Ducati Panigale 1199 review — Telegraph

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Ducati Panigale 1199

The most anticipated motorcycle of has arrived. Can the £19,750 Ducati 1199 live up to the hype?

The in the air around Ducati’s staff at the Abu launch of the Panigale 1199 is a unexpected. This is, after the most talked about of the year. It has the most oversquare ever seen in a production with huge 112mm (the biggest of any current car or motorcycle) matched to a stubby ….

The electronics package is the most we’ve ever seen, a full 37.5lb lighter BMW’s S1000RR, it makes a 192bhp, it looks stunning doubts could there be?

No doubts, as it turns out, the natural trepidation at finally to the world how the Panigale performs. is not just financial, although has never before spent as money developing a single it’s also philosophical, in risking the core values of one of the most powerful brands.

To many people Ducati a steel trellis frame, a engine character and quite a development line directly to the 1980 Pantah 500 SL, one of the last of legendary engineer Fabio The 1199 is different. The frame, if you can it that, comprises a diminutive monocoque attached to the front of the and that’s about it.

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A lightweight subframe supports the while a magnesium casting the fairing and dash in place.

The is still a 90-degree V-twin, but the are chain driven, the crankcase in a near vacuum to reduce air losses and the crank bearings are The company’s signature desmodromic operation is not only retained, this which facilitates the use of the valves with their potential gas flow at the high an engine with a … as as this can achieve.

And then there’s the electronics. are three basic modes to from: Wet, Sport and each of which triggers a of adjustments across the bike. The ABS not only changes its level of with each mode, it distributes braking force and rear differently.

The traction control settings with the modes, as do the suspension’s and compression damping at both There’s also an engine function which applies throttle to control how much the wheel slides or rotates you’re braking hard, to stability into a turn.

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