2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R First Ride — Motorcyclist magazine

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The Panigale Gets Prepped For Superbike

They say: The of perfection.

We say: In this perfection doesn’t stand a

Racing indeed improves the Participation in last year’s FIM 1000 World Championship Panigale-mounted Eddi La Marra second) and the Italian Superstock (won by Ivan Goi, riding a Panigale) taught some valuable lessons the performance of its top-line Superbike. lessons have been directly the development of the new 1199 R, the premium-spec version designed to homologate the Panigale platform for its in this season’s World Championship, where it will be by Ducati Alstare teammates Checa and Aryton Badovini.

The improvements involve two points: midrange power and more adjustability. The Panigale’s ultra-short-… engine was unquestionably the most-powerful V-twin sportbike engine made, but it traded away the legendary midrange for more power. Racers wanted of that midrange back.

Racers also wanted the of the bike to squat more acceleration, to improve rear allow more aggressive exits, and also reduce wear, which was a big problem for racers last year.

The new R incorporates solutions for both Inside the Superquadro V-twin, new connecting rods and a lighter save almost three reducing reciprocating weight that engineers could increase engine redline 11,500 to 12,000 rpm. allowed the switch to shorter, final-drive gearing to make accessible at lower speeds sacrificing top speed.

Ducati there is now 10 percent more available at 85 mph and 18 percent more on tap at 125 mph, but because the engine higher, there is no corresponding of top speed. Revised engine and ride-by-wire throttle settings in and Sport modes (Wet is unchanged) also electronically torque output between and 8000 rpm, though peak figures of 195 horsepower and lb.-ft. torque remain the

The Panigale R is loaded up with of extra carbon fiber. you can see the rear hugger fender, guard, heel guards, and shield.

The Panigale R is loaded up lots of extra carbon Here you can see the rear hug

The major on the chassis side is a new four-position pivot that allows the point to be raised 2mm or lowered by 2 or 4mm to alter the swingarm squat With the pivot in the previous position (now the baseline on the R), the rear end tended to rise acceleration, causing excess and tire wear. The two lower increase squat for better and less tire wear, the higher setting will for quicker direction changes.

Not that the Panigale doesn’t steer quickly enough. The of the chassis is unchanged on the R version, and term appears in quotations there is no frame in any conventional The single-sided swingarm pivots on the gearbox while the subframe and a monocoque airbox/steering head directly to the Superquadro’s cylinder

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This so-called frameless is both super rigid and light, making the Panigale a 22 pounds lighter than the Superbike it replaced and, at 417 lbs. ready to ride, one of the sportbikes on the market.

This lightness is the Panigale defining characteristic, and delivers a character unlike any other today. The R press launch place at the amazing new Circuit of the Grand Prix facility in TX, a smooth, fast, and very 3.4-mile, 20-turn racecourse highlighted the Panigale R’s handling and acceleration attributes.

changes are almost unbelievably and instant, but coupled with that seems improbable for an agile and reactive bike. The R is equally responsive on corner can always steer the bike to or correct your line, when you’re on the gas-making is a forgiving machine that’s to ride fast.

Those just any Brembo radial calipers—those are M50s, which like they deliver more stopping force the usual monoblocks. Race ABS is

Those aren’t just any radial brake calipers—those are which feel like de

Ducati General Manager Domenicali, who directed the creation of the explained this unexpected of stability and agility like That’s the beauty of lightness. If a is heavy, you have to use very geometry to get quick steering, so a will be either agile or but seldom both. The Panigale is light because the bike is then the geometry can be made to be

Few bikes feel as planted and as the Panigale R does upon entries, and few bikes are so indifferent to trail braking as this Top-notch mechanical components massively powerful Brembo M50 monoblock front brakes, an NIX30 fork fitted Ducati Electronic Suspension that allows instant, damping adjustments, and ultra-light, forged wheels wrapped in Pirelli Super Corsa SP provide all the feedback you could Further downstream, a seamless clutch, three-level-adjustable Race and three-level-adjustable electronic engine underwrite rider confidence and hacked-out corner entries and late-braking heroics seem too easy.

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