Ducati 899

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Ducati 899
Ducati 899 Panigale DM 01.JPG
ManufacturerDucati
Production2013–2015
Predecessor848
Successor959
ClassSport bike
EngineLiquid cooled 90° 898 cc (54.8 cu in) V-twin, 4-valve/cyl desmodromic
Bore / stroke100 mm × 57.2 mm (3.94 in × 2.25 in)
Compression ratio12.5:1
PowerClaimed: 148 hp (110 kW) @ 10,750 rpm
TorqueClaimed: 99 N⋅m (73 lbf⋅ft) @ 9,000 rpm
Transmission6 speed, wet multi-plate, chain drive, manual
Frame typeAluminum monocoque
SuspensionFront: Fully adjustable 43 mm (1.7 in) Showa
BrakesFront: Brembo radial monobloc calipers, 2×320 mm (13 in) discs
Rear: 245 mm (9.6 in) disc, ABS
Rake, trail24°
Wheelbase1,426 mm (56.1 in)
WeightClaimed: 169 kg (373 lb) (dry)
RelatedDucati 1199

The Ducati 899 Panigale is 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 unconventional decision to use a two-sided swingarm on a superbike from Ducati was made because of the substantial upgrades added to the bike including electronically adjustable anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic braking control, and a quickshifter. This is the first medium-sized Ducati that uses the Superquadro engine.

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 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.
  5. ^ "New Ducati Panigale 959 Spotted". Retrieved 29 June 2018.