The Ducati factory is continually developing aspects of the Panigale V4 S Superbike and this July in Bologna the focus is on electronic improvements for the 2023 model.
The Ducati Panigale V4 2023 electronic updates include improvements to Engine Braking Control, Traction Control, quick shifting and ride by wire making the bike even easier and more intuitive for riders of all levels. A new cooling fan control system is also on the cards for added rider comfort.
The Panigale family has always gained form the continual performance upgrades and technologies of the world Superbike machines and the 2023 version of the Panigale V4 will be no different. The Panigale V4 project works to ensure that everything designed for racing can then be transferred to motorcycles intended for enthusiasts.
The 2022 Panigale V4 model received all new aerodynamics, ergonomics, engine, chassis and electronics but the 2023 model will be even better with the adoption of an updated electronic package, capable of further increasing the riding feeling and performances on the racetrack.
Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO 2
The Panigale V4 2023 receives the new Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO 2 software, featuring a different gear-by-gear calibration on each of the three selectable levels which adjusts the load on the rear wheel under braking.
This is designed to improve stability, precision and directionality during braking and cornering, by selecting the best electronic set-up for each circuit.
In the first stage of braking, when there is little load on the rear tyre, the EBC EVO 2 provides less engine brake, which increases as you approach the centre of the curve: the moment in which the intervention of the engine brake contributes the most to slowing down the bike and tightening the line. The system reduces rear wheel lockup in the most demanding braking situations, thus improving stability and precision in the cornering phase.
Ducati Quick Shift (DQS)
The Panigale V4 2023 also receives a new strategy for the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) , improving gearshift fluidity at every degree of throttle opening, both partial and full, handling the two different situations differently.
When shifting with the throttle slightly open, the system previously cut the injection, but now it only retards the ignition timing, smoothing out the shifting in road use. Full throttle shifting will still empty an injection cut, but the torque restoration phase has been refined, giving a more stable and efficient power return, benefitting lap time.
You may have read about the unbearable heat omitted by the Panigale V4 here so thankfully there is a strategy for a new cooling fan too. Designed to not only offer better management of operating temperatures but also greater thermal comfort for the rider at speeds typical of road use. This latest update also reduces the typical heat build-up at the end of track sessions.
Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
The updates for the Panigale V4 2023 also includes a refined Ducati Traction Control (DTC) designed to be even more accurate in relation to lean angle, and a Ride by Wire system to improve the connection between the torque requested by the rider and the torque actually delivered.
These updates are no only available on the new Panigale V4, V4 S and V4 SP2 2023 models, but can be added to 2022 models by means of a simple update performed by a Ducati technician starting from the end of July 2022.
The Panigale V4 will be the main focus together with the Panigale V2 of the “Lenovo Race of Champions”, which will be held on Saturday 23 July as part of the World Ducati Week 2022 and will see 21 Ducati riders from the MotoGP and Superbike championships compete at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.