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2004 Ducati Superbike 749R Review
2004 Ducati Superbike 749R
Focus directly on competition.
For those focused directly on competition, the 749R is the ideal solution. It is a perfect racing machine, with a Testastretta series engine and chassis specifically developed to ensure top competitiveness on the racetrack. The considerable use of special materials, from magnesium to carbon fiber to titanium, make this motorcycle extra-light and extremely effective.
Every 749R is “signed” with a numbered silver plate on the steering head, which adds yet another exclusive touch to one of the most original bikes on the current worldwide motorcycling scene. The front suspension is also very high quality: an entirely new Ã–hlins upside-down fork with tubing 43 millimeters in diameter, with titanium nitride treatment for smoother sliding. In addition to being fully adjustable, the fork has a special foot to allow radial fastening of the brake calipers.
The twin-cylinder of the Testastretta series was also developed to encourage the racing use of the 749R. The 116 HP at 10,500 rpm, and 8.16 kgm at 8,500 rpm are the result of a long process that begins with shortening the stroke and increasing the bore. The new slipper clutch, which has been specifically developed for racing use, stops the rear wheel locking up under extreme braking conditions typical of track riding. Also made of titanium are the connecting rods, while the head covers are made of magnesium and the belt covers are carbon fiber, equipped with forced ventilation to aid in cooling.
2004 Ducati Superbike 749R Key Features
2004 Ducati Superbike 749R – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN
L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
BORE X STROKE
118hp – 86.5kw @ 8750rpm
8.31Kgm – 81.5Nm @ 8250rpm
Marelli electronic fuel injection, 54mm throttle body
Single steel muffler with catalytic converter
Straight cut gears, ratio 2.11
1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3th 28/20, 4th 26/22, 5th 24/23, 6th 23/24
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 35
Dry multiplate with hydraulic control slipper clutch
Tubular ALS450 steel trellis
Ã–hlins upside-down fully adjustable fork with TiN surface treatment, for radial calipers
New Y-shaped 5 spoke design light alloy forged 3.50×17
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Ã–hlins monoshock
New Y-shaped 5 spoke design light alloy forged 5.50 x 17
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL
120mm / 4.7in
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL
128mm / 5in
2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston 4-pad calipers
240mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Speedometer, rev counter, high beam indicator, turn signals, oil pressure warning light, low fuel warning light, neutral light, water temperature. Immobilizer
Dimensions and weight
192kg / 439lb
780mm / 30.7in
1420mm / 55.9in
23.5° – 24.5°
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
18.3l (of which 3l reserve) / 4.8 US gal (of which 0.8 US gal reserve)
2 years unlimited mileage
Emissions and Consumption
Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary. Specifications subject to change without notice.