Ducati Panigale V2 2020 vs. Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

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Overview - Ducati Panigale V2 2020 vs Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

The Ducati Panigale V2 2020 and the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 are both powerful and high-performance motorcycles from Ducati. While they share some similarities in terms of design and equipment, there are also notable differences between the two models.

Starting with the Ducati Panigale V2 2020, it features a V2 engine with a displacement of 955ccm, producing 155 HP of power and 104 Nm of torque. The engine is equipped with a Desmodromic valve system and has a compression ratio of 12.5. The V2 engine configuration, with its 90-degree angle and 2 cylinders, provides a balanced power delivery and a unique sound. The bike is equipped with a Showa upside-down telescopic fork in the front and a Sachs monoshock in the rear, both of which offer adjustable compression, preload, and rebound settings. The chassis is made of aluminum and has a monocoque frame design. The front brakes are double disk with a diameter of 320mm, featuring Brembo radial monoblock technology. The bike also comes with advanced rider assistance systems such as riding modes, cornering ABS, ride by wire, quickshifter, traction control, and anti-wheelie. The dimensions and weights of the Panigale V2 include a wheelbase of 1436mm, a seat height of 840mm, and a dry weight of 176kg.

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

On the other hand, the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 is equipped with a V4 engine with a displacement of 1103ccm, producing a whopping 214 HP of power and 124 Nm of torque. The engine also features a Desmodromic valve system and has a higher compression ratio of 14. The V4 engine configuration, with its 90-degree angle and 4 cylinders, offers even more power and performance compared to the V2 engine. The suspension setup on the Panigale V4 S includes an Öhlins upside-down telescopic fork in the front and an Öhlins monoshock in the rear, both of which offer adjustable compression, preload, and rebound settings. The chassis is also made of aluminum and has a monocoque frame design. The front brakes are double disk with a larger diameter of 330mm, featuring Brembo radial monoblock technology. The Panigale V4 S is equipped with ABS as its advanced rider assistance system. The dimensions and weights of the Panigale V4 S include a wheelbase of 1469mm, a seat height of 830mm, and a dry weight of 174kg.

In terms of strengths, the Ducati Panigale V2 2020 stands out for its beautiful and noble design, outstanding electronics package, and a well-balanced combination of engine power, chassis, and ergonomics. It is considered an insider tip for supersport beginners and returners. On the other hand, the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 is known for its dreambike image, excellent brakes, pleasant seating position, and impressive lean angle potential. It also has a leading electronics package and finely controllable engine power, making it suitable for both fast riders and hobby riders.

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

However, the Ducati Panigale V2 2020 does have some weaknesses. Some riders may find the engine power to be slightly lacking compared to other bikes in its class. Additionally, its true potential is only fully realized in Race mode. As for the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018, some riders have reported that the seat can become uncomfortably warm, especially in summer. The seat-tank combination also offers little grip in the braking zone, and stability at the limit may require caution with tuning measures and discipline with seat position on fast and bumpy sections.

In conclusion, both the Ducati Panigale V2 2020 and the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 are impressive motorcycles with their own strengths and weaknesses. The Panigale V2 offers a more accessible and beginner-friendly option, while the Panigale V4 S is a high-performance machine that caters to experienced riders. Ultimately, the choice between the two models will depend on individual preferences and riding style.

Technical Specifications Ducati Panigale V2 2020 compared to Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeVEngine typeV
BoreBore100 mmBore81 mm
StrokeStroke60.8 mmStroke53.5 mm
Engine powerEngine power155 HPEngine power214 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power10,750 rpmRpm at Max. Power13,000 rpm
TorqueTorque104 NmTorque124 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque9,000 rpmRpm at Torque10,000 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio12.5 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
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders4
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
ValvesValvesDesmodromicValvesDesmodromic
CoolingCoolingliquidCoolingliquid
DisplacementDisplacement955 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
RakeRake66 degreeRake65.5 degree
TrailTrail94 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 SystemsRiding modes, Cornering ABS, Ride by Wire, 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 width180 mmRear tyre width200 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height60 %Rear tyre height60 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1,436 mmWheelbase1,469 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height840 mmSeat Height830 mm
Dry Weight (with ABS)Dry Weight (with ABS)176 kgDry Weight (with ABS)174 kg
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)200 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)195 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity17 lFuel Tank Capacity16 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Equipment

EquipmentEquipmentLED-HeadlightsEquipmentLED-Headlights

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

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 Panigale V2 vs Ducati Panigale V4 S

There are a few key differences between a Ducati Panigale V2 2020 and a Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018. In terms of price, the actual average price of a Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 is about 15% higher. There are the same number of bikes of both models available on the 1000PS.de marketplace, specifically 5. It takes less time to sell a Ducati Panigale V2 with 84 days compared to 97 days for a Ducati Panigale V4 S. Since model year 2020 1000PS.de editors have written 9 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V2 and 21 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V4 S since model year 2018. 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 131,500 views for the first review on Ducati Panigale V4 S published on 11/5/2017.

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