2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore

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2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore
2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore

2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore
2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore

2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore
2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore

2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore
2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore

2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore
2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore


2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore Review

2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore

A celebration of excellence

In perfect keeping with tradition,the 1199 Panigale S is decked out in a Tricolour livery to celebrate “Made in Borgo Panigale” techological excellence and mark the start of a new Ducati Superbike era. Completing the bike set-up are the Ducati performance exhaust, ABs and a device that has already gainedcult status: the all new telemetry, housed in the latest-generation DDA+, which also utilises GPS signals.

The award-winning 1199 Panigale

The award-winning 1199 Panigale starts to roll into 2013 in standard configuration with the sensational new arctic white colour scheme added to the original Ducati red. The model offers optional ABS and is equipped with Marzocchi’s 50mm lightweight aluminium front forks, Sachs rear suspension and steering damper and with DTC, DQS, EBC and RbW combined into the Ducati Riding Modes.

The 1199 Panigale S also adopts the new arctic white colour scheme in addition to the original Ducati red, is also available with optional ABS and comes equipped with Öhlins electronic 43mm front forks with adjustable Öhlins steering damper and an Öhlins electronic TTX suspension unit on the rear. In addition, the “S” model rolls on super lightweight forged and machined Marchesini wheels, has a carbon fibre front mudguard and full LED lighting. The “S” model is supplied also with an “Aero kit”, which consists of two lateral attachments for the top section of the fairing, designed to further enhance the machine’s aerodynamic penetration and reduce its drag coefficient. The 1199 Panigale S adds DES to the full electronics fire-power of ABS (optional) DTC, DQS, EBC and RbW to provide the Ducati Riding Modes.

The special 1199 Panigale S Tricolore version celebrates the new generation Superbike, is fitted with ABS as standard and sports the proud Italian colours of red, white and green. The distinctive model carries the same equipment as the “S” version with the addition of the new generation DDA+ with special GPS lap time function as well as a titanium racing muffler kit* by Ducati Performance. *Country specific

The most extreme benchmark

Ducati’s latest generation Superbike, the 1199 Panigale, goes beyond the barriers of motorcycle design and engineering to set the most extreme benchmark ever and the direction for future sport bikes. Developed in the red-hot environment of racing and designed to raise the performance bar to its highest, the 1199 Panigale uses innovative Ducati Corse-derived solutions to make World Championship level technology available to everyone.

The most high tech, most powerful twin-cylinder production engine on the planet is now an integral part of an innovative monocoque chassis that combine to deliver an astonishing 195hp from 164kg* (361.5lb) of futuristic Italian thoroughbred. The highest production motorcycle power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios in the world are fitting trophies for the incredible results that Ducati have achieved.

With the click of a button, Ducati’s Riding Mode concept delivers performance with enhanced rider confidence by combining seven class-leading technologies. The latest-generation sports ABS system, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES), Ducati Quick-Shift (DQS), Ducati’s race-derived Engine Brake Control (EBC) and Ride-by-Wire (RbW) are now all programmed into seamless, electronic rider assistance. Even the full colour Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display changes to suit the rider’s environment.

State-of-the-art from the ground-up and melding latest technologies with the latest family features, the 1199 Panigale is totally “Ducati” in every respect. Its no-compromise approach to sport design and stylish attention to incredibly fine detail presents authentic Italian performance at its purist.

Racing is the platform on which Ducati has always challenged and measured itself. It is a discipline for designers and engineers and the bedrock of motivation for a company in which the constant desire for victory has become a way of life. With over 300 World Superbike race wins, more World Championship titles than all other manufacturers together and the passionate driver of innovation in MotoGP, Ducati’s focus on sportbikes is stronger than ever.

Ducati have combined the innovative “monocoque” frame solution with the extraordinary “Superquadro” Ltwin engine design and race-derived electronics to produce the champion of all Superbikes. Bred for the track and trained for the road, the 1199 Panigale is a true revolution of the species destined to influence the entire sportsbike environment. *Dry weight

Revolution of the species

Every generation of Superbike produced at Ducati represents an accurate and historic snap-shot of technology and engineering solutions at that time. Some features like the Trellis frame and under-seat exhaust will remain as legendary milestones in Superbike history, innovative benchmarks qualified by endless imitation.

In the predatory world of racing, however, where complacency risks extinction, a constant Darwinian-like adaption to the environment would not have been enough for survival. Instead, Ducati invested its time in a “revolution” of the species, not an evolution. An innovative and ingenious breakthrough design where multiple vital components have morphed into one to create the monocoque skeleton of the 1199 Panigale.

Designers and engineers of the latest generation Superbike were given a “blank canvas” to reach the apparently impossible 1199 Panigale targets of 10kg less weight and 25hp more power. Every detail, every dimension and every design decision has been driven entirely by a zero-compromise brief to create the highest performance Ducati Superbike of all time. The 1199 Panigale sets the most extreme benchmark ever and its arrival represented one of the most historic moments in Ducati’s incredible Superbike history.

Pronounced “Pan-ee-gah-lee”, the model breaks with Ducati’s Superbike tradition by adding a name to its 1199 engine designation, making a significant association to its historic roots in the Borgo Panigale area of Bologna. In an Italian territory known as “Motor Valley” and where high performance and racing runs through the veins of its passionate people, Ducati have underlined their pride in being world ambassadors for the “Made in Italy” title by immortalizing their birthplace in the name of the new Superbike.

Unmistakably Ducati

Every last detail of the 1199 Panigale pays tribute to the rich heritage of racing on which Ducati is built. Components that are not only functionally efficient, but also minimalist, essential and beautifully engineered into pieces of automotive art. Climb aboard the 1199 Panigale and take hold of the bars and the feeling of pure racing is everywhere. The finely formed top-clamp with weight-saving hollows and recesses immediately communicates Italian engineering at its very best.

Radial brake and clutch pumps, Ducati’s precise switchgear and full Ride-by-Wire twistgrip give a racedriven sense of minimalism further enhanced with the monocoque-integral steering head flowing into the magnesium front sub-frame and Ducati Corse-style instrumentation. Compared with the previous generation Superbikes, revised rider ergonomics are immediately noticeable from the cockpit with seat-to-handlebar dimension 30mm (1.18in) shorter and bar height 10mm (0.39in) higher and 32mm (1.26in) wider.

Even the lightweight, 17 litre (4.5 gal US) aluminium fuel tank is sculpted perfectly to the rider. The horizontal twin headlamps are also more integrated with the frontal intake ducts and create a true “race face” for the new Superbike. While the 1199 Panigale illuminates with LED positioning and conventional main light, the 1199 Panigale S and Tricolore boast motorcycling’s first ever full LED positioning and main light solutions.

Twin rear lights are moulded perfectly around the recessed seat air ducts and illuminate with an attractive light-guide surround effect, enhanced with LED brake lights. Front LED indicators are integrated into the mirror bodies and rear indicators, which are also LED*, are styled with clear lenses.

