2020 Ducati Panigale V4 and V4S receive the V4R treatment

Ducati has implemented some key changes to the 2020 V4 and V4S superbikes which bring them even closer to the much revered V4R.


With the recent introduction of the Panigale V2 to the range, Ducati has upped the spec of their existing Panigale V4 and V4S. The modifications made to the two motorcycles bring them even closer to the race-ready Panigale V4R. 

The refinements are designed to: 

 “Make for an easier, more user-friendly, less fatiguing ride while simultaneously making the bike faster - not just on individual laps but over entire timed sessions”. 

The main changes come in to form of a V4R spec aerodynamics package, which provides better stability and airflow protection [for the rider], and Ducati Corse designed stiffer front frame design - which improves feel at extreme angles. 

Also, the new ‘predictive’ control strategy - linked to the six axis IMU - improves the Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2 out-of-the-corner power management; Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2, by shortening up-shift times, allowing sportier high-rev gear shifts (over 10,000 rpm), and boosts shift stability during aggressive acceleration and cornering.

Other electronic improvements to the V4 and V4S include a specifically developed Ride by Wire system mappings with several torque delivery control settings.

Full electronics package for 2020 V4 and V4S

ABS Cornering EVO

  • Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2

  • Ducati Slide Control (DSC)

  • Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO

  • Ducati Power Launch (DPL)

  • Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2

  • Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO

  • Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO 

The front frame is pilfered straight from the V4R, but it's been machined slightly to meet SBK flex and weight requirements. The suspension is firmer and 4mm lower at the front [2mm at the rear] than before, which has increased the motorcycles' centre of gravity by 5mm. The final result is a more flickable and balanced track weapon. 

2020 Panigale V4 and V4S full specs

Panigale V4

› Colour

Ducati Red with Dark Grey frame and black wheels

› Main as-standard features:

Aerodynamic package by Ducati Corse

1,103 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale engine

New rider torque demand control logic

Front Frame with Ducati Corse specs

Magnesium front sub-frame

Fully adjustable 43 mm Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF) with new calibration

Fully adjustable Sachs rear shock with new calibration

Sachs steering damper

Latest-generation electronics package with 6-axis inertial platform: ABS Cornering EVO;

Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2; Ducati Slide Control (DSC); Ducati Wheelie Control

(DWC) EVO; Ducati Power Launch (DPL); Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2; Engine

Brake Control (EBC) EVO

Keys for quick level changes

Riding Modes (Race, Sport, Street)

16-litre aluminium tank

Full-TFT 5” screen

Full-LED headlight with DRL

Seat with “V4” logo

Two-seater configuration supplied

Braking system with Brembo Stylema® monobloc calipers

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres (rear 200/60)

Ready for Ducati Data Analyser+ GPS (DDA+ GPS), Ducati Lap Timer GPS (DLT GPS) and

Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)

Panigale V4 S

› Colour

Ducati Red with Dark Grey frame and black wheels

› Main as-standard equipment as per Panigale V4 except for:

Suspension and steering damper with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 system

Öhlins NIX-30 forks with new calibration

Öhlins TTX 36 shock with new calibration

Öhlins steering damper

Marchesini forged aluminium wheels in total black

Lithium-ion battery

Sports grips