Ducati Panigale V4 2020 vs. Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021

Ducati Panigale V4 2020

Ducati Panigale V4 2020

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021

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Overview - Ducati Panigale V4 2020 vs Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021

The Ducati Panigale V4 model year 2020 and the Ducati Panigale V4 S model year 2021 are both high-performance supersport motorcycles from Ducati. They share many technical specifications, including the engine type (V), bore (81 mm), stroke (53.5 mm), engine power (214 HP), torque (124 Nm), compression ratio (14), degrees (90), cylinders (4), valves per cylinder (4), valves (Desmodromic), and displacement (1103 ccm). They also have similar suspension setups, with upside-down telescopic forks in the front and single swing-arm suspension with a monoshock in the rear. Both models have an aluminum frame type called Monocoque, with a rake of 65.5 degrees and a trail of 100 mm.

In terms of front brakes, they both feature double disks with a diameter of 330 mm and radial, monoblock technology from Brembo. They also have ABS as an advanced rider assistance system. The dimensions and weights of both models are also identical, with a front tire width of 120 mm, front tire diameter of 17 inches, rear tire width of 200 mm, rear tire diameter of 17 inches, wheelbase of 1469 mm, seat height of 830 mm, dry weight (with ABS) of 175 kg for the Panigale V4 2020 and 174 kg for the Panigale V4 S 2021, kerb weight (with ABS) of 198 kg for the Panigale V4 2020 and 195 kg for the Panigale V4 S 2021, and a fuel tank capacity of 16 liters. Both models are equipped with LED headlights.

Ducati Panigale V4 2020

Ducati Panigale V4 2020

Now let's discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each model. The Ducati Panigale V4 2020 has clever electronics, which contribute to its improved performance compared to the previous model year. It is also more accessible than ever before, making it easier for riders to handle and enjoy. On the other hand, it has a small fuel tank from an ergonomic point of view, which may require more frequent refueling. Additionally, it may not perform as well in wet conditions when driving in a straight line at speeds above 250 km/h.

The Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021 has several strengths compared to the 2020 model. It offers more power for the 2022 model year, which enhances its overall performance. The controllability has also been improved, making it easier for riders to handle and maneuver. The chassis components have been tuned to optimize the bike's performance and handling. The ergonomics have also been enhanced, providing a more comfortable riding experience. Furthermore, the gearbox tuning has been changed, further improving the bike's performance and shifting capabilities.

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021

However, the Panigale V4 S 2021 does have a few weaknesses. The brake may feel somewhat spongy, which could affect the bike's stopping power and responsiveness. Additionally, it does not have a water temperature display in degrees, which may make it more difficult for riders to monitor the engine's temperature.

In conclusion, both the Ducati Panigale V4 2020 and the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021 are powerful and high-performing supersport motorcycles. They share many technical specifications and offer similar features. However, the Panigale V4 S 2021 has some notable improvements, including more power, better controllability, tuned chassis components, improved ergonomics, and changed gearbox tuning. It also has a few weaknesses, such as potentially spongy brakes and the lack of a water temperature display in degrees.

Technical Specifications Ducati Panigale V4 2020 compared to Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021

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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 Torque9,500 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
BrandBrandShowaBrandÖhlins
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter43 mm
TravelTravel120 mmTravel120 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSingle swing armSuspensionSingle swing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
BrandBrandSachsBrandÖhlins
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)175 kgDry Weight (with ABS)174 kg
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)198 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)195 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity16 lFuel Tank Capacity16 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA
Stationary noiseStationary noise107 dBStationary noise107 dB

Equipment

EquipmentEquipmentLED-HeadlightsEquipmentLED-Headlights

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

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

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021

There are hardly any real weaknesses left in the current Super Bikes anyway. Who gets along better with which motorbike now depends more on personal preferences than on pure data. By further improving the rideability, the Panigale can certainly score points with more and more riders. The latest update of the Panigale V4S, however, brings some advantages in terms of racetrack use and, not least due to the diverse setting options, probably enables many riders to improve their lap times compared to the predecessor. But how much depends largely on the rider!

More power for 2022

better controllability

tuning of chassis components

ergonomics

changed gearbox tuning.

Brake somewhat spongy

no water temperature display in degrees

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

There are a few key differences between a Ducati Panigale V4 2020 and a Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021. In terms of price, the actual average price of a Ducati Panigale V4 2020 is about 34% higher. Compared to Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021 there are more Ducati Panigale V4 2020 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 6 compared to 4. It takes less time to sell a Ducati Panigale V4 with 100 days compared to 133 days for a Ducati Panigale V4 S. Since model year 2018 1000PS.de editors have written 18 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V4 and 21 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V4 S since model year 2018. 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 131,500 views for the first review on Ducati Panigale V4 S published on 11/5/2017.

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