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We put the Ducati Panigale V4 on the Dyno | Features |


We put the Ducati Panigale V4 on the Dyno | Features |

We managed to get our hands on one of the very first 1103cc Ducati Panigale V4’s right on the back of the launch in Valencia the other week. With a claimed 214bhp at the crank with 91.5ft/lb of torque, we decided that we were going to put it to the test.

We headed to out local Dyno at BSD, which is where we test all our bikes to find that the Panigale V4 puts out an almighty 198.58bhp at the back wheel with 87.35ft/lb of torque, instantly making it the most powerful mass-produced sportsbike we’ve ever tested.

And just get a load of that V4 singing. Bliss…

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  1. Tripple Hazard

    February 2, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Special Ducati spanner needed to tighten chain 🤣

  2. Ronny Weinreich

    February 2, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Well good Performance.
    198.58bhp and 87.35ft/lb with 1103cc looks good at the first sight.
    Just look at the old S1000RR MCN Dyno run with 196,26bhp and 85,09ft/lb with 999cc.
    Ducati just cheatet +2,32bhp with +104cc cubic capacity, thats not that mutch.
    In Theory, when the S1000RR had 10% more cc and 10% more bhp, it would make about 215 bdp at the back wheel with 1100cc.

  3. Jayden Valentine

    February 2, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    This is horseshit. I am waiting for the 2999cc panigale v8 with 300bhp.

  4. Devindran Mathiwanan

    February 2, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    The stock exhaust system spitting flames. That's brutal.

  5. YesMan

    February 2, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Those dislikes,. Just why, the Ducati Panigale V4 is a beauty.

  6. 김태균

    February 2, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    198HP 87ft/lb on Dyno

  7. Tyler Jones

    February 2, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    I remember 10 years ago when the ZX-10R was the top dog with 160 hp!

  8. Jdor D

    February 2, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Yeshua / Jesus Saves

  9. Geoffrey Zimmer

    February 2, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Thats pretty decent for stock form on 1100v4.  Probably gain a few more HP if you go with aftermarket exhaust, tune, and some other performance mods.  My 1299 gained 17hp with Termi exhaust, Sprint filter, and RapidBike Race installed…also shaved some weight when I dropped the stock can. I would assume similar increase with similar mods on V4.

  10. Andrew Freeman

    February 2, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    198+HP at the rear wheel, STOCK?!?!?! Insane in the membrane!

  11. meefking8404

    February 3, 2018 at 1:24 am

    Do you think we might actually see Ducati in the Isle of Man TT with this new engine setup?

  12. fattymcgee123

    February 3, 2018 at 3:11 am


  13. Jumpr 21

    February 3, 2018 at 3:30 am

    I wonder what the all new 2019 BMW S1000RR has up its sleeve for this then…. especially since it’s a brand new engine

  14. Ducati Drew

    February 3, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Not producing the power advertised.

  15. 05EVORS

    February 3, 2018 at 11:59 am

    My 15yr old daily lightweight Gen1 1260cc busa makes 107rwtq(30 more useable low rpm power than the Duc) and 178rwhp(20 less top end you hardly use on street) w just high lift yosh cams, full ti system/dc tuned, Yes its a street slut not a track bike i get it – these #'s dont blow me away but are expected. Love the new V4 about time a 'mainstream' manufacturer w a good dealer network makes them(not just Vmax) been waiting on Honda and passing on awesome sounding Aprillias.

  16. JayR Robles

    February 3, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Hot Damn thats a powerful bike!

  17. Alex Yo

    February 3, 2018 at 6:09 pm


  18. gpman2002

    February 3, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    The fact is that this beauty is 1103cc and not 1000 according to the regulations. So, to me, even though is a piece of art for the museum, the power of it is ''fake''. I honestly can not understand why DUCATI has chosen to produce a bike which does not belong in any category (obviously is a marketing issue but I chose to surpass this). It could have been 1400cc – what stopped them? Anyway, GREAT JOB DONE AGAIN from MCN.

  19. SV650NYC

    February 4, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Maybe if you would tighten your loose chain you could get to 200 bhp.

  20. B T

    February 4, 2018 at 8:22 am

    That chain is way too loose.

  21. Chris Martin

    February 4, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    My Duc 1299 has more power than I can handle as it is. I can only bang out 4th 5th gear on the track. No way can i do that on the street just fucken insane as it is. Bike stood straight up in 2nd gear with a stock motor !!! This new V4 is nice as hell for sure but I'm gonna hang on to my V-twin for a while.

  22. R Soul

    February 5, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Guess what opinionated people, it doesn’t matter what you have, you are allowed to like other things. If you own a postie bike for instance, doesn’t mean that you have to hate someone on a step through moped as an example. This bike is beautiful, and sounds amazing wherever you are from, let’s just appreciate that people made it in the first case ok?

  23. K B

    February 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Ducati beats anything. The race level electronics package makes it unbeatable on the track. Amazing bike from a world class company.

  24. Joakim Augustsson

    February 5, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Compared to what?

  25. Evers

    February 6, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Not only chain, But the horsepower is claimed to be with a full exhaust system not the factory

  26. dukedalington

    February 7, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Well I just went from six to midnight…

  27. kirk orr

    February 9, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Did you have to remove the fuel tank to do the DYNO test?

  28. Gimme 2

    February 10, 2018 at 1:03 am

    5% different compared to another dyno tested by JHS ,44 teeth, tyre pressure? air density moisture?Dyno?
    Dynos are an expensive penis measuring device

  29. arkama67

    February 10, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    lol who said this was gonna slay the h2 ?

  30. Demirkan Özsoy

    February 10, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    stop the fucking flash

  31. Chris Dark

    February 11, 2018 at 12:32 am

    This is the same bike (same reg) as the one in the 44teeth dyno vid, quite different dyno results

  32. J.V.M.

    February 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    GSX-R1000 and extra $10k in my pocket thank you!

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