It was not that car in Frankfurt. It sounds absurd, but the Italian brand Ducati (Audi ownership) took advantage of the show to present the new Panigale 899, replacing the 848 EVO.
Little Sister 1199, the Ducati 899 Panigale will be priced at 15,790 euros in France.
Since 1199, and it is expected no less, the Panigale 899 is built around a monocoque frame. The fork is here an inverted 43mm Showa BPF. The damper is obtained from Sachs. True to Brembo braking has 3 modes ABS. Electronic side, the 899 is at 1199: Modes of action, traction control, shifter, engine brake control and electronic throttle. The beast is announced at 169 pounds, 5 more than in 1199.
The plug from the Ducati Panigale 899 lets you enjoy technical, photos and specifications of the new Italian star. The little devil is expected in late October at a price of 15 790 euros or 3,400 euros less than the big Panigale.
Audi and BMW are engaged in a battle, no thank you on the automotive segment, each launching its latest technology, the latest in body fashion, or that his sport has the most horses. Now, the fight also took place in two wheels, BMW Motorrad faced with recently acquired by the Ducati brand with rings.
It is in Frankfurt as the best example of self-reconciliation motorcycle is offered to our eyes, revealing the scooter BMW C evolution at its conference and Audi replicating the new Panigale 899 alongside concept cars Sport Quattro, Nanuk and new restyled A8 or A3 Cabriolet.
The principle of the engine is also Superquadro course taken, its dimensions have been modified to drop displacement. With a bore of 100 mm and a stroke of 57.2 mm, the L-Twin liquid cooled 899 cm3 would develop a power of 148 hp (107 kW) at 10,750 rev / min and a torque of 7.75 m.kg (76 Nm) at 9,000 r / min.
Ducati also argues that the twin is “very flexible”, the bike is designed “to provide the thrill of the flagship model of the new generation Superbike, with all the character of a city bike for the day.” Urban agility is not usually strong productions Borgo Panigale, we remain cautious about this claim pending an upcoming test!
Chassis Always on Top
Chassis side, we remain in the (very) seriously, as always on the 1199, a framework for integrating monocoque aluminum air box and a back loop of polymer material. For the suspension, if the assistance OF disappeared from the bike shown, there is a 43mm Showa fork already seen in competition (like the Kawasaki ZX-10 R) and a single shock from the side position at Sachs.
As for braking, it is serial, entrusted to the front radial Brembo 4-piston pinching 320mm discs. At the time of weighing, the balance announce a rather flattering figure of 169 kg dry weight for a tank full of 193 kg.
The Ducati 899 Panigale, which want the entry-level superbike brand after the retirement of the 848 Evo will be available in late October 2013, red with black rims and white with red rims. Announced price: € 15,790, or about € 3,500 less than the first price for 1199 Panigale (€ 19,190).
Picture Gallery Of Ducati Panigale 899