The majority of the frontal air ducts feed the main airbox, while a small splitter also diverts air into the fairing bodywork to ensure efficient cooling for the onboard electronics. The carefully executed shape at the rear of the fairing enables a highly efficient exit from the radiator area, protecting the Superquadro’s power output and further reducing aerodynamic resistance.

The sleek shape of the seat and tail-piece is accentuated by the under-engine location of the exhaust system, further enhancing the aggressive stance of a true Ducati Superbike. *Country specific

Monocoque technology

The 1199 Panigale’s chassis represents Ducati’s innovative and courageous step forward in motorcycle design, merging multiple parts into one compact and lightweight component, while re-evaluating rider posture with a revised ergonomic triangle. Developed in the super-competitive racing environment, the extremely compact monocoque construction integrates the airbox to become one of the key elements in reducing the Superbike’s overall dry weight by an incredible 10kg (22lb) to a benchmark 164kg (361.5lb).

Using the Superquadro engine as a stressed member of the chassis, the short and strong aluminium monocoque is made in die-cast aluminium and is responsible for 5kg (11lb) of the overall weight saving of the design. The monocoque attaches to the cylinder heads of the specially designed engine, protruding forward to house the steering head bearings and forming the airbox along the way, which is capped-off and sealed when the 2.9kg (6.3lb) lighter aluminium fuel tank is attached, again using one component to the fulfil the roles of two.

While the cylinders remain true to Ducati’s signature 90° L-twin configuration, the engine has rotated the top-end backwards around the crankshaft a further 6° compared to the 1198, to give more clearance on the front wheel and enable engineers to modify the front and rear weight bias. This also enables a front-end geometry of 24.5° of rake and 100mm (3.94in) of trail. Attaching directly to the rear of the engine, the new fully die-cast aluminium, single-sided swingarm is 39mm longer than the 1198, contributing to the increased the wheelbase of 1,437mm (56.6in) and setting the weight distribution of the 1199 Panigale at 52% front and 48% rear with average-size rider onboard.

With the exhaust system located below the engine, the die-cast aluminium rear sub-frame is considerably lighter and also attaches directly to the Superquadro engine, while the super lightweight, magnesium front sub-frame attaches directly to the monocoque frame, providing secure support for the headlamp, instrumentation and fairing. This combination of weight saving and centralisation of mass around these high front and rear sub-frame areas substantially contributes to overall vehicle agility.

Innovative suspension

Incorporating Ducati’s Riding Mode technology, the 1199 Panigale S and Tricolore are fully equipped with front and rear Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) system by Öhlins. The 43mm Öhlins NIX30 forks are adjustable electronically in compression and rebound damping, while spring pre-load is manual. An adjustable steering damper completes the full Öhlins package.

The Öhlins TTX36 rear unit features twin tube technology to offer totally separate damping adjustment in compression and rebound and minimise the risk of cavitation under extreme conditions. The unit is fully adjustable electronically in compression and rebound damping, while spring pre-load is manual.

The electronic suspension adjustment can be made either by using the pre-set Riding Modes, which have been developed by Ducati test riders and racers, or in independent mode, which allows riders to use their own personal and saveable settings. Digital damping adjustments send signals that execute the mechanical adjustment via electronic actuators mounted in the suspension units.

The 1199 Panigale uses incredibly lightweight, 50mm pressurised Marzocchi usd forks that feature hardanodised aluminium sliders. Proven by Marzocchi in the most severe off-road environments, the aluminium fork assembly uses a pressurised damping system that also enables a reduction in oil capacity and, therefore, also weight. They represent a cutting-edge solution for the 1199 Panigale, saving a further 1kg (2.2lb) on a project which demanded innovation to achieve the extreme weight-saving targets set by designers.

Fully adjustable in spring pre-load and compression and rebound damping, the matte champagne coloured fork bodies house low-friction, hard-anodised black aluminium sliders and forged aluminium fork bottoms with beautifully formed radial calliper mountings. A fully adjustable Sachs rear suspension unit completes the package.

On all versions of the 1199 Panigale, the fork leg centres are set to World Superbike-style widths, enabling uncompromised air-flow to the brake discs for optimum cooling.

The rear suspension of the 1199 Panigale features a stylish and practical side-mounting, enabling increased space for the rear cylinder head, which has been rotated backwards around the new generation engine. The unique positioning renders the unit totally accessible for spring pre-load and rider-height adjustment, and is designed to provide a fast and easy linkage adjustment by simply changing the pushrod fixing-point from “progressive rate” for road use with a passenger to “flat rate” for track use.

Latest generation brakes

For its latest generation of Superbike, Ducati ensured the selection of the latest generation of Brembo Monobloc M50 callipers, presenting a super-compact design that reduces their total unsprung weight by a further 0.5kg.

Machined from a single piece of alloy, the callipers achieve a higher rigidity and resistance to distortion during extreme braking. The resulting increase in hydraulic efficiency not only delivers incredible braking power, but also provides an enhanced and precise “feel” at the brake lever. The twin Monobloc M50 callipers each have four 30mm pistons that grip 330mm discs to achieve spectacular braking performance.

Sport-oriented ABS

The 1199 Panigale uses the very latest in sport-oriented ABS technology to enable full integration with Ducati’s three pre-programmed Riding Modes. Operating with the latest generation 9ME Bosch processor, the system enables full ABS on the front only, when in Race mode, allowing the rider initial braking drift on the rear during race track corner entry. The system then activates full front and rear ABS, front-to-rear combined braking (CBS) and “rear lift-up” detection when in Sport and Wet Riding Modes.

Remaining almost undetectable at the lever, these advanced features enable shorter braking distances by optimising brake force distribution for superior vehicle stability. The advanced ABS, which is optional on the 1199 Panigale and 1199 Panigale S and standard equipment on the 1199 Panigale S Tricolore, can also be deactivated via the instrumentation control panel.

Panigale wheels and tyres

While the 1199 Panigale rolls on lightweight 10-spoke wheels in 3.5in front rim width and 6.00in rear, enabling a fast change of direction and enhanced acceleration and braking performances, the 1199 Panigale S and 1199 Panigale S Tricolore are equipped with super lightweight, triple 3-spoke, forged and machined wheels by Marchesini, finished in black with signature red pin-striping.

All 1199 Panigale versions roll on Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres, road-going race replicas of the official World Superstock 1000 tyres. While the front uses a 120/70 ZR17, the 200/55 x ZR17 represents the widest rear tyre ever fitted to a production Ducati Superbike.

Designed for precise line-holding and corner trajectory, the rear 200/55 x ZR17 effectively increases the contact patch area and speed of lean by combining the 200mm width with a higher profile. Pirelli and Ducati engineers worked together to create this ideal “match” between front and rear profiles and the results generate incredible “feel” and directional agility from the new monocoque chassis technology during cornerentry.

The structures and compounds are derived directly from Pirelli’s experience in World Superbike competition. They present a complex carcass designed for stiffness under heavy braking and shoulder areas that maximise contact patch, further enhanced with a bi-compound tread laced with new polymers to generate rapid warm-up and constant grip.

Electronic technology

The 1199 Panigale is equipped with many of the latest innovative electronics developed by Ducati on the race track, and they are combined, managed and displayed on full TFT technology instrumentation. First introduced to the motorcycle industry on the Ducati Diavel, the TFT display is super-enhanced on the 1199 Panigale.

