Ducati Panigale V2 2020 vs. BMW S 1000 RR 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

BMW S 1000 RR 2020

BMW S 1000 RR 2020


Overview - Ducati Panigale V2 2020 vs BMW S 1000 RR 2020

The Ducati Panigale V2 2020 and the BMW S 1000 RR 2020 are both high-performance supersport motorcycles that offer thrilling riding experiences. While they share some similarities in terms of their technical specifications, they also have distinct differences that set them apart.

Starting with the Ducati Panigale V2 2020, it features a V-twin engine with a displacement of 955cc. It produces 155 horsepower and 104 Nm of torque, which may be slightly lower compared to other engines in its class. However, the Panigale V2 makes up for this with its exceptional electronics package, including riding modes, cornering ABS, ride by wire, quickshifter, traction control, and anti-wheelie assistance systems. These advanced rider assistance systems ensure a high level of safety and enhance the overall riding experience.

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

The Panigale V2's design is also worth mentioning, as it is known for its beautiful and noble aesthetics. Its aluminum monocoque frame provides excellent stability and handling, while the upside-down telescopic fork and single swing arm suspension offer precise control and adjustability. The bike's front and rear brakes are double disk, with a diameter of 320mm, and are actuated hydraulically. LED headlights provide enhanced visibility.

On the other hand, the BMW S 1000 RR 2020 is equipped with an inline-four engine with a displacement of 999cc. It delivers an impressive 207 horsepower and 113 Nm of torque, making it one of the most powerful motorcycles in its class. The engine's power delivery is very linear, allowing for precise control and a wide rev range. The S 1000 RR features advanced rider assistance systems such as ABS, riding modes, launch control, ride by wire, quickshifter, and traction control.

In terms of design, the S 1000 RR has a sleek and aggressive appearance. Its aluminum frame, specifically the twin-tube load-bearing engine frame, provides excellent stability and handling. The suspension consists of an upside-down telescopic fork at the front and a swing arm with a monoshock at the rear. The front brakes are double disk with a diameter of 320mm and are actuated hydraulically. LED headlights ensure optimal visibility.

BMW S 1000 RR 2020

BMW S 1000 RR 2020

While both motorcycles have their strengths, they also have some weaknesses. The Ducati Panigale V2 2020 may be slightly underpowered compared to its competitors, but its overall package of engine, ergonomics, and electronics make it an enjoyable machine to ride. The BMW S 1000 RR 2020, on the other hand, may lack some character compared to other bikes in its class, but it compensates with its excellent performance, precise handling, and advanced electronics.

In conclusion, the Ducati Panigale V2 2020 and the BMW S 1000 RR 2020 are both impressive supersport motorcycles that offer thrilling riding experiences. The Panigale V2 stands out with its beautiful design, outstanding electronics package, and a well-balanced overall package. The S 1000 RR impresses with its powerful engine, precise handling, and advanced rider assistance systems. Ultimately, the choice between these two bikes comes down to personal preference and riding style.

Technical Specifications Ducati Panigale V2 2020 compared to BMW S 1000 RR 2020

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeVEngine typeIn line
BoreBore100 mmBore80 mm
StrokeStroke60.8 mmStroke49.7 mm
Engine powerEngine power155 HPEngine power207 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power10,750 rpmRpm at Max. Power13,500 rpm
TorqueTorque104 NmTorque113 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque9,000 rpmRpm at Torque10,500 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio12.5 Compression Ratio13.3
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath, Antihopping
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
DisplacementDisplacement955 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


Frame typeFrame typeMonocoqueFrame typeTwin Tube, Load-bearing engine
RakeRake66 degreeRake66.9 degree
TrailTrail94 mmTrail93.9 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter320 mmDiameter320 mm
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonFour pistons
TechnologyTechnologyradial, MonoblockTechnologyradial

Brakes Rear

DiameterDiameter245 mmDiameter220 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonSingle piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsRiding modes, Cornering ABS, Ride by Wire, Quickshifter, Traction control, Anti-wheelieAdvanced 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 width180 mmRear tyre width190 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height60 %Rear tyre height55 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
LengthLength2,056 mmLength2,073 mm
WheelbaseWheelbase1,436 mmWheelbase1,441 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height840 mmSeat Height824 mm
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)200 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)197 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity17 lFuel Tank Capacity16.5 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA



Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

For us, the Panigale V2 is the ultimate road super sports bike. Sophisticated electronic assistance systems that leave nothing to be desired, Ducati's fun 955 cm³ two-cylinder Superquadro engine that generates more than enough power for the road with 155 hp, a great seating position and a high degree of controllability. All of this characterises the Panigale V2 and for this reason it is probably "the" country road supersports bike for us at the moment, but it also cuts a good figure on the racetrack. The Panigale V2 should appeal above all to pilots for whom 200 hp rockets are a bit too much, and to all those who have also been enchanted by this work of art on two wheels.

Beautiful and noble design - ensures many open mouths!

Outstanding electronics package ensures a lot of safety and fun in traffic

Engine, ergonomics & electronics make the machine incredibly "experienceable"!

A real insider tip for supersport beginners and returners

Just the right measure of many things, engine power, chassis, ergonomics.

Compared to other engines of this size, it would still have been nice to have one/two more horses, but there are no really comparable current alternatives to the V2

"Only" in Race mode does it show its true potential

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 V2 vs BMW S 1000 RR

There are a few key differences between a Ducati Panigale V2 2020 and a BMW S 1000 RR 2020. In terms of price, the actual average price of a BMW S 1000 RR 2020 is about 15% higher. Compared to BMW S 1000 RR 2020 there are less Ducati Panigale V2 2020 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 84 days for the Ducati Panigale V2. Since model year 2020 1000PS.de editors have written 9 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V2 and 135 reviews for the BMW S 1000 RR since model year 2010. The first review for the Ducati Panigale V2 was published on 10/23/2019 and now has more than 70,000 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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