Ducati brings some much needed up dates to its lineup for 2020. These changes were announced at the 2020 Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS).
Updated Panigale V4
First off, the Panigale V4 gets some refinements to make it faster, more user-friendly, and less tiring to ride. This is based on feedback and data from customers and racers all over the world, and Superbike World Championship events. These have produced a series of aerodynamic, chassis, electronic control and ride-by-wire mapping changes.
Among these are new equipment once exclusive to the V4 R and Superleggera. It inherits the V4 R’s aero pack which includes aerofoils, the Plexiglas screen, nose fairing and larger lateral fairings, and more efficient side vents for radiator through-air. This provides better airflow protection and improves overall vehicle stability, enhancing confidence.
A modified front frame provides better stiffness for better feel at extreme lean angles. Additionally, the Panigale V4 S is now available with Marchesini front and rear rims as standard.
A new 'predictive' program, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2 significantly improves out-of-the-corner power control; Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2, instead, shortens up-shift times, allowing sportier high-rev gear shifts (over 10,000 rpm) and boosting shift stability during aggressive acceleration and cornering. Engineered have also improved its ride-by-wire system mapping with several different torque delivery control logics.
Powering the Panigale V4 is the 1,103 cc Desmosedici Stradale: a MotoGP-derived 90° V4 with Desmodromic timing, a one-of-a-kind engine with a counter-rotating crankshaft and Twin Pulse firing order. The engine can deliver 214 hp at 13,000 rpm and torque of 123.5 Nm at 10,000 rpm.
Diavel 1260 S in red
In addition to the updated Panigale V4, Ducati now offers the Diavel 1260 S in a new color. Once only available in black, the Diavel can now be had in red. The new color allows now makes it a more easily identifiable member of the Ducati family. It also provides a refreshing new choice for those looking into Ducati’s cruiser offering.