With 162kW (221hp) or 172kW (234hp) with Akrapovič exhaust, the Panigale V4 R is the most powerful road-legal Ducati yet.
Apart from engine and suspension modifications, it gets the confronting, yet aerodynamic, MotoGP-style winglets in carbon fibre. Ducati calls them “aerofoil appendages”.
They say they “increase stability throughout the ride, to allow for reduced reliance on electronic controls, boosting confidence for the pinnacle of rider performance”.
The Desmosedici Stradale 1103cc engine has been replaced by the 998cc Desmosedici Stradale R to comply with WSBK rules.
It features lighter internal components that reduce overall bike weight by 2kg compared with the Panigale V4S, bringing kerb weight down to 193kg.
Greater air intake efficiency allows faster engine ‘rev-up’ and shifts the rpm red zone higher to improve acceleration.
The result is 162kW of power at 15,250 rpm (EU homologation values), 2250rpm higher than the 1103cc V4.
The full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovič boosts maximum power to 172kW at 15,500rpm.
A major makeover gives this bike a supermotard race look, a new chassis set-up and more electronics.
It is 4kg lighter and the updated 937cc Testastretta 11° engine lifts peak power 2kW to 85kW.
The Hypermotard 950 electronics package includes Bosch Cornering ABS with the Slide by Brake function, Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO (as standard on the 950 SP version and available as an accessory on the 950).
The Hypermotard 950 SP features a flat seat, increased-travel Öhlins suspension for a deeper lean angle (+3°), Marchesini forged wheels and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO.
The “standard” Diavel now gets the variable valve timing Testastretta DVT 1262 engine from the XDiavel. It has 117kW (159hp) of power at 9500rpm and 129Nm at 7500rpm.
Ducati has upgraded the chassis with a new tubular steel trellis frame to be “more responsive on mixed-road routes”.