modes, engine brake control, cornering ABS, traction control, launch control, wheelie control, slide control, and auto tyre calibration. The R model moreover has a Ducati data analyser with a GPS module, machined mirror block-off plates, and a licence plate mount removal plug.
2023 Ducati Panigale V4 R: Mechanical Specs
The company's 998cc, Desmosedici Stradale R engine powers the track-focused vehicle with standard maximum outputs of 215bhp at 15,500rpm and 111.3Nm at 12,000rpm. With the use of special race-spec oil, the figure may be increased to 237bhp by upgrading to the Akrapovich racing exhaust, which increases the output to 233bhp and 118Nm. A 6-speed gearbox with the Ducati Quick Shifter is standard, transferring power to the wheel. With the 6th gear giving a higher limitation of 16,500rpm, the engine can also rev all the way up to 16,000rpm. Additionally, the motorcycle loses five kilograms thanks to the racing exhaust system, weighing (dry) 167 kg as opposed to 172 kg with the regular setup. A bidirectional quick-shifter is useful for the six-speed gearbox.
Titanium connecting rods, revised piston geometry, diamond-like carbon surfaced titanium pistons, and modified intake cams have all been added to the engine to make it more durable at higher rpms and allow it to breathe better at that level.
2023 Ducati Panigale V4 R: Hardware Details
The new Panigale V4 from the premium Italian bikemaker features 43mm Ohlins NPX 25/30 front forks and Ohlins TTX 36 rear monoshocks, both of which are completely adjustable. The braking system has a 245mm single rotor with a two-piston calliper at the rear and dual 330mm front discs with Brembo Monobloc Stylema M4.30 callipers at the front.