For the past few months, we’ve talked a lot about the Panigale V4, and its special editions like the Superleggera. Now attention shifts to the Panigale V2, which Ducati now offers in a white livery.
The new livery, which Ducati calls White Rosso, has Star White Silk as its main color. The new color enhances the design of the Panigale V2, highlighting the lines and the purity of its geometrical shapes. Some details have been kept in Ducati Red to emphasize its sporty and powerful character. These are the wheels, front air intakes, and the deflectors of the upper half-fairings. This new livery is completed with a large Panigale V2 logo on the lower half-fairings.
Pramac Racing Team rider, Francesco "Pecco" Bagnaia, was able to test the new Panigale V2 in white at the Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli’.
"The new livery, so white, is very beautiful and different from the usual. Despite being a street bike, it surprised me how much speed it can have when cornering. It is a fun, very stable and very sincere bike that allows you to go fast, safely, without becoming tired, while having a very strong and decisive character and personality," said Pecco Bagnaia.
The Panigale V2 is the super-mid of Ducati’s sport bike lineup and represents the entry model to the Panigale family. It is powered by the 955 cc Superquadro twin-cylinder engine (compliant with Euro 5 standards) and has a maximum power of 155 hp at 10,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 104 Nm at 9,000 rpm. The power of the Panigale V2 allows the rider to have fun on the track, never too much, and easy to take full advantage of. The V2 was designed to constantly produce more than 70% of the maximum torque at 5,500 rpm, for quicker exits from any corner, even the sharpest ones.
The Panigale V2 is built on a monocoque frame and is dressed in an elegant and sporty design inspired by the Panigale V4. Being a Panigale, it benefits from a single-sided swingarm, and a compact single lateral exhaust with under-engine silencer.
It rides on fully-adjustable suspension with a Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF) with a Sachs steering damper in front, and Sachs shock in the rear. Bringing power to the road are Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II multi-compound tires, designed for versatile road and track performance.
All this power is governed by electronic equipment based on the 6-axis inertial platform. The electronic package features active safety and vehicle dynamics control, including Bosch ABS with cornering ABS function, an electronic gearbox with downshift traction, engine braking, and wheelie controls. The bike is brought to a stop with Brembo M4.32 monobloc calipers.
The rider has 3 Riding Modes (Race, Sport and Street) that can be modified via the 4.3-inch TFT color instrument panel for quick and clear feedback.
Despite being a performance bike, the ergonomics of the semi-handlebars and the rider seat offer a comfortable riding position whether on the road or on the track.