2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Street Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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2012 Ducati 1199 S Street Comparison

Watch the 1199 Panigale S tear up the of Southern California in the 2012 1199 Panigale S Street Video .

This right is what we’ve been for since the very first were released for the 2012 1199 Panigale. Not since the of the BMW S1000RR in 2009 has a sportbike so much anticipation and excitement the motorcycle world. When our man rode it in Abu Dhabi for the 2012 1199 Panigale First he left impressed with the red beast but not entirely sure is take down the mighty

Ducati supplied us with its expensive ($22,995) and higher S model, as we would have to even longer for a standard Since we wanted the best manufacturer had to offer, we had no objections.

the ground up the 2012 Ducati is an entirely new model. Both the and the engine are unlike any that the factory has offered to the public. out the 2012 Ducati 1199 First Look for all the technical but here are the Cliff Notes: The new of the 1199 is an oversquare design the Superquardro. Ducati hails it as the powerful V-Twin in production

As for the chassis, the Superquadro is an integral of it as well, being a stressed with a monocoque aluminum attached to the cylinder heads. allows the Panigale to be the lightest on the market. It tipped our MotoUSA at 426 pounds with a full of fuel.

The Panigale’s TFT multi-colored is one good-looking unit but not all is perfect the high-tech unit. The display trick but it is very busy and out how to make changes on the fly could be

The first thing riders when jumping on the Panigale is the from the extreme forward-set position from the previous It’s still aggressive but not as as before. The layout is more with a comfortable reach to the and more legroom than all the bikes except for the KTM.

Our crew loved the slim and all agreed the comfort is at a whole new for Ducati. If not for the extreme under-seat that comes of the exhaust that cooked our legs and whenever we were moving it would have rated at the top.

“The Panigale is balanced, narrow and super says our woman test Lori Dell. “It’s not a bike for sure with all heat that comes under the seat.”

First seen on the Diavel, TFT display is one of the best looking in our test. The multicolored readout is to read and packed with bit of information the rider needs. The light, or lights we should is super cool as the whole area of the meter lights up to an upshift.

“The Ducati’s has insane styling with a advantage,” comments stunter Vigil. “Everything is adjustable it’s really pushing the the of what’s possible.”

There are a of annoyances with the meter kept it from being the in the test. First, is as the rpms across the display the single for each 1000 revolutions to allow you a quicker glance to speed the Ducati’s mill is The problem is when the engine is at 500 rpm increments the enlarged number back and forth between the and lower. At speed it looks some sort of warning and distracts the rider.

The other is when the sun is directly on the meter it can be to see.

Turning the throttle on the Panigale S is short of impressive. The power from the Superquadro heart of the Duc

The Superquadro enigine likes to be more than previous Superbike poweplants. 165 hp? Really?

slower off the bottom than you expect but then comes on all the way to 11,000 rpm. Riders to the previous generation of Ducati will have to adjust riding style accordingly and use the rather than torque, but we this is a good thing and appeal to more riders. We the 1199 just behind the BMW in power.

Leah put it simply, Panigale is 100% raw power; bike does what it was to do.”

Raw power needs raw and the 1199 uses more of it any other in this test. the course of our test, the fuel averaged out to just 24.81 That gives the Panigale a of only 111.7 miles its 4.5-gallon tank.

So you will be the pump often, but it will you a chance to chat with all the fans of the Ducati’s good Every time we stopped it interest from passers-by. It even a contest in the appearance with a win by unanimous decision.

Ernie put into words we all thought, “It has by far the most styling out of the bunch. The bike amazing; it should go down as one of the looking bikes ever. truly a work of art.”

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down to the dyno, the Ducati’s V-Twin kicked out the second horsepower rating at 165.54 and the torque with 85.6 combine that with its weight and you get one hell of a rush the trigger is pulled. On our less ideal test strip the rocketed down the quarter in 11.37 seconds at 139.7 That’s not the result we expected the Panigale, but getting a good run was with the front wheel at the sky.

Zero to 60 times suffer the same result a best effort of 3.887

Slowing down the Ducati was a joy excellent brakes courtesy of Just as every other ride in this

There is no the aggressively styed Panigale is on e of the looking bkes in the Supebike

shootout the monobloc calipers do the of twin 330mm discs superior feedback and feel, but are the new M50 calipers and are said to be more yet lighter. From the solid from the lever to the herculean power, our test team the stoppers on the Panigale, rating second to the BMW’s phenomenal Out back the feel wasn’t as but definitely above average.

On the world skidpad the 1199 in 131.8 feet, just 9.5 longer than the Beemer.

On the the Panigale is taut, but not uncomfortable. It straight and true on and off the gas no matter the but you know it’s not happy in element. Up on Palomar Mountain the begs you to turn the road a race course, as you want to go to exploit the sharp handling. Any and it feels a bit twitchy and rough the edges.

The upgraded electronically Ohlins NiX30 fork and rear shock allow for contact with the Pirelli SP tires and the asphalt for extraordinary The more aggressively you ride the it gets, and there’s the rub. not as well behaved as the BMW when the is sedate.

“It’s like a bratty needy and misbehaved until in its declares Lori. “Then it a different bike, a focused and racing machine.”

The 2012 Panigale S is almost everything we it would be. It’s fast, aggressive and it’s beautiful. In a few areas it fell short, but is just enough to finish behind the well balanced and seemingly unstoppable BMW. For a model year that is to say the least. It may not be perfect, but that is gives it a soul that can be pure Ducati.

The perfection is in the

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