The Panigale V2 not only gets much of the V4’s electronic rider aids, but also a more comfortable seat and softer springs for a plusher ride on bumpy real-world roads, not the racetrack.
It is powered by a Euro5 995cc Superquadro engine with 115kW (155hp) at 10,750rpm and 104Nm of torque at 9000rpm.
Valve checks are now only every 24,000km and services every 12,000km or 12 months.
It looks very compact with its tightly hugging all-red wrap-around fairing and black wheels.
The electronics package is based on the six-axis inertial platform from the V4.
It includes ABS with cornering function, upgraded quickshift that now includes down-changes, traction control, engine brake control and wheelie control.
All controls are incorporated in the three Riding Modes (Race, Sport, Street) and can be adjusted via the new 4.3″ colour TFT dashboard with browsing menus and adjustable settings.
The Panigale V2 features fully adjustable 43mm Showa Big Piston Forks with improved damping at low speed, ensuring lower-pressure oil feed and reducing the amount of fluid needed for compression and rebound adjustment.
Ducati says this not only improves suspension performance but significantly reduces weight.
The fully adjustable side-mounted Sachs monoshock is joined to the new die-cast single-sided aluminium swingarm via progressive-rate linkage.
Superquadro 90° V2, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
BORE X STROKE
100 x 60,8 mm
114 kW (155 hp) @ 10.750 rpm
104 Nm (76,7 lb-ft) @ 9.000 rpm
Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies
2-1-2-1 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes
6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.77:1
1=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch
Fully adjustable Showa BPF fork. 43 mm chromed inner tubes
5-spokes light alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 120/70 ZR17
Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum single-sided swingarm
5-spokes light alloy 5,50” x 17”
Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 180/60 ZR17
WHEEL TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR)
120 mm (4.72 in) – 130 mm (5.12 in)
2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston callipers with Cornering ABS EVO
245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO