2003 Ducati 749S — Motorcycle USA

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Ducati 749

2003 Ducati 749S

Duc Blaster!

Imagine this: The new 749 is almost exactly like the new 999 we previewed last week, the exception of less horsepower!

of the obvious award notwithstanding, is a great compliment to the S version of the 749 we sampled today at the Almeria in southern Spain.

Blessed the same forgiving handling characteristics of past Ducatis, the new 749 is endowed with the added of the 999. It also has the same styling of the 999, which continues to grow on us even if it have the timeless purity of the 748 and 916-998 series has.

Behind the bars, though, a is more concerned about the way middleweight contender gets the track. Here, the 749’s new (narrow head) design off with a claimed 103 horsepower at rpm, up from 97 at 11,000. A 2mm bore (90mm) and 2.7mm … (58.8mm) give it a nature, and the narrower valve of 27 degrees results in a more combustion chamber.

One extra tooth on the rear helps get the 749 up to speed quicker.

as noted in the opening paragraph, the Duc can’t hope to compete the power of its big brother. With an claimed weight of 439 pounds to around as the 999, the 749 feels a bit in comparison. Which is not to say the screamin’ machines don’t get around a with considerable haste.

We saw of 143 mph on Almeria’s long back into a strong headwind, and its speed was limited only by the compound Pirellis on this and sometimes wet day. The rain in may fall mainly on the plain, but it does in the hills around the

Ducati 749
Ducati 749

Feedback through the Showa is exemplary, perhaps aided by the nitride coating on the fork (for less stiction small bumps), something the 749 does without. The rider is to tuck in closer to the top of the lower narrower) fuel tank for a of body position entering and the 15mm longer swingarm the bike more stable braking.

The brand new Ducati 749S as good as it runs.

The seat on the version is adjustable over a of 30mm, but it handled the twists and of Almeria just fine on the of three settings. Ducati the 749 now has 50/50 weight distribution, to 48% on the front on the 748, thanks to the swingarm. In practice, the 749’s tire seems to cut into the as accurately as anything we’ve

Braking, too, is excellent, the same 4-pad, 4-piston as the 999 offering superb power with stellar control, the bike is more stable negative Gs due to the longer swingarm and center of gravity. The front have been moved 5mm for better cooling under decelleration. The 749 may not have the same as the lighter and more powerful four-cylinder sportbikes, and it’s more expensive.

But with the booming drone and powerband of the Italian V-Twin, at least debatable which race-rep you’ll have the fun riding.

Still to come is the more extreme 749R will likely have extra rpm to play with perhaps 10 additional horsepower. us up!

Ducati 749
Ducati 749
Ducati 749
Ducati 749
Ducati 749
Ducati 749

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