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Ducati Panigale V4 R: 240 hp in track setting and limited to 16,500 rpm

ducati Achieve something very special. In fact, Borgo Panigale’s home New Panigale V4 R 2023 With the goal of providing enthusiasts with a one-of-a-kind product, with precision solutions that bring the road super sports car closer to the competition bikes used in the WorldSBK Championship. The bike will be produced in a numbered series with the progressive number and model name shown on the aluminum steering head. Ducati riders collaborated on its development. The price of this gem? Starting from 43,990 EUR.

The Ducati Panigale V4 R is recognizable thanks to some specific details such as the carbon wings and MotoGP-inspired paintwork. The beating heart of this super sports car is 998 cc New Desmosedici Stradale R able to stretch Up to 16500 rpm in 6th gear (16,000 in other reports). In Euro 5 specifications, this unit is capable of generating 218 hp at 15,500 rpm with 111.3 Nm of torque. By installing a racing exhaust, the power rises to 237 hp with 118 Nm of torque. Dry weight is 172 kg and drops to 167 kg with the racing exhaust.

During the development of the new Panigale V4 R engine, a special oil was also developed by Shell in cooperation with Ducati Corse. The new performance oil guarantees a 10% reduction in mechanical friction and increases the maximum power by an additional 3.5 hp, which rises to +4.5 hp at selected. The composition of this oil is based on the use of racing-type additives, especially for high-rpm engines equipped with a dry clutch. In fact, it is the dry clutch, as in the MotoGP and SBK engines, that allows the use of additives, which makes the transmission of torque in the oil bath clutch a problem. These chemicals are added to the base oil in custom quantities and proportions to ensure the right balance between performance and engine protection.

On the right trackUsing the new racing exhaust and oil, the maximum power of the Panigale V4 R . can up to 240.5 HP. To achieve these results, Ducati has harnessed its racing skills using the best technology developed for competitions.

For example, “gun-drilled” titanium connecting rods were used, that is, drilled longitudinally along the shaft. This solution, which allows oil to pass from the head to the small tip, improves screw lubrication and thus reliability in extreme conditions. Furthermore, the Desmosedici Stradale R pistons feature a skirt that features a DLC (diamond like carbon) surface treatment that reduces friction between the piston and the jacket.

Then it adopts the Panigale V4 R same gear ratio Used by MotoGP competition bikes, the first (+11.6%), second (+5.6%) and sixth gear (+1.8%) are longer than the previous model. When driving on the track, first gear becomes more usable.

The bike also adopts one New Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Strategy This improves the fluidity of the shift at each degree of opening the accelerator. There are four leadership strategies: Full, High, Medium, Low. Full and Low are newly designed, while High and Medium have been modified.

Power Mode Full allows the engine to express its full potential through torque curves without electronic filters, except for first gear. For medium and high power modes, a new Ride by Wire map management system has been developed with custom calibration for each of the six gears, ensuring the driver always gets the optimum thrust every time the throttle is opened. The Power Mode Low, on the other hand, is designed for driving on the road or for low-grip surfaces, which limits the bike’s maximum power to 160 hp and provides a particularly fluid throttle response.

The operating parameters of the motorcycle can be viewed through the new dashboard, which features a new interface.

To improve stability, accuracy and direction in braking and cornering phases and allow the driver to more precisely select the engine’s best electronic configuration on each circuit, the Panigale V4 R Adopts Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO 2. For those who only use the Panigale V4 R on the track, manufacturer Borgo Panigale has developed Ducati Performance DTC EVO 3 Specific for slippery rain tires that allows you to activate the blinker operation of the rear position light, as required by the systems.

The Panigale V4 R emphasizes the chassis based on a “front frame” and one-sided aluminum swingarm. Up front, we find the Öhlins NPX25/30 pressed fork which increases its travel by 5mm compared to the previous ‘R’ version. However, at the rear we find Öhlins TTX36 shock absorbers whose wheelbase ranges from 312 to 316 mm.

The bike can also count on New aerodynamic package In order to increase efficiency. New two-component wings (main + flap) ensure the same downforce while becoming more compact and thinner. In addition, the interface has been modified to improve engine cooling. To increase the effectiveness of this bike for use on the track, Ducati Performance offers a wide range of attachments.

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