2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Track Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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2012 Ducati 1199 S Track Comparison

Discover if 1199 Panigale is like in to the best from Japan in in the 2012 Ducati 1199 S Track Comparison Video .

and racing are synonymous with one The Italian brand holds to the most World Superbike so it’s obvious that it how to engineer race winning And the 2012 Ducati 1199 S aims to magnify its race-winning

As reported from the 2012 1199 Panigale First the new Duc feels more Japanese ever. The seating position is and was appreciated by the majority of our testers. about as thin as the KTM and the cockpit cramped for even taller

“When you first sit on it you notice it no feels like a stretched top heavy bike but more a Japanese bike,” comments Neuer. “It’s pretty proportioned and I had no problems tucking in on it the straightaways. It’s also the thing in this test, no

“I really like the Ducati has taken with the surmises Hutchison. “The were a lot more suited to my than its predecessor. The seat feel as high and the long to the bars seems to have shortened up.”

As Neuer points out, the is easily the lightest machine in group. It weighs 423 pounds a full 4.5 gallon fuel That’s eight pounds than the second-lightest bike Ninja) and 52 pounds lighter the heaviest bike, the MV Agusta.

( ) The Ducati delivers great from the front end. But rear suspension settings it hard to ride fast. ( ) The Ducati’s engine was rated due to its hellacious top-end power. ( ) For our track test Ducati up its kit Termignoni race pipe.

Its mass pays dividends corner entry with it into turns with effort. On the scoresheet it was rated the handling machine during The front end also felt mid-corner with it continuing to that signature, telepathic feel that we’ve to adore from Ducati

Through Turn 2 the Duc posted the corner speed number of mph. It also did well Turn 8 with a speed of mph. Conversely, in the second-gear, (Turn 14) it was the slowest and over two mph on most of the competition.

When the Ducati’s result was third last.

“Initially during corner the Ducati felt good and pretty good feel and as you entered the turn,” recalls “It steered pretty too, but as I leaned it over my knee it took some to settle, so I had a hard time pushing the front of the bike.”

at the data shows that the didn’t achieve as much angle through The Cyclone as of the other bikes. The 48.8 measurement proved to be third last, which shows our rider’s weren’t as comfortable the bike over in corners.

But the problem we encountered with the was driving off the corner. The reason can be to the rear suspension being so awkwardly that it made it to accelerate off the corner. We know the First Ride that the has the capabilities of working in unison front, but for our test, it was way off, and significantly compromised handling.

was pretty abrasive and felt at the rear,” says Montano. Ducati, it’s a step in the direction but definitely needs fine tuning for it to be competitive the other bikes.”

The 1199’s awkward handling was noticeable when we analyzed the rate data which how difficult it

Ducati 1199 Settings:

(From full

Preload: 10

Compression: 11

Rebound: 12

Flat Rate


Compression: 4

Rebound: 8

was to control the left-right-left transition of Turns Here it registered the slowest rate of 36.9 degrees/second. its lightweight and good initial performance, there’s little that this number be boosted significantly.

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“It didn’t feel planted,” Chamberlain. “Once in the turn it was disturbed by bumps or rough The Ducati just couldn’t me the confidence I wanted at lean. The does steer quickly and it seems easier to flick corners than previous

There was little to complain in regards to engine performance as the new definitely has the pace to keep up the likes of even the mighty with the fitment of the $3499 race pipe. Results the dyno prove that the unleashes serious horsepower and numbers. Although the powerband is top-end biased than the V-Twin engine still out upwards of 87 lb-ft of torque highest, behind the KTM).

Horsepower-wise it nearly cracked the 170 at 10,400 rpm with another 900 of available over-rev, which for a is a tremendous accomplishment. This it title to having the fourth powerful motor in terms of Considering how light it is, it’s no that the Ducati is one fast motorcycle.

“No doubt it, the motor is definitely fast,” reveals. “It has very, good top-end power. But the hits so hard it upsets the Still, I’m blown by how hard the bike accelerates. aren’t supposed to pull that.”

“Revs are the name of the with the Ducati,” adds “It doesn’t have as bottom-end power as the old machine but the thing revved out and it’s how fast it is. The Ducati has one hell of an

( Above ) The new-spec Brembo brakes offer incredible but didn’t have as much feel as the BMW’s.

( Center ) The Ducati 1199 Panigale more Japanese than in terms of ergonomic fit. ( ) The new-spec Brembo front offer incredible power but have as much lever as the BMW’s.

No question the Panigale has the engine to run up front problem, but as Siglin the powerband hits so aggressively it can overwhelm the chassis making it to open the throttle hard on exit. That’s the primary why the acceleration force numbers so far off. Picking up the throttle out of 6 revealed the Ducati could muster 0.73g (second

It did a little better exiting the corner (0.74g) but was still all but the MV and Yamaha.

Similar to many of the Euro bikes (with of the KTM) the Ducati comes off the floor with an electronic which aids in acceleration by the split-second lag time experienced upshifts. The drivetrain performed as but the quickshifter wasn’t quite as as the aftermarket Dynojet or Bazzaz employed on the Japanese bikes or the BMW.

The 1199 employs the monobloc-style Brembo calipers and were well received our testing troupe. Power is as is feel, and the brakes are 100% During braking for Turns 10 and 14 the registered respectable g forces of at corner entry, good for in that category.

“Ducatis have always had brakes and this one is probably the yet,” states Earnest. is plenty of power and since the is so light it slows down in a Initial bite was a little than I expected but they my favorite.”

In spite of the 1199’s handling woes it still a respectable lap time at the hands of the riders. And if we would have the set-up right there’s doubt that the featherweight could have surprised of the other big name brands. it’ll get another chance year today the Ducati into seventh-place.

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