Ducati 1199 Panigale… Yesterday, an only known name of the inhabitants of Bologna. It will be from now on one of the most dreaded names in the beds.
Under these some letters, there is one of the most exceptional machines than Italy, and perhaps even the history motorcycle, is created. To renew its sporting spearhead, Ducati started from a blank sheet, innovated overall, and when competition crossed a course with each new generation, the reds straightforwardly crossed an ocean. The terror of the circuits is not any more one motorcycle, it is a monster of technology: Ducati 1199 Panigale.
A new identity
It is enough to an appearance to accept the impossible one; it would be almost the case for this 1199. How to think that only one motorcycle can contain enough upsetting to give a boost to all planet!?! And yet… All starts with its name. It is indeed the first time that sporting of Bologna bears a name. In fact, that of the district where the buildings of the factory are installed.
Technically, it is different so much from the former generations that it needed a stylistic rupture for clearly affirming itself. Not question of remaining under the cut of the 1198, however so much successful. The Ducati 1199 Panigale thus dare with an impertinent audacity to be freed from the traditional pots under the saddle. SCANDAL!! Some will say. This appendix fixed under the buttocks of the pilot was the Ducati leg since the 916. However, the displacement of the exhaust under the engine makes it possible to centre the masses and to increase the agility.
Behind its muzzle with the light accents of that of Multistrada, the 1199 is avoided of a more voracious silhouette, of a more powerful prow, broken imposing sides of a vein of ventilation, of a back truncated way RSV4, and for our greater happiness, of superb and impossible to circumvent will monobras. The poop ends in two fires with leds whose design takes as a starting point the outputs of exhausts of the 1198. When with its glance, also with leds, its threat has of equal only the gaping of hearing of admission of Air Force. As if the engine required more air than it does not exist about it in front of him.
Ducati wanted an engine of a new generation, able to take along 1199 Panigale in stratosphere. The engineers thus designed a new block with the impressive characteristics. Only the announced power frightens. This twin-cylinder leaves 195 horses…
195 horses!!! Similar figures on a twin, that is seen only in world Superbike. To arrive at this potato of madness, not of secrecies: turns should be taken. The 1199 obtain its maximum capacity later 1,000 trs that the 1198. To make bearable the modes of rotation (12 000 trs maximum), Superquadro displays very super-square dimensions, so much that becomes irrational. One is to 112 mm of boring for a reduced race of 60.8 mm. When it is thought that the 1198 impressed already with its 106 X 67.9…
More boring, that wants to say more place to put larger valves. Compared to the engine of the 1198, those of the admission pass from 43.5 to 46.8 mm and those of the exhaust from 34.5 to 38.5 mm. In order to combine resistance and lightness, they are not out of steel but out of titanium, as on models R.
The with dimensions one of the distribution, that also sounds like a half-revolution. The positive system is obviously preserved (if not, it would not be Ducati) but its training is made from now on by an analog and digital system chain-pinions. Finished the belts so emblematic since Pantahs of the Eighties. Moreover, the desmo resorts from now on to new rocking-levers treated with carbon polymer in order to reduce wear and friction.
Ducati 1199 Panigale Specs
Frame: Tally: Monoshell to aluminiumRéservoir some: 17 dry litresPoids: 164 kgPoids in functioning order: 188 kg
Nose gear: Reversed telehydraulic fork Marzocchi Ø 50 mm2 discs Ø 330mm, clamps radial monoblocs 4 pistonsRoue AV: 120/70 – 17”
Transmission: Box with 6 secondary rapportsTransmission by chain
Rear wheel-axle unit: Monoamortisseur1 disc Ø 245 mm, clamp 2 pistonsRoue AR: 190/50 – 17”
Engine: Twin-cylinder in L with 90°, 4 tempsRefroidissement: Cooling liquideInjection Ø nc2 ACT, desmodromique4 valves by cylindre1199 DC (112 X 60.8 mm) 195 ch with 10750 tr/min13.5 mkg with 9000 tr/min
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