EICMA: the new DUCATI PANIGALE1299

EICMA: the new DUCATI PANIGALE1299

At the EICMA 2014 DUCATI presented the PANIGALE1299, the aesthetic code remain the same(why we change something beautiful),but the big improvement came from the engine, Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled has a 1,285 cc,the engine now get a

pistons with a diameter of 116 mm ,and get a maximum power of f 205 hp at 10,500 rpm, and 144.6 Nm at 8,750 rpm, the new 1299 is loaded with electronics:

Three different Riding Modes, makes it even more high-performance. Thanks in fact to the presence of the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), Cornering ABS is made available, along with Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and, on the S version, the Öhlins Smart EC, an event-based control system for the suspension. Moreover, the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) now works also during down-changing.

Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and the Engine Brake Control (EBC) have been optimized by an automatic calibration system which allows for easy changes in tyre size and final drive ratio.

The chassis was revised and the 1299 has a steering head angle of 24° to increased agility when cornering, while the fork pivot is 4 mm lower allowing for increased rear traction.The PANIGALE 1299 have a dry weight of 166.5 kg (367 lb).

In the other side we found the PANIGALE R this bike use a 1198 cm3 Superquadro engine instead of the 1299, which use titanium intake and exhaust valves and rods, two-ring pistons and an extremely lightweight crankshaft which is balanced with tungsten inserts, the output power is the same: f 205 hp at 11,500rpm but less torque compared to the 1299 model: 136.2 Nm at 10,250 rpm.

The Panigale R is also fitted with Öhlins mechanical suspension, an adjustable swingarm pivot and the same electronic technology as the 1299 Panigale, as well as a lithium ion battery which means a reduction in weight of over 2 kg, making it a total of 6 kg lighter than the 1199 Panigale R.

DUCATI PANIGALE

DUCATI PANIGALE S

DUCATI PANIGALE R

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