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Ducati Panigale V2

We had the pleasure to take the Ducati Streetfighter V4 out for a few days, which you can check out for the full review below.

The so-called hyper-naked machine is one of a kind motorcycle thanks to its Panigale V4-derived powerplant that churns out more than 200hp.

However, all those power comes with a hefty price tag of RM115,900 for the base model, while the range-topping V4 S will set you back at RM145,900.

For those who want the Streetfighter V4 but are unwilling to spend that much, worry not, as we might be getting some good news from the folks at Bologna.

The latest development suggests that there could be a V2 version of the Streetfighter.

Moreover, alleged photos show what could be the Ducati Streetfighter V2 currently undergoing testing in Italy along with the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak.

Nonetheless, if the rumours and the spy shot is somewhat true, the basic is easy to guess; strip away the fairing from the Panigale V2 and boom! You get the Streetfighter V2.

The current Panigale V2 makes around 153hp and 104Nm from its twin-cylinder 955cc Superquadro, which is still plenty for a naked version V2.

Considering the fully-faired Ducati Panigale V2 is currently available at RM109,900, the Streetfighter V2 could have a lower price point. All we have to do now is to wait until November, as the Borgo-Panigale factory might reveal the new Streetfighter at the 2021 EICMA in Milan.

The limited run of the Ducati Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary has entered the production phase, as confirmed by the Italian firm.

The special edition Panigale V2 was built to pay homage to Troy Bayliss careers at the Superbike World Championship.

The Panigale V2 is characterized by the combination of livery and graphics inspired by the 996 R that helped Bayliss clinched his maiden win in the 2001 WSBK.

According to Ducati, since the official presentation at WSBK in Assen, the company has received tons of orders, already covering a large part of the production for the coming months.

To better enhance performance on the track, the V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary is fitted with Öhlins NX30 front fork and TTX36 rear shock absorbers.

Moreover, adopting a lithium-ion battery and a single-seat configuration allows the bike to shed off 3 kilograms of weight.

Troy’s number 21 is added on the saddle in white alongside a red and green stripe that makes up the Italian flag.

The Troy Bayliss name will go down in history as one of the gods of motorcycle racing.

In just 12 years of active racing, Bayliss has shattered records and created records that still stand.

Which is fantastic for a person who gave up racing, went into apprenticeship at a local spray painting shop in Australia, then started active racing at the ripe age of 26.

Troy Bayliss is still the only person to ever win a MotoGP and WSB race in the same season.

He also has 52 race wins and 94 podium finishes to his name.

His 52 race wins puts him third in the overall most ever race wins in WSB.

Throughout his career, Troy has almost exclusively raced Ducatis. Save for a couple of Suzukis and Kawasakis early on in his career.

Troy has brought the Italian brand some dazzling race wins, and in honour of that, Ducati has introduced a Troy Bayliss exclusive model.

It is aptly called the Ducati Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary edition.

But why would Ducati honor one of their greatest riders by dedicating a entry-level superbike instead of the flagship Panigale V4R?

Well, considering that Bayliss won all of his championships on a twin, Ducati thought it fit to honour him with the latest twin-cylinder superbike instead – the Panigale V2.

And boy what a machine it is.

From the outside, the unique Panigale V2 features Troy’s 2001 championship winning graphics with the iconic number 21 displayed proudly on its side – like a proper race bike.

The V2 is of course in red, but it also features a dash of green and white to channel the proud Italian heritage.

Still on the outside, Troy’s signature is displayed proudly on the tank while the triple clamp displays the production number of the bike.

Onto the fun stuff.

To make this unique Panigale V2 even more special, Ducati has replaced the standard Showa forks with Ohlins NX30 forks up front and Ohlins TTX36 shock at the rear.

There’s also an Ohlins sourced steering damper.

Ducati has also replaced the battery of standard V2 with a lithium ion unit and the bike now comes as a single seater.

Sports grip, a titanium and carbon exhaust kit and Troy’s number embroidered in white on the seat alongside the Italian national flag top it all off.

Combined, this limited edition Panigale V2 is 3kg lighter than the standard Panigale V2.

There’s no telling when this model will make it to Malaysia, if ever, but if it does, expect it to be in the RM140,000 – RM180,000 region.