The state-of-the-art electronics package features an enhanced version of the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA+), and Ducati Riding Modes, with fully integrated ABS, Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Engine Brake Control (EBC), full Ride-by-Wire (RbW) and the Thin Film Transistor instrumentation (TFT).

The 1199 Panigale uses a compact version of its Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), first introduced on the 1198 SP and increases its formidable fire power with a sport-intended, adjustable ABS system and Ducati’s Engine Brake Control system (EBC), designed to enhance stability during de-acceleration.

Ducati Riding Modes

Introduced on the award-winning Multistrada in 2010, Ducati’s industry-changing Riding Modes effectively offer the perfect set-up appropriate to rider and environment by selecting from a choice of three pre-set modes. Each Riding Mode is pre-programmed to instantly change engine character and suspension set-up in addition to ABS, DTC and EBC levels – even while riding. The modes are made possible by combining a number of class-leading technologies.

An electronic Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system administers different mappings to regulate power delivery, while on the “S” version Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES), by Öhlins, instantly configures the suspension setup with electronic adjustment. The Ducati Traction Control system (DTC) uses eight levels of system interaction to enhance control by reducing wheel-spin and the latest generation of ABS processor provides ideal anti-lock levels. EBC monitors crankshaft de-acceleration under heavy braking and administers RbW throttle opening to maintain optimum grip.

Race Riding Mode

The Race Riding Mode provides the track rider with an unrestricted 195hp with direct RbW throttle response and, on the ‘S’ version, an instant track-oriented suspension set-up. Race mode also reduces the DTC system intervention, provides a race-oriented EBC and front-only ABS with reduced anti-rear-lift-up and instantly reconfigures the instrumentation layout with a track-oriented display.

Sport Riding Mode

The Sport Riding Mode provides the road or track rider with 195hp, delivered with a “smooth” RbW throttle response and, on the ‘S’ version, a sport-oriented suspension set-up. Sport mode slightly increases the DTC system intervention, provides a sport-oriented both EBC and front and rear ABS with increased antirear-lift-up.

Wet Riding Mode

The Wet Riding Mode provides the road or track rider with 120hp, delivered with a “smooth” RbW throttle response, increased DTC system intervention, environment-appropriate EBC, DQS off and fully enhanced ABS and, on the ‘S’ version, a suspension set-up optimised for low grip conditions.

Thin Film Transistor instrumentation (TFT)

The 1199 Panigale instrumentation takes Ducati’s industry-leading Thin Film Transistor (TFT) screen to the next level with a stunning race-derived unit that embraces the very latest information display technology. The full colour display automatically changes its layout according to the Riding Mode selected in order to provide optimum clarity of information appropriate to the motorcycle’s environment, even reversing its character and background colours in low-light conditions.

The high-definition instrumentation displays RPM from 1000-12,000 in a scale that curves through 90° around the left and upper edge of the main screen, incrementally adding bars of light around the display as the engine speed increases, while enlarging each of the main 1-12 numbers in the scale as each value is reached. During the first 1000km running-in period, the “orange section” of the rev-range automatically moves down from its normal 10,500 lower level to 6,000rpm. When the running-in period is completed, the
orange section automatically returns to its 10,500-11,500rpm range, although during each engine warm-up, it is programmed to start from 8,000rpm, increasing to 9,000 and finally to its normal 10,500rpm position when the engine reaches normal working temperature.

Along the bottom of the screen from left to right, is the current status and/or setting of Riding Mode, ABS (if equipped), DTC, DQS and EBC and on the right of the screen, an easy-to-read gear indicator displaying from N to 6 with the top left corner of the screen displaying the time.

In “Road” and “Wet” Riding Modes the vehicle speed takes precedence in the centre of the display with large numerals, while two framed “additional information” panels, situated below, present total mileage by default on the left and engine coolant temperature on the right. Both left and right readings are scrollable while riding to read trip 1, trip 2 and fuel reserve trip on the left info frame with the scroll-up button on the switchgear. Actual and average fuel consumption, average speed, journey time and air temperature appear on the right info frame with the scroll-down button.

In “Race” Riding Mode, the display automatically reconfigures, moving the lesser important vehicle speed to the lower left info frame and making way for the latest lap time to be displayed large in the centre of the screen. When actuated, the lap time facility is triggered manually by using the flasher button on the switchgear or automatically with the new GPS equipped DDA+.

When the 1199 Panigale is stationary, the instrumentation is also used as a user-friendly control panel to personalise ABS, EBC, DES, DTC, DQS, and RbW settings within each Riding Mode before saving. In addition to listing the last 30 recorded lap times, each time also shows the lap number and the maximum speed and maximum rpm recorded during that lap.

Fixed icons on the left of the main screen from top to bottom show warnings for left turn signal, main beam, ABS-off and neutral, while from top to bottom on the right of the display are turn signal right, oil pressure, fuel reserve and engine electronics. Countdown icons are programmed to appear on the screen to advise of upcoming scheduled maintenance. A strip of red lights rising on the right and left outer edges and across the top of the instrumentation illuminate incrementally upwards to warn of over-rev. The first 25% at 10,500rpm, 50% at 10,700rpm, 75% at 10,900rpm and 100% as both strips meet and the top centre bar starts to flash.

Below the top, centre over-rev bar is a second bar that illuminates in orange during DTC interaction.

Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+)

The Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) consists of a software download and a USB-ready data retrieval card and evaluates the performances of the bike and its rider by graphically presenting specific channels of information. DDA+ is the latest generation of the system and introduces a GPS function that automatically records laptimes every time the 1199 Panigale crosses a circuit start/finish line. As the rider crosses start and finish line and presses the lights flasher button, the innovative system logs the coordinates of that position and then automatically logs each lap time as the motorcycle completes subsequent laps.

DDA+ is fitted as standard equipment on the Tricolore version and available for the 1199 Panigale and Panigale S as a plug-and-play accessory by Ducati Performance.

An essential piece of equipment for the circuit, DDA records numerous channels of data including throttle opening, vehicle speed, engine rpm, gear selected, engine temperature, distance travelled, laps and lap times. An additional channel of information is also dedicated to recording the DTC index which can then be viewed as a graphic trace indicating the amount of DTC interaction during wheel-spin. At the end of a ride or track session, data can be downloaded ready to compare, analyse and get an inside view of the
performance of the rider and motorcycle.

Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES)

The ‘S’ versions of the 1199 Panigale are equipped with Öhlins suspension that and feature the innovative Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES). The technology enables front and rear rebound and compression damping adjustments to be controlled automatically by using the pre-set Riding Modes, which have been developed by Ducati test riders and racers, or in independent mode, allowing riders to use their own personal and saveable settings. Digital damping adjustments made via the instrumentation send signals that execute the mechanical adjustment via electronic actuators mounted inside the suspension units.

Ducati Traction Control (DTC)

Ducati’s highly successful DTC system has been refined for the 1199 Panigale and fully integrated into the electronics package of all versions. It uses the same software logic developed and used by Ducati Corse for their MotoGP and World Superbike motorcycles and offers a choice of eight settings developed by a team of professional test riders and racers.

