Ducati SuperSport S 2017 vs. Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati SuperSport S 2017

Ducati SuperSport S 2017

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

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Overview - Ducati SuperSport S 2017 vs Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

The Ducati SuperSport S 2017 and the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 are both high-performance motorcycles from Ducati, but they have several key differences.

In terms of engine specifications, the SuperSport S is powered by a V-twin engine with a displacement of 937cc, producing 110 horsepower and 96.7 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the Panigale V4 S features a larger V4 engine with a displacement of 1103cc, delivering an impressive 214 horsepower and 124 Nm of torque. The Panigale V4 S has a higher compression ratio of 14 compared to the SuperSport S's 12.6, which contributes to its increased power output.

Both motorcycles have upside-down telescopic forks in the front suspension, with the SuperSport S featuring 48mm Öhlins forks and the Panigale V4 S equipped with 43mm Öhlins forks. The rear suspension on both bikes is a single swing arm with an Öhlins shock absorber. However, the Panigale V4 S has a monocoque aluminum frame, while the SuperSport S has a tubular steel frame. This difference in frame construction contributes to the Panigale V4 S's lighter dry weight of 174kg compared to the SuperSport S's 184kg.

Ducati SuperSport S 2017

Ducati SuperSport S 2017

In terms of braking, both motorcycles have double disk brakes in the front, with Brembo radial monoblock calipers. The SuperSport S has 320mm diameter disks, while the Panigale V4 S has larger 330mm diameter disks. Both bikes are equipped with advanced rider assistance systems such as ABS, but the SuperSport S also features riding modes, ride by wire, quickshifter, and traction control.

In terms of dimensions and weights, both motorcycles have a 17-inch front and rear tire diameter. The SuperSport S has a front tire width of 120mm and a rear tire width of 180mm, while the Panigale V4 S has a front tire width of 120mm and a rear tire width of 200mm. The SuperSport S has a wheelbase of 1478mm and a seat height of 810mm, while the Panigale V4 S has a slightly shorter wheelbase of 1469mm and a taller seat height of 830mm. Both bikes have a fuel tank capacity of 16 liters.

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

In terms of strengths, the SuperSport S is praised for its Testastretta engine, ample torque, Öhlins suspension, advanced electronics, comfortable ergonomics, nimble handling, Ducati aesthetics, and versatile usability. On the other hand, the Panigale V4 S is highly regarded for its dreambike image, excellent brakes, comfortable seating position, impressive lean angle potential, leading electronics package, finely controllable engine power, and exceptional handling.

However, both motorcycles have their weaknesses. The SuperSport S is criticized for noticeable vibrations in the handlebar and its relatively high price. The Panigale V4 S, on the other hand, has complaints about the seat heating up in warm weather, limited grip in the braking zone due to the seat-tank combination, and stability issues at the limit, requiring caution with tuning measures and discipline with seat position on fast and bumpy sections.

In conclusion, the Ducati SuperSport S 2017 and the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 are both impressive motorcycles with their own strengths and weaknesses. The SuperSport S offers a more versatile and comfortable riding experience, while the Panigale V4 S is a true performance machine with exceptional power and handling.

Technical Specifications Ducati SuperSport S 2017 compared to Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeVEngine typeV
BoreBore94 mmBore81 mm
StrokeStroke67.5 mmStroke53.5 mm
Engine powerEngine power110 HPEngine power214 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power9000 rpmRpm at Max. Power13000 rpm
TorqueTorque96.7 NmTorque124 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque6500 rpmRpm at Torque10000 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio12.6 Compression Ratio14
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
DegreesDegrees90 Degrees90
StarterStarterElectricStarterElectric
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath, AntihoppingClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders4
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
ValvesValvesDesmodromicValvesDesmodromic
CoolingCoolingliquidCoolingliquid
DisplacementDisplacement937 ccmDisplacement1103 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
BrandBrandÖhlinsBrandÖhlins
DiameterDiameter48 mmDiameter43 mm
TravelTravel130 mmTravel120 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSingle swing armSuspensionSingle swing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
BrandBrandÖhlinsBrandÖhlins
TravelTravel144 mmTravel130 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound
MaterialMaterialAluminiumMaterialAluminium

Chassis

FrameFrameSteelFrameAluminium
Frame typeFrame typeTubularFrame typeMonocoque
RakeRake66 degreeRake65.5 degree
TrailTrail91 mmTrail100 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter320 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 SystemsABS, Riding modes, Ride by Wire, Quickshifter, Traction controlAdvanced 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 width180 mmRear tyre width200 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height55 %Rear tyre height60 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1478 mmWheelbase1469 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height810 mmSeat Height830 mm
Dry Weight (with ABS)Dry Weight (with ABS)184 kgDry Weight (with ABS)174 kg
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)210 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)195 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity16 lFuel Tank Capacity16 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

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Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

Ducati SuperSport S 2017

Ducati SuperSport S 2017

The Ducati Supersport S is the choice if you want to go to the race track more often. The fully adjustable Öhlins suspension is not only a visual hit, but also does its job superbly. The built-in quickshifter with blipper function is also a must-have. Even inexperienced race track riders will quickly feel at home on the Supersport S and have a lot of fun with it.

Testastretta engine

lots of torque

quickshifter with blipper

Öhlins suspension

lots of electronics

comfortable ergonomics

nimble handling

Ducati look

wide range of uses.

noticeable vibrations in the handlebar

price

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.

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

There are a few key differences between a Ducati SuperSport S 2017 and a Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018. In terms of price, the actual average price of a Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 is about 98% higher. Compared to Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 there are less Ducati SuperSport S 2017 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 4 compared to 5. It takes less time to sell a Ducati Panigale V4 S with 97 days compared to 122 days for the Ducati SuperSport S. Since model year 2017 1000PS.de editors have written 4 reviews for the Ducati SuperSport S and 21 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V4 S since model year 2018. The first review for the Ducati SuperSport S was published on 10/4/2016 and now has more than 105,100 views. This compares to more than 131,500 views for the first review on Ducati Panigale V4 S published on 11/5/2017.

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