Year after year, the Panigale V4 is renewed to become faster and more exciting on the track for both the amateur and the professional rider.
For 2021, the Panigale V4 and V4 S models become Euro 5 compliant (only for Markets where Euro 5 is applied), maintaining the maximum power and torque levels unchanged. To comply with the new European standard on polluting emissions, various refinements have been made to the Desmosedici Stradale exhaust line and to the engine calibration.
The electronic package that equips the Panigale V4 also evolves and now includes the latest generation Ducati Traction Control which is even more predictive: the DTC EVO 3 with a strategy derived from Ducati Corse.
The Riding Mode strategy is also new; specifically, the Race Riding Mode has been split into two mappings that can now be freely compared in the individual parameters, allowing the rider to quickly compare two different configurations to define the best set-up based on the track and riding style.
The Panigale V4 and Panigale V4 S models are also equipped with new self-bleeding brake and clutch pumps derived from those used for the first time on the Superleggera V4.
Among the features added to the bike for 2021 is the chain guard fin, an important safety precaution that allows you to avoid dangerous contacts with the chain and crown in the event of a slide. In addition, for those who use the bike all year round, there is now provision for heated grips, while the ignition key has a new, more modern and elegant grip.
Panigale V4 2019 vs Panigale V4 @ Vallelunga circuit
During the track tests Michele Pirro improved his best lap time by 0,4". The most surprising results came from non-professionals riders: a fast rider improved by 0.8", while an amateur was 1.3" faster, thus reducing his gap from the performance of a professional rider like Pirro.
The Panigale V4 2020 is easier to ride and more performant both on the single lap and on the overall time.