Ducati Panigale V2 2020 vs. Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory 2020

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory 2020


Overview - Ducati Panigale V2 2020 vs Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory 2020

The Ducati Panigale V2 2020 and the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory 2020 are both powerful and high-performance supersport motorcycles. However, there are several key differences between the two models.

In terms of engine specifications, the Ducati Panigale V2 is equipped with a V-twin engine with a displacement of 955cc, producing 155 horsepower and 104 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory features a V4 engine with a displacement of 999.6cc, delivering a staggering 217 horsepower and 115 Nm of torque. The Aprilia clearly has a significant power advantage over the Ducati.

Both motorcycles feature upside-down telescopic forks in the front, but the Ducati utilizes Showa suspension while the Aprilia uses Sachs suspension for both the front and rear. The braking systems on both bikes are also similar, with double disk brakes in the front and Brembo monoblock calipers. However, the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory has a wider rear tire (200mm) compared to the Ducati Panigale V2 (180mm).

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

In terms of advanced rider assistance systems, both motorcycles offer a range of features. The Ducati Panigale V2 includes riding modes, cornering ABS, ride by wire, quickshifter, traction control, and anti-wheelie. The Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory offers ABS, launch control, quickshifter, traction control, and anti-wheelie. Both bikes have similar electronic packages, ensuring safety and enhancing the riding experience.

In terms of dimensions and weights, the Ducati Panigale V2 has a wheelbase of 1436mm, a seat height of 840mm, and a dry weight of 176kg (with ABS). The Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory has a slightly shorter wheelbase of 1420mm, a slightly higher seat height of 845mm, and a slightly heavier dry weight of 180kg (with ABS). Both motorcycles have similar fuel tank capacities, with the Ducati holding 17 liters and the Aprilia holding 18.5 liters.

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory 2020

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory 2020

In terms of strengths, the Ducati Panigale V2 is praised for its beautiful and noble design, outstanding electronics package, and a balanced combination of engine power, chassis, and ergonomics. It is considered a great choice for supersport beginners and returners. On the other hand, the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory is praised for its V4 engine sound, powerful performance from around 6,000 revs, great chassis, excellent braking performance, and suitability for trackdays.

However, both motorcycles have their weaknesses. The Ducati Panigale V2 is criticized for its relatively lower engine power compared to other bikes in its class, and its true potential is only fully realized in Race mode. The Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory has limited low-end power below 5,000 revs, a potentially strenuous seating position on country roads, and a higher price compared to its competitors.

In conclusion, both the Ducati Panigale V2 2020 and the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory 2020 are impressive supersport motorcycles with their own strengths and weaknesses. The Ducati offers a balanced and enjoyable riding experience, while the Aprilia delivers exhilarating power and track-ready performance. Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on the rider's preferences and priorities.

Technical Specifications Ducati Panigale V2 2020 compared to Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory 2020

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeVEngine typeV
BoreBore100 mmBore78 mm
StrokeStroke60.8 mmStroke52.3 mm
Engine powerEngine power155 HPEngine power217 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power10,750 rpmRpm at Max. Power13,000 rpm
TorqueTorque104 NmTorque115 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque9,000 rpmRpm at Torque10,500 rpm
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath, Antihopping
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
DisplacementDisplacement955 ccmDisplacement999.6 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork



Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
TechnologyTechnologyradial, MonoblockTechnologyradial, Monoblock

Brakes Rear

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, Launch-Control, Quickshifter, Traction control, Anti-wheelie

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 height55 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
LengthLength2,056 mmLength2,040 mm
WheelbaseWheelbase1,436 mmWheelbase1,420 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height840 mmSeat Height845 mm
Dry Weight (with ABS)Dry Weight (with ABS)176 kgDry Weight (with ABS)180 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity17 lFuel Tank Capacity18.5 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA
Stationary noiseStationary noise102 dBStationary noise105 dB

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

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory 2020

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory 2020

With its cubic capacity of 1,077 cc, it does not fit into any common racing regulations, but for ambitious hobby racers in particular, the expanded cubic capacity brings with it even better drivability. Only the best of the best was used for the chassis. The latest generation of the electronic Öhlins suspension is fitted to the tried and tested aluminium bridge frame. This worked perfectly in our test, but tended to be quite hard for country roads. When it comes to braking performance, you can rely on the noble Brembo Stylema calipers, which bite into a 330 mm double disc at the front. Well-dosed, incredibly accurate and enormously stable even on the racetrack - that's pleasing. The ergonomics are very compact. With a height of 845 mm, you sit quite high on the bike. The handlebar stubs therefore seem comparatively low. A lot of pressure on the front wheel, perfect for the race track. All in all, the Aprilia with its high-quality, racing-oriented chassis and aggressive seating position always delivers crystal-clear feedback and terrific stability in every situation. Perfect basis for trackdays or even for a racetrack conversion.

Sound of the V4 engine

wonderful power from around 6,000 revs

great chassis

excellent braking performance

perfect basis for trackdays.

little pressure below 5,000 revs

seating position strenuous on country roads

tall riders must test drive


Price Comparison Avarage Market Price Ducati Panigale V2 vs Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

There are a few key differences between a Ducati Panigale V2 2020 and a Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory 2020. 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 118 days for a Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory. Since model year 2020 1000PS.de editors have written 9 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V2 and 15 reviews for the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory since model year 2019. 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 61,300 views for the first review on Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory published on 11/3/2018.

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