Ducati 899

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Ducati 899
Ducati 899 Panigale DM 01.JPG
Manufacturer Ducati
Production 2013–2015
Predecessor 848
Successor 959
Class Sport bike
Engine Liquid cooled 90° 898 cc (54.8 cu in) V-twin, 4-valve/cyl desmodromic
Bore / stroke 100 mm × 57.2 mm (3.94 in × 2.25 in)
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Power Claimed: 148 hp (110 kW) @ 10,750 rpm
Torque Claimed: 99 N·m (73 lbf·ft) @ 9,000 rpm
Transmission 6 speed, wet multi-plate, chain drive
Frame type Aluminum monocoque
Suspension Front: Fully adjustable 43 mm (1.7 in) Showa
Brakes Front: Brembo radial monobloc calipers, 2×320 mm (13 in) discs
Rear: 245 mm (9.6 in) disc, ABS
Rake, trail 24°
Wheelbase 1,426 mm (56.1 in)
Weight Claimed: 169 kg (373 lb) (dry)
Related Ducati 1199

The Ducati 899 Panigale was a 898 cc (54.8 cu in) sport bike from Ducati, released in 2013 to replace the 848.[1] The motorcycle is named after the small manufacturing town of Borgo Panigale. It has a 148-horsepower (110 kW) version of the engine in the previously released 1199 Panigale. Claimed dry weight is 169 kilograms (373 lb).[2] The 899 has a conventional two-sided swingarm, unlike the 1199 which has a single-sided swingarm.[3]

The 899 surprised observers by topping sales charts for all motorcycles in the UK for December 2013, at a price five times higher than the number two seller, the Honda CBF125 — a situation compared by The Telegraph to the Ferrari California outselling the Ford Focus.[4]

For 2016, Ducati have revised the 899, including enlarging the engine to 955 cc (58.3 cu in) (the 959 Panigale).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bart Madson (September 9, 2013), 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale First Look, Motorcycle USA 
  2. ^ Dirck Edge (September 9, 2013), Ducati Unveils 2014 899 Panigale, Motorcycle Daily 
  3. ^ "Ducati reveals 2014 899 Panigale", Sport Rider, September 9, 2013 
  4. ^ Nick Gibbs (January 27, 2014), "Ducati's 'Ferrari of bikes' tops motorcycle sales charts", The Telegraph, In an upset equivalent to the Ferrari California outselling the Ford Focus, the Ducati 899 Panigale superbike topped the UK registrations list in December to beat bikes and scooters costing a fifth of that. 
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