OUWA – Ducati Panigale V4 SP. The Ducati Panigale V4 SP – the newest member of the Panigale V4 series, has been officially introduced. This is a special version developed on the basis of the Ducati Panigale V4 S, but with special racetrack technical equipment, and is numbered for each product that is “released”.
A little more about the “SP” symbol in this “Panigale V4 SP” name. “SP” stands for “Sport Production”, a symbol often used by firms motorcycles dedicated to a special version of the commercial vehicle range. The Ducati Panigale V4 SP this time marked Return of the “SP” version was first introduced on the legendary Ducati 851 in 1987. The SP models are not only commercialized, they also participate in the Sport Production race. Championship, the forerunner of today’s Superstock.
First, Ducati emphasizes that the Panigale V4 SP is not born to “color”, but it is a sportbike model for new entrants who want to experience high speed more easily. Italian luxury car manufacturer said that the technical equipment special Ducati Panigale V4 SP is the model ideal for the new brother to drive mopeds large displacement, it is especially easy to drive, operate smoothly, and no claim ask the driver to be able to be physically high. Ducati claims that an amateur driver who drives this car will run faster than when they drive a Panigale V4 R, even though the V4 R has a 20 hp more powerful engine.
The new Ducati Panigale V4 SP is also equipped with details from the Superleggera V4 superbike, such as the 5-spoke wheels, clutch handle, fender, and spoiler made of carbon with an extremely lightweight, Exclusive Brembo Stylema R front brake calipers, Brembo front brake pumps with MCS (Multiple Click System) technologies, handlebars, and footrest machined from monolithic aluminum (with carbon heel guard and adjustable OK). As a result, vehicle weight has been significantly reduced, the dry weight of the Panigale V4 SP is only 172.8kg, which is impressive.
Attractive and engaging, the Panigale V4 SP’s signature “Winter Test” paint color is inspired by the Ducati Corse used in pre-season tests MotoGP and SBK Championships. The title’s matte black, combined with the matte black of carbon on the wheels and spoiler, contrasts with the bright red accents and the gloss of the brushed aluminum fuel tank, for a truly fishy look and specifically for the Ducati Panigale V4 SP.
The Ducati Panigale V4 SP still uses the same engine as the V4 S, specifically the Desmosedici Stradale engine with 4 cylinders arranged in a V-shaped deviation of 90 degrees. This machine produces a maximum capacity of 214 horsepower at 13,000 rpm, maximum torque of 124 Nm at 9,500 rpm. In addition to the Euro 5 emission standard, this engine also has a maintenance cycle of up to 12,000km or after 12 months.
Along with that, the Ducati Panigale V4 SP is also equipped with a series of high-end amenities and the most advanced technology of Ducati today such as:
- Braking system supports Cornering ABS EVO 2 channels
- The system supports acceleration when depressing DPL
- DQS EVO 2 fast gearshift system
- The traction control system, anti-slip, anti-loading head
- Engine brake control system
- An automatic tire alignment system
- DES EVO electronically adjustable suspension with technology from Ohlins
- Full-LED lighting system with DRL daytime running lights, automatic turn signals
- Li-ion battery
Ducati Panigale V4 SP will have a starting price of 37,000 USD, 8,000 USD higher than the V4S, and 3,000 USD lower than the V4 R version.