Ducati Panigale V4 2018 vs. Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020


Overview - Ducati Panigale V4 2018 vs Ducati Panigale V2 2020

The Ducati Panigale V4 2018 and the Ducati Panigale V2 2020 are both powerful and impressive supersport motorcycles from Ducati. However, there are several key differences between the two models.

In terms of engine specifications, the Panigale V4 2018 is equipped with a V4 engine with a displacement of 1103cc, producing 214 HP of power and 124 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the Panigale V2 2020 features a V2 engine with a displacement of 955cc, delivering 155 HP of power and 104 Nm of torque. While the Panigale V4 offers more power, the Panigale V2 is designed to be more accessible for supersport beginners and returners.

Both models feature a similar suspension setup with upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a single swing arm with a monoshock at the rear. The front suspension is equipped with Big Piston technology from Showa, providing excellent performance and adjustability. The rear suspension is supported by Sachs shock absorbers. The chassis of both models is made of aluminum and features a monocoque frame design, ensuring a lightweight and rigid structure.

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

In terms of braking performance, both models are equipped with double disk brakes at the front, with the Panigale V4 featuring larger 330mm diameter disks compared to the Panigale V2's 320mm diameter disks. Both models utilize radial monoblock brake technology from Brembo, providing exceptional stopping power and control.

When it comes to advanced rider assistance systems, the Panigale V2 2020 offers a more comprehensive package. It includes riding modes, cornering ABS, ride by wire, quickshifter, traction control, and anti-wheelie systems. These features enhance safety and provide a more enjoyable riding experience. The Panigale V4 2018, on the other hand, only offers ABS as an advanced rider assistance system.

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

In terms of dimensions and weights, the Panigale V2 2020 has a slightly smaller wheelbase of 1436mm compared to the Panigale V4's 1469mm. The seat height of the Panigale V2 is also slightly higher at 840mm compared to the Panigale V4's 830mm. The dry weight of the Panigale V2 is 176kg, while the Panigale V4 weighs slightly more at 175kg.

In terms of design, both models feature a beautiful and stylish appearance. The Panigale V2's design is particularly praised for its elegance and nobility, leaving a lasting impression on onlookers.

In summary, the Ducati Panigale V4 2018 offers a more powerful engine and a comfortable riding position, making it suitable for those seeking a high-performance supersport motorcycle. On the other hand, the Ducati Panigale V2 2020 is designed to be more accessible for beginners and returners, with a slightly smaller engine but a comprehensive electronics package for enhanced safety and enjoyment. Both models have their own strengths and weaknesses, catering to different riding preferences and skill levels.

Technical Specifications Ducati Panigale V4 2018 compared to Ducati Panigale V2 2020

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeVEngine typeV
BoreBore81 mmBore100 mm
StrokeStroke53.5 mmStroke60.8 mm
Engine powerEngine power214 HPEngine power155 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power13,000 rpmRpm at Max. Power10,750 rpm
TorqueTorque124 NmTorque104 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque10,000 rpmRpm at Torque9,000 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio14 Compression Ratio12.5
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
DegreesDegrees90 Degrees90
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
DisplacementDisplacement1,103 ccmDisplacement955 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
TechnologyTechnologyBig PistonTechnologyBig Piston
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter43 mm
TravelTravel120 mmTravel120 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSingle swing armSuspensionSingle swing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
TravelTravel130 mmTravel130 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound


Frame typeFrame typeMonocoqueFrame typeMonocoque
RakeRake65.5 degreeRake66 degree
TrailTrail100 mmTrail94 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter330 mmDiameter320 mm
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonFour pistons
TechnologyTechnologyradial, MonoblockTechnologyradial, Monoblock

Brakes Rear

DiameterDiameter245 mmDiameter245 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonDouble piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABSAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsRiding modes, Cornering ABS, Ride by Wire, Quickshifter, Traction control, Anti-wheelie

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width120 mmFront tyre width120 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height70 %Front tyre height70 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter17 inchFront tyre diameter17 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width200 mmRear tyre width180 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height60 %Rear tyre height60 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1,469 mmWheelbase1,436 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height830 mmSeat Height840 mm
Dry Weight (with ABS)Dry Weight (with ABS)175 kgDry Weight (with ABS)176 kg
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)198 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)200 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity16 lFuel Tank Capacity17 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA



Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

The Panigale has become much more accessible in the 2018 V4 version than before. The engine, in combination with the electronics package, is still not as flawless and sterile as an inline four, but in practice it is a real blessing for Ducatisti - and a positive surprise for riders of other brands. The Panigale V4 also surprised with tolerable riding comfort on the country road and a pleasant level of stability. Progress here was clearly in the right direction. The new V4 is stronger and faster but also easier and more pleasant to ride.

Powerful engine with charisma and great manners

Pleasant upper body position (compared to other supersport bikes)

In the V4 sufficiently dimensioned chassis for the country road

Powerful but not intrusive sound

Good wind protection

Seat gets warm especially in city traffic

engine / clutch seems a little rough in tight hairpin bends.

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

For us, the Panigale V2 is the ultimate road super sports bike. Sophisticated electronic assistance systems that leave nothing to be desired, Ducati's fun 955 cm³ two-cylinder Superquadro engine that generates more than enough power for the road with 155 hp, a great seating position and a high degree of controllability. All of this characterises the Panigale V2 and for this reason it is probably "the" country road supersports bike for us at the moment, but it also cuts a good figure on the racetrack. The Panigale V2 should appeal above all to pilots for whom 200 hp rockets are a bit too much, and to all those who have also been enchanted by this work of art on two wheels.

Beautiful and noble design - ensures many open mouths!

Outstanding electronics package ensures a lot of safety and fun in traffic

Engine, ergonomics & electronics make the machine incredibly "experienceable"!

A real insider tip for supersport beginners and returners

Just the right measure of many things, engine power, chassis, ergonomics.

Compared to other engines of this size, it would still have been nice to have one/two more horses, but there are no really comparable current alternatives to the V2

"Only" in Race mode does it show its true potential

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price Ducati Panigale V4 vs Ducati Panigale V2

There are a few key differences between a Ducati Panigale V4 2018 and a Ducati Panigale V2 2020. In terms of price, the actual average price of a Ducati Panigale V4 2018 is about 12% higher. There are the same number of bikes of both models available on the 1000PS.de marketplace, specifically 5. It takes less time to sell a Ducati Panigale V2 with 84 days compared to 91 days for the Ducati Panigale V4. Since model year 2018 1000PS.de editors have written 18 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V4 and 9 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V2 since model year 2020. The first review for the Ducati Panigale V4 was published on 11/5/2017 and now has more than 131,500 views. This compares to more than 70,000 views for the first review on Ducati Panigale V2 published on 10/23/2019.

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