2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Motorcycle Review

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2012 Ducati 1199 Review

A review of the 2012 1199 Panigale.


It’s difficult to overstate the of Ducati’s 1199 Panigale, the most anticipated bike of the not only is this the Italian first truly all-new in nearly two decades, the Panigale a radical performance and technological forward from Ducati’s and 1098 series of superbikes.

new with the Panigale? Literally, save the signature L-twin configuration and Desmodromic valvetrain. against the Aprilia RSV4 APRC SE, BMW S1000RR. and of course own 1198. the 2012 Ducati Panigale incorporates a new … aluminum monocoque frame an integrated airbox, all of which only 9.3 pounds.

Together with a rear (4.6 pounds), magnesium front subframe (1.3 and single-sided swingarm (11.2 these components conspire an aluminum tank, lighter and numerous other featherweight to yield a wet weight of only pounds, which is 22 pounds than the 1198. Also handling is the fact that of the weight is positioned low in the bike for maneuverability.

Integrated within the frame as a member is the Panigale’s all-new 195 L-twin displacing— counterintuitively— Whereas the Ducati 1198 at producing robust mid-range the new mill is focused on high-end with its oversquare (or, as the call it, Superquadro) configuration— in its bore to … ratio that of a Formula 1 race helping boost peak to 10,750 rpm.

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Using a bore of 112 mm, or 4.41 inches unheard of in the sportbike realm, the of the Panigale’s cylinders are only by the thumping 1,783cc engine in the Suzuki C109R cruiser. The new churns 98.1 lb-ft of and 195 horsepower— a 25 horsepower improvement its predecessor. Like the Multistrada powerplant, the Panigale’s service is a generous 15,000 miles, in part to its new chain-driven valvetrain.

The Panigale comes in three base ($17,995), S ($22,995), and (priced at $27,995.) ABS is a $1,000 on the base and S models, and standard on the standard across the board is an traction control system, adjustable engine braking an electronically adjustable Ducati Shift system which clutchless cog swaps and adjustable response, all managed by three modes (Sport, Race, and that can be adjusted to default or personalized via a TFT dashboard, an expanded of the unit foud in the Ducati ; when the ‘S’ model is with electronic suspension, the control damping, as well. Data Acquisition (DDA) is on the

base and S models, and standard on the And while the base model Marzocchi front and Sachs suspension, the S and Tricolore receive electronically adjustable -hlins front and TTX36 rear

Dimensionally, the 1199’s overall shrinks an inch, while its and trail measurements grow for greater stability. Ergonomics are now comfortable, with the seat over an inch closer to the which have been and widened. The package is rounded out by the tires ever on a Ducati 200mm rear and 120mm

How does all this cutting hardware translate on the track? ride and find out.

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Ducati 1000 SS Hailwood-Replica
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