Ducati 1199 Panigale Debut at World Superbike 2013

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The New Ducati Superbike Ducati the past year preparing the Panigale for its World Superbike Will this new big Twin

Ducati’s 1199 Panigale . its radical 112 x 60.8mm bore and and equally radical Vincent-like construction, was a new model a year It was raced in Superstock 1000 to for its debut this season in the World Championship, and rumors are I was given the privilege of three with those who know there is to know: Ducati Manager Claudio Domenicali . Project Director Ernesto and test rider Matteo

My interest was sparked by suggestions the new engine’s power has traded some of the 1198’s fabled for more peak, and that has changed. There is special in the latter point because has not been able to make a of similar frameless construction in leaving factory team Valentino Rossi and Nicky winless over the past two (Rossi has now moved back to

Team SBK Ducati Alstare Carlos Checa has said the new has a different character. “It is more said the Spaniard. “You to ride differently, less and with more precision.” He that when behind machines in pre-season testing, he lost much but couldn’t think of overtaking them.” commentator has said, “Bologna has unable to increase the rpm much stock,” and that the engine is powerful beyond 8000.”

for this Panigale is 12,000 and the 4000-rpm range from to that point is a 33 percent good for a race engine. But it is said the new engine lacks the midrange of the 1198.

Rider forward! Compare Checa’s seating position on the 1199 Panigale with of the much more rearward Hailwood era. Modern are really dragsters with ability, so they need bit of weight toward the front.

claims a 52 percent front for the Panigale.

According to Domenicali, tried to extract everything the platform. This is normal for whose philosophy has been to all the power engineering can find in a new and then civilize and make power rideable. Those who Carl Fogarty’s career on know that one minute he was of no midrange (which had previously fellow Ducati rider Chili to use a corner-speed style), and when Ducati gave him of too much.

This reveals the of modern powerbands, which can be both physically and electronically.

also pointed out that the continues to improve. We saw this so last season as Tom Sykes’ ZX-10R . always very gradually stopped eating its and began winning races. kept pace, with Max taking the title over by just a half-point.

Partly of Ducati’s long success in the and partly because of the Twins’ limit, the 1199 must through two 50mm restrictors. “It is complicated with the restrictor,” Domenicali. “We are not yet able to reach our goals.”

I asked if Ducati had to a more physics-based approach to setup, as opposed to the company’s practical tradition of adhoc In MotoGP, it has often appeared as if the setup is what ought to rather than what the need.

“Absolutely not!” replied “We have the same people as We can make quick fixes, not forgetting that we are engineers. is about rider confidence. is very clear to us.”

I if the new chassis has shown advantages. “It has a big advantage in Superstock,” he said. “It later braking and more corner entry.”

Internal management, anyone? A major for modern racing machines is to get hot air out of the bike without toasting the and use just enough other to keep the tightly packaged system from roasting components.

When I asked questions of Marinelli, he said the still have a bit of chatter the newly mandated 17-inch which replace the previous “The stiffness of the chassis overall behavior,” said “The bike is a lot more It reacts more strongly [to than the 1198, which had a feeling. There is more especially entering corners, enables later braking.”

The of the previous multi-tube “trellis” is now legend, as one could see a slow motion through corners. about this in 2002, Edwards said, “Yeah, wallow. But they dig in and go around the During Edwards’ time as a rider—he was SBK champion in 2000 and bought and measured a Ducati, it half as stiff as its own chatter-prone the RC51.

Only as Honda reduced and raised the chatter threshold Edwards push Ducati’s Bayliss hard enough to the title from him. But in Casey Stoner said a few ago that on the trellis chassis, can’t hit the same point two running.”

That kind of which Marinelli called finally became so distracting it had to be addressed. Ducati’s solution, in MotoGP and SBK, has been to the chassis, connecting engine and head via a large and very box structure that doubles as an On the MotoGP bike from onward, this was done in fiber, while it is an aluminum on the new Panigale.

This is a major in the Panigale being 22 pounds than the previous 1198.

consensus seems to be that rigidity is troublesome only on extremely stiff Bridgestone while on the much more Pirellis of SBK, it is not.

“I believe in a magic setup works for many riders,” Marinelli. “The setup is the same between two riders. are three basic kinds of First is the very round taking big lines, doing very gently, braking and not so hard. He likes a stable with a lot of trail.”

Checa the 1199 Panigale in traditional, pre-season racing bodywork. You can see the engineers are talking about they say “mass centralization”: no exhaust system under the no grouping of parts behind the

I thought immediately of Eddie Jorge Lorenzo and Troy

“The second is the wild like Troy Bayliss. He late and very hard, to get the bike turned very and is early on the gas. He wants control effort, so stability is unimportant.”

Now, I thought of Ben ’ troubles this past with overheated brakes and of attempts to make him ride in corner-speed style.

“The rider style is some of the first two.” Clearly, no one setup” could be right for all

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Regarding power, Marinelli the 1199 “is close to the best at the moment, but the effect of the restrictor is than on the 1198 because the is revving higher, so friction is It is as if you draw a line at 210 horsepower. And of current Superbike regulations, you can less [i.e. fewer can be modified].”

I said to Marinelli when I looked at the numbers, I the top Fours might have a advantage. “More,” he said.

I asked if the presence of the restrictor had Ducati to lengthen intake-valve as a means of allowing more during which adequate air pass through the terrible (My experience dates from the 1978 imposition of restrictors on the TZ750). I asked this such extended timing have the effect of narrowing the power.

Marinelli heartily that the restrictors are terrible—“a problem”—but denied they had cam timing.

Test rider also shared his thoughts. for me,” he said, “I started the new Superbike at its embryonic stage. I many, many parts the past six months, but each I was getting on a bike whose I did not know. Gradually, over it became clear which were associated with the lap times.”

Matteo Baiocco used his Superbike championship-winning experience on the to aid development of the 1199 Panigale Checa and his Ducati Alstare Ayrton Badovini, are campaigning season in the Superbike World

Baiocco said that by 2012, the new bike had surpassed the and at Mugello, he was faster on the new bike on the 1198 he rode in last Italian championship.

“I had to forget I knew from the 1198 and in a new way. The new bike has reached a more stable condition.”

In the picture, I wanted to know effect the coming of Bernhard to Ducati would have. The headed BMW’s Superbike in recent years. Marinelli Gobmeier has good experience in with a variety of problems—a reply that could anything.

Several of my questions, in those dealing with recent addition of adjustable pivot height—a new system of allows making the pivot 2mm or either 2 or 4mm lower than answered equivocally. While the suggests that the stock position was jacking up the back of the on corner exit, Domenicali only that, “It is to fine-tune behavior when you put the throttle Marinelli dismissed it as “a tool other tools.”

A remark from Checa perspective: “The number-one is to know the 17-inch Pirellis; are 70 percent of a bike’s character.” the Panigale, he said, “It behaves a bit a MotoGP bike.”

In the past, has displayed great ingenuity in with such issues, for its history in SBK has been of continuous to change. This is the very why Ducati’s persistent problem in has been so puzzling. Things peaky power or the 916’s short swingarm or “trellis have in the past been in stride or even turned advantages. So, too, it may turn out the Panigale’s chassis stiffness and engine.

As the passage of days us into the 2013 SBK season, we the pleasure of anticipation.

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