Faster and Faster: Battle of the Ages: Ducati 851 vs Ducati 1199 Panigale

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Battle of the Ages: Ducati 851 vs 1199 Panigale

Raymond (top, left) on the Ducati 851 and Rossi with the Panigale. from two different eras. amazingly, the 851 is still up for a scrap.

the Ducati 851? It came out in and blitzed the world of sportsbikes few other machines have managed to. Desmoquattro V-Twin, fuel-injection, four-valve cylinder 95bhp and a top speed of about made the bike a bit special 25 ago and that’s the way it remains today, the fact that it probably motorcycle breakdown cover than the Panigale does!

The 851 and its various avatars (851 SP, 888 and 888 SP) produced from 1987 to and the bike won three World championships – with Raymond in 1990 and with Doug in 1991 and 1992. By 1993, the 888 had twin fuel injectors per power was up to 125bhp and the bike had the bits that companies Termignoni, Brembo and Ohlins making back then.

The Ducati 851 was pretty much the top dog of its the baddest boy on the block. And that you wonder how the bike would up against the modern day Ducati Panigale, a bike that in one fell swoop, made other superbike on the planet old and slow and outdated. For their 2012 issue, Motorcycle Leisure magazine have the 851 and 1199 back to back, and are some brief excerpts what they have to say the two machines:

After riding both of it was the 851 that left the strongest Where the 1199 feels fast and verging on out of control much the whole time on the the 851 is a manageable challenge. The older feels much more like it has cannonballs in the cylinders of the oversized tennis balls of the

The heavy throttle, heavy and teeny-weeny steering lock to make eight-point turns on a road very interesting

On the 851, there’s not a lot of room the … pad on the pillion cowl and the of the fuel tank, so instead of off, you tuck in and take fast, classics arcs corners. The 851 seems to need the lean angle to go faster the corners than a modern and it rides on well controlled Its handling is sharp, predictable and

Only the brakes gave its age If you think bike engines advanced in the last 25 years, nothing compared to braking

So there you have it – the 851 can still, it hold its own. Nobody is to imply that it would be to the 1199 in terms of outright It’s just that with the passage of time – a of a century, no less – the 851 hasn’t fat and slow. And we’re sure Roche Polen will be about that…

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