Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021 vs. BMW S 1000 RR 2020

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021

BMW S 1000 RR 2020

BMW S 1000 RR 2020


Overview - Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021 vs BMW S 1000 RR 2020

The Ducati Panigale V4 S model year 2021 and the BMW S 1000 RR model year 2020 are both high-performance supersport motorcycles. While they share some similarities in terms of specifications, they also have distinct differences that set them apart.

Starting with the engine and drive train, the Ducati Panigale V4 S is equipped with a V4 engine, while the BMW S 1000 RR features an in-line four-cylinder engine. The Ducati has a larger bore of 81mm compared to the BMW's 80mm, which may contribute to its higher power output of 214 HP compared to the BMW's 207 HP. However, the BMW has a higher torque rating of 113 Nm compared to the Ducati's 124 Nm. Both bikes have a high compression ratio, with the Ducati at 14 and the BMW at 13.3.

In terms of suspension, both motorcycles feature upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock suspension at the rear. The Ducati has a slightly smaller front fork diameter of 43mm compared to the BMW's 45mm. Both bikes offer adjustable compression, preload, and rebound settings for the front and rear suspension components. The Ducati's rear swing arm is made of aluminum, while the BMW's swing arm material is not specified.

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021

Both motorcycles have aluminum frames, with the Ducati utilizing a monocoque frame design and the BMW featuring a twin-tube, load-bearing engine frame type. The Ducati has a slightly steeper rake angle of 65.5 degrees compared to the BMW's 66.9 degrees, which may affect the handling characteristics of the bikes. The BMW has a shorter trail measurement of 93.9mm compared to the Ducati's 100mm.

In terms of braking, both motorcycles feature double disc brakes at the front, but the Ducati has larger 330mm diameter discs compared to the BMW's 320mm discs. The Ducati also utilizes radial, monoblock brake technology, which may provide improved braking performance. Both bikes come equipped with ABS as part of their advanced rider assistance systems.

In terms of dimensions and weights, both motorcycles have similar front and rear tire widths and diameters. The Ducati has a slightly longer wheelbase of 1469mm compared to the BMW's 1441mm. The seat height of the Ducati is slightly higher at 830mm compared to the BMW's 824mm. The Ducati also has a slightly lower curb weight of 195kg compared to the BMW's 197kg. Both motorcycles have similar fuel tank capacities, with the BMW having a slightly larger capacity of 16.5 liters compared to the Ducati's 16 liters.

Both motorcycles come equipped with LED headlights as standard equipment.

BMW S 1000 RR 2020

BMW S 1000 RR 2020

In terms of strengths, the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021 offers more power for 2022, improved controllability, and tuning of chassis components. It also boasts better ergonomics and changed gearbox tuning. On the other hand, the BMW S 1000 RR 2020 offers a very linear power delivery, wide rev range, and pleasant control. It features ShiftCam technology, which provides ample pressure in the lower rev range. The BMW also has excellent Dynamic Damping Control (DDC), a comprehensive electronics package, and is considered a harmonious overall package for both road and track use.

In terms of weaknesses, the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021 is noted to have somewhat spongy brakes and lacks a water temperature display in degrees. The BMW S 1000 RR 2020 is described as being somewhat "characterless" compared to other competitors and lags behind on the spec sheet in direct comparison.

Overall, both the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021 and the BMW S 1000 RR 2020 are highly capable supersport motorcycles with their own strengths and weaknesses. The choice between the two would ultimately depend on the rider's preferences and priorities, whether it be power, handling, electronics, or overall package.

Technical Specifications Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021 compared to BMW S 1000 RR 2020

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeVEngine typeIn line
BoreBore81 mmBore80 mm
StrokeStroke53.5 mmStroke49.7 mm
Engine powerEngine power214 HPEngine power207 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power13000 rpmRpm at Max. Power13500 rpm
TorqueTorque124 NmTorque113 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque9500 rpmRpm at Torque10500 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio14 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
DisplacementDisplacement1103 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
RakeRake65.5 degreeRake66.9 degree
TrailTrail100 mmTrail93.9 mm

Brakes Front

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

Brakes Rear

DiameterDiameter245 mmDiameter220 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonSingle piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABSAdvanced 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 width200 mmRear tyre width190 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height60 %Rear tyre height55 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1469 mmWheelbase1441 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height830 mmSeat Height824 mm
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)195 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)197 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity16 lFuel Tank Capacity16.5 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA



Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

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


changed gearbox tuning.

Brake somewhat spongy

no water temperature display in degrees

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 V4 S vs BMW S 1000 RR

There are a few key differences between a Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021 and a BMW S 1000 RR 2020. In terms of price, the actual average price of a Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021 is about 35% higher. Compared to BMW S 1000 RR 2020 there are less Ducati Panigale V4 S 2021 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 4 compared to 16. It takes less time to sell a BMW S 1000 RR with 68 days compared to 133 days for the Ducati Panigale V4 S. Since model year 2018 1000PS.de editors have written 21 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V4 S and 135 reviews for the BMW S 1000 RR since model year 2010. The first review for the Ducati Panigale V4 S was published on 11/5/2017 and now has more than 131,500 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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