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Ducati 1299
Production Since 2015
Class Sport bike
Predecessor 1199
Successor Panigale V4
Bore / Stroke 116×60.8mm
Compression ratio 12.6:1
Horsepower 205 hp (150.8 kW) @ 10,500 rpm (claimed)[2]
174.8hp@ 10,400 rpm (rear wheel)[3]
Torque 106.7 lb-ft @ 8750 rpm (claimed)[2]
94.2lbft@ 8,500 rpm (rear wheel))[3]
Fuel System injection. twin injectors per cylinder. full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.
Air Filter K&N DU-1112 `15-17[4]
Frame Aluminum monocoque
Suspension Front: marzocchi 50mm pressurized and fully adjustable usd fork with hard anodized aluminum lightweight slider
Rear: fully adjustable sachs unit. adjustable linkage: progressive/flat. aluminum single-sided swingarm.
Brakes Front: double disc. abs. floating discs. four-piston calipers. radially mounted.
Rear: single disc. abs. two-piston calipers.
Front Tire [Pirelli]] Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70-zr17
Rear Tire [Pirelli]] Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/55-zr17
Rake / Trail 24°, 3.8 in
Wheelbase 56.57 inches (1437 mm)
Seat Height 32.68 inches (830 mm)
Weight 367.07 pounds (166.5 Kg) (dry), 190.5 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters)
Related Ducati 959
Manuals Service Manual

The Ducati 1299 Panigale is a 1285cc Ducati sport bike unveiled at the 2014 Milan Motorcycle Show and produced since 2015 as a successor to the 1198cc 1199. The motorcycle is named after the small manufacturing town of Borgo Panigale.[5]

History[edit | edit source]

The 1299 wheelbase remains the same at 1437 mm. The base version retains front forks by Marzocchi and Sachs shock absorber; The S variant has new semi-active Öhlins Smart EC suspension that can be switched between different driving modes to match road conditions.

The entire range is now equipped with new generation of electronics, including a new IMU, racing ABS and anti-wheelie. Switchable riding modes and traction controls, similar to the old version, have been ported over onto the new platform.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke. A 116.0mm bore x 60.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1285.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a desmodromic valve control.

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 120/70-zr17 front tire and a 200/55-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. abs. floating discs. four-piston calipers. radially mounted. in the front and a single disc. abs. two-piston calipers. in the rear. The front suspension was a marzocchi 50mm pressurized and fully adjustable usd fork with hard anodized aluminum lightweight slider while the rear was equipped with a fully adjustable sachs unit. adjustable linkage: progressive/flat. aluminum single-sided swingarm.. The 1299 Panigale was fitted with a 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 367.07 pounds (166.5 Kg). The wheelbase was 56.57 inches (1437 mm) long.

Ducati Panigale R[edit | edit source]

Due to World SuperBike engine displacement regulations, the engine in the R variant of 1299 Panigale retains the old 1,198 cc displacement, with the addition of a tungsten-balanced crankshaft, titanium valves and con-rods and two-ring pistons. Power figures for the R are same as other 1299 models with 150.8 kW (205 hp) @ 11,500 rpm, torque is down 6.2 lb-ft to 100.5 lb-ft (136.2 Nm) @ 10,250 rpm.[6]

The Panigale R comes equipped with passive Öhlins suspension, a difference to the old R spec which used to be equipped with an active setup (DES). Compared to the other variants, wheelbase is increased to 1442 mm (56.77) thanks to new steering geometry. It also comes equipped with an Termignoni titanium exhaust, and Ducati's data acquisition system. Weight is 357 lb (162 kg) dry or 406 pounds wet.[6]

1299 Superleggera[edit | edit source]

In November 2016, Ducati began selling the 1299 Superleggera (Italian for Superlight) in a limited run of 500 units. It succeeded the original 1199 Superleggera of 2014, which reduced weight by having a monocoque, composite carbon fiber chassis, magnesium engine casings, and titanium fasteners and exhaust system. Ducati claimed the 1299 had a wet weight of Template:Convert, and an Template:Convert engine output of Template:Convert.[7][8][9]

2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale[edit | edit source]

The 2015 MY Ducati 1299 Panigale features a bigger bore and thus, a bigger displacement, than the previous 1199 model. An increase of 87cc leads to a 1285cc displacement from the Superquadro L-Twin powerplant, which, oddly enough, does not result in an increase in horsepower, maintaining the gut-churning 205 horsepower as the previous models, but, to a higher, 144 Nm peak torque at a lower, 8750 rpm. Technology-wise, it features the most advanced ones the Italian engineers have developed, such as the Ducati Wheelie Control(DWC), Engine Braking Control (EBC), the DDA+ GPS ready, Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Ducati Traction Control (DTC) as well as 9.1 MP Cornering ABS as standard. This blend of 21st century technologies, derived straight from the racing department, ensure better lap times as well as increased rider safety and comfort, whether on the open road or on the race track.

In Media[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ducati Panigale V4: A New Opera.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Superbike 1299 Panigale. Ducati (2016). Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sportbike Weights and Measurements. Sport Rider (August 23, 2011). Retrieved on September 5, 2016.
  4. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
  5. EICMA 2014 FIRST LOOK: 2015 Ducati Panigale 1299 (3 November 2014). Retrieved on 2014-03-11.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Superbike Panigale R. Ducati (2016). Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  7. 1299 Superleggera - 1299 Superleggera.
  8. Adams, Bradley. Ducati's 1299 Superleggera Is The Most Powerful Twin-Cylinder Production Bike It's Ever Produced. Cycle World. Retrieved on February 17, 2017.
  9. MacDonald, Sean (November 9, 2016). Video: The Ducati 1299 Superleggera Is A Beast On The Track. Cycle World. Retrieved on February 17, 2017.

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