Panigale V4 major updates revealed.

Ducati has not held back on their Australian market best selling model, the Panigale V4. A host of engine, aerodynamic, ergonomic, chassis and electronic updates result in the best supersport available now even better. For those who demand perfection, and then some.

The 2022 Ducati Panigale V4.
The 2022 Ducati Panigale V4 S.

Summary of MY22 updates and changes

  • Tailpipe with larger outlet (+18%) with reduced back pressure
  • New engine calibration
  • +1.5 hp of peak power increasing
  • New oil pump
  • New oil circuit set-up
  • SBK gearbox (longer 1st, 2nd, 6th gears)
  • Gearbox 1st = 11.6%, 2nd = 5.6%, 6th = 1.8%
  • Taller 6th + more top end horsepower = 5km/h higher top speed
  • Retuned electronics to match the revised gearbox ratios
  • New wings with new main wing including flap and profile split
  • Wing has 40% more area and 50% thicker
  • Wing downforce now 30 kg at 300 km/h
  • New upper and lower fairings with air oulets
  • Side vents for racing SBK use and comply with regulations
  • Under fairing vents are for road use and rider comfort
  • New vent for cooling of Ducati Quickshifter under heavy track use conditions
  • New fuel tank shape for better rider support while leaning
  • New tank shape also increased fuel capacity by 1 litre to 17 litres
  • Tank shape at rider’s legs now flatter for traction
  • New rider’s seat with flatter in rear portion
  • Seat height rises +15 mm to 850 mm due to chassis and seat changes
  • New body graphics including black decals
  • Italian flag now featured
  • New version logo above exhaust outlet on body
  • New bi-coloured seat for V4 S
  • New wheel graphics and red tag on V4 S
  • New Öhlins NPX25/30 pressurised fork on V4 S with event based electronic control
  • These Öhlins forks are the highest quality available in production forks
  • NPX fork bottom on V4 S
  • Longer fork stroke +5 mm on V4 S for more intuitive cornering
  • New rear pivot position +4 mm, increasing anti-squat
  • Variable torque saturation gear-by-gear
  • New Power Mode strategy with 4 engine configurations
    • Full for most extreme without limitation for maximum low gear thrusts
    • High for torque map management independently gear by gear
    • Medium for the same as High in terms of control regulation
    • Low limits power to 150 hp, ideal for road riding yet still sporty
  • Dashboard evolution
    • Different colourways attribution
    • Introduction of Info Mode (called Track EVO)
    • Track EVO offers completely different graphics, for track use only
    • Gear change signal is now a green LED warning light instead of within the display
    • Over rev remains the red LED warning light
    • Vehicle control interventions by a amber portion flashing yellow within the display
New Track EVO display for track-use only.
Panigale Riding Mode Matrix

Third Evolution

This is the third evolution step of the model, with the Panigale aiming to remain at the top of the superbike segment. Both amateur and professional riders can access a world of thrills.

This results in the Panigale V4 even more ‘track focussed’ in its orientation.

The Panigale V4 and V4 S carry over engineering proving it’s worth as a top-end premium superbike:

At a glance

Reward-rotating, twin-pulse, 90°V4, four valves per cylinder with Desmodromic timing system. 2-step variable length intakes with 2-injectors per cylinder, 4-2-1-2 exhaust with under-engine silencers. Rear cylinder bank deactivation.

“Front Frame” with Ducati Corse specs is bolted to the engine that works as a structural and stressed element of the chassis; Magnesium forged front sub-frame, aluminium rear sub-frame. Marchesini aluminium forged wheels on V4 S.

MotoGP rear suspension linkage with single swingarm. For V4 S, Öhlins NPX25/30 pressurised fork and Öhlins TTX36 mono-shock; event-based damping adjustment managed by Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 system. Pivot position +4mm.

Ducati electronic riding controls based on 6-axis IMU sensor. Cornering ABS EVO, DTC EVO3 ; DWC EVO; DQS up/down EVO2, DSC, DPL, EBC EVO, DES EVO. Rear cylinder deactivation function. Lithium-ion battery on V4 S.


EngineDesmosedici Stradale 90° V4
Counter-rotating crankshaft
4 Desmodromic timing
4 valves per cylinder
Displacement1,103 cc
Bore X stroke81 x 53.5 mm
Power158.5 kW (215.5 hp) @ 13,000 rpm
Torque123.6 Nm @ 9,500 rpm
Fuel injectionElectronic fuel injection system
Twin injectors per cylinder
Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies
Variable length intake system
Gearbox6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Primary driveStraight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1
Final driveChain 525; Front sprocket 16; Rear sprocket 41
ClutchHydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch.
Self bleeding master cylinder.
FrameAluminium alloy “Front Frame” with optimised stiffnesses
Front suspension (V4)Fully adjustable Showa BPF fork 43 mm chromed inner tubes
Front suspension (V4 S) Öhlins NPX25/30 pressurized 43 mm fully adjustable fork with TiN treatment
Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment
Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode
Rear Suspension (V4)Fully adjustable Sachs unit
Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear Suspension (V4 S)Fully adjustable Öhlins TTX36 unit
Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment
Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode
Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Front wheel (V4)5-spokes light alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front Wheel (V4 S)3-spokes forged aluminium alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Rear Wheel (V4)5-spokes light alloy 6.00” x 17”
Rear Wheel (V4 S)3-spokes forged aluminium alloy 6.00″ x 17″
Front TyrePirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Rear TyrePirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear) (V4)120 mm / 130 mm
Wheel travel (front/rear) (V4 S)125 mm / 130 mm
Front brake2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs
Radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston callipers
Bosch Cornering ABS EVO
Self bleeding master cylinder
Rear brake245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper
Bosch Cornering ABS EVO
InstrumentationLast generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display
Dry / kerb weight (V4)175 kg / 198.5 kg
Dry / kerb weight (V4 S)174 kg / 195.5 kg
Seat height850 mm
Wheelbase1469 mm
Front wheel trail100 mm
Fuel tank capacity17 litres
Number of seatsDual seating
Safety EquipmentRiding Modes
Power Modes
Bosch Cornering ABS EVO
Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 3
Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO
Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO
Auto tyre calibration
Standard EquipmentDucati Power Launch (DPL)
Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL)
Sachs steering damper
Quick adjustment buttons
Auto-off indicators
Chain guard
Additional Equipment (V4 S)Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO
Öhlins suspension and steering damper
Lithium-ion battery
Marchesini aluminium forged wheels
Racing style handle grips
Not fitted but includedPassenger seat and footpegs kit
Ready for optionalDucati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) with GPS module
Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)
Anti-theft Alarm
Heated grips
Warranty (months)24 months, unlimited kilometres
Maintenance (km/months)12,000 km or 12 months (whichever occurs first)
Valve clearance adjustment (km)24,000 km
EmissionsEuro 5 compliant


An expected ride away price has been announced, to be confirmed closer to launch.

Panigale V4
$34,000 ride away

Panigale V4 S
$43,600 ride away


Arriving from February 2022 with preference to pre-sold orders stock arrivals.
Orders can now be accepted here in our store, please contact our Sales Team to make your arrangements.


We have ordered our demonstrator which will be available for test ride bookings once it’s on fleet in 2022.