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Ducati 749: Small But Whirry

right, all the way to the Spanish Main and does it do but rain.

Typical. through the morning of our scheduled at Circuito Almeria, though, the parted, the track began to and we did get in a brisk track session or two on all-new 749 Superbike — the one looks just like the

It differs mainly in price, and really. Instead of the 999’s 100 x dimensions, the 749 schwings its 90mm through 58.8mm strokes. than that, the 749 gets the Testastretta Enchilada treatment, steepened included valve of 27 degrees, bigger valves, 6.9 CPU choreographing 54mm throttle etc.

One other thing: the 749 a 180-section rear on its 5.50-inch wheel, while the 999 sports a 190 to confuse the issue slightly—the being that the 749 turns and direction considerably lighter the 999—nice on the track, nicer on the Somebody at the track test, in said the 749 had its adjustable steering set at the 23.5-degree rake, which completely believable.

Later that night, a engineer said No; all the bikes set up in the standard 24.5-degree configuration. reciprocate on a new, more crank with better centralization, and oil delivery.

A 5mm shorter doesn’t sound like but gyroscopic force increases as everybody knows, and so that reduction in crank mass in a difference you can feel when it time to throw the 749 into one of tightish-yet-flowing corners. Like a 600 to an open-classer, there’s little in the size of the bike itself claims 435 pounds, wet, for the 749 and 439 for the but something about the smaller-motored always seems to feel and righter (probably because arriving at the corner slower?).

Ducati claimed 124 horses for the and our dyno was down but Cycle says 116 at 9500 rpm. 103 claimed horses (at 10,000 for the 749, then, ought to be around the 96 or so produced by a current 600. More to the point be the 56.8 foot-pounds of torque at rpm.

Dr. Gianluigi Mengoli got the recognition of the other medical at Ducati (he doesn’t speak but other Ducati engineers say he much of the credit. His tablecloth much of the original Quattrovalvole work.

Though it’s only a it was easy to leave the Ducati in one while recconnoitering Almeria in the wet none of the jerkiness you used to get small-bore Ducatis around.

The on the cheaper cake that is the is, for me anyway, the simple fact you get to spend way more time the smaller bike’s throttle Primary and internal gearbox are the same as in the 999, but the 749’s drive ratio is 2.785 of 2.4. As a result, the smaller feels much revvier.

There’s a loooong backstraight at and driving off the final second-gear onto it was one of the more delicious of recent memory: roooll the wide-open, use the ample draft by Mark Hoyer, and feed the 749 as the shift-light blinks. by the end of the straight, I was the top of fifth gear and an indicated 220 (four-pad Brembo calipers it’s time to stop, are

Honestly and truly, if I were a 999 for street/occasional track-day use, I rather have the 749, but just me and I’m part of the Liberal Biased Media, so have to make up your own

Shall we go into the back to speak to the sales manager We can put you on a base 749 for $13,495—that’s $4200 than the 999 BUT, the base 749 have adjustable rake set at 24.5 degrees) which you don’t need. More and harder to overlook, however, is the base model comes in only, which means no ergoes (which again matter if you’ll be taking a along).

Finally, the base model’s does not have the TiN coating, and it a Boge shock (which fine on the billiard-smooth Almeria

For $1200 more, you’re at the 749S, monoposto only, TiN Showa shock, adjustable and trail—and that’s still less than the 999. quit badgering me, I’ll that one. Will you a third-party out-of-state check?

Alas, my work is never I’m back to Almeria week to ride the all-new R6. Wanna bet it rains?

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