Ducati Panigale V2 is a perfect fusion of power and elegance. The twin-cylinder Panigale has completely new looks and elegant electronics thanks to the use of the internal platform. Now, the Ducati Panigale V2 is even better performing and safer on the track, not to mention fully exploitable and enjoyable on the road with a more comfortable seat and revised suspension setup. The additional features of the new Ducati Panigale V2 include ride modes, cornering ABS, TFT dashboard, traction control and wheelie control.
The new Panigale V2 comes with 955cc, Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, Desmodromic, 4-valve per cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. This engine delivers a healthy 155bhp of peak power at 10,750rpm and 104Nm of maximum torque at 9,000rpm. The six-speed gearbox gets benefits from the Ducati Quick Shift bi-directional quick-shifter system. Ducati Panigale V2 comes up with an anti-locking braking system with both front and rear disc brakes.
The feature list on the Ducati Panigale V2 includes LED headlights with LED DRLs at the front, an LED taillight and a Bluetooth-enabled 4.3-inch colour TFT display. The Ducati Multimedia System offers access to incoming calls, a selection of music, and displays text messages. Other electronic aids include traction control, cornering ABS, engine brake control, wheelie control and three riding modes (Race, Sports and Road).
The motorcycle uses a die-cast aluminium monocoque frame that uses the engine as a stressed member. The shock absorption tasks are handled by 43 mm Showa Big Piston Fork at the front and a Sachs mono-shock at the rear – both fully adjustable. Stopping power comes from twin 320mm discs at the front with M4.32 Brembo monobloc callipers and a single 245mm disc at the rear with a single Brembo calliper.
The styling cues on the new Panigale V2 include a twin-pod headlight, full-fairing design, split-style seats and single-sided swingarm. Ducati Panigale V2 is a superbike available in only one variant and two colours- Ducati Red and White Red Livery. This Panigale V2 bike weighs 200 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 17liters.
Ducati Bikes is a group of companies, best known for manufacturing motorcycles and headquartered in Borgo Panigale, Bologna, Italy. The group is owned by German automotive manufacturer Audi through its Italian subsidiary Lamborghini, which is in turn owned by the Volkswagen Group. No matter the era, it’s a feat to create something that has as much visual impact now as it did 20 years ago. It proves that however cliched, less is more, even when the industry and society are wildly different from the environment in which it was created.