Ducati Panigale V2 revealed

The new Ducati Panigale V2 has been officially unveiled at the Ducati premier in Rimini

Ducati Panigale V2

THE Ducati Panigale V2 has been officially revealed to the world at the Ducati World Premiere in Rimini this morning.

The bike takes over from the 959 Panigale and is now the new entry point into Panigale ownership. The new machine features the same family face as the bigger V4 Panigale models, with the single-sided swingarm also carrying over to the V-twin model.

The new machine features the same electronics suite as the bigger V4 Panigale and also includes a reworked traction control system that is claimed to eliminate some of the skipping that could be felt under hard acceleration of the old model.

The exhaust system of the new V2 is also changed when compared to the 959 Panigale and also the Panigale V4, with a large single silencer now protruding out of the back of the machine – as opposed as exiting down to the floor as the others do.

The engine of the V2 is a Euro5 compliant 955cc Superquadro unit. It’s producing more power than the old 959 with 155hp (claimed) being available at 10,750rpm and torque peaking at 104Nm at 9,000rpm. Falling in line with the rest of the Ducati range, the new Panigale V2 still benefits from 24,000km valve checks and 12,000-mile services.

The new machine features Showa Big Piston Forks up front, and a fully adjustable Sachs shock absorber and steering damper rounding out the hardware. No electronic suspension on this model, that’s reserved for the V4 Panigale as it stands – a higher spec set up could be introduced further down the line.

Braking is provided by Brembo, with M4.32 Monobloc calipers and Brembo master cylinders biting down on 320mm discs. ABS is controlled by a 6-axis IMU measuring yaw, pitch, roll and acceleration.

Ducati Panigale V2 electronics package

- ABS Cornering EVO

- Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2

- Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO

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

- Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO