- Jul 2012
- Omaha, NE USA
Looks like we'll start getting Ohlins TTX shocks for upgrading the base Panigale V4 in May, the new part number is going to be DU468, at $1375 MSRP. As far as spring rates on the shocks, they're just a little stiffer compared to the 1199/1299 Panigale spring rates due to the new linkage. Here are the initial spring rate guidelines from Ohlins we're working with, it may evolve slightly over time but this is going to be very close:
Weight w/Gear - Spring Rate:
150 and under - 90 N/mm
160-180 - 95 N/mm
190-200 - 100 N/mm
210-220 - 105 N/mm
230-240 - 110 N/mm
250 and up - 115 N/mm
The springs on the shocks are a new model number 21056 (also on OEM shock on Panigale V4S), however they're the same dimension as an existing Ohlins spring 21040 which was used on the prior generation Superbike (1098/1198). Most Ohlins dealers will have a bunch of 21040 springs lying around already so no waiting on parts. The new spring 21056-31 (95 N/mm rate) is the OEM spring for the Panigale V4S model, and there are no other rates available for that spring. So if you want an alternate spring rate, you'll see the 20140 spring number on it, just FYI.
We have the shocks listed on our web site now for pre-orders, expected to ship early May:
Ohlins TTX GP Shock DU468 - Panigale V4
Also, if you have a Panigale V4S and want an alternate spring rate for your shock, we have those available here:
Öhlins Shock Spring - Panigale V4
Our Panigale V4 track testing starts April 16th, so we should have more setup information and guidelines after that point. Can't wait!!