Ducati 1199 Panigale

                                       Ducati 1199 Panigale

Quintessential Italian beauty is just the beginning of description for this Italian masterpiece. The sharp fairing and   drop dead gorgeous looks hint at a rally fast bike. And the motor, fortunately, doesn't disappoint. This here, the superquadro engine (which literally means oversquare or huge thirst for revs!) the most powerful v-twin in production right now, what with 195 bhp on tap. And it weighs in at just 164kg/361.5lbs, bolstering its place as the super bike with the highest power to weight ratio. Its handling is as sharp as its styling suggests, and it looks like no other bike right now can triumph this nutter.

At the time of its release, Ducati 1199 Panigale had the world's most powerful production twin-cylinder engine with maximum 195 horsepower at 10,750 rpm and 98.1 lb-ft torque at 9000 rpm. With its dry weight of 164kg/361.5lbs (188kg/415lbs curb weight), the 1199 has the highest power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios among production motorcycles. It is faster and lighter than a  Confederate motorcycle, which are probably one of the most extreme American motorcycles. 

The new Superquadro (oversquare) engine has a new valve timing system made of gears and chains which replaces the cam belt system on previous Ducati engines. The motorcycle also uses the engine as a stressed member which allows the overall frame of the machine to be much smaller and therefore lighter than a conventional frame.

The 1199 is also one of the first production sports motorcycles that features electronically adjustable suspension. Rebound and compression damping is adjusted electronically while pre-load is still adjusted manually. The 1199 also features an underfloor exhaust, where the exhaust system and mufflers are underneath the engine, as compared to under the seat on previous models, such as the 1198 and 1098. It will be sold in 3 variant- the base 1199, the 1199 S and the 1199 s tricolour with the special eye catching red white and green livery. Ducati also makes the Streetfighter  the Diavel theMultistrada and the Monster. 


Posted by :Andrea