Most folks would think that the Ducati Panigale V2 looks good in red, but we think that the limited edition ‘White Rosso’ livery takes it to a whole new level. A couple of units have landed here in Malaysia and if you’re quick, you can be the first owner of this beautiful beast finished in Star White Silk with hints of Ducati Red. (more…)

Randy Krummenacher, the 2019 WorldSSP champion, has been seen testing at the Misano International Circuit on board a surprisingly Ducati Panigale V2 prepped by the Barni Racing Team. The Swiss rider and his former team is gearing up for a possible change in the WorldSBK intermediate class for 2021. (more…)

Turn five of the Jerez Angel Nieto circuit is a tricky one, especially for first timers. A fast flowing corner that suddenly tightens to catch you off guard and then threatens to send you off into the kitty litter.

I will not confirm it but I might have soiled my pants a little the first time I rode into the corner. After a few laps, I figured out the trick is to turn later than your instincts tell you to, holding your nerve as the edge of the 35 year old circuit rushes at you.

This has led to new found respect for MotoGP riders who race on this very circuit. The track is tight, fast and daunting. In comparison, Sepang Circuit feels like a multi-lane Californian highway, while Jerez feels like you’re racing down one of those tight Spanish village roads.

Good thing then that Ducati gave us a good 10 minutes of “familiarisation” time during the international media test ride of the brand new Panigale V2.

Turn five may be tricky, but the V2 is nimble and obliging; I had already found “my line” by the third lap – however slow the lap may have been.

But it wasn’t the corner that surprised me, it was how placeable the Ducati Panigale V2 was and how it responded so easily to what I asked of it.

A little roll off the throttle, a little more lean, point it where I wanted to be, add some squirt, and voila, I was at the exit of turn five at the long back straight heading to turn six.

Now I’m no track junkie, and neither am I a hardcore speed demon who “backs it in” every chance I get. In fact I still am a little clumsy on track, just as I am with chopsticks. Don’t judge me.

But this is what makes the Ducati Panigale V2 so special – it is such a friendly machine that it suits almost every riding style. And it makes riders like me feel like absolute heroes.

Easy! Seriously easy!

The Ducati Panigale V2 is the successor to the popular 959. The entrée to the world of Ducati superbikes if I may say, lovingly called by some as the baby-Panigale while others hail it as the beginners Ducati superbike.

It may look like a watered down version of the V4, and I wouldn’t blame you for mistaking it for one at first. Enthusiasts eyes will spot the grey Showa front forks that are in place of the golden Ohlins on the V4. And I absolutely love the fact that the V2 now comes with a single-sided swingarm, a feature the 959 did not have.

The court of public opinion may differ about the role of single-siders, but I am of the opinion a true to form Ducati should come with one. So tip of the hat to Ducati on this one.

But as for its friendliness, don’t get me wrong. However friendly it may be, the Panigale V2 is a serious machine; one that lets you exploit it however you want but asks that you respect its abilities.

Forget lots of power, say hello to usable Power!

The Superquadro 90-degree twin engine is an evolution of the same 955cc engine as the 959. But as you would expect, further refined for more power, 5hp and 2Nm of torque more to be exact. It is also Euro 5 compliant now, which may not matter to most Malaysian bikers, but it makes the bike environmentally friendly.

It is a lovely sounding engine even with stock exhausts. It does however love to scream and makes all of its power at 10,750rpm, and it sounds beautiful at that rpm as the video below will show you:

MotoGP derived electronics makes it a very intelligent bike!

But what makes the V2 truly special is that it is a very clever motorcycle thanks to some trick electronics.

The EVO 2 traction control system for example is derived from Ducati’s MotoGP exploits. This system first made its debut on the top of the range Panigale V4R and has since trickled down to the rest of the Panigale range.

The new Traction Control system uses wider parameters than simply calculating wheel slip, and truly makes you feel like a hero.

The electronic brain of the bike, a six-axis Bosch IMU, sits at the centre of it all, and the package includes ABS Cornering EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control EVO, and lean-angle-sensitive Engine Brake Control, you guessed it, EVO.

