After the global update of the Panigale V4 by the beginning of this year, it is difficult to radically improve the uncompromising sports machine. Therefore, this year Borgo Panigale limited itself to fine-tuning the electronics.
The Ducati Engine Brake Control (EBC) Evo 2 has received new calibrations for each gear, allowing for a more accurate determination of braking intensity based on the degree of rear wheel load. Engine braking is now smoother at the start of deceleration and increases as the bike approaches apex, minimizing the risk of wheel lock and allowing the ‘grip’ to increase by the time the throttle is opened.
The traction control has also undergone fine-tuning, it controls traction in deep inclines even more accurately. The engineers have also worked on the Ducati Quick Shift settings. It’s hard to think of anything that could be improved in a reference Quick Shift, but Ducati has managed to do it: gear shifting is smoother regardless of the throttle opening angle and the current gear.
All these changes will appear on the 2023 model year Ducati Panigale V4, V4 S, and V4 SP. But the most interesting thing is that official “red” dealers will be able to “pour” similar firmware into the motorcycles of the 2022 model year.