La Panigale V4 MY21 told with the "Tech talks" video tutorial series, available on Ducati.com website.
With the "Tech talks" video tutorial series, also published in episodes on the Youtube channel area of Borgo Panigale house.
The official Ducati test rider Alessandro Valia and the development manager of the Panigale V4 project Carlo Ricci Maccarini are the protagonists of the 7 video made in the paddock of the World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in Misano, in which the characteristics of the Panigale V4 S are illustrated in detail, focusing in particular on the strategies for using the available electronic controls correctly and consciously, with the aim of improving performance on the track.
- Product overview
- Product novelties
- Cornering ABS
- Cornering ABS front only
- Öhlins Electronic Suspension Control
- Ducati Traction Control EVO 3
- Riding mode settings
The first video of the series is titled "MY21 Product Overview" and it is an overview of the development of the Panigale V4 project starting from Model Year 20 and the major improvements made to that vehicle in terms of chassis, aerodynamics and engine controls. In its 2021 version, the Panigale V4 is one motorcycle even easier to drive, designed to help the rider achieve top performance in safety.
The second video, entitled " MY21 Product Novelties", goes into specifics on the novelties of the Panigale V4. Since 2021, the entire family has complied with the Euro 5 anti-pollution legislation, maintaining the maximum power and torque values of the engine unchanged. In this new version, the Race Riding Mode has also been duplicated in two specific mappings for track use (Race A and Race B), alongside the already existing Sport and Street. The Panigale V4 MY21 also sees the introduction of self-bleeding brake pumps (seen for the first time on the Superleggera V4), which with their operation help to obtain an always precise and repeatable braking. Finally, Ducati Traction Control EVO 3 was introduced, a refined strategy derived from the world of Ducati Corse, which makes acceleration out of corners easier and more predictable.
In the third video " Cornering ABS Settings" the benefits offered by ABS Cornering are analyzed, a tool that Ducati develops specifically to maximize the racing performance of the Panigale V4, not only in difficult conditions but also in the brawl and in the pursuit of lap time. L'ABS Cornering works in symbiosis with the IMU inertial platform and combines performance and safety thanks to a system that modulates the pressure according to the lean angle and speed, with the aim of keeping the vehicle always stable, thus favoring both the professional driver than the amateur.
The fourth video is dedicated to "Cornering ABS Front Only" , an exclusive system from Ducati, which works only on locking the front wheel and helps the amateur rider to bring the braking closer to the center of the corner, providing him with a safety net that always keeps the vehicle balanced, with the right weight redistribution and the correct front load. This characteristic of the Panigale V4 allows to significantly improve the lap time.
In the fifth video of the series we talk about "Öhlins Electronic Suspension Control" , or rather the “event based” semi-active suspension system that the Panigale V4 has. The algorithm developed by Ducati together with Öhlins is predictive, that is, it is able to recognize the various driving phases (acceleration, braking and mid-corner). The suspension system is available in two modes: fixed and dynamic. The latter allows to obtain a soft and intuitive bike, but at the same time ready to offer the necessary support when the rider needs it. When braking, for example, the fork offers maximum support in the compression phase, putting a more precise and stable bike in the rider's hands.
The sixth video focuses on how the "Ducati Traction Control EVO 3" , the traction control unit of the Panigale V4. This new system helps the driver in all phases of acceleration, instilling safety and at the same time allowing to exploit the maximum performance of the engine. The DTC EVO 3 adds to the slip prediction system built by the DTC EVO 2 algorithm, also the mechanical clearance recovery phase in the middle of the curve. The system is in fact capable of recognizing this phase and consequently reducing the thrusts in a non-invasive way so as not to lose the position on the saddle and the line.
The seventh and final video named "Riding Mode settings" shows all electronic settings available for the Panigale V4. For 2021 Ducati has chosen to duplicate the Race Riding Modes in Race A and Race B to offer enthusiasts an even wider choice and the possibility of customizing the controls according to the needs of the moment and to the different types of circuit. The duplication of the Riding Modes Race allows the rider to make these two systems differ even by a single parameter and to verify their effectiveness during the driving phase, but also to change the attitude of the bike based on tire wear and conditions. of the runway.
All seven episodes are already available in the dedicated section of the Ducati website. The first two episodes were also published on the YouTube channel of the Borgo Panigale company, where the remaining five videos will also be made available to fans during the month of May.