All you need to know: Ducati Panigale V2

DUCATI PANIGALE V2

The new Ducati Panigale V2 is actually the Panigale 959 with a new name and updates, the most notable of which are the underslung exhaust and single-sided swingarm.

We expect it will arrive in Australia early next year with pricing announced closer to the date. The current 959 starts at $A22,490.

It was presented in Italy by boss Claudio Domenicali along with Streetfighter V4, more aerodynamic Panigale V4, Scrambler Dark, Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour and all-red Diavel S.

Claudio Domenicali and the Ducati Streetfighter V4
Claudio

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.DUCATI PANIGALE V2

It is powered by a Euro5 995cc Superquadro engine with 115kW (155hp) at 10,750rpm and 104Nm of torque at 9000rpm.DUCATI PANIGALE V2

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.DUCATI PANIGALE V2

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.DUCATI PANIGALE V2

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.DUCATI PANIGALE V2

Panigale V2

ENGINE

ENGINE

Superquadro 90° V2, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled

DISPLACEMENT

955 cc

BORE X STROKE

100 x 60,8 mm

COMPRESSION RATIO

12.5:1

POWER

114 kW (155 hp) @ 10.750 rpm

TORQUE

104 Nm (76,7 lb-ft) @ 9.000 rpm

FUEL INJECTION

Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies

EXHAUST

2-1-2-1 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes

TRANSMISSION

GEARBOX

6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2

PRIMARY DRIVE

Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.77:1

RATIO

1=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24

FINAL DRIVE

Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43

CLUTCH

Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch

CHASSIS

FRAME

Monocoque Aluminium

FRONT SUSPENSION

Fully adjustable Showa BPF fork. 43 mm chromed inner tubes

FRONT WHEEL

5-spokes light alloy 3.50″ x 17″

FRONT TYRE

Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 120/70 ZR17

REAR SUSPENSION

Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum single-sided swingarm

REAR WHEEL

5-spokes light alloy 5,50” x 17”

REAR TYRE

Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 180/60 ZR17

WHEEL TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR)

120 mm (4.72 in) – 130 mm (5.12 in)

FRONT BRAKE

2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston callipers with Cornering ABS EVO

REAR BRAKE

245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO

INSTRUMENTATION

Digital unit with 4,3″ TFT colour display

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

DRY WEIGHT

176 kg (388 lb)

KERB WEIGHT*

200 kg (441 lb)

SEAT HEIGHT

840 mm (33,1 in)

WHEELBASE

1.436 mm (56,5 in)

RAKE

24°

FRONT WHEEL TRAIL

94 mm (3.70 in)

FUEL TANK CAPACITY

17 l – 4.5 gallon (US)

NUMBER OF SEATS

Dual seat

EQUIPMENT

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tyre calibration

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Sachs steering damper, Auto-off indicators

READY FOR

Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) with GPS module, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), anti-theft, Ducati Lap Timer GPS (DLT GPS)

WARRANTY

WARRANTY (MONTHS)

24 months unlimited mileage

MAINTENANCE (KM/MONTHS)

12,000 km (7,500 m)/12 months

VALVE CLEARANCE ADJUSTMENT (KM)

24,000 km (15,000 m)

CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS (ONLY FOR COUNTRIES WHERE EURO 5 STANDARD APPLIES)

STANDARD

Euro 5

CONSUMPTION

6,0 l/100km

CO2 EMISSIONS

CO2 = 139 g/km

*Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EU Regulation 44/2014 Annex XI).

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