Accessible from the left-hand switchgear and displayed on the TFT instrumentation, the system offers a choice of eight profiles, each one programmed with a wheel-spin tolerance graded from one to eight. While level eight administers a confidence-building, high level of interaction from the system by activating upon the slightest detection of wheel-spin, level one offers a much higher tolerance and so reduced intervention for highly competent riders. The DTC system status and level is constantly displayed on the instrumentation,
reminding the rider of the current interaction level if the Riding Modes is changed.

When the level that best suits the combination of road or track conditions and riding style has been selected and the DTC system activated, front and rear wheel sensors compare speed differential to sense when rear traction is being broken (wheel-spin). DTC then decides the best combination of two different types of instant electronic adjustment, calculated with data supplied from multiple sources.

The first ‘soft’ stage of system interaction is executed by high speed software that makes instant electronic adjustment to the ignition timing, administering varying amounts of ignition retardation to reduce the engine’s torque. If the DTC software detects that the first ‘soft’ stage of system interaction is inadequate to control the wheel-spin, it continues to administer ignition retardation and, in addition, instructs the engine ECU to initiate a pattern of constantly increasing injection cuts until, if necessary, full injection cut.

During both stages of system interaction, an orange warning light, which is visible in the rider’s peripheral vision and situated across the top of the instrumentation, illuminates to signify that DTC has is being used.

As soon as the system recognises the gradual return of equal wheel speeds, it incrementally re-establishes normal power delivery. This seamless interaction is key to the super-smooth operation of the system.

Ducati Quick Shift (DQS)

The Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) system, first used on the 2011 1198 SP, was the first electronic quick-shift supplied as original equipment on a production Ducati. The 1199 Panigale takes that same technology and makes it even more compact. Normally used specifically for racing, the system allows the rider to keep the throttle open when changing-up through the gearbox, helping to save vital fractions of a second in the pursuit of faster lap-times. The system not only saves time when changing gear, but also enables the
possibility of uninterrupted air flow through the throttle bodies throughout the upward gear-changing process.

The system consists of a micro-switch built into the linkage of the gear change lever, which when actuated in the direction of selecting a higher gear, sends a signal to the main ECU. The ECU instantly understands which gear the motorcycle is in by calculating the rpm and vehicle speed and then reads the amount of throttle opening before applying a pre-programmed cut in fuel injection and ignition measured in milliseconds. This spilt-second electronic interruption in drive is programmed precisely to allow the next gear to be selected without having to actuate the clutch or close the throttle. As the system only functions for a matter of milliseconds, the 1199 Panigale can still be ridden using a normal gear-changing style.

Engine Brake Control (EBC)

The “Engine Brake Control” (EBC) system was developed by Ducati Corse to help riders optimise vehicle stability under extreme corner-entry racing conditions by equalising the positive and negative forces of torque subjected to the rear tyre under severe engine-braking conditions. EBC monitors throttle position, gear selected and crankshaft de-acceleration rate under heavy braking and administers precise RbW throttle openings to balance the torque forces acting on the tyre. EBC has a three level operating system accessible from the 1199 Panigale’s instrumentation and is integrated automatically into its three Riding Modes to provide an additional and highly effective rider aid.

The “Superquadro” power house

Ducati’s latest engine, the Superquadro, goes beyond the barriers of engineering to enable the 1199 Panigale. Its no-compromise approach to design, combined with Ducati’s Italian innovation has set the most extreme benchmark ever and stands as the latest milestone in Ducati’s long and iconic history of Superbike engines.

Ducati engineers were given a near impossible design brief to create the latest generation Superbike engine for the Ducati 1199 Panigale. Increase power, torque and user-friendliness and reduce overall vehicle weight and scheduled maintenance costs seemed impossible tasks, but given a “blank canvas” to create the new power-plant and encouraged to think outside-of-the-box to achieve the unachievable, engineers finally ticked all the boxes.

The innovative Superquadro engine, so called because of its massively over-square bore and stroke ratio, increased power to an absolute production twin-cylinder milestone of 195hp and torque to 98.1 lb-ft (13.5kgm) with user-friendly Riding Modes that deliver power appropriate to the rider’s style and environment. Its construction has enabled a radical reduction in overall vehicle weight and, further identifying Ducati’s constant pursuit of performance perfection, major services have been extended to 24,000km (15,000 miles).

Engine architecture

With the engine designed to be a fully stressed member of the chassis, its architecture has been completely re-calculated to provide the best possible vehicle construction for layout, weight distribution and strength. The cylinders, which remain at 90° to each other, have been rotated backwards around the crankcases by 6°, until the front cylinder is 21° from horizontal. This has enabled the engine to be positioned 32mm further forwards for improved front / rear weight distribution in addition to perfectly positioning the cylinder head attachment points for the 1199 Panigale’s monocoque frame.

The crankcases, which are vacuum die-cast using Vacural® technology to ensure optimal weight saving, consistent wall thickness and increased strength, also incorporate the outer water-jacket of the “cylinder”, eliminating the jointing face that used to exist at the base of the cylinders. Instead, the Superquadro has separate nikasil-coated aluminium “wet-liners” inserted into the tops of the crankcase apertures. This design enables secure fixing of the cylinder head directly to the crankcase, improved sealing and enhanced heat dissipation from the thin cylinder-liners directly into the surrounding coolant.

The primary-drive casing, clutch casing and outer cover, sump and cam covers are all cast in magnesium alloy, ensuring a lightweight engine despite its increased strength as an integral part of the chassis.

In addition to cylinder position, the crankcases use shell main bearings for the crankshaft, previously only used by Ducati on the Desmosedici RR engine. Removing the roller bearings has enabled an increase in diameter of the crank journals for enhanced rigidity and an increase the crankcase section around the main bearing area for improved strength in line with the Superquadro’s extreme power output. The shell bearings are force-fed oil from internal drillings within the main bearing pillars to keep the new crankshaft well lubricated and is quickly scavenged back into the sump with the introduction of a new Ducati feature, a highly efficient GP-style vacuum pump.

The pump is driven by the main oil pump shaft and effectively maintains constant vacuum in the crankcase area below the pistons, reducing atmospheric resistance during the down-stroke of the piston and controlling the internal “breathing” of the engine.

Extreme dimensions

In calculating the optimum configuration for the big step forward in power output for the L-twin engine, Ducati and Ducati Corse engineers increased engine speed and enhanced breathability with the incredible bore and stroke of 112mm x 60.8mm (4.40×2.39in). The intense study of power and ridability resulted in an output of 195hp @ 10,750rpm and 98.1 lb-ft (13.5kgm) @ 9,000rpm. The bore and stroke ratio of 1.84:1 effectively increases rpm with the ultra-short stroke of the crankshaft and increases the cylinder area to enable increased valves diameters. Inlet valves increased from 43.5 to 46.8mm (1.71-1.84in) and exhaust valves from 34.5 to 38.2mm (1.35-1.5in).

