R[ace-ready upgrades for the R-bike all revolve around improving on-track performance. The Panigale’s super-short-stroke L-twin engine gets new titanium connecting rods that are 1.38 pounds lighter, along with a lighter flywheel that cuts an additional 1.54 pounds. Reduced reciprocating weight, coupled with a rev limit that has been raised 500 rpm to now redline at 12,000, will make the already quick-revving Superquadro spin up even faster. New, DLC-coated rocker arms further reduce friction losses, while revised engine mapping and improved ride-by-wire throttle calibration improves throttle response. A track-only Termignoni titanium full exhaust system completes the performance package. Horsepower is said to increase by three percent at upper revs and 15 percent in the midrange, while lower, 15-41 final drive gearing will make the R even quicker off the line.