2022 Ducati Panigale V4 unleashed - 215hp, SBK gearbox

By sep, 26 November 2021

The 2022 Ducati Panigale V4 has been improved in every possible way

The latest 'evolution of speed' from the land of Ducati has given birth to the new 2022 Ducati Panigale V4 and judging by what has been presented, the Italian superbike has been improved in more ways than you would've imagined.

Ducati really gave a lot of thought on what to improve for the latest evolution of the Panigale V4, and they've essentially done so via its aerodynamics, ergonomics, engine, and chassis. According to them, the result is 'an even faster bike on the racetrack and at the same time more intuitive and less tiring for a wide range of riders.'

Those with eagle eyes can quickly spot that the winglets are now double-profiled for better aerodynamics as well as redesigned extraction sockets to improve the Panigale's overall cooling capabilities. Then there's the seat and tank which were redesigned for better riding ergonomics, particularly in the track.

Its 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine now produces 215.5hp at 13,000rpm and 123.6Nm of torque at 9,500rpm. That's an added 1.5hp compared to the previous gen, and it rises to 2.5hp over the peak of maximum power at 14,500rpm. 80% of its torque is tuned to be readily available at 6,000rpm.

As for the new gearbox, Ducati introduced the SBK gearbox ratio by lengthening the first, second, and sixth gears for improved track riding. This means that even the tightest corners can be carved in first gear with better engine braking as well as acceleration to slingshot you out of them.

Other highlights include:

  • New Power Modes with four configurations
  • SBK-style gear shift indicator
  • Repositioned swingarm (4mm higher)
  • New Ohlins NPX 25/30 electronically controlled pressurised fork (V4 S model)
  • 17-inch five-spoke light alloy wheels (three-spoke forged aluminium alloy for V4 S)
  • Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres
  • Brembo Stylema brakes 
  • Optional carbon fibre & titanium parts
  • Optional Akrapovic racing exhaust (increases power to 228hp) + more