With such large inlet valves operating at higher rpm, the intense inertial forces have been controlled by using titanium instead of steel, a solution only previously used on full “R” models. The valves are actuated by racing-derived rocker arms, ‘super-finished’ for reduced friction and fatigue and then coated in polymericlike carbon (PLC), a process originally developed for the aerospace industry.

The race-derived Superquadro pistons have a distinctive double-ribbed undercrown to achieve high strength and reduced friction by using minimal piston wall surface area. Using technology developed by Ducati Corse, the design enables reliable operation of the 112mm diameter pistons when performing at high rpm.

The improved volumetric efficiency of the increased inlet valve diameters is further capitalised on by increasing the oval throttle body dimensions from an equivalent diameter of 63.9 to a massive and highflowing 67.5mm (2.66in). The Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies feed air across twin injectors per cylinder, one positioned below the butterfly for enhanced flexibility and one above for outright power.

Clean power

With such enhanced “breathing”, the challenge for the Superquadro’s design engineers was to program performance-optimised fuel mapping for a smoother cycle-to-cycle engine operation, without compromising emissions. To achieve this, Ducati introduced a secondary air system that completes the oxidisation of unburned hydrocarbons and effectively reduces HC and CO levels. The system is activated when the engine ECU recognises specific conditions in the engine’s operation via the lambda and throttle opening
sensors. It then opens a valve enabling a flow of clean air from the main airbox to a reed valve situated in each cylinder head, which enables one-way flow into an air gallery exiting into the exhaust port close to the exhaust valve. Entering the hottest point of the exhaust gasses, the fresh charge of air enhances the burn environment, eliminating any unburned fuel that escapes during the exhaust cycle under certain conditions.

Desmo dependent

Never before has Ducati’s unique Desmodromic system been so vitally important. With the high engine speeds at which the Superquadro operates combined with such incredibly large valves, it would be impossible for the valve’s rocker-arm to follow the steep closure profile of the cam lobe using normal valve closure springs. The Desmo system actuates valve closure mechanically with the same method and accuracy as it opens, enabling steep cam profiles, radical cam timings, large valves and high operating speeds.

This system is used on every single Ducati motorcycle and is constantly proven on Ducati Corse’s World Superbikes and Desmosedici GP bikes.

The power of precision

Controlling such large valves with the precise Desmodromic system also led engineers to replace the original belt-drive system, used since the introduction of the Ducati Pantah in 1979, with a combined chain and gear-drive arrangement. The conventional bush-type chain runs from the crankshaft to the cylinder head where a single sprocket positioned between inlet and exhaust camshafts, is attached back-to-back to a gear wheel mounted on its own short, dedicated shaft. The attached gear meshes directly with gears on the ends of both the inlet and exhaust camshafts, which are also designed with +/- position adjustment for ultraprecise cam-calibration. The cam chain, therefore, provides highly efficient point-to-point drive route and, tensioned automatically, provides continuous reliability, further reducing the cost of routine maintenance.

On the end of each exhaust cam drive gear is a centrifugal flyweight which retracts at speeds below tickover to rotate a “protrusion” from the concentric section of the cam, thus creating sufficient valve lift to act as a de-compressor. This ingenious device enables the Superquadro engine to be started easily without using a larger battery and starter motor, which has reduced overall vehicle weight by approximately 3.3kg (7.3lb).

When the engine starts and the camshafts begin to rotate at tick-over speed, the centrifugal flyweight flicks out, retracting the “protrusion” back into the cam and allowing complete valve closure for full compression.

This innovative feature further underlines the lengths to which designers and engineers have worked together in the single-minded pursuit of weight-saving.

Transmission

Ducati’s engineers also capitalised on the opportunity of the “blank canvas” project to increase dimension between the centres of the six-speed gearbox shafts, enabling larger diameter, stronger gears to transmit the enhanced power output. The Panigale is the first top-of-the-range Ducati Superbike to use a “wet”, oilbath clutch. Based very closely on the design of the Multistrada and Diavel components, the clutch assembly features a “slipper” function and a progressive self-servo mechanism that compresses the friction plates when under drive from the engine. While enhancing frictional efficiency, this also results in a riderfriendly light clutch lever “feel” at the handlebar. Conversely, when the drive force is reversed (over-run), the mechanism reduces pressure on the friction plates, enabling a true racing “slipper” action, reducing the destabilizing effect of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting.

 

 

 

2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore Key Features

Concept

Distinctively Ducati

The beauty of speed translated into design. The pure racing spirit is instantly channelled into the rider just by gripping the 1199 Panigale’s handlebar. The front headlamp disappears into the air scoops to give a look of no holds-barred competition. While the 1199 Panigale features LEDs for position lights and lamps for the headlights, the S versions and S Tricolore have full LED lighting, a totally new concept for motorcycles. The elegant forms of the saddle and the tail are heightened by the position of the exhaust and by the full LED tail light. Perspectives and lines are designed to attain aesthetic perfection; every one of its components is a true achievement in the integration of engineering and design. Breathtaking, trademark Ducati design.
The 1199 Panigale is a bike that conveys power, elegance and agility.

Extreme Standard of Reference

The 1199 Panigale sets a new and extreme standard of reference in the world of superport bikes. The project that brought the 1199 Panigale into being based itself on two seemingly impossible objectives, which have been brilliantly achieved: a 10 kg reduction in weight and a 25 HP increase in power. Its arrival is a milestone in the glorious history of the Ducati Superbike.


Engine

Intake

The increased amount of air and fuel the engine can mix due to the larger diameter of intake valves is guaranteed by the new oval-sectioned throttle bodies, which compared to a 63.9 equivalent diameter as on the 1198 Testastretta Evoluzione has been increased to an incredible 67.5 mm. The throttle bodies are controlled by a full Ride-by-Wire system, each separate from the other and are fitted with 2 injectors each: the first is set below the throttle and feeds the engine in conditions of low load use, whereas the second is fitted above the throttle, is activated when the engine is given the command to unleash its maximum performance

Transmission

Ducati engineers took their design freedom to the limit by increasing the distance between centres of the six-speed gearbox shafts and allowing the use of wheels with an increased diameter and superior strength for the transmission of power delivered. The oil bath clutch is a new feature for a Ducati Superbike at the top of the range. The design of the clutch, very similar to the Multistrada and Diavel models, provides for a progressive system which allows the load to be increased on plates without penalising the effort required required by the rider to pull the lever and disengage the clutch. This optimally satisfies both the need of high torque transmission and an optimum comfort for the rider. In sport riding conditions with abrupt shifting down and heavy exhaust braking, the same mechanism reduces the pressure on clutch plates, allowing them to slip as in a racing system, contrasting with the loss of stability of the rear end during aggressive shifting down and offering the supplementary advantage of an excellent modulability during hard braking into corners.

Full Ride by Wire

The opening and closing of the fuel feed throttles on the Superquadro are controlled by the electronic device Ride by Wire. The absence of a mechanical connection between the twistgrip and the throttle bodies allows the engine ECU to regulate the power delivery by acting upon the throttle’s opening angle; the Ride by Wire makes it possible to have different power and delivery based on the selected Riding Mode (Power Modes), and also to punctually manage the engine brake (EBC), as well as aiding to control the slipping of the rear wheel (DTC).

