Ducati Panigale V4 2018 vs. Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

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

The Ducati Panigale V4 2018 and the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 are both powerful and high-performance motorcycles. They share many similarities in terms of their technical specifications, including the engine type, bore, stroke, engine power, torque, compression ratio, degrees, cylinders, valves per cylinder, valves, and displacement. Both models are equipped with a V4 engine that delivers 214 HP of power and 124 Nm of torque.

In terms of suspension, the Ducati Panigale V4 2018 features a Showa upside-down telescopic fork at the front and a Sachs monoshock at the rear. On the other hand, the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 is equipped with an Öhlins upside-down telescopic fork at the front and an Öhlins monoshock at the rear. Both models offer adjustable compression, preload, and rebound settings for the suspension. The rear suspension is made of aluminum in both models.

Both the Ducati Panigale V4 2018 and the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 have an aluminum frame with a monocoque design. They have the same rake and trail measurements, which contribute to their stable handling. The front brakes in both models are double disk with a diameter of 330 mm and use radial, monoblock technology from Brembo.

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 2018

Both models are equipped with advanced rider assistance systems, including ABS, to enhance safety during rides. They have the same front and rear tire dimensions, wheelbase, seat height, fuel tank capacity, and LED headlights.

Now, let's discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each model. The Ducati Panigale V4 2018 has a powerful engine with great manners and a pleasant upper body position. It offers a sufficiently dimensioned chassis for country road rides and has a powerful but not intrusive sound. Additionally, it provides good wind protection.

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018

On the other hand, the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 has a dreambike image and excellent brakes. It offers a pleasant seating position, even for taller riders, and has an enormous lean angle potential. The model is equipped with a leading electronics package and an impressive engine power that is finely controllable. It also has ingenious handling, allowing riders to finish bends early and accelerate quickly.

In terms of weaknesses, both models have similar issues. The seat of both motorcycles tends to get warm, especially in city traffic. Additionally, the engine/clutch may feel a little rough in tight hairpin bends.

In conclusion, the Ducati Panigale V4 2018 and the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 are both high-performance motorcycles with powerful engines and advanced features. The main difference between the two models lies in the suspension, with the Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 featuring Öhlins components. Both models have their own strengths and weaknesses, but they offer an exhilarating riding experience for enthusiasts.

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

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Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018
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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 Torque10,000 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

Equipment

EquipmentEquipmentLED-HeadlightsEquipmentLED-Headlights

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 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 V4 vs Ducati Panigale V4 S

There are a few key differences between a Ducati Panigale V4 2018 and a Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018. In terms of price, the actual average price of a Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018 is about 3% higher. A Ducati Panigale V4 2018 experiences a loss of 1,130 USD in one year and 2,480 USD in two years of ownership. This is offset by a loss of 1,920 USD and 2,680 USD for a Ducati Panigale V4 S 2018. 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 V4 with 91 days compared to 97 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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