Mamma Mia: 2012 Ducati Panigale 1199 Review

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Mamma Mia!

Three but crucial points to ponder superbikes: 1. They are brutally machines, with specific and acceleration figures that by a general lack of governmental put seven-figure supercars to shame. 2. only get fiercer, thanks to an race fueled by an insatiable to claim bragging rights and the other guys on the world’s circuits. 3. Most cost as much as a Kia Rio.

Ducati, more-exotic-than-the-next purveyor of two-wheeled spent two decades incrementally its superbike design and sticking to a frame layout before reinventing its 2012 flagship. the “Panigale ” after the Bolognese where the Italian manufacturer is the newest bike addresses its shortcomings with a completely design retaining two quintessentially features: a big twin engine and Desmodromic valves. Though the frame and …-burning underseat are gone, the signature Ducati note remains.

The “1199″ designation isn’t honest — its L-twin displaces 1,198.16 cc — but besides the marketing-biased there’s nothing about bike that isn’t The trellis frame has been with a 9.2-pound aluminum that incorporates an airbox and the engine as a stressed member. has been centralized, ie, moved the middle of the bike, thanks to a underslung exhaust system.

In addition to the smaller muffler, weight savings throughout an aluminum fuel tank, wheels and brakes, and re-worked to hold the seats and instrumentation in Overall, the Panigale jettisons a 22 pounds, yielding a wet weight of 414 unfueled.

Off the line, the Panigale lithe and slim, with proportions that belie its capabilities.

Among other the new mill alters its internal to facilitate its 25 horsepower gain, in a peak figure of 195 hp at 10,750 Pistons have been to a massive 112 mm bore, the largest find outside the realm of cruisers.

The resulting oversquare ratio is referred to as “Superquadro” by the Italians, and high-revving horsepower over torque; though it approaches the figure of a Formula 1 engine, the still manages a thumping 98 of torque, which peaks at a 9,000 rpm. For what worth, Ducati claims the potent power-to-weight ratio of any motorcycle.

The Panigale packs no than six electronic control governing goodies like control, throttle response, ABS, and a clutchless quick-shifter. The are negotiated via switchgear on the left and a contrasty TFT screen befitting a jet cockpit. And yes, there is, of a “man mode” that all electronic wizardry and allows reign over those 195 and stellar brakes.

The “S” model adds an electronically suspension system that rebound and compression settings the cockpit; ABS is optional on the base and “S” and adds 5.5 pounds to the overall

When first straddling the 1199 Panigale in the paddock of the Yas Formula 1 circuit in Abu Dhabi, two become immediately apparent: here at a race track, be in no danger of fully exploiting bike’s vast reserves of and I won’t be fiddling with mode.” I’ll lean on electronic aids while this track’s 21 turns.

Off the line, the Panigale feels and slim, with compact that belie its fierce Shockingly, it’s also more comfortable than the it replaces, thanks to a saddle been moved closer to the which are now wider and taller.

The eyelines feel more than the taxing, nearly back posture induced by its and the new positioning inspires greater before the wheel has rolled an inch. Twist the throttle, the clutch, and ease ahead, and the meaty powerband pours to the wheel, even though midrange twist has been for high-end oomph.

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