Decompressor

At the extremity of the exhaust camshaft of each cylinder head is a centrifugal decompressor. On start-up, the device allows the profile of the cam opening lobe to be modified, resulting in a slight lift of the valve that discharges part of the mix contained in the combustion chamber during the engine’s compression phase. This effect makes it possible to reduce the resistance to the motion of the piston in the compression phase. Once the engine is started, the increase in rpms and the relative centrifugal force modify the configuration of the device, cancelling the effect of the valve lift and bringing the engine back to normal operating conditions. This ingenious device facilitates the starting of the Superquadro engine without having to use a more powerful battery and a large starting motor, in turn making it possible to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle by 3.3 kg. The system further underlines the synergistic strength achieved by engineers and designers in the intense effort to reduce the bike’s weight.

Superquadro Breathing

After achieving the goal of improving engine “breathing”, the Superquadro engineers turned their attention to the next challenge: to attain an engine calibration that optimally combines the high-performance delivery with regular operation achieved by reducing the cyclic dispersion of combustion. To obtain this, Ducati introduced a system of secondary air that completes oxidisation of the unburnt hydrocarbons, effectively reducing the levels of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide (CO). The system is controlled by an electronic valve commanded by the engine control unit and is activated according to the specific condition of engine operation. This valve makes it possible to let in the exhaust pipe of each cylinder head (in a position slightly downstream of the exhaust valve) a flow of clean air originating directly from the airbox. A second reed valve located in the engine head makes this flow unidirectional. The controlled inlet of oxygen makes it possible to complete the combustion of outgoing hot gases, eliminating eventual fractions of unburnt fuel which in certain conditions can reach the exhaust.

Lubrication

The journals of the main bearings are lubricated by pressurised oil admitted through ducts inside the engine block. This serves to assure the efficient lubrication of the new crankshaft, followed by a rapid recovery of the oil thanks to a new Ducati component, a lobe pump that places the connecting rod compartment under vacuum, similar to the engines used for the MotoGP races. The pump is driven by gears built in a special high-strength techno-polymer and maintains the crankcase area below the pistons in controlled conditions of constant vacuum, thereby reducing the resistance during the downward travel and assuring an efficient recovery of lubricating oil in any condition of engine use.

Crankcase

The crankcases, produced through a vacuum casting technology called Vacural®, ensure a maximum reduction in weight, a uniform wall thickness and superior mechanical strength, and are designed in such a way to incorporate the water jacket around the cylinder barrels. The Superquadro engine is fitted with aluminum wet barrels coated in Nicasil inserted into the holes of the engine block’s housing during the initial stages of assembly. This design allows the head to be fastened directly onto the crankcase, combining the needs for rigidity of the engine’s structure with a significant advantage in terms of compactness. Due to their thin walls, the barrels also achieve an effective thermal exchange with the coolant running along the walls. In addition to the barrels, the crankcase stands out for the use of main bearing shells, previously utilised only in the Ducati Desmosedici RR engine. The elimination of the ball bearings has made it possible to increase the diameter of the journals for the main bearings of the crankshaft, allowing an increase in the section of the engine block in the area surrounding the main bearing journals so as to maximise the rigidity and the mechanical strength and adapt it to the extreme power of the Superquadro.

Architecture

The engine has been designed as the structural element of the frame. As such, its architecture has been completely reviewed to ensure the best design in terms of structure, weight distribution and robustness.
The cylinders, at a 90° angle of each other, have been rolled back an additional 6° on the crankcase to produce a 21° angle between the front cylinder and the horizontal plane. This has allowed the engine to go forward by 32 mm, as a result improving the distribution of weights between the front and rear end and achieving the perfect position of the fastening points of the cylinder heads into the monocoque chassis of the 1199 Panigale

Magnesium Covers

The clutch covers, the cylinder head covers and the oil pan are all produced in a magnesium alloy casting to ensure the lowest weight of the engine while guaranteeing the desired mechanical strength.

Extreme Bore/Stroke Ratio

The new bore/stroke ratio of 1.84:1 (112 mm bore/60.8 mm stroke) has superbly increased the revolutions thanks to the ultra-short stroke of the crankshaft, while the larger surface of the piston has led to an increase in valve diameter. Compared to the 1198 Testastretta Evoluzione engine, the intake valves have gone from 43.5 to 46.8 mm and exhaust valves from 34.5 to 38.2 mm.

Flawless Performance

The Superquadro is the most powerful twin-cylinder engine on the planet, and as evidence of the Ducati 1199 Panigale’s flawless performance, it has been given the task of equipping the new bike. In the innovative Superquadro engine, the power has been increased up to 195 HP@10,750 rpm, an absolute reference for a series-produced twin-cylinder, while torque has been increased to 13.5 kgm@9,000 rpm. And thanks to the Riding Mode options, the rider is able to modulate power delivery based on riding style and road conditions.


Chassis

Weight Distribution

The 1199 Panigale features a distribution of weights equivalent to 52% at the front and 48% at the rear without the rider. The ratio then becomes an optimal 50:50 when the rider is on the seat to guarantee absolute stability and handling. To achieve this optimal configuration, solutions were implemented to allow a concentration of the weights at the front: the engine has come forward 32 mm compared to the 1198, the exhaust system is placed under the engine, the rider’s position is advanced by 30 mm. Added to all this is the new single-sided swingarm in 100% cast aluminium secured directly to the rear of the engine, longer than the 1198 by 39 mm.

Ergonomics

New ergonomic guidelines assure a perfect integration between rider and the motorcycle. The saddle-handlebar height has been lowered by 30 mm and the handlebar has been raised by 10 mm and broadened by 32 mm.

Monocoque Technology

The 1199 Panigale’s chassis marks an enormous innovation: different components have been integrated to give shape to a single compact and lightweight element that enhances the rider’s posture to perfect the riding position. The monocoque structure in cast aluminium for increased strength uses the Superquadro engine as a structural element and aids in reducing the bike’s total weight by 5 kg. The monocoque frame is fixed directly to the cylinder head, and at front are two aluminium bushings inserted with the steering tube bearings. In addition to performing the traditional function of frame, the monocoque also acts as an air-box and significantly contributes to lowering the overall weight of the motorcycle. Housed inside, besides the air filter, are the throttle bodies and fuel circuit complete with injectors, and the bottom of the aluminium tank (lighter by 1.9% compared to the 1198) is used as a cover for the airbox.


Equipment

Power Mode

The Power Modes are the different mappings of the engine that can be selected by the rider to adapt the level of power and its delivery to riding style and condition of the trajectory. Three power modes have been set for the 1199 Panigale, each matched to a Riding Mode: 120 HP with “”soft”” power delivery. 195 HP with “”soft”” power delivery. 195 HP with “”instant”” power delivery

DDA+ Ducati Data Analyzer+

The DDA+ (an option on the 1199 Panigale and 1199 Panigale S, standard on the Tricolore) is the latest generation of the Ducati Data Analyzer, which integrates the GPS signal to create a “virtual finish line”. The system automatically detects, without any intervention by the rider, the conclusion of the lap and stops the chronometric time. Integration with the GPS signal also provides visualisation on the circuit map of the trajectories ridden and the main parameters of the vehicle: throttle opening, speed, rpm, gear engaged, engine temperature, DTC activation.

