Ducati’s top dog – the Panigale V4 – is going strong for another year. 2023 doesn’t see anything in the way of updates for the flagship bike, but the bike remains a strong member of the 2023 Ducati family and a standout among its competitors. The bike is available in 3 model offerings – the standard V4, the upgraded V4 S, and the closed course-oriented SP2.
As with previous years of the Panigale V4, the bike is powered by a 1,103 cc four-cylinder engine arranged in a V formation. This powerplant, which also finds a home in the 2023 Streetfighter V4, produces a claimed 215.5 HP and 91.2 lb-ft of torque. Weighing in at just 385 lbs, it’s no secret that this Italian-bred superbike can move. The Panigale has some insane aerodynamics incorporated directly into its design, no doubt taken from Ducati’s MotoGP research and development. This includes a set of winglets, which only add to the bike’s already aggressive stance.
The standard V4 model has niceties like Ducati’s standard suite of electronic controls, a fully adjustable Showa suspension setup in the front & a Sachs unit in the rear. It also gets Brembo brakes in the front and an unbranded setup on the rear wheel. The V4 S model trades the suspension in for an electronically controlled Ohlins unit and adds on a set of forged wheels which completely one up the cast set found on the basic bike.
The SP2 model is a track-focused package which adds on some racing goodies so that nothing stands in its way. Upgrades include carbon fibre wheels, a 9-disc dry clutch, and adjustable Rizoma foot pegs. The bike is only available in a single-seater configuration and is part of a numbered series – each bike has its individual number engraved on the steering stem, however, Ducati has not confirmed how many bikes will be produced in total.
The 2023 Ducati Panigale V4 can only be purchased in either Ducati Red. The same goes for the S model, however, it adds some black accents. Meanwhile, the SP2 is only availabe in a unique racing livery, with plenty of carbon fibre accent.
The 2023 Ducati Panigale V4 starts at $24,495 USD / $27,895 CAD.
On this page:we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc., so you can read up on the new 2023 Ducati Panigale V4/S/SP2 in one place.
6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Chain 525; Front sprocket 16; Rear sprocket 41
Fully adjustable Showa BPF fork 43 mm chromed inner tubes
Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum single-sided swingarm
2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston callipers with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO. Self bleeding master cylinder.
245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity
17 l – 4.49 gallon (US)
1.469 mm (57,8 in)
850 mm (33.5 in)
175 kg (386 lb)
24 months, Unlimited mileage
2023 Ducati Panigale V4/S/SP2 Features
Even more beautiful with new, more compact and efficient double-profile-design wings and redesigned extraction sockets to improve the cooling system.
New SBK gearbox with lengthened I, II and VI gear to be faster on track. New torque management strategy that guarantees the rider the possibility of always having the optimal thrust when opening the throttle.
Equipped with the new Öhlins NPX 25/30 electronically controlled pressurised fork that uses a pressurized cartridge damping system with a 125 mm travel.
The seat and tank have been redesigned to maximize the rider’s performance and minimize the physical effort required for track riding
New Power Mode logic with 4 engine configurations to satisfy all types of riders, from professionals to amateurs tackling their first track days.
SBK-style gear shift indicator. New graphics designed for the track to help the rider fine-tune the electronic controls.
2023 Ducati Panigale V4/S/SP2 Photos
2023 Ducati Panigale V4/S/SP2 Videos
2023 Ducati Panigale V4 S First Ride & Review!!! by Jaret Campisi:
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