Ducati 749: review, history, specs

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Ducati 749
Manufacturer
Also called 749 Dark
Production 2003 - 2006
Class Sport Bike
Successor Ducati 848
Engine
liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree V-Twin, DOHC, desmodromic 4 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 88.9mm x 88.9mm
Compression ratio 11.7:1
Horsepower 107.01 HP (79.8 KW) @ 9500RPM
Torque 59.75 ft/lbs (81.0 Nm) @ 8500RPM
Spark Plug NGK CR9E '03-05
Battery YUASA YT12B-BS '03-05
Transmission Gear box: gear

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: dry, multi-plate, hydraulic control
Final Drive Chain: 520 `03-05[1]
Suspension Front: 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork
Rear: Showa adjustable monoshock with progressive linkage
Brakes Front: dual 320mm discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear: single 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 55.91 inches (1420 mm)
Length 82.52 inches (2096 mm)
Width 28.7 inches (729 mm)
Height 42.91 inches (1090 mm)
Seat Height 30.71 inches (780 mm)
Weight 414.47 pounds (188.0 Kg) (dry), 188.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-153[2]
Fuel Capacity 1.06 Gallon (4.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Ducati 749 was a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree V-Twin, DOHC, desmodromic 4 valves per cylinder Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Ducati between 2003 and 2006. Max torque was 59.75 ft/lbs (81.0 Nm) @ 8500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 107.01 HP (79.8 KW) @ 9500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree V-Twin, DOHC, desmodromic 4 valves per cylinder. A 88.9mm bore x 88.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 748.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a desmodromic valve control.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a gear transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, multi-plate, hydraulic control.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70 ZR17 front tire and a 180/55 ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual 320mm discs, 4-piston calipers in the front and a single 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork while the rear was equipped with a Showa adjustable monoshock with progressive linkage. The 749 was fitted with a 1.06 Gallon (4.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 414.47 pounds (188.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 55.91 inches (1420 mm) long.


2003 Ducati 749[edit]

The 2003 MY Ducati 749 sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 748cc, 90-degree V-Twin cylinder powerplant paired to a six-speed manual transmission, that can reach a maximum power output of 103 horsepower and 77 Nm of torque.

Standard features include a full-fairing with a small windscreen, a digital and analogue instrument cluster, a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a Showa monoshock in the rear with progressive linkage, dual front disc brakes with Brembo calipers, a single seat, cast-aluminum wheels and a steel frame.


2004 Ducati 749[edit]

The 2004 MY Ducati 749 boasts standard fittings such as a small windscreen, a digital and analogue instrument cluster, a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a Showa monoshock in the rear with progressive linkage, dual front disc brakes with Brembo calipers, a single seat, cast-aluminum wheels and a steel frame.

In the engine department, it comes equipped with a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 748cc, 90-degree V-Twin desmodromic powerhouse, paired to a six-speed manual transmission, that can produce a claimed 103 horsepower and 77 Nm of torque.


2004 Ducati 749 Dark[edit]

The 2004 MY Ducati 749 Dark addresses riders who like a dark and aggressive supersport, that is sure to be the center of attention almost everywhere. Besides the all-black paint scheme, this machine also has a dark graphite finish on its wheels and frame. Standard features are on the same as on the base model.

It boasts a maximum power output of 103 horsepower and 77 Nm of torque from its liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 748cc, 90-degree V-Twin desmodromic powerplant that was mated to a six-speed manual transmission with a chain final drive.


2005 Ducati 749 Dark[edit]

The 2005 MY Ducati 749 Dark has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 748cc, 90-degree V-Twin desmodromic engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission and can produce a claimed 107 horsepower and 82 Nm of torque

This blacked-out supersport is sure to fit the taste for those riders who want their machine to stand out in a crowd, but also keep a minimalist and classy overall appearance. Besides the black paint scheme and the graphite color on its wheels and frame, this machine has the same fittings as the base 749.


2005 Ducati 749[edit]

The 2005 MY Ducati 749 is the latest addition in the House Bologna line-up, and boasts a maximum power output of 107 horsepower and 82 Nm of torque from its liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 748cc, 90-degree V-Twin desmodromic engine that was mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

Also, it comes with a small windscreen, a digital and analogue instrument cluster, a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a Showa monoshock in the rear with progressive linkage, dual front disc brakes with Brembo calipers, a single seat, cast-aluminum wheels and a steel frame.


2006 Ducati 749 Dark[edit]

The Dark version of the Ducati 749 has been designed by the Italian engineers for those riders who prefer a more subtle touch on their sportbike. It comes with a black paint scheme, graphite gray finishes on its wheels and frames, and a black, two-piece dual seat. In all other departments shares its specs and features with the base 749.

In the engine department, it comes equipped with a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 748cc, 90-degree V-Twin desmodromic powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission that can reach a maximum power output of 107 horsepower and 82 Nm of torque.


2006 Ducati 749[edit]

The 2006 MY Ducati 749 has standard fittings such as a small windscreen, a digital and analogue instrument cluster, a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a Showa monoshock in the rear with progressive linkage, dual front disc brakes with Brembo calipers, a single seat, cast-aluminum wheels and a steel frame.

In the engine department it sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 748cc, 90-degree V-Twin desmodromic powerplant, paired to a six-speed manual transmission with a chain final drive, and can produce a claimed 107 horsepower and 82 Nm of torque.


In Media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 
  2. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.