Ducati have announced an updated version of the Panigale V4 and V4 S models for 2020 at their World Premiere event in Rimini, Italy.
The updated bikes incorporate the aero design of the brand’s Panigale V4R homologation racer including a new fairing and also wings.
Alongside this are suspension changes aimed at making the bike’s performance more accessible with added stability under braking and smoother power delivery at corner exit.
One criticism levelled at the 2018 Panigale was its race-bred, uncompromising handling, which made it devastatingly fast in the right hands but unflattering for less experienced track riders. This became especially pronounced after the launch of comparatively user-friendly 2019 BMW S1000RR.
The 2020 V4 models will also get the DTC Evo 2 traction control system found on the V4R and the 2019 V4 25° Anniversario 916.
Prices are unsurprisingly up from the 2018 models, with the standard V4 now costing £19,995, and £24,795 for the S.
The V4 and V4 S will sit alongside a new addition to the Panigale family in the shape of the 959cc Panigale V2.
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