2nd PLACE DUCATI PANIGALE V4 R* (221 HORSEPOWER)
Developed in synergy with Ducati Corse, the Panigale V4 R bares its racing soul in every aspect, from engine performance to chassis architecture, not to mention the aerodynamic design. Christened Desmosedici Stradale R, the 90° V4 has a firing order that provides a sound similar to the MotoGP Desmosedici. Through the use of a new drive shaft forged in steel, aluminum pistons and titanium rockers, it has 221 HP and maximum torque of 112 Nm at 11,500 rpm. The chassis architecture is also at the service of performance, with the Front Frame lightened on the sides and the fairing that ensures greater aerodynamic penetration. And then there are the MotoGP electronics, which are instrumental in its World Superbike victories.
The need to lighten the Panigale V4 R, shedding every extra ounce, also involved Brembo, which developed the Stylema™ caliper in a global exclusive, later also used by other manufacturers, as we have already seen. Compared to the calipers that equipped the previous Ducati street bikes, it also weighs about 9 percent less, thanks to the reduction of the external dimensions and the height of the fastening columns and the consequent use of fastening screws that are 5 mm shorter. It also boasts record cooling times, thanks to the increased number of clearance areas around the pistons. These calipers work with the 330 mm floating discs and a radial master cylinder. All 'Made by Brembo'.
*The 214.1 horsepower Ducati Panigale V4 should also be in the rankings. However, in order to avoid bikes from the same family and so that we can look at several different models, we are only presenting the best. Besides, the Panigale V4 has the same braking specs as the Panigale V4 R.