See What the 2022 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 With Carbon Fiber Upgrades Looks Like

See What the 2022 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 With Carbon Fiber Upgrades Looks Like

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To continue the resounding success of the Panigale V4 series, Ducati has introduced an updated version called SP2. This exotic track-oriented superbike is believed to be the Ultimate Racetrack Machine that can contend in any race.

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2022 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2: The Ultimate Racetrack Machine

Ducati Panigale SP2: The “Specs Push” of the V4 Series

The new Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 (SP stands for Specifications Push) gets a minor power boost compared to the previous V4 models. This 1,100-cc “monster” produces a maximum of 215.5 hp at 13,000 rpm and a max torque of over 120 N.m. 

Being a race-focused superbike doesn’t mean this Panigale lacks its versatility, as the bike has four riding modes: Street, Sport, Race A, and Race B. 

All riding modes are controlled by the new electronic system and are displayed and managed via a high-resolution 5” color screen. So now both amateur road users and professional track riders can find it easy as they take on their battle against the stopwatch.

The updated version also comes with tons of equipment and accessories, like the optional Akrapovic exhaust system that can increase power up to 228 hp. 

Above all, the presence of carbon fiber in nearly every part of the superbike reduces mass significantly, transforming it into a glorious track “weapon” that threatens the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R.


Matte Carbon Fiber Rims Shave Off Huge Rotational Mass

Replacing superbike parts with composite materials is not a new idea. However, not many track bikes have wheels and rims made of carbon fiber.

We all know how lightweight carbon fiber is. This composite material is up to 50% lighter than aluminum alloy typically seen in bike wheels, yet it offers five times more strength and rigidity. 

As a result, the carbon fiber rims of the new Panigale SP2 shed 3 pounds (1.4 kg) off the bike, bringing its unsprung and rotational mass down significantly for better response when cornering at speed. Specifically, the carbon rims reduce inertia by 26% at the front and 46% at the rear to boost agility in direction changes, resulting in effortless curve closing.

It’s hard not to admire the benefits of reducing the bike’s weight. At its top speed of 299 km/h, the Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 carbon fiber already performs perfectly thanks to its smooth, 6-speed QuickShift clutch. 

With less unsprung and rotational mass due to those lighter carbon fiber rims, the SP2 accelerates even faster.

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Redesigned Carbon Fiber Aero Winglets for Drag Reduction

The 2022 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 carbon fiber also stands out with a new pair of aerodynamic winglets that significantly optimize airflow and drag.

This innovative dual-element wing design, which consists of a flap in addition to the main element, is functionally comparable to the rear wing of an F1 car. Despite being 50% thinner and 40% more compact than the previous versions, the winged appendages provide the same downforce of up to 37 kg at 300 km/h.

The new aerodynamic component also maintains stability during all riding phases and lessens the risk of wobbling at high speed. In addition, because less electronic control intervention is required and the rider can hold the throttle open for longer and brake later into the turn, these aero winglets also produce faster lap timings.


Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 Carbon Fiber Full Configuration

So, how much carbon fiber is precisely added to the new Ducati Panigale V4 SP2? The answer is that you can find the composite material from almost every angle of the bike. 

While most carbon fiber functions as a protective cover for the parts, the carbon rims, and winglets, once again, are the most critical elements involved in the bike’s performance and aerodynamic capacity.

  • 5-split Spoke Rims
  • Aero Winglets
  • Front Mudguard
  • Heel Guards
  • Clutch Cover
  • Generator Cover
  • Frame Cover
  • Swinging Arm Cover
  • Chain Guard
  • Brake-cooling Ducts




1,103 cc

Transmission/Final Drive:


Claimed Horsepower:

215.5 hp at 13,000 rpm

Claimed Torque:

120 N.m at 11,000 rpm


Aluminum front frame

Front Suspension:

43mm Öhlins NIX 25/30 semi-active fork; fully adjustable; 4.9 in. travel

Rear Suspension:

Öhlins TTX 36 semi-active shock; fully adjustable; 5.1 in. travel

Front Brake:

4-piston Brembo Stylema R calipers, dual 330mm discs w/ Cornering ABS Evo

Rear Brake:

2-piston caliper, 245mm disc w/ Cornering ABS Evo

Wheels, Front/Rear:

5-spoke carbon fiber; 17 x 3.50 in. / 17 x 6.00 in.

Tires, Front/Rear:

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP; 120/70ZR-17 / 200/60ZR-17

Seat Height:

33.5 in.

Fuel Capacity:

4.5 gal.

Claimed Dry Weight:

381 lb (173 kg)

Claimed Wet Weight:

428.7 lb (194.5 kg)

2022 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 carbon fiber full specifications. Source: Cycle World

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Verdict: What to Expect Next From Ducati?

The Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 carbon fiber is another advancement of the V4 series. It takes Ducati a lifetime of experience, continuous knowledge, and technological development from the racing industry to produce the new Panigale SP2. 

The lighter carbon fiber wheels make the most significant impact. The bike is easier to ride at top speed and turns faster and more precisely with a lighter rotational mass. So although the maximum speed may be the same, acceleration is undoubtedly better.

Ducati proudly claims this is its Ultimate Racetrack Machine, and we must admit the Italian giant has a clue to say so. No road track-focused bike on the market today can lap a track faster than the SP2.

Apart from the lap time, many will also be astounded by the exterior. The new Panigale SP2 is incredible in an all-black colorway with some contrastive red elements. The matte carbon fiber also adds a sense of uniqueness to the overall look.

In conclusion, the 2022 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 carbon fiber completes its most significant evolution since its creation. Therefore, it’s hard to anticipate another improvement from the V4 series, and we should instead appreciate how fantastic the bike is.


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