What does EVO stand for? Evolution of course. And in this context it means it is the evolution of the previous systems – smarter to include more variables like cornering ABS, and quicker to calculate everything that is going on with the bike and to deliver the necessary measures such as ensuring you never run out of traction.

And yes, you can customize the sensitivity of each of these systems, not only by selectable ride modes (Race, Sport and Street) but by sensitivity settings. For example, there are eight levels to the Traction Control and four levels of Wheelie Control. And you can also opt to reduce total engine power as well. Did I say that the bike is incredibly smart? Yes? Well I’m saying it again, the V2 makes you feel like a f**king hero.

But how do you access all of these systems? Well, there is a smart phone sized 4.5-inch TFT screen, colourised of course. And you can also personalize the way all of that information is fed back to you, with different display modes that changes the way information appears on the screen.

Enough of the dry jargon, how does it actually feel?

Out of the pit lane and onto the circuit, as you can probably imagine, the Panigale feels familiar, almost like a 959 with its slim body and light weight.

The rear of the bike is about 5mm higher than the 959 while overall trail has been reduced. This gives the bike a more compliant character, one that follows your every move in the saddle.

This also puts more weight onto the front tyre, which gives you added confidence of tucking the front into the corner while the rear simply follows. Placeable is the word here.

And then there are the tyres – Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 2 – sticky by design and when paired with the genius electronics, gives the V2 a ballistic feel out of corners. This also gives you confidence to drop the bike and pick it up again, ever more aggressively corner after corner.

The Ducati Quick Shifter is speed sensitive – the higher the speed, the quicker it shifts. And this just gives the V2 incredible acceleration from corner to corner.

And though the 955cc engine may not have the face morphing power of the V4, but it is still a very fast bike.

When it comes to shedding speed, all that speed is managed by twin M4.32 Brembo Monoblock calipers on 320mm discs which require just two-fingers to operate while the rear is kept in check by a 245mm disc.

As you can probably imagine, this is enough stopping power here to sate the most aggressive of riders. The only threat to Malaysian riders though will be securing the callipers from theft.

To buy or not to buy!

In typical Malaysian manner – “buyyyy broooo, still need to ask meh? The price already so good, what you want some more. RM109,900 only mah! Cheap la!”

It is difficult to truly judge the depth of a bike with just a few laps, but these few laps are good enough to tell me that the baby-Panigale has matured to be a true superbike.

Hardcore trackies might miss the ballistic nature of the V4 and the depth of adjustability the Ohlins shocks offer, but the V2 is honestly a good enough bike for all your needs. The seat is wider and more comfortable which gives it added comfort for daily rides to the office and such.

If you are looking for a bike that is easy to manage, won’t scare the crap out of you (well, at least not all the time) and will still look fantastic 10-20 years down the road – the Panigale V2 is the bike you want!

And now is the perfect time to buy the Panigale V2 as Ducati Malaysia has introduced its latest Ownership Enhancement Program – more info on it here!

Sejak menghadiri pelancaran Ducati Streetfighter V4 dan Panigale V2 di Rimini, Itali, Oktober tahun lalu, kami ternanti-nanti bilakah model ini akan dibawa ke Kuala Lumpur.

Persoalan itu semakin membuak-membuak tatkala masih tiada pengesahan daripada pihak Ducati Malaysia mengenai kedua-dua model ini.

Kini, timbul maklumat baharu yang seakan memberi bayangan Streetfighter V4 dan Panigale V2 akan mendarat dalam masa terdekat.

Ini susulan maklumat jangkaan harga yang didedahkan di laman sosial Facebook oleh Speed House MY bagi kedua-dua model terbabit.

Berdasarkan perkongsian itu, Streetfighter V4 dijangka ditawarkan sekitar RM119,000 manakala varian V4S, RM159,900 sementara Panigale V2 dianggarkan sekitar RM109,900.

Ducati Streetfighter V4 S

Ducati Streetfighter V4 merupakan motosikal jenis ‘hyper naked’ yang menawarkan lebih 200hp hasil daripada enjin yang telah ditala daripada nadi sama yang terdapat pada Panigale V4.

Manakala varian SP menawarkan spesifikasi yang lebih tinggi antaranya fork depan elektronik dari Ohlins, ekzos Akrapovic dan pakej elektronik.

