How Much Power Does The 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 S Make?

Dyno numbers and video on Ducati’s long-stroke superbike.

The Ducati Panigale V4 S knows a thing or two about performance. Its 1,103cc V-4 powerplant has been derived from the company's MotoGP efforts, while also serving as a basis for the short-stroke World Superbike homologation special model, the Panigale V4 R. A six-axis Bosch inertial measurement unit and sophisticated electronic rider aids play part in harnessing its power, as do the upper-spec Ӧhlins NIX 30 fork and TTX 36 rear shock fitted to the S model. The performance is potent, so much so that we named the Ducati Panigale V4 S Best Superbike in Cycle World's Ten Best Bikes of 2018.

V4 S dyno test
2019 Ducati Panigale V4 S dyno testRobert Martin

We strapped the Panigale V4 S to our in-house dyno, recording horsepower and torque measurements ahead of the 2019 Cycle World Superbike Shootout. Ducati's plus-sized literbike cranked out 186.01 hp at 13,320 rpm and 79.6 pound-feet of torque at 11,310 rpm. Serious power.