2012 Ducati 1199 S PanigaleThe Fast Lane Car: Auto News, Views, and Reviews

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Reviewed: the 2012 Ducati S Panigale

 A Street Legal Bike

The 2012 Ducati S Panigale

After just off of reviewing Ducati’s phenomenal Carbon Red, which I fell in love with, the 2012 Ducati 1199 S proved to be a less than experience for me personally. Please misunderstand me here, the 2012 1199 S Panigale is also an machine – weighing less the Diavel and pumping out more it is an absolute work of art -but really not meant for everyday riding for mere mortals, and is more at home on a track or course. Essentially, the 2012 1199 S Panigale  is a Moto GP that just happens to be legal.

The Ducati 1199 S is most happy in much rev ranges than your street bike, and the riding is certainly better suited to who are in their prime, or at least of age 25 with a physique that is and pliable. Being under in height is also a plus for the Panigale. It’s an extreme solo sport bike Superquadro motor puts out a 195 horses at 10,750 rpm along 98.1 pound feet of at 9,000 rpm.

2012 Ducati 1199 S

In detail, the heart of the 2012 1199 S Panigale is a liquid-cooled cylinder, 8-valve Desmodromic with a Mitsubishi electronic injection system featuring injectors per cylinder, full elliptical throttle bodies and a exhaust system with converter and 2 lambda probes and stainless mufflers with outer sleeves. The Superquadro is the most powerful L-twin which delivers its driving to the rear wheel through a sequential manual transmission straight cut gears, a ratio of and a slipper, self-servo wet multiplate with hydraulic control. The 525 chain drive consists of a front sprocket and 39-tooth sprocket.

Suspension componentry of Ohlins NIX30 43mm forks up front with that are fully adjustable, electronic compression and rebound adjustment. In the rear is a fully Ohlins TTX36 unit electronic compression and rebound adjustment made even exclusive by Ducati Electronic adjustable progressive/flat linkage and single-sided swingarm.

Braking is by dual 330mm semi-floating forward, that are radially with Brembo Monobloc M50 calipers and optional ABS. is a 245mm disc with caliper.

The 2012 Ducati 1199 S on Pirelli tires – a Diablo SP 120/70 ZR17 mounted on forged light alloy 3.50”x17” in front, and a Diablo SP 200/55 ZR17 mounted on forged light alloy 6.00”x17” in the rear.

2012 1199 S Panigale

2012 1199 S Panigale

Power is controlled by the rider selecting one of pre-set Power Modes is best suited to his or her riding and/or the riding conditions via a grip switch. Modes Race; Sport; and Wet. is the most aggressive mode and maximum performance levels and output.

Sport is next up in delivery and the DTC consists of 8 levels of Control based upon style and pattern, and is able to wheel spin and traction, it automatically as needed. The Wet mode control and minimizes power in less than ideal conditions where traction and are at issue.

The design of the 2012 1199 S Panigale is unquestionably and Ducati, as is the sound. The styling is by the most exclusive componentry. electronic technology unleashes power while delivering an precision ride.

It’s power to weight of 1.19 hp/kg is claimed to be than any other bike on the The chassis of the Ducati 1199 S represents an innovative and progressive forward in motorcycle design, multiple parts into lightweight components, while rider posture with a ergonomic triangle.

For the first the Trellis frame has transitioned to a cast aluminum monocoque that was developed in an ultra-competitive environment, utilizing the Superquadro as a stressed member of the chassis serves not only as a frame, but the airbox, which houses the bodies along with the circuit, complete with The airbox compartment is capped off by a aluminum tank.

The 2012 1199 S Panigale

Visually, the 1199 S Panigale displays the of a serious, all-out race with its full fairing of smooth, painted carbon The nose is fitted with an flyscreen and the narrow, horizontal headlights are integrated into the air intake ducts. There are LED and conventional main lighting.

The 1199 S Panigale and the more (by $5,000.) Ducati Panigale S versions comes with first ever full LED and main light solutions. The seat is deep set and sleekly and the tail-piece is accentuated by the relocation of the system and a full LED rear

My test 2012 Ducati S Panigale was finished predominantly in Red (or Rosso in Italian speak). The expensive S Triclore is finished in the Italian flag colors of Green and White – lots of My test bike’s base amounted to $22,995.

There really no options, but one can anticipate a few hundred dollars more for prep and handling, which vary from dealer to so figure it to ring up in the $23,500

SUMMARY: Riding the Ducati S Panigale can prove to be an awesome for the right person – more a pro racer or young, agile Size matters too, as earlier. I’m not a racer, nor do I consider an expert rider.

I’m not a more or nimble youngster anymore and I’m too tall and long legged to be comfortable aboard the 2012 1199 S Panigale despite its incredible

The 2012 Ducati 1199 S exceptionally well balanced and maneuverable. It’s not a good to ride at lower speeds in traffic on a really hot day however, as the Ducati 1199 S Panigale’s exhaust is uncomfortably close to the rider’s thigh. There’s a carbon heat shield that really nice along the bike’s other carbon accents, but it’s not all that for the conditions in which I was riding.

I wound up with severe on the underside of my leg – not a good thing and painful. If there were to be a time, a fire retardant would be a definite consideration.

For riding efficiency and pleasure, the may choose the most appropriate mode or create one that’s to order”. The Riding Modes the engine’s power curve, the 8 of Ducati Traction Control and the for Ducati Quick Shift and Brake Control – the latter, is a designed to enhance stability hard braking, and finally, the TFT panel modifies the displayed as a function of the selected mode.

in the TFT color display are: a rev speed indicator, gear odometer with 2 trips, fuel, actual fuel average speed, trip air temperature, lap times, selected mode, warning lights for oil Neutral, EOBD, turn fuel reserve, high ABS, over rev, DTC immobilizer, DES control, and lighting

2012 Ducati 1199 S

Bottom line, the 2012 1199 S Panigale is considerably than many riders. It is a cut above the riding capability of the of riders without lots of time and practice, practice, There are certainly more bikes to ride, but few are more in design, performance and technology. The Ducati 1199 S Panigale tempts one to his or her limits.

Be wise, and overcome temptation and be safe out there. a track school would be with the acquisition of this bred machine. On The Fast Car’s rating scale of:


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