Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017 vs. Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017

Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

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Overview - Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017 vs Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

The Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017 and the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 are both high-performance supersport motorcycles that offer impressive power and advanced technology.

In terms of engine specifications, the Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017 is equipped with a V4 engine with a bore of 78 mm and a stroke of 52.3 mm. It produces 201 HP of power and 115 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 also features a V4 engine but with a larger bore of 81 mm and a stroke of 53.5 mm. It delivers a higher power output of 214 HP and 124 Nm of torque. Both motorcycles have four cylinders and DOHC valve configuration, but the Ducati uses Desmodromic valves, which is a unique feature of Ducati engines.

In terms of suspension, both motorcycles feature upside-down telescopic forks at the front and monoshock absorbers at the rear. The suspension components on both bikes are provided by Öhlins, a renowned brand in the industry.

Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017

Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017

When it comes to braking, both motorcycles are equipped with double disk brakes at the front. The Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017 uses radial brakes from Brembo, while the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 features radial, monoblock brakes from Brembo. The use of monoblock brakes in the Ducati provides enhanced braking performance.

In terms of advanced rider assistance systems, both motorcycles come with ABS. However, the Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017 offers additional features such as launch control, quickshifter, traction control, and anti-wheelie. The Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018, on the other hand, focuses more on its leading electronics package.

In terms of dimensions and weights, the Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017 has a wheelbase of 1420 mm and a seat height of 845 mm. It has a dry weight of 180 kg and a fuel tank capacity of 18.5 liters. The Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 has a slightly longer wheelbase of 1469 mm and a lower seat height of 830 mm. It has a lower dry weight of 174 kg and a smaller fuel tank capacity of 16 liters.

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

In terms of strengths, the Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017 is praised for its awesome, rev-happy engine, strong brakes, top chassis, wonderful sound, full electronics package, automatic gearshift with blipper, and pleasant ergonomics. On the other hand, the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 is known for its dreambike image, excellent brakes, pleasant seating position, enormous lean angle potential, leading electronics package, impressive engine power, and ingenious handling.

However, both motorcycles also have their weaknesses. The Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017 is criticized for having an unsteady front wheel when accelerating and too much information for a small display. The Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018, on the other hand, has a seat that warms up noticeably, offers little grip in the braking zone due to the seat-tank combination, and requires caution with tuning measures and seat position on fast and bumpy sections for stability at the limit.

In conclusion, both the Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017 and the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 are high-performance supersport motorcycles with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. The Aprilia offers a powerful engine and advanced electronics package, while the Ducati provides a dreambike image and impressive handling. The choice between the two ultimately depends on the rider's preferences and priorities.

Technical Specifications Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017 compared to Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeVEngine typeV
BoreBore78 mmBore81 mm
StrokeStroke52.3 mmStroke53.5 mm
Engine powerEngine power201 HPEngine power214 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power13000 rpmRpm at Max. Power13000 rpm
TorqueTorque115 NmTorque124 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque10500 rpmRpm at Torque10000 rpm
StarterStarterElectricStarterElectric
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath, AntihoppingClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders4Cylinders4
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
ValvesValvesDOHCValvesDesmodromic
CoolingCoolingliquidCoolingliquid
DisplacementDisplacement999.6 ccmDisplacement1103 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
BrandBrandÖhlinsBrandÖhlins

Suspension Rear

Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
BrandBrandÖhlinsBrandÖhlins

Chassis

FrameFrameAluminiumFrameAluminium

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonFour pistons
TechnologyTechnologyradialTechnologyradial, Monoblock
BrandBrandBremboBrandBrembo

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonDouble piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Launch-Control, Quickshifter, Traction control, Anti-wheelieAdvanced 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 height55 %Rear tyre height60 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1420 mmWheelbase1469 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height845 mmSeat Height830 mm
Dry Weight (with ABS)Dry Weight (with ABS)180 kgDry Weight (with ABS)174 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity18.5 lFuel Tank Capacity16 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

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Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017

Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017

The Aprilia RSV4 RF is a compact power rocket that requires an expert hand to make perfect use of its strengths. It tends to get bumpy at the front when accelerating, which can be managed with the right weight shift and looseness on the handlebars. Brutal acceleration in front of an impressive sound backdrop (with Akrapovic exhaust) meets hard deceleration in the braking zone thanks to grown 330 discs. On the entry, the RSV stabs precisely into the radius and reacts almost like a 600cc in bends. The numerous electronic riding aids demand some occupation and attention as to which settings one has just saved.

awesome, rev-happy engine

strong brakes

top chassis

wonderful sound

full electronics package

automatic gearshift with blipper

pleasant ergonomics

Unsteady front wheel when accelerating

too much information for too small a display

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 Aprilia RSV4 RF vs Ducati Panigale V4 S

There are a few key differences between a Aprilia RSV4 RF 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 17% higher. A Aprilia RSV4 RF 2017 experiences a loss of 2,660 USD in one year and 2,240 USD in two years of ownership. This is offset by a loss of 1,920 USD and 2,680 USD for a Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018. Compared to Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 there are less Aprilia RSV4 RF 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 143 days for the Aprilia RSV4 RF. Since model year 2015 1000PS.de editors have written 10 reviews for the Aprilia RSV4 RF and 21 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V4 S since model year 2018. The first review for the Aprilia RSV4 RF was published on 11/21/2014 and now has more than 51,900 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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