Ducati 1199

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Ducati 1199 Panigale
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Manufacturer Ducati
Production 2011–2014
Predecessor 1198
Successor 1299
Class Sport bike
Engine Liquid cooled 1,198 cc (73.1 cu in) 4-valve/cyl desmodromic 90° L-twin
Bore / stroke 112 mm × 60.8 mm (4.41 in × 2.39 in)
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Top speed 177.6 mph (285.8 km/h)[1]
Power 128.1 kW (171.8 hp)(S) (rear wheel)([1]
Torque 117.1 N·m (86.4 lb·ft)(S) (rear wheel)([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)
193 kg (425 lb).[1] (wet)
Related Ducati 899

The Ducati 1199 Panigale was a 1,198 cc (73.1 cu in) Ducati sport bike introduced at the 2011 Milan Motorcycle Show. The motorcycle is named after the small manufacturing town of Borgo Panigale.[2] Ducati has announced a larger displacement 1,285 cc (78.4 cu in) 1299 Panigale for the 2015 model year.[3]

Specifications[edit]

At the time of its release Ducati claimed that the 1199 Panigale was the world's most powerful production twin-cylinder engine motorcycle, with 195 bhp (145 kW) at 10,750 rpm, and 133.0 N·m (98.1 lb·ft) torque at 9000 rpm on an engine test stand.[4] With a claimed dry weight of 164 kg (362 lb) and a kerb weight of 188 kg (414 lb).[5] Ducati said the 1199 had the highest power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios of production motorcycles.[4]

Motorcycle Consumer News tested the 2012 Panigale S at 128.1 kW (171.8 hp) and 117.1 N·m (86.4 lb·ft) torque at the rear wheel, with a wet weight 193 kg (425 lb).[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 6.9 L/100 km; 41.1 mpg‑imp (34.2 mpg‑US).[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, making the Panigale 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.[6] 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.

Panigale R[edit]

Ducati 1199 Panigale R
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Manufacturer Ducati
Production 2012–2014
Class World Superbike homologation special
Engine Liquid cooled 1,198 cc (73.1 cu in) 4-valve/cyl. desmodromic 90° V-twin
Bore / stroke 112 mm × 60.8 mm (4.41 in × 2.39 in)
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Top speed 299–325 km/h (186–202 mph)[7]
Power 151 kW (202 hp) (claimed)[7]
126 kW (169 hp) (rear wheel)[8]
Torque 100 pound force-feet (140 N·m)[7]
Transmission 6 speed, wet multi-plate slipper clutch, chain drive
Frame type Aluminum monocoque
Suspension Electronically adjustable
Weight Claimed: 165 kg (364 lb) (dry)
189 kg (417 lb)[8] (wet)
Ducati 1199 Superleggera

In 2012, Ducati added the Panigale R World Superbike homologation model for the 2013 model year. It has lightened engine internals, including titanium connecting rods, and carbon fiber external parts, raising power to 145 kW (195 hp) and 151 kW (202 hp) with the track only exhaust and reducing weight to 364 pounds (165 kg).[7][9]

The top speed of the Panigale R was estimated by Road & Track to be 202 miles per hour (325 km/h) with the track only Termignoni exhaust system it ships with,[7] which they apparently derived from the speed at which the bike hits the rev limiter, assuming nominal gearing and wheel size.[10]

Panigale S Senna[edit]

In 2013, Ducati again released a variant of their top of the range sportbike - this time the 1199 Panigale S Senna - dedicated to Formula 1 World Champion, Ayrton Senna.[11] The predecessor was based on the 916 released in 1994; in both instances, net proceeds were donated to the Instituto Ayrton Senna charity.

1199 Superleggera[edit]

In 2014, Ducati launched the 1199 Superleggera (English: Superlight). The philosophy behind this motorcycle was the largest reduction of weight possible, achieved through the use of exotic materials such as magnesium (particularly the monocoque frame), carbon and titanium. This resulted in a dry weight of 155 kg (342 lb), and a wet weight of 177 kg (390 lb). Only 500 were produced.[12]

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.[13][14]

Ducati finished second on the 2015 Superbike World Championship season, with Chaz Davies having 5 wins. Leandro Mercado won the riders title during the 2014 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup season.

Film[edit]

A purple 1199 Panigale was in the movie Kick-Ass 2, ridden by Hit-Girl.[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Performance Index Winter '12/'13 Edition" (PDF), 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. ^ dePrato, Bruno (November 3, 2014), "EICMA 2014 FIRST LOOK: 2015 Ducati Panigale 1299 Try this one on for size: The new Panigale 1299 just revealed at EICMA puts out 205 horsepower!", Cycle World 
  4. ^ a b Nacheff, Kalin (20 February 2012). "Ducati 1199 Panigale – World’s Most Powerful Production Twin-Cylinder Engine". leatherup.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  5. ^ Harley, Bryan (7 November 2011). "2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale First Look". motorcycle-usa.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  6. ^ "1199 Panigale Checkmate". ducati.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  7. ^ a b c d e Wes Siler (April 22, 2013), "The 1199 Panigale R is the ultimate Ducati", Road & Track 
  8. ^ a b Adam Waheed (March 25, 2013), 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R First Ride, Motorcycle USA 
  9. ^ Adam Waheed (November 12, 2012), 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R First Look, Motorcycle USA 
  10. ^ RideApart Review: Ducati 1199 Panigale R on YouTube (Wes Siler, May 31, 2013)
  11. ^ Ducati (8 October 2013). "Ducati present "Senna" version of 1199 Panigale S exclusively in Brazil from June 2014 (press release)". 
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ "Victory for Kawasaki and title for Suzuki". 9 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  14. ^ "Live Timing - 24 Heures Moto 2012". 9 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  15. ^ Florin Tibu (16 October 2012). "Purple Ducati 1199 Panigale to Star in Kick-Ass 2". Autoevolution. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  16. ^ "‘Kick-Ass 2′ Photos: More Hit-Girl, Ducati Bikes And Jim Carrey". MTV. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 

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