Ducati Motor has announced the MY22 Panigale V4 that gets several upgrades over its predecessor. For 2022, the Bologna-based manufacturer has updated the aerodynamics, ergonomics, engine, chassis, and electronics on its flagship supersport model. This new model should arrive in the Indian market next year. While we await its Indian launch announcement, here we explain the 2022 Ducati Panigale V4 in detail.
The design of the MY22 Ducati Panigale V4 remains unaltered, and the Italian supersport motorcycle continues to feature a twin-pod headlight at the front, a muscular fuel tank, underbelly exhaust, and a single-sided swingarm. While the styling remains similar to its predecessor, the winglets have become compact and thinner than before. Ducati claims the relatively smaller winglets to deliver 37kg of downforce at 300kmph.
Apart from the styling tweaks mentioned above, Ducati has also revised the ergonomics on the 2022 model to improve the control of the bike during track sessions. The seat, for example, features a flatter shape and a different coating. Furthermore, the tank has a new shape in the rear portion as compared to the 2021 version.
Colour and Graphics
The 2022 Panigale V4 and Panigale V4 S would be available in Ducati Red colour. Both variants feature black colour for the logos on the full red fairings. The S variant further benefits from a two-tone saddle and the red tag on the black rims.
The 2022 Panigale V4 range also benefits from performance upgrades. The 1,103cc, V4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, Desmosedici Stradale engine now makes 212.5bhp at 13,000rpm and 123.6Nm of peak torque at 9,500rpm. The six-speed gearbox has been updated too, and the updated transmission provides for lengthening of the ratio for the first, second, and sixth gears. Ducati claims that the updated gearbox is racing-oriented. The new model is claimed to boast a 5kmph higher top speed than the 2021 version.
The 2022 model gets a new Power Modes logic that brings four engine configurations – Full, High, Medium, and Low. The Full and Low configurations are new additions while the High and Medium configurations use a new strategy. Other electronic rider aids include riding modes, Bosch cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control, slide control, engine brake control, power launch, bi-directional quick shifter, and auto tyre calibration. The S version gets Marchesini aluminium forged wheels and racing style handle grips.
The suspension setup on the base model includes 43mm fully-adjustable Showa BPF front forks and a fully-adjustable Sachs rear mono-shock. The S variant, on the other hand, benefits from Ohlins NPX25/30 front forks and Ohlins TTX36 rear mono-shock – both fully and electronically adjustable. The braking setup on both models includes twin 330mm discs with Brembo Monobloc Stylema (M4.30) callipers at the front and a single 245mm rotor with a two-piston calliper at the back.