Video Review: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 S
We take the Ducati Panigale V4 S to the proving ground to work through the electronics and test the limits... Video Review: Jeff Ware, Kris Hodgson
Check out our video review of the all-new Panigle V4 S. For the tech blurb click on our Ducati V4 Engine tech feature or the Ducati V4 World launch report. You can also read our first impression press intro and First Ride.
We had the V4 S for a week or so and Jeff covered around 600km on the bike including a day at our proving ground working through the huge array of electronic settings on the bike. Our full review write up will be up soon and will include the road test but until then, there is plenty of info in the track based video.
2018 Ducati Panigale V4 S Specifications
Price: $37,490 + ORC (standard model $28,900 + ORC).
Warranty: Two years/unlimited kilometre
Claimed power: 157.3kW [211hp]@13,000rpm
Claimed torque: 124Nm[91.5ft-lbs]@10,000rpm
Wet weight: 195kg
Fuel capacity: 16 litres
Engine: Liquid-cooled 1103cc 16-valve DOHC Desmo V4
Gearbox: Six speed, quickshifter
Clutch: Wet multi-plate slipper
Final ratio: N/A
Final drive: Chain
Chassis: Aluminium steering head, engine stressed member, aluminium swingarm
Rake: 24.5 degrees
Suspension: 43mm Ohlins NIX30 forks, 120mm travel, Smart EC Semi-active adjustment. Rear: Ohlins Monoshock, 130mm travel, Smart EC semi-active adjustment.
Brakes: 330mm Brembo rotors, Brembo four-piston monobloc Stylema calipers, ABS, 245mm rear rotor, twin-piston caliper.
Wheels & Tyres: Forged alloy Marchesini wheels, 120/70-17, 200/60-17 Pirelli SC.
Instruments: TFT Display unit.
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The Verdict | Video Review: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 S
With a smooth power delivery backed up by a mind blowing power output the Ducati Panigale V4 S is very fast. Thankfully the new chassis and suspension harness that power and complete a bike that handles as good as it looks and goes. After spending a day working through the mind boggling array of settings we concluded that the presets are the go and that this bike could be the ultimate track day tool…