Ducati Panigale V4
The 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 continues the legendary Italian marque’s celebrated history of producing style-driven, performance-first Vee-engined sportbikes.
The 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 continues the Italian manufacturer’s celebrated history of creating powerful, sharply styled, high-performing motorcycles that have stood toe to toe with their Japanese counterparts in the open-class sportbike segment since the launch of the eight-valve 851 more than 30 years ago. Outgunned of late in World Superbike competition, Ducati took a cue from its race-winning MotoGP effort and replaced the iconic V-twin that most recently powered the Panigale 1299 with a high-revving, 90-degree 1,103cc V-4.
Since its arrival in 2018, the Panigale V4 has given rise to the Panigale V4 S, V4 S Corse, and V4 Speciale with their Smart EC 2.0 Öhlins electronic suspension, plus a 998cc Superbike homologation model, the 234-hp-claimed V4 R, which Ducati calls the “maximum expression” of its racing DNA.
Technically, the Ducati Panigale V4 is unchanged since its worldwide unveiling at EICMA 2018. Ducati has, however, addressed more than two dozen complaints related to the brakes, electrical and fuel systems, engine, suspension, and wheels that surfaced during the 2018 model year. Ducati also expanded the Panigale V4 lineup this year, adding the Panigale V4 S Corse with its MotoGP-inspired paint scheme.
The 2019 Panigale V4 lists for $21,495. MSRP for the Panigale V4 S is $27,895, with the Panigale V4 S Corse going for $29,995. The 2019 Panigale V4 Speciale is limited to 1,500 units and costs $39,995. Finally, the 998cc World Superbike-homologation-spec 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R retails for an even $40K.
The 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 is available in several trim levels, but the V4, V4 S, V4 S Corse, and V4 Speciale all share the same 1,103cc V-4 engine as well as the lightweight aluminum frame (9 pounds) and swingarm (11 pounds). The Panigale V4 Speciale is packaged with a titanium Akrapovič exhaust system that bumps claimed output to 223 hp.
The Panigale V4 has been an immense success for Ducati, with the V4 R winning a string of World Superbike races this year in the hands of ex-MotoGP rider Álvaro Bautista and other models earning high honors from the media; Cycle World chose the 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 S as its Best Superbike.
|2019 Ducati Panigale||Panigale V4 And V4 S And V4 S Corse||Panigale V4 Speciale||Panigale V4 R|
|Price||V4 $21,495 |
V4 S $27,895
V4 S Corse $29,995
|Engine||Liquid-cooled, DOHC, four cylinder||Liquid-cooled, DOHC, four cylinder||Liquid-cooled, DOHC, four cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||81.0mm x 53.5mm||81.0mm x 53.5mm||81.0mm x 48.4mm|
|Horsepower||214 hp (157.5 kW) @ 13,000 rpm||226 hp (168.5 kW) @ 13,750 rpm||221 hp (162 kW) @ 15,250 rpm|
|Torque||91.5 lb.-ft. (124 Nm) @ 10,000 rpm||98.5 lb.-ft. (133.6 Nm) @ 11,000 rpm||83.0 lb.-ft. (112 Nm) @ 11,500 rpm|
|Seat Height||32.5 in.||32.5 in.||32.7 in.|
|Trail||4 in.||4 in.||3.9 in.|
|Front Suspension||43mm; fully adjustable; 4.7-in. travel||43mm; fully adjustable; 4.7-in. travel||43mm; fully adjustable; 4.7-in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||Fully adjustable; 5.1-in. travel||Fully adjustable; 5.1-in. travel||Fully adjustable; 5.1-in. travel|
|Wheelbase||V4 57.8 in. |
V4 S 57.6 in.
|57.6 in.||4.2 gal.|
|Fuel Capacity||4.2 gal.||4.2 gal.||57.9 in.|
|Claimed Curb Weight||V4 436 lb. |
V4 S And V4 S Corse 430 lb.
|430 lb.||425 lb.|