DQS Ducati Quick Shift

The Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) is the electronic system that manages the gearbox and is used in competitions. It allows the gear to be engaged on acceleration without the use of the clutch and while maintaining the throttle open. The feature enables the rider to gain precious fractions of seconds, helping to considerably reduce lap times.

EBC Engine Brake Control

The engine braking control system (EBC) works in combination with the slipper clutch to prevent and manage any blockage of the rear wheel when aggressively shifting down. If the system detects any slipping of the wheel, it sends a signal to the control device of the engine, which then slightly increases the rpms until the rear wheel resumes a speed conforming to that of the vehicle.

Riding Mode

The Riding Modes are programmed to instantly vary the engine’s Power Mode and suspension setup, in addition to the ABS, DTC and EBC levels. The available modes, Race, Sport and Wet, are the result of the combination of highly advanced dedicated technologies. The rider atop the 1199 Panigale can choose among three different pre-set configurations (Riding Modes) that best adapt to the riding style or conditions of the trajectory. The Riding Modes make it possible to instantly modify the power delivered by the engine (Power Mode), the activation levels of the ABS (when present), DTC, DQS and EBC, the graphics on the instrument panel and, on the “S” version, the suspensions setup (DES). The available configurations for the 1199 Panigale include Race, Sport and Wet, with the rider left to customise the pre-configured settings of each Riding Mode as he pleases.

Full TFT Instrument Panel

The instrument panel on the 1199 Panigale takes the revolutionary TFT panel designed for the Diavel to another, even superior, level by applying the most highly advanced technology in the field of data visualisation. The colour display’s configuration is variable and automatically adapts to the variations in environmental light and to the selected Riding Mode. In the “Road” and “Wet” Riding Modes, speed takes centre stage and is displayed in large numbers in the middle of the display, whereas the two boxes containing “supplementary information” underneath provide data on total mileage and engine coolant temperature. In the “Race” Riding Mode, the display layout is automatically reconfigured, shifting the display of the vehicle’s speed in the lower information box at left and making room for the last lap time, centrally displayed in large numbers.

Ducati Traction Control (DTC)

The Ducati Traction Control (DTC) monitors control of the slipping of the rear tyre and operates on the basis of eight different levels of interaction, each of which has been programmed to respond to a different tolerance to rear slipping. Each Riding Mode is assigned a pre-set level of activation. Level 8 indicates an activation of the system at the detection of the slightest slipping, while Level 1, reserved for very expert riders, has a higher tolerance and thus a less invasive intervention of the system.

Anti-Lock Blocking System (ABS) 9ME

The ABS 9ME equipping the 1199 Panigale and 1199 Panigale S as an option and fitted as a standard on the Tricolore, is a latest-generation system with two channels that performs combined braking with control of the lifting of the rear wheel to guarantee not only shorter braking distances, but also the greatest stability during braking. Specifically intended for a sport use, the ABS 9ME, offers three levels of operation, each associated with a Riding Mode; in the RACE mode, the system works only on front discs to guarantee top performance during track use.

Braking System

As an exclusive feature, the1199 Panigale is equipped with the brand new M50 Monoblock callipers. Sporting an extremely compact design that has led to a weight reduction of 7% with respect to the previous system and machined out of a single alloy block, the M50 callipers offer higher rigidity and deformation resistance during the hardest braking.

Tires

As an exclusive, all 1199 Panigale motorcycles sport new Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres, the road version of the tyre used in the Superstock 1000 World Championship: 120/70 ZR17 at front and 200/55 x ZR17 at rear, the widest ever mounted on a Ducati Superbike designed for the road. Designed to maintain precise trajectories on straight stretches and around curves, the rear 200/55 x ZR17 tyre maximises the area of contact and the leaning speed by combining the 200 mm width with a higher profile. The tyres have structures and compounds deriving directly from the Pirelli experience in the Superbike World Championship, and feature casings specially studied to guarantee rigidity in extreme braking and shoulders that maximise the area of contact. In addition, the double compound obtained by using new polymers facilitates the rapid heating of the tyres and assures a constant grip.

 

 

2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore Features and Benefits

The 2013 Ducati Superbike family introduces arctic white versions of the award-winning 1199 Panigale and 1199 Panigale S alongside the signature Ducati red, while the 1199 Panigale S Tricolore continues proudly as the flagship of the family. The highly successful 848EVO is available in the traditional colours of Ducati red* with red frame and black wheels, dark stealth* with racing black frame and black wheels and arctic white* with red frame and red wheels. The exclusive 848EVO Corse Special Edition, with a new-for-2013, lightweight, aluminium fuel tank, gets dressed in the stunning new Ducati Corse Test Team livery of matte black and matte grey. *Country specific

 

 


 

2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore – North American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $27,995 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $29,995 CDN

Engine
TYPE
Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
DISPLACEMENT
1198cc
BORE X STROKE
112×60.8mm
COMPRESSION RATIO
12.5:1
POWER
195hp (143kw) @ 10750rpm
TORQUE
98.1lb-ft 132Nm @ 9000rpm
FUEL INJECTION
“Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.”
EXHAUST
2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers with alumimum outer sleeves
Transmission
GEARBOX
6 speed
PRIMARY DRIVE
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.77:1
RATIO
1=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24
FINAL DRIVE
Chain 525; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
CLUTCH
Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Chassis
FRAME
Monocoque Aluminium
FRONT SUSPENSION
“Öhlins NIX30 43mm with TiN, fully adjustable usd fork. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment”
FRONT WHEEL
3-spoke forged light alloy 3.50″ x 17″
FRONT TYRE
120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
REAR SUSPENSION
Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment. Adjustable linkage: Progressive/flat. Aluminum single-sided swingarm.”
REAR WHEEL
3 spoke forged light alloy 6.00″ x 17″
REAR TYRE
200/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL
120mm (4.72in)
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL
130mm (5.12in)
FRONT BRAKE
“2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M50 4-piston callipers ABS optional +2.5kg (+5.5lb)”
REAR BRAKE
245mm disc, 2-piston calliper
INSTRUMENTATION
Digital unit with TFT colour display: rev counter, speed, gear selected, odometer [Menù 1: trip 1, trip 2, trip fuel], coolant temp [Menù 2: average and actual fuel comsumption, average speed, trip time, air temperature], lap times, selected Riding Mode, DTC level, EBC level, DQS status, ABS level, DDA status (only if mounted), GPS status (only if mounted), SERVICE, diagnostic, clock, full status and/or management of Riding Modes, “”Parking”” mode. Display lay-out: ROAD/TRACK (integrated with Riding Modes). Display backlight colours: DAY/NIGHT (manual or auto selection). Warning lights: oil pressure, neutral, EOBD, turn signals, fuel reserve, high-beam, ABS (if oem), over rev, DTC intervention, immobilizer (in Key-off). DES control (Electronic Suspension). Light control: automatic shutdown while engine start, automatic shutdown after 60s from key-on without engine ignition. All funtions integrated and managed by left and right handlebar switches
Dimensions and weight
DRY WEIGHT
166,5kg (367.1lb)
ABS WET WEIGHT
190,5kg (419.9lb)
SEAT HEIGHT
825mm (32.48in)
WHEELBASE
1437mm (56.6in)
RAKE
24°50′
TRAIL
100mm (3.93in)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
17l – 4.5 gallon (US)
VERSIONS
Dual seat
Standard Equipment
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Riding modes,Power modes,ABS,DTC,DQS,EBC,DES,DDA+, Fully RbW
Warranty
WARRANTY
2 years unlimited mileage
MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS
12.000 km (7.500m)
VALVE CLEARANCE CHECK
24.000km (15,000m)
Emissions and Consumption
STANDARD
follows the US Federal Regulation



