2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R, The Panigale V4 R embodies the maximum expression of Ducati values: style, sophistication, performance. It is the maximum expression of Ducati’s racing DNA, more similar to a racing prototype than any other bike: a forward-looking model that accompanies the rider towards a dimension of advanced riding, made up of curves and straights that run incredibly fast, thanks to the electronics that, like an invisible, magical safety net, allows going beyond the limits. It is designed to ensure a symphony of emotions, thanks to the concept of performance: not only acceleration, braking ability and best lap time, but also safety and ease of riding, whatever the level of experience. In short, pure racing adrenaline under control. AERODYNAMIC PACKAGE LARGER WINDSCREEN, HEADLIGHT FAIRING, AND SIDE FAIRINGS: The windscreen is combined with a new, wider headlight fairing, both in height and laterally (+ 15 mm per side) in the area known as “arm-shield” to increase the shielding of arms and shoulders of the rider in a straight line, with a consequent reduction in aerodynamic resistance. The side fairings have been significantly widened (+ 38 mm per side) with the double objective of reducing the air impact on the rider and maximising the efficiency of the aerodynamic appendices. AERODYNAMIC APPENDICES: The trapezoidal single-element monoplan cowling has a tapered profile from the root to the end. The cowling performance is increased thanks to the insertion of the “strake”, a longitudinal bulkhead, and the end element called “winglet”, which insulates the air flows that run on its surface. EFFECTS ON RIDING: This dynamic behaviour, against a minor increase in steering torque due to the greater stability, allows to lower the lap time, because it reduces the intervention of the electronic controls and the rider tends to keep the throttle open for a longer time and to brake later into the curve. SIDE EXTRACTORS: On the sides, the elegant air vents of the Panigale V4 are replaced by more efficient extractors, designed to manage the operating temperatures during the race of the more powerful engine that drives the competition Ducati Panigale V4 R. The extractors increase the speed at which the cooling air crosses the water and oil radiators by 6% and 16%, respectively. CHASSIS “FRONT FRAME”: The “Front Frame” of the Panigale V4 R stands out for the lightning on the machined side panels that allow to reach the stiffness target required by Ducati Corse and further reduce its weight. ADJUSTABLE PIVOT: The modifications to the chassis are completed by the possibility of adjusting the height of the rear swinging arm pivot to 4 positions in steps of 2 mm. The adjustable pivot increases the adjustment possibilities to more precisely adapt the bike to the riding style and the type of track.