Ducati India has launched the 2021 Ducati Panigale V4 in India, which meets the Bharat Stage VI (BS6) regulations. The latest-generation Panigale V4 has been launched in two variants, with the standard Ducati Panigale V4 priced at ₹ 23.50 lakh (Ex-showroom), while the higher-spec Ducati Panigale V4 S has been priced at ₹ 28.40 lakh (Ex-showroom). Prices have gone up by ₹ 80,000 for the standard variant, and ₹ 1.90 lakh for the S variant. Despite being cleaner with lower emissions, both variants retain the same maximum power and torque levels of the 2020 model.
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The 1,103 cc Desmosedici Stradale, V4 engine continues to produce 214 bhp at 13,000 rpm and 124 Nm of peak torque at 9,500 rpm. The exhaust on the 2021 Panigale V4 uses larger catalysts to maintain the same power, while lowering emissions, as well as adopting a new technology of impregnation of noble metals to maximise the ability to convert polluting gases, Ducati said in a statement. In addition, the new Panigale V4 is said to feature a series of structural, aerodynamic and electronic changes designed to increase speed and responsiveness on track.
In 2020, the aerodynamics of the V4 were updated with a similar package as the V4 R with plexiglass headlight fairing and side fairings, lateral extractors for efficient air flow over the radiator, and the introduction of the winglets. The Panigale V4 also gets the latest generation ‘predicitive’ control system, linked to the six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU). The system continuously monitors the angular acceleration of the crankshaft, and the speed of the rear wheel, preventing real wheel slippage in mid-corner, when the rider re-opens the throttle at maximum lean angle. The electronics package is comprehensive, with ABS cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control EVO 3, Ducati Slide Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, Ducati Power Launch, Ducati Up/Down Quickshifter, as well as Engine Brake Control.
For 2021, the Panigale V4 features a new Riding Mode strategy that allows the rider to make quick comparisons between two different configurations on the track to define the best set-up. The Race Riding Mode has been split into two specific mappings for track use (Race A and Race B), now freely comparable in the individual parameters. The Riding Modes allows the riders to choose between four different pre-set riding styles to offer the Panigale V4 behavior that is perfectly adaptable to the rider, the type of track and the environmental conditions.
Among the features added to the Panigale V4, V4 S for 2021 is the chain guard fin, an important safety precaution that allows you to avoid dangerous contacts with the chain and crown in the event of a slide. In addition, for those who use the bike all year round, there is now provision for heated grips, while the ignition key has a new, more modern, and elegant grip. The Panigale V4 and Panigale V4 S models are also equipped with new self-bleeding brake and clutch pumps which were used for the first time on the Superleggera V4. Bookings for the 2021 Ducati Panigale V4 are open across all Ducati dealerships across India.