Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 vs. Ducati Panigale V4 2020

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 2020

Ducati Panigale V4 2020

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Overview - Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 vs Ducati Panigale V4 2020

The Ducati Panigale V4 S model year 2018 and the Ducati Panigale V4 model year 2020 share many similarities in terms of technical specifications. Both models have a V-type engine with a bore of 81mm and a stroke of 53.5mm. They both produce the same engine power of 214 HP and torque of 124 Nm. The compression ratio, degrees, and number of cylinders are also the same for both models.

In terms of suspension, the Panigale V4 S 2018 is equipped with an Öhlins front suspension and a single swing arm with an Öhlins shock absorber at the rear. On the other hand, the Panigale V4 2020 has a Showa front suspension and a Sachs shock absorber at the rear. Both models offer adjustable compression, preload, and rebound settings for the suspension. The rear suspension is made of aluminum in both models.

Both models have an aluminum frame type called Monocoque, with a rake of 65.5 degrees and a trail of 100mm. The front brakes are double disk with a diameter of 330mm and use radial, monoblock technology from Brembo. Both models also have ABS as an advanced rider assistance system.

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

In terms of dimensions and weights, both models have the same front and rear tire width and diameter, wheelbase, seat height, and fuel tank capacity. However, there is a slight difference in weight, with the Panigale V4 S 2018 having a dry weight of 174 kg with ABS and a kerb weight of 195 kg with ABS, while the Panigale V4 2020 has a dry weight of 175 kg with ABS and a kerb weight of 198 kg with ABS.

Both models are equipped with LED headlights as standard equipment.

The strengths of the Panigale V4 S 2018 include its iconic image, excellent brakes, comfortable seating position, impressive lean angle potential, leading electronics package, and impressive engine power. The bike's handling is also praised for its agility and ability to finish corners early and accelerate.

The strengths of the Panigale V4 2020 include its clever electronics, noticeable upgrades from the previous model, and increased accessibility.

Ducati Panigale V4 2020

Ducati Panigale V4 2020

On the other hand, the weaknesses of the Panigale V4 S 2018 include a seat that can become uncomfortably warm in summer, a seat-tank combination that offers little grip in the braking zone, and stability issues at the limit, requiring caution with tuning measures and discipline with seat position on fast and bumpy sections.

The weaknesses of the Panigale V4 2020 include a small tank from an ergonomic perspective and potential challenges with straight-line driving at high speeds in wet conditions.

Overall, both the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 and the Ducati Panigale V4 2020 offer impressive performance and advanced features. The 2020 model has some noticeable upgrades and improvements, making it more accessible and refined compared to its predecessor. However, both models are highly regarded in the supersport motorcycle segment.

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

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeVEngine typeV
BoreBore81 mmBore81 mm
StrokeStroke53.5 mmStroke53.5 mm
Engine powerEngine power214 HPEngine power214 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power13,000 rpmRpm at Max. Power13,000 rpm
TorqueTorque124 NmTorque124 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque10,000 rpmRpm at Torque10,000 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio14 Compression Ratio14
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
DegreesDegrees90 Degrees90
StarterStarterElectricStarterElectric
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders4Cylinders4
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
ValvesValvesDesmodromicValvesDesmodromic
CoolingCoolingliquidCoolingliquid
DisplacementDisplacement1,103 ccmDisplacement1,103 ccm

Suspension Front

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

Suspension Rear

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

Chassis

FrameFrameAluminiumFrameAluminium
Frame typeFrame typeMonocoqueFrame typeMonocoque
RakeRake65.5 degreeRake65.5 degree
TrailTrail100 mmTrail100 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter330 mmDiameter330 mm
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonFour pistons
TechnologyTechnologyradial, MonoblockTechnologyradial, Monoblock
BrandBrandBremboBrandBrembo

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
DiameterDiameter245 mmDiameter245 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonDouble piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABSAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS

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 width200 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height60 %Rear tyre height60 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1,469 mmWheelbase1,469 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height830 mmSeat Height830 mm
Dry Weight (with ABS)Dry Weight (with ABS)174 kgDry Weight (with ABS)175 kg
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)195 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)198 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity16 lFuel Tank Capacity16 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Equipment

EquipmentEquipmentLED-HeadlightsEquipmentLED-Headlights

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

The S version, on the other hand, is recommended for both road and racing riders. If the bike is ridden more ambitiously by a racer on the race track, the suspension will maintain its performance longer than with the basic version, whereby a slight adjustment of the front spring rate (for racers) is recommended. The lighter wheels have a noticeable effect on the handling. It is unbelievable to what a high level of innovation and technology in motorbike construction this bike has been raised. I have never experienced electronics that respond so sensitively.

Dreambike image par excellence

Excellent brakes

Pleasant seating position even for taller riders

Enormous lean angle potential

Leading electronics package

Impressive engine power that is, however, finely controllable

Fast riders and hobby riders alike can make good use of the machine's potential within the scope of their possibilities

Ingenious handling - the bike is always finished with the bend early and is ready for acceleration.

Seat warms up noticeably. Nice in winter, definitely uncomfortable in summer

seat-tank combination is comfortable, but offers little grip in the braking zone

stability at the limit. Caution with tuning measures and discipline with seat position on fast and bumpy sections necessary.

Ducati Panigale V4 2020

Ducati Panigale V4 2020

The conclusion is very easy for me. Ducati has made an "already almost perfect motorbike" even better without changing anything in a negative way. Although riding on the road with this radical fairing probably causes a stir and one or two riders find it uncomfortable, they obviously feel more comfortable with it on the race track. You get a motorbike "out of the box" that resembles a Superbike World Championship bike more than ever. I also believe that the V4 2018 owner is quite capable of improving his lap times with the 2020 version. My tip: if you take care to enlarge the tank or make it more grippy, you could go over the centre even more with your hull.

Clever electronics

Noticeable upgrade to last year's model

More accessible than ever before

Tank is too small from an ergonomic point of view

straight-line driving from 250km/h in the wet

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

There are a few key differences between a Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 and a Ducati Panigale V4 2020. In terms of price, the actual average price of a Ducati Panigale V4 2020 is about 81% higher. Compared to Ducati Panigale V4 2020 there are less Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 5 compared to 6. It takes less time to sell a Ducati Panigale V4 S with 97 days compared to 100 days for a Ducati Panigale V4. Since model year 2018 1000PS.de editors have written 21 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V4 S and 18 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V4 since model year 2018. The first review for the Ducati Panigale V4 S was published on 11/5/2017 and now has more than 131,500 views. This compares to more than 131,500 views for the first review on Ducati Panigale V4 published on 11/5/2017.

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