RideFast November 2019

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Ducati Panigale V4 models get

V4R aero and wings for 2020

Ducati have announced an updated version of the

Panigale V4 and V4 S models for 2020.

The updated bikes incorporate the aero design of the

brand’s Panigale V4R homologation racer including a

new fairing and also wings.

Alongside this are suspension changes aimed at

making the bike’s performance more accessible with

added stability under braking and smoother power

delivery at corner exit.

The 2020 V4 models will also get the DTC Evo 2

traction control system found on the V4R and the

2019 V4 25° Anniversario 916.

Prices are unsurprisingly up from the 2018 models

and we hope to see the new bikes here in SA around

Jan/Feb next year.

The V4 and V4 S will sit alongside a new addition

to the Panigale family in the shape of the 959cc

Panigale V2, featured below.

Ducati upgrade 959

to Panigale V2

The Ducati Panigale V2 is a new name for the 959.

It gets a completely new design following in the

tyre tracks of its V4 big brother, and features

advance electronics alongside the promise of

better rider comfort and safety.

There’s a single-sided swingarm and a new

exhaust design with a single-side end pipe.

It sits atop revised Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II

rubber, with the suspension reworked to offer

better comfort for road use.

The Superquadro V2 motor is Euro5 compliant

and gets a 5bhp power hike, with an

accompanying 2Nm of twist. The heady 153bhp

arrives at 10,750rpm.

Its electronics package includes cornering ABS,

anti-wheelie, quickshift up and down the ‘box,

traction control and engine brake control.

A trio of riding modes are on offer - Race, Sport

and Street - and they are selected through the

4.3-inch TFT screen.

28 RIDEFAST MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2019

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