Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 vs. BMW S 1000 RR 2020

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

BMW S 1000 RR 2020

BMW S 1000 RR 2020

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Overview - Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 vs BMW S 1000 RR 2020

In terms of technical specifications, the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 and the BMW S 1000 RR 2020 have some similarities and differences. Both bikes have a 4-cylinder engine, but the Ducati has a V engine type while the BMW has an in-line engine type. The Ducati has a larger bore (81 mm) and stroke (53.5 mm) compared to the BMW (80 mm bore, 49.7 mm stroke). In terms of engine power, the Ducati has a higher output with 214 HP compared to the BMW's 207 HP. The Ducati also has a higher torque of 124 Nm compared to the BMW's 113 Nm. The compression ratio of the Ducati is 14, while the BMW has a compression ratio of 13.3.

Both bikes have a similar suspension setup with upside-down telescopic forks in the front and a monoshock in the rear. The Ducati has a front fork diameter of 43 mm, while the BMW has a larger diameter of 45 mm. Both bikes have adjustable compression, preload, and rebound settings for the front and rear suspension. The rear suspension of both bikes is made of aluminum.

In terms of chassis, both bikes have an aluminum frame. However, the Ducati has a monocoque frame type, while the BMW has a twin-tube, load-bearing engine frame type. The Ducati has a slightly steeper rake angle of 65.5 degrees compared to the BMW's 66.9 degrees. The trail of the Ducati is 100 mm, while the BMW has a trail of 93.9 mm.

Both bikes have double disk brakes in the front, but the Ducati has larger diameter disks (330 mm) compared to the BMW (320 mm). The Ducati also has radial, monoblock brake technology, while the BMW has radial brake technology.

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

In terms of advanced rider assistance systems, both bikes have ABS. However, the BMW has additional features such as riding modes, launch control, ride by wire, quickshifter, and traction control.

Both bikes have LED headlights and a fuel tank capacity of 16 liters (Ducati) and 16.5 liters (BMW). The front and rear tire dimensions are also similar, with a width of 120 mm in the front and 190 mm (BMW) or 200 mm (Ducati) in the rear.

Now let's discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each bike. The Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 is known for its dreambike image and excellent brakes. It offers a pleasant seating position, even for taller riders, and has an enormous lean angle potential. The bike also has a leading electronics package and an impressive engine power that is finely controllable. It is suitable for both fast riders and hobby riders, as it can be utilized within their own capabilities. The Ducati also has ingenious handling, allowing it to finish bends early and accelerate quickly.

BMW S 1000 RR 2020

BMW S 1000 RR 2020

On the other hand, the BMW S 1000 RR 2020 offers a very linear power delivery, making it highly controllable. It has a wide rev range and pleasant control, with plenty of pressure in the lower rev range thanks to ShiftCam technology. The bike also has excellent Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) for precision and top performance. It has a super electronics package and provides a harmonious overall package both on the road and on the racetrack.

In terms of weaknesses, the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 has a seat that warms up noticeably, which can be uncomfortable in summer. The seat-tank combination also offers little grip in the braking zone. Additionally, the stability at the limit may require caution with tuning measures and discipline with seat position on fast and bumpy sections.

The BMW S 1000 RR 2020, in comparison, may seem a bit "characterless" compared to other bikes like the Aprilia and Honda. It also lags slightly behind on the spec sheet when directly compared to other bikes.

In conclusion, both the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 and the BMW S 1000 RR 2020 have their own strengths and weaknesses. The Ducati offers a dreambike image, excellent brakes, and impressive handling, while the BMW provides a linear power delivery, wide rev range, and top-notch electronics package. Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on the rider's preferences and priorities.

Technical Specifications Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 compared to BMW S 1000 RR 2020

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeVEngine typeIn line
BoreBore81 mmBore80 mm
StrokeStroke53.5 mmStroke49.7 mm
Engine powerEngine power214 HPEngine power207 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power13,000 rpmRpm at Max. Power13,500 rpm
TorqueTorque124 NmTorque113 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque10,000 rpmRpm at Torque10,500 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio14 Compression Ratio13.3
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
StarterStarterElectricStarterElectric
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath, Antihopping
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders4Cylinders4
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
ValvesValvesDesmodromicValvesDOHC
CoolingCoolingliquidCoolingliquid
DisplacementDisplacement1,103 ccmDisplacement999 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter45 mm
TravelTravel120 mmTravel120 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSingle swing armSuspensionSwing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
TravelTravel130 mmTravel117 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound
MaterialMaterialAluminiumMaterialAluminium

Chassis

FrameFrameAluminiumFrameAluminium
Frame typeFrame typeMonocoqueFrame typeTwin Tube, Load-bearing engine
RakeRake65.5 degreeRake66.9 degree
TrailTrail100 mmTrail93.9 mm

Brakes Front

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

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
DiameterDiameter245 mmDiameter220 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonSingle piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABSAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Launch-Control, Ride by Wire, Quickshifter, Traction control

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 width190 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height60 %Rear tyre height55 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1,469 mmWheelbase1,441 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height830 mmSeat Height824 mm
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)195 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)197 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity16 lFuel Tank Capacity16.5 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.

BMW S 1000 RR 2020

BMW S 1000 RR 2020

A real "all-rounder" superbike. The BMW knows how to play to its strengths both on the race track and on the country road. Thanks to variable camshaft control, the powerful engine is already convincing at the bottom end and accelerates harmoniously across the entire rev range, with plenty of power in every range. For the hobby pilot, the chassis certainly functions excellently in every situation, provides transparent feedback and offers many adjustment options. The seating position is sporty yet relatively comfortable. The electronics work very harmoniously without patronising the rider - TOP!

Very linear power delivery, which makes it particularly controllable. Wide rev range and pleasant control

thanks to ShiftCam, there is also plenty of pressure in the lower rev range

excellent DDC - precision and TOP performance

super electronics package

harmonious overall package both on the road and on the racetrack

In part, the bike seems almost a bit "characterless" compared to the Aprilia and Honda

In direct comparison, the bike lags a bit behind on the spec sheet

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price Ducati Panigale V4 S vs BMW S 1000 RR

There are a few key differences between a Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 and a BMW S 1000 RR 2020. In terms of price, the actual average prices of both motorbikes are almost the same. A Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 experiences a loss of 1,920 USD in one year and 2,680 USD in two years of ownership. This is offset by a loss of 430 USD and 140 USD for a BMW S 1000 RR 2020. Compared to BMW S 1000 RR 2020 there are less Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 5 compared to 16. It takes less time to sell a BMW S 1000 RR with 68 days compared to 97 days for the Ducati Panigale V4 S. Since model year 2018 1000PS.de editors have written 21 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V4 S and 135 reviews for the BMW S 1000 RR since model year 2010. 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 4,000 views for the first review on BMW S 1000 RR published on 4/16/2008.

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