Ducati 1199

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Ducati 1199
Ducati 1199.jpg
Manufacturer Ducati
Production Since 2011
Predecessor 1198
Class Sport bike
Engine Liquid cooled 90° 1,198 cc (73.1 cu in) L-twin, 4-valve/cyl desmodromic
Bore / stroke 112 mm × 60.8 mm (4.41 in × 2.39 in)
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Power 171.8 hp (128.1 kW) (S)[1]
Torque 86.4 lb·ft (117.1 N·m) (S)[1]
Transmission 6 speed, wet multi-plate slipper clutch, chain drive
Frame type Aluminum monocoque
Suspension Front: Fully adjustable 50 mm (2.0 in) Marzocchi (base)
43 mm (1.7 in) Öhlins w/ electronic compression, rebound adj. (S and S Tricolore)
Brakes Front: Brembo radial monobloc calipers, 2×330 mm (13 in) semi-floating discs
Rear: 245 mm (9.6 in) disc (ABS optional)
Tires Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP Front: 3.5"×17" 120/70 ZR17. Rear: 6"×17" 200/55 ZR17
Wheels: 10-spoke alloy (base), 3-spoke forged (S and S Tricolore)
Rake, trail 24° 50'
Wheelbase 1,437 mm (56.6 in)
Seat height 825 mm (32.5 in)
Weight Claimed: 164 kg (362 lb) (base) 164 kg (362 lb) (S) 166.5 kg (367 lb) (S Tricolore) (dry)
425 lb (193 kg).[1] (wet)
Related Ducati 899

The Ducati 1199 Panigale is a Ducati sport bike introduced at the 2011 Milan Motorcycle Show. The motorcycle is named after the small manufacturing town of Borgo Panigale.[2]

Specifications[edit]

At the time of its release, Ducati claimed 1199 Panigale was the world's most powerful production twin-cylinder engine motorcycle, with 195 bhp (145 kW) at 10,750 rpm, and 98.1 lb·ft (133.0 N·m) torque at 9000 rpm on an engine test stand.[3] With a claimed dry weight of 164 kg (362 lb) and a kerb weight of 188 kg (414 lb).[4] Ducati said the 1199 had the highest power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios of production motorcycles.[3]

Motorcycle Consumer News tested the 2012 Panigale S at 171.8 hp (128.1 kW) and 86.4 lb·ft (117.1 N·m) torque at the rear wheel, with a wet weight 425 lb (193 kg).[1] They measured a 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) time of 2.98 seconds, a 0 to 14 mi (0.00 to 0.40 km) time of 9.91 seconds at 145.95 mph (234.88 km/h), and a top speed to 177.6 mph (285.8 km/h).[1] Braking performance was 60 to 0 mph (97 to 0 km/h) in 119.1 ft (36.3 m) and average fuel economy was 34.2 mpg-US (6.9 L/100 km; 41.1 mpg-imp).[1] Motorcycle Consumer News ranked the 2012 Panigale S with the best rear wheel horsepower to wet weight ratio, 1:2.47, of any bike the magazine had ever tested, as well as the 5th highest rear wheel horsepower, and the 10th highest top speed.[1]

The new Superquadro engine is exceptionally oversquare, with a bore:stroke ratio of 1.84:1. Whereas previous Ducatis had belt-driven overhead cams, this engine's valvetrain uses gears and chain. The engine serves as a stressed member, enabling the Panigale to be smaller and lighter than a conventionally framed motorcycle.

The 1199 is also one of the first production sports motorcycles to feature electronically adjustable suspension. Rebound and compression damping is adjusted electronically while pre-load is still adjusted manually.[5] The 1199's exhaust system and mufflers are underneath the engine, and not beneath the seat as on previous models, such as the 1198 and 1098.

Motor Cycle News (MCN) reported that all UK-sold Panigales were to be recalled to correct some assembly line faults,[6] which included using insufficient Loctite thread-locking fluid on some bolts, and routing some Bowden cables so close to the exhaust that there was a fire risk.

Racing[edit]

In the September 2012 Le Mans 24-Hours Motorcycle Endurance Race, a Team Scuderia Zone Rouge Ducati 1199 Panigale won the Open category, finishing 32nd overall. The riders were Stéphane Pagani, Phillipe Teissier and Hervé Royer.[7][8]

Film[edit]

A purple 1199 Panigale was in the movie Kick-Ass 2, ridden by Hit-Girl.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Performance Index Winter '12/'13 Edition", Motorcycle Consumer News, January 2013, retrieved April 5, 2014 
  2. ^ "Ducati 1199 Panigale superbike all set to be unveiled next month in Milan Motor Show (Photos and Videos)". rushlane.com. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  3. ^ a b Nacheff, Kalin (20 February 2012). "Ducati 1199 Panigale – World’s Most Powerful Production Twin-Cylinder Engine". leatherup.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  4. ^ Harley, Bryan (7 November 2011). "2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale First Look". motorcycle-usa.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  5. ^ "1199 Panigale Checkmate". ducati.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  6. ^ MCN 29 August 2102
  7. ^ "Victory for Kawasaki and title for Suzuki". 9 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  8. ^ "Live Timing - 24 Heures Moto 2012". 9 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  9. ^ "Purple Ducati 1199 Panigale to Star in Kick-Ass 2". 16 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  10. ^ "‘Kick-Ass 2′ Photos: More Hit-Girl, Ducati Bikes And Jim Carrey". 15 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 

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