Bagi yang berminat untuk mengetahui lebih lanjut mengenai Streetfighter V4 KLIK SINI.

Sementara itu, Panigale V2 juga sertai barisan jentera yang diperkenalkan ketika Ducati World Premier (DWP) 2020.

Ducati Panigale V2

Berdasarkan penerangan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Ducati, Claudio Domenicali, V2 merupakan jentera sportsbike yang dibina bukan sahaja memfokuskan terhadap kegunaan di litar malah jalan raya.

Ducati Panigale V2

Lebih jinak berbanding V4, Panigale V2 menawarkan enjin 955cc yang menghasilkan sekitar 155hp.

Bacaan lanjut mengenai Panigale V2 sila KLIK SINI.

Perlu dimaklumkan masih tiada sebarang pengesahan daripada pihak Next Bike Sdn Bhd – selaku pengedar rasmi Ducati di Malaysia – mengenai kemasukan Streetfighter V4 dan Panigale V2 namun ikuti perkembangan selanjutnya mengenai kedua-dua model ini di MotoMalaya.Net!

If you feel that the Ducati Panigale V4 range is a bit out of reach, the new 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 might just be the perfect solution for those looking for some serious middleweight sports bike fun, courtesy of Ducati. Their latest offering comes in the form of a new livery called “White Rosso”, a combination of Star White Silk with hints of Ducati Red. (more…)

Streetfighter V4

Selepas Ducati mencuri perhatian dunia dengan memperkenalkan Streetfighter V4, pengeluar motosikal Itali itu dikhabarkan bakal menghasilkan versi V2.

Panigale V4S

Menurut laporan MCN, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Ducati, Claudio Domenicali, membuat pendedahahan menarik mengenai perancangan untuk menghasilkan Ducati Streetfighter V2.

“Kami kini memiliki Panigale V2 yang menghasilkan 155hp dan menawarkan pengalaman menunggang sebuah sportbike yang tidak terlalu ekstrem.

“Jadi kami mahu menghasilkan sebuah motosikal naked dalam kategori sama,” Domenicali memberitahu MCN.

Panigale V2

Meskipun CEO Ducati itu tidak menyebut tentang menghasilkan sebuah Streetfighter V2 namun berdasarkan Streetfighter V4 yang lahir daripada Panigale V4R, kemungkinan senario sama akan berlaku terhadap Panigale V2.

Streetfighter V4

Ducati Streetfighter V2 dijangka menggunakan enjin 955cc V-Twin yang terdapat pada Panigale V2 di samping fork depan Showa boleh laras, penyerap hentakan Sachs dan kaliper brek Brembo Monoblock berkembar dan Cornering ABS.

  • The 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 takes over from the Panigale 959.

  • It’s now updated to share some features with the Panigale V4.

  • It’s the last Ducati V-Twin sportbike.

The updated Ducati Panigale 959 has been renamed as the 2020 Ducati Panigale V2.

We published a number of articles about a new 959 months ago and here it is. It was launched alongside the Streetfighter V4, Multistrada 1260 S 1260 Grand Tour, updated Panigale V4 and Scrambler Icon Dark at the 2019 Ducati World Premiere.

Immediately obvious are the Panigale V4-style front fairing, single-sided swingarm and new exhaust.

Holding out as the last Ducati V-Twin sportbike, the V2 gets lots of great stuff, some of them clearly shared with its Panigale V4 brother. However, Ducati made the V2 more accessible to the regular superbike rider while the V4 is the true track-oriented beast.

But that doesn’t mean the 959 went soft. The Superquadro engine was updated to produce 155 hp and 104 Nm of torque, while weighing only 153 kg, dry. That’s a whisker more than 1 hp to 1 kg.

The electronics got better too, of course. Traction control is now handled by the new IMU-based Ducati Traction Control Evo 2 (DTC EVO 2). The manufacturer claims it handles rear wheel slips 25% better compared to the previous model’s. Other functions such as the engine braking control and bi-directional quickshifter were similarly revised, too.

Last but not least, the V2 now has the TFT screen from the V4.

