Ducati Panigale V4 2018 vs. Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017


Overview - Ducati Panigale V4 2018 vs Ducati SuperSport 2017

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

In terms of engine specifications, the Panigale V4 2018 is powered by a V4 engine with a displacement of 1103cc, producing an impressive 214 horsepower and 124 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the SuperSport 2017 features a V2 engine with a displacement of 937cc, delivering 110 horsepower and 96.7 Nm of torque. The Panigale V4 has a higher compression ratio of 14 compared to the SuperSport's 12.6, indicating better combustion efficiency and potentially more power.

Both motorcycles feature upside-down telescopic forks in the front suspension, but the Panigale V4 uses Showa forks while the SuperSport uses Marzocchi forks. The Panigale V4 has a slightly larger fork diameter of 43mm compared to the SuperSport's 43mm. In the rear suspension, both bikes have a single swing arm with a monoshock, but the Panigale V4 uses a Sachs shock absorber while the SuperSport also uses Sachs but with adjustable compression, preload, and rebound.

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

In terms of chassis, the Panigale V4 features an aluminum monocoque frame, which provides excellent rigidity and stability. On the other hand, the SuperSport has a steel tubular frame, which may offer a slightly more comfortable ride due to its flexibility. The Panigale V4 has a slightly steeper rake angle of 65.5 degrees compared to the SuperSport's 66 degrees, potentially resulting in more agile handling.

Both motorcycles are equipped with double disk brakes in the front, but the Panigale V4 has larger diameter disks at 330mm compared to the SuperSport's 320mm. Both bikes use Brembo brakes with radial, monoblock technology, ensuring excellent stopping power.

In terms of advanced rider assistance systems, both motorcycles come with ABS as standard. However, the SuperSport 2017 offers additional features such as riding modes, ride by wire, and traction control, providing a more customizable riding experience.

In terms of dimensions and weights, both motorcycles have a 17-inch front and rear tire diameter. The Panigale V4 has a slightly wider rear tire at 200mm compared to the SuperSport's 180mm. The Panigale V4 has a slightly shorter wheelbase at 1469mm compared to the SuperSport's 1478mm. The Panigale V4 also has a slightly higher seat height at 830mm compared to the SuperSport's 810mm.

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017

In terms of weight, the Panigale V4 is lighter with a dry weight of 175kg and a kerb weight of 198kg (with ABS), while the SuperSport has a dry weight of 184kg and a kerb weight of 210kg (with ABS).

In terms of fuel tank capacity, both motorcycles have a 16-liter tank, providing a decent range for long rides.

In summary, the Ducati Panigale V4 2018 is a more powerful and performance-oriented motorcycle compared to the Ducati SuperSport 2017. It has a larger engine, more horsepower, and torque, as well as a more advanced chassis and braking system. However, the SuperSport offers a more comfortable riding position, a wider range of uses, and additional electronic features. Both motorcycles have their own strengths and weaknesses, and the choice between them ultimately depends on the rider's preferences and intended use.

Technical Specifications Ducati Panigale V4 2018 compared to Ducati SuperSport 2017

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeVEngine typeV
BoreBore81 mmBore94 mm
StrokeStroke53.5 mmStroke67.5 mm
Engine powerEngine power214 HPEngine power110 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power13000 rpmRpm at Max. Power9000 rpm
TorqueTorque124 NmTorque96.7 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque10000 rpmRpm at Torque6500 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio14 Compression Ratio12.6
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
DegreesDegrees90 Degrees90
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
DisplacementDisplacement1103 ccmDisplacement937 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter43 mm
TravelTravel120 mmTravel130 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSingle swing armSuspensionSingle swing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
TravelTravel130 mmTravel144 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound


Frame typeFrame typeMonocoqueFrame typeTubular
RakeRake65.5 degreeRake66 degree
TrailTrail100 mmTrail91 mm

Brakes Front

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

Brakes Rear

DiameterDiameter245 mmDiameter245 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonDouble piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABSAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Ride by Wire, 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 width180 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height60 %Rear tyre height55 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1469 mmWheelbase1478 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height830 mmSeat Height810 mm
Dry Weight (with ABS)Dry Weight (with ABS)175 kgDry Weight (with ABS)184 kg
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)198 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)210 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity16 lFuel Tank Capacity16 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

The Panigale has become much more accessible in the 2018 V4 version than before. The engine, in combination with the electronics package, is still not as flawless and sterile as an inline four, but in practice it is a real blessing for Ducatisti - and a positive surprise for riders of other brands. The Panigale V4 also surprised with tolerable riding comfort on the country road and a pleasant level of stability. Progress here was clearly in the right direction. The new V4 is stronger and faster but also easier and more pleasant to ride.

Powerful engine with charisma and great manners

Pleasant upper body position (compared to other supersport bikes)

In the V4 sufficiently dimensioned chassis for the country road

Powerful but not intrusive sound

Good wind protection

Seat gets warm especially in city traffic

engine / clutch seems a little rough in tight hairpin bends.

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017

With the Supersport, Ducati has succeeded in creating a very attractive package that will appeal to every sporty, ambitious rider. It offers the looks of a racing machine, but has pleasant ergonomics, which means that distances of over 200km are no problem. The Testastretta engine has plenty of temperament and even more torque. Coupled with the sporty chassis, winding roads are a joy and it also does very well on the racetrack. For frequent use on circuits, however, the upgrade to the Supersport S with Öhlins suspension is recommended.

Testastretta engine

lots of torque

comfortable ergonomics

nimble handling

lots of electronics as standard

Ducati look

wide range of uses.

noticeable vibrations in the handlebar


quickshifter with blipper missing

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price Ducati Panigale V4 vs Ducati SuperSport

There are a few key differences between a Ducati Panigale V4 2018 and a Ducati SuperSport 2017. In terms of price, the actual average price of a Ducati Panigale V4 2018 is about 99% higher. A Ducati Panigale V4 2018 experiences a loss of 1,130 USD in one year of ownership. This is offset by a loss of 280 USD for a Ducati SuperSport 2017. Compared to Ducati SuperSport 2017 there are more Ducati Panigale V4 2018 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 5 compared to 4. It takes less time to sell a Ducati Panigale V4 with 91 days compared to 127 days for a Ducati SuperSport. Since model year 2018 1000PS.de editors have written 18 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V4 and 6 reviews for the Ducati SuperSport since model year 2017. 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 105,100 views for the first review on Ducati SuperSport published on 10/4/2016.

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