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2022 Ducati Panigale V4 R [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Ducati Panigale V4 R

Keeping The 2022 Ducati Panigale V4 R Pure Racing Adrenaline Under Control

Still holding on to the top model in the V4 range of the 2022 Ducati lineup is the 2022 Panigale V4 R. Although there is no update for 2022, it’s still the top dog in Ducati Motorcycle’s superbike stable. The Panigale V4 R embodies the maximum expression of Ducati values: style, sophistication, and performance.

It is the maximum expression of Ducati’s racing DNA, the Panigale V4 R is more similar to a racing prototype than any other bike. A superbike that accompanies the rider towards a dimension of advanced riding, made up of curves and straights that run incredibly fast, thanks to the electronics that allow going beyond the limits.

The 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale of the Panigale V4 is replaced by the 998cc Desmosedici Stradale R to comply with the displacement limits imposed by the WSBK championship. In this form, the 998cc V4 delivers 221 hp and the limiter is set to 16,000 rpm (16,500 rpm on sixth gear).

With Ducati’s race kit installed, that power output soars to 234 horsepower with the overall weight of the bike dropping to 172 kg (379 lbs), the Italian Manufacturer gave the Panigale V4 R the whole nine yards to keep everything under control.

Standard equipment for the Panigale V4 R includes cornering ABS, advanced traction control, wheelie control, slide control, engine brake control, ride modes, power modes, and more. Other top features include Ohlins event-based, semi-active suspension, Brembo brakes, and a liberal splash of carbon fiber.

With all that in mind, we’re too afraid to ask for the price tag, so we opted for the LEGO Technic version of the Ducati Panigale V4 R instead. Still burned a hole in our wallets though.

The 2022 Ducati Panigale V4 R starts at MSRP: $40,000 USD / $47,995 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Ducati Panigale V4 R in one place.

2022 Ducati Panigale V4 R

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: 
    • Panigale V4 R MSRP: $40,000 USD / $47,995 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Immensely powerful 998 cc Desmosedici Stradale engine
    • Optional state-of-the-art race kit
    • Power output of 234 HP with Akrapovic exhaust installed

Main Specs

  • Engine: 998 Desmosedici Stradale 90-degree V4 engine
  • Power: 221 HP
  • Torque: 83 lbs-ft
  • Dry Weight: 379 lbs (172 kg)
  • Seat Height: 32.7 in (830 mm)


2022 Ducati Panigale V4 R

2022 Ducati Panigale V4 R Specifications

From Ducati


Engine 9,98 cc, Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, rearward-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Power 221 HP
Bore x Stroke 81 x 48.4 mm
Compression Ratio 14.0:1
Fuel Injection Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies with aerodynamic valves. Variable length intake system
Starter Electric
Exhaust 4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes
Torque 112 Nm (83 lb-ft) @ 11,500 rpm


Clutch Hydraulically controlled slipper dry clutch
Transmission 6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO
Final Drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42


Suspension Front Fully adjustable 43 mm Öhlins NPX pressurized fork with TiN treatment.
Suspension Rear Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Aluminium single-sided swingarm. Adjustable pivot position +/- 3 mm
Brakes Front 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston callipers with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO
Brakes Rear 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO
Tires Front Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Tires Rear Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 l – 4.49 gallon (US)
Color R Livery


Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Max Length
Max Width
Max height
Wheelbase 1.471mm (57,9 in)
Rake 24,5°
Seat Height 830 mm (32.7 in)
Dry Weight 172 kg (379 lb)


Warranty 24 months, Unlimited mileage

2022 Ducati Panigale V4 R

2022 Ducati Panigale V4 R Features


The Panigale V4 R is a racing bike type-approved for road use and is the technical starting point from which the official Ducati Superbike models that will compete starting from 2019 racing season derive.


Top performance

The Desmosedici Stradale R is a more responsive engine that allows to ensure a greater sprint. This results in 221 HP (162 kW) that react immediately to the throttle inputs, delivered at 15,250 rpm (values referring to EU type-approval). Impressive figures that become even more amazing by fitting the full-racing exhaust Ducati Performance by Akrapovič: the maximum power to 234 HP (174 kW) at 15,500 rpm.


Racing aerodynamics

The aerodynamic package of the Panigale V4 R includes: protective windscreen, headlight fairing and side fairings to reduce aerodynamic resistance, air extractors to reduce operating temperatures in heavy-duty racing use, and the GP16-derived carbon fibre aerodynamic appendices that increase stability in all riding phases, reduce the intervention of electronic controls and increase rider confidence, who tends to keep the throttle open for a longer time and the swingarm with adjustable pivot in four positions.


Design for performance

The Front Frame of the Panigale V4R, developed in collaboration with the engineers of Ducati Corse, is optimised for racing use with fully mechanical Öhlins steering damper and suspensions, including the new pressurised front fork and the swinging arm with four-way adjustable pin.


Cutting-edge technology

The Panigale V4 R is equipped with the latest generation electronic package, that manages all riding phases, based on the use of the 6-axis inertial platform by Bosch (6D IMU – Inertial Measurement Unit). The Pit Limiter makes its debut on the bike, limiting its speed when riding in the pit lane.


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