 

Ducati telah menjenamakan semula Panigale dua silinder sebagai V2 bagi pasaran 2020 dan jentera ini telah didatangkan dengan rekaan baharu sepenuhnya bagi pasaran 2020 ketika didedahkan di Ducati World Premier (DWP) 2020 di Rimini, Itali.

Ducati Panigale V2 menawarkan prestasi sebuah motosikal sport bike namun dengan tempat duduk yang lebih selesa sekaligus menjaminkan tunggangan yang mengujakan bagi kegunaan harian.

Antara ciri utama yang terdapat pada V2 adalah penggunaan kerangka monocoque yang menyerlahkan lagi bahagian enjin yang kompak sekaligus menampakkan keseluruhan rupa jentera ini kurang ‘menakutkan’ berbanding V4.

Mematuhi piawaian Euro5, enjin 955cc Superquadro ini menjana 155hp pada 10,750rpm – lebih 5hp berbanding enjin sebelumnya – dan 104Nm pada 9,000rpm.

Panigale V2 hanya perlu menjalani ‘valve clearance’ bagi setiap 24,000km dan servis selepas setiap 12,000km atau 12 bulan sekaligus membuktikan dakwaan bahawa jentera ini dilahirkan untuk kegunaan harian namun masih berkemampuan untuk menunjukkan taring di litar pada hujung minggu.

 

Pakej elektronik serba baharu turut diperkenalkan bagi menjaminkan tunggangan yang selamat dan selesa.

Panigale V2 dilengkapi dengan ‘cornering ABS’, sistem quickshifter (up down), traction control, engine brake control dan wheelie control dan menawarkan tiga mod tunggangan (Race, Sport dan Street).

Segala ciri ini boleh dikawal menggunakan paparan TFT berwarna 4.3 inci.

Antara ciri utama Panigale V2:

  • Under-engine silencer with single side end pipe
  • Kerangka monocoque aluminium
  • Swingarm single-sided aluminium
  • Fork 43 mm Showa Big Piston (BPF) boleh laras
  • Penyerap hentakan Sachs boleh laras
  • Steering damper Sachs
  • Pakej elektronok dengan 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU):
    • ABS Cornering EVO
    • Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2
    • Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO
    • Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2
    • Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO
  • Mod Tunggangan (Race, Sport, Street)
  • Tangki 17-litre
  • Lampu depan DRL LED penuh
  • Konfigurasi dua tempat duduk
  • Kaliper Brembo M4.32 monobloc
  • Rekaan rim serba baharu
  • Ducati Lap Timer GPS (DLT GPS), Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Ducati Data Analyser+ GPS (DDA+ GPS)

Ducati turut mendakwa Panigale V2 merupakan jentera ‘entry level’ bagi mereka yang mencari sebuah sport bike yang mudah ditunggang.

Untuk memastikan dakwaan ini berasas, tunggu sehingga kami diberikan peluang untuk menguji jentera ini sepenuhnya.

Dalam perkembangan sama, Ducati turut mengemas kini Panigale V4 bagi tahun 2020.

Segala aspek Panigale V4 turut dipertingkat antaranya keboleh tunggangan dan prestasi enjin dengan Ducati mendakwa jentera tersebut kini lebih ‘mesra’ meskipun kami berpendapat sebaliknya.

Bagaimanapun, Ducati menjelaskan bahawa barisan jurutera Ducati Corse telah mengambil segala maklum balas daripada pemilik V4 2019 seluruh dunia termasuk daripada Kejohanan Superbike Dunia (SBK) sebelum membentuk V4 2020.

Segala maklumat tersebut kemudiannya membawa kepada penambahbaikan yang telah dilaksanakan terhadap bahagian aerodinamik, chasis, kawalan elektronik dan sistem Ride by Wire lantas menjadikan V4 2020 lebih stabil ketika di selekoh.

Seperti model 2019, Panigale V4 2020 turut digerakkan dengan enjin Desmosedici Stradale 1103ccc V4 dengan timing Desmodromic yang menjana 214 hp pada 13,000 rpm.

Panigale V4 2020 turut dilengkapi dengan pakej sistem elektronik terkini antaranya:

  • ABS Cornering EVO;
  • Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2
  • Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
  • Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO
  • Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
  • Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2
  • Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO

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