Quick Comparison: Ducati Panigale V4 vs BMW S1000RR (2019)

Ducati Panigale V4 vs BMW S1000RR (2019): Panigale V4, the flagship sportbike from an elite Italian brand, is available in India for INR 20.57 lakh (ex-showroom). It is one of the most expensive four-cylinder stock motorcycle among others, rivalling Yamaha YZF-R1, Suzuki GSX-R1000R, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Aprilia RSV4 RR, and Honda CBR1000R Fireblade in its segment.

Another direct rival with European origin is BMW S1000RR, almost ready to enter the 2019 body design for India in the coming months. It will be priced close to the Italian rival and comes with an all-new design with symmetrical headlights, refined motor and lightweight parts for the new model.

2019 BMW S1000RR
2019 BMW S1000RR

2019 BMW S1000RR comes with a 999cc engine while displacement for Panigale V4 measures 1103cc. The addition of 104cc adds 11 Nm of torque to the bike while the difference in power is 7 HP. BMW has focused on weight reduction as the first step while Ducati improved the output for compensation. Both the bikes can achieve 300 kph of top speed and cornering ABS also stays standard on them. Here is a quick comparison between the 2019 S1000RR and Panigale V4.

Ducati Panigale V4
Ducati Panigale V4

Ducati Panigale V4 vs BMW S1000RR

Engine & Performance

Panigale V4

  • Displacement: 1103cc
  • Max Power: 214 HP @ 13,000 rpm
  • Max Torque: 124 NM @ 10,000 rpm
  • No. of Cylinders: 4
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Ducati Quick Shift (DQS)
  • Riding Modes, Power Modes
  • Cooling: Liquid-Cooled
  • Fuel Supply: Fuel Injection
  • Top Speed: 300 kph
  • Mileage: 14.49 kmpl (Certified)

2019 S1000RR

  • Displacement: 999cc
  • Max Power: 207 HP @ 13,500 rpm
  • Max Torque: 113 NM @ 11,000 rpm
  • No. of Cylinders: 4
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • BMW ShiftCam Technology
  • Riding Modes: Rain, Road, Dynamic, Race
  • Cooling: Liquid-Cooled
  • Fuel Supply: Fuel Injection
  • Top Speed: 300 kph
  • Mileage: 15.62 kmpl (Certified)
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Brakes & Suspension

Ducati Panigale V4 vs BMW S1000RR (2019)

Panigale V4

  • Front Brake: Dual 330mm Discs
  • Rear Brake: 245mm Single Disc
  • Bosch EVO Cornering ABS
  • Ducati Traction Control EVO
  • Front Suspension: Adjustable USD Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Adjustable Monoshock

2019 S1000RR

  • Front Brake: Dual 320mm Discs
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • BMW Motorrad Race ABS
  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Front Suspension: Adjustable USD Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Adjustable Monoshock
2019 BMW S1000RR
2019 BMW S1000RR
Ducati Panigale V4
Ducati Panigale V4

Tyres & Frame

Panigale V4

  • Front Tyre: 120/70-ZR17
  • Rear Tyre: 200/60-ZR17
  • Frame: Aluminum Alloy

2019 S1000RR

  • Front Tyre: 120/70-ZR17
  • Rear Tyre: 190/55-ZR17
  • Frame: Cast Aluminum

Dimensions & Weight

Ducati Panigale V4 vs BMW S1000RR (2019)

Panigale V4

  • Wheelbase: 1469mm
  • Seat Height: 830mm
  • Kerb Weight: 198 kg
  • Tank Capacity: 16-liters

2019 S1000RR

  • Wheelbase: 1441mm
  • Seat Height: 824mm
  • Kerb Weight: 197 kg
  • Tank Capacity: 16.5-litres

Ex-Showroom Price

  • Ducati Panigale V4: INR 20.57 lakh
  • New BMW S1000RR: INR 20 lakh (approximate, launch in 2019)
2019 BMW S1000RR
2019 BMW S1000RR
Ducati Panigale V4
Ducati Panigale V4
Quick Comparison: Ducati Panigale V4 vs BMW S1000RR (2019)
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