2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore – Europe/UK Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: See individual EU country dealer for pricing.
UK RRP: £ See Dealer (Prices are recommended and inclusive of VAT @ 20% and delivery)

Engine
TYPE
Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
DISPLACEMENT
1198cc
BORE X STROKE
112×60.8mm
COMPRESSION RATIO
12.5:1
POWER
195hp (143kw) @ 10750rpm
TORQUE
98.1lb-ft 132Nm @ 9000rpm
FUEL INJECTION
“Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.”
EXHAUST
2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers with alumimum outer sleeves
Transmission
GEARBOX
6 speed
PRIMARY DRIVE
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.77:1
RATIO
1=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24
FINAL DRIVE
Chain 525; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
CLUTCH
Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Chassis
FRAME
Monocoque Aluminium
FRONT SUSPENSION
Öhlins NIX30 43mm with TiN, fully adjustable usd fork. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment”
FRONT WHEEL
3-spoke forged light alloy 3.50″ x 17″
FRONT TYRE
120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
REAR SUSPENSION
Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment. Adjustable linkage: Progressive/flat. Aluminum single-sided swingarm.”
REAR WHEEL
3 spoke forged light alloy 6.00″ x 17″
REAR TYRE
200/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL
120mm (4.72in)
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL
130mm (5.12in)
FRONT BRAKE
“2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M50 4-piston callipers ABS optional +2.5kg (+5.5lb)”
REAR BRAKE
245mm disc, 2-piston calliper
INSTRUMENTATION
Digital unit with TFT colour display: rev counter, speed, gear selected, odometer [Menù 1: trip 1, trip 2, trip fuel], coolant temp [Menù 2: average and actual fuel comsumption, average speed, trip time, air temperature], lap times, selected Riding Mode, DTC level, EBC level, DQS status, ABS level, DDA status (only if mounted), GPS status (only if mounted), SERVICE, diagnostic, clock, full status and/or management of Riding Modes, “”Parking”” mode. Display lay-out: ROAD/TRACK (integrated with Riding Modes). Display backlight colours: DAY/NIGHT (manual or auto selection). Warning lights: oil pressure, neutral, EOBD, turn signals, fuel reserve, high-beam, ABS (if oem), over rev, DTC intervention, immobilizer (in Key-off). DES control (Electronic Suspension). Light control: automatic shutdown while engine start, automatic shutdown after 60s from key-on without engine ignition. All funtions integrated and managed by left and right handlebar switches
Dimensions and weight
DRY WEIGHT
166,5kg (367.1lb)
ABS WET WEIGHT
190,5kg (419.9lb)
SEAT HEIGHT
825mm (32.48in)
WHEELBASE
1437mm (56.6in)
RAKE
24°50′
TRAIL
100mm (3.93in)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
17l – 4.5 gallon (US)
VERSIONS
Dual seat
Standard Equipment
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Riding modes,Power modes,ABS,DTC,DQS,EBC,DES,DDA+, Fully RbW
Warranty
WARRANTY
2 years unlimited mileage
MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS
7,500m
VALVE CLEARANCE CHECK
24,000m
Emissions and Consumption
STANDARD
Euro 3

 


2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore – Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in AU

Engine
TYPE
Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
DISPLACEMENT
1198cc
BORE X STROKE
112×60.8mm
COMPRESSION RATIO
12.5:1
POWER
195hp (143kW) @ 10750rpm
TORQUE
98.1lb-ft 132Nm @ 9000rpm
FUEL INJECTION
“Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.”
EXHAUST
2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers with alumimum outer sleeves
Transmission
GEARBOX
6 speed
PRIMARY DRIVE
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.77:1
RATIO
1=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24
FINAL DRIVE
Chain 525; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
CLUTCH
Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Chassis
FRAME
Monocoque Aluminium
FRONT SUSPENSION
Öhlins NIX30 43mm with TiN, fully adjustable usd fork. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment”
FRONT WHEEL
3-spoke forged light alloy 3.50″ x 17″
FRONT TYRE
120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
REAR SUSPENSION
Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment. Adjustable linkage: Progressive/flat. Aluminum single-sided swingarm.”
REAR WHEEL
3 spoke forged light alloy 6.00″ x 17″
REAR TYRE
200/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL
120mm (4.72in)
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL
130mm (5.12in)
FRONT BRAKE
“2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M50 4-piston callipers ABS optional +2.5kg (+5.5lb)”
REAR BRAKE
245mm disc, 2-piston calliper
INSTRUMENTATION
Digital unit with TFT colour display: rev counter, speed, gear selected, odometer [Menù 1: trip 1, trip 2, trip fuel], coolant temp [Menù 2: average and actual fuel comsumption, average speed, trip time, air temperature], lap times, selected Riding Mode, DTC level, EBC level, DQS status, ABS level, DDA status (only if mounted), GPS status (only if mounted), SERVICE, diagnostic, clock, full status and/or management of Riding Modes, “”Parking”” mode. Display lay-out: ROAD/TRACK (integrated with Riding Modes). Display backlight colours: DAY/NIGHT (manual or auto selection). Warning lights: oil pressure, neutral, EOBD, turn signals, fuel reserve, high-beam, ABS (if oem), over rev, DTC intervention, immobilizer (in Key-off). DES control (Electronic Suspension). Light control: automatic shutdown while engine start, automatic shutdown after 60s from key-on without engine ignition. All funtions integrated and managed by left and right handlebar switches
Dimensions and weight
DRY WEIGHT
166,5kg (367.1lb)
ABS WET WEIGHT
190,5kg (419.9lb)
SEAT HEIGHT
825mm (32.48in)
WHEELBASE
1437mm (56.6in)
RAKE
24°50′
TRAIL
100mm
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
17l – 4.5 gallon (US)
VERSIONS
Dual seat
Standard Equipment
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Riding modes,Power modes,ABS,DTC,DQS,EBC,DES,DDA+, Fully RbW
Warranty
WARRANTY
2 years unlimited mileage
MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS
12.000km
VALVE CLEARANCE CHECK
24.000km
Emissions and Consumption
STANDARD
Euro 3 (Europe) – USA: follows the US Federal Regulation

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“Mr. Totalmotorcycle”. Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Supporting Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 18 great years.

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