With a mountain of power at their disposal, riders will have more control than on previous editions of the Panigale V4 R via two new engine modes - ‘Full’ and ‘Low’. Low Power Mode is created for greater suitability on the roads, dropping power output to just 160PS (118kW). Full Power Mode, on the other hand, unleashes the full, untamed, potential of the Desmosedici Stradale R with electronic aids only working in first gear.
The electronic dashboard now provides more effective information, with the MotoGP-developed Track Evo first seen on the Panigale V4 S adopted, as well as the new Info Mode. There is also the option to add the Ducati Performance DTC EVO 3 software which allows the rear position light to be switched to a flashing mode, and replaces Street Riding Mode with Rain Mode specifically designed for competing on a wet surface. It also renders the bike illegal for road usage, so can only be purchased by those looking to keep their Panigale V4 R solely on the track.
The Ducati Quick Shift system has been refined to provide fluid gear changes, no matter if the throttle is wide or partially opened. Meanwhile, the Engine Brake Control Evo 2 system is adopted, electronically managing engine braking and featuring a different gear-by-gear calibration at three levels.