In perfect keeping with tradition,the 1199 Panigale S is decked out in a Tricolour livery to celebrate “Made in Borgo Panigale” techological excellence and mark the start of a new Ducati Superbike era. Completing the bike set-up are the Ducati performance exhaust, ABs and a device that has already gainedcult status: the all new telemetry, housed in the latest-generation DDA+, which also utilises GPS signals.
The 1199 Panigale sets a new and extreme standard of reference in the world of superport bikes. The project that brought the 1199 Panigale into being based itself on two seemingly impossible objectives, which have been brilliantly achieved: a 10 kg reduction in weight and a 25 HP increase in power. Its arrival is a milestone in the glorious history of the Ducati Superbike.
The beauty of speed translated into design. The pure racing spirit is instantly channelled into the rider just by gripping the 1199 Panigale’s handlebar. The front headlamp disappears into the air scoops to give a look of no holds-barred competition. While the 1199 Panigale features LEDs for position lights and lamps for the headlights, the S versions and S Tricolore and R versions have full LED lighting, a totally new concept for motorcycles. The elegant forms of the saddle and the tail are heightened by the position of the exhaust and by the full LED tail light. Perspectives and lines are designed to attain aesthetic perfection; every one of its components is a true achievement in the integration of engineering and design. Breathtaking, trademark Ducati design.
The engine has been designed as the structural element of the frame. As such, its architecture has been completely reviewed to ensure the best design in terms of structure, weight distribution and robustness.
The cylinders, at a 90° angle of each other, have been rolled back an additional 6° on the crankcase to produce a 21° angle between the front cylinder and the horizontal plane. This has allowed the engine to go forward by 32 mm, as a result improving the distribution of weights between the front and rear end and achieving the perfect position of the fastening points of the cylinder heads into the monocoque chassis of the 1199 Panigale.
The 1199 Panigale’s chassis marks an enormous innovation: different components have been integrated to give shape to a single compact and lightweight element that enhances the rider’s posture to perfect the riding position. The monocoque structure in cast aluminium for increased strength uses the Superquadro engine as a structural element and aids in reducing the bike’s total weight by 5 kg. The monocoque frame is fixed directly to the cylinder head, and at front are two aluminium bushings inserted with the steering tube bearings. In addition to performing the traditional function of frame, the monocoque also acts as an air-box and significantly contributes to lowering the overall weight of the motorcycle.
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|Model||Panigale 1199 S|
|Type||Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled|
|Bore for Stroke||112 x 60.8 mm|
|Power||143 kW (195 hp) @ 10,750 rpm|
|Torque||132 Nm (98.1 lb-ft) @ 9,000 rpm|
|Fuel Injection||Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies|
|Exhaust||2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers with alumimum outer sleeves|
|Primary Drive||Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.77:1|
|Final Drive||Chain drive; 15 tooth front sprocket; 39 tooth rear sprocket|
|Clutch||Slipper and self-servo wet multi-plate clutch with hydraulic control|
|Front Suspension||Öhlins NIX30 43mm with TiN, fully adjustable usd fork. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment|
|Front Wheel||Lightweight alloy, 3-spoke with machined finish, 3.5" x 17"|
|Front Tyre||120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP|
|Rear Suspension||Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment. Adjustable linkage: Progressive/flat. Aluminum single-sided swin garm.|
|Rear Wheel ||Lightweight alloy, 3-spoke with machined finish, 6" x 17"|
|Rear Tyre||200/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP|
|Wheel Travel||Front - 120 mm (4.7 in), Rear - 130 mm (5.1 in)|
|Front Break||2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M50 4-piston callipers ABS|
|Rear Break||245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper|
Dimensions & Weight
|Kerb Weight||190.5 kg (420 lb)|
|Seat Height||825 mm (32.5 in)|
|Wheelbase||1,437 mm (56.6 in)|
|Front Wheel Trail||100 mm (3.93 in)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17 L (4.5 US gallons)|
|Number of Seats||Dual|
|Riding Modes, Power Modes, ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Quick Shit (DQS), Engine Brake Control (EBC), Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES), Fully Ride-By-Wire|
|Maintenance||12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months|
|Desmoservice||24,000 km (15,000 mi)|
Emissions & Consumption