1199 Panigale R

SBK-1199-Panigale-R_2013_Studio_C01_1920x1080.mediagallery_output_image_1920x1080-1024x5761199 Panigale R,  MSRP $30,995

Unbelievable performance and technological excellence proclaim this the new queen of the Superbike family. Born of the world of competitive racing, the 1199 Panigale R

is an exclusive and treasured interpretation of man’s passion for the racetrack: titanium piston rods, carbon fibre bodywork, Ducati Performance racing exhaust and livery inspired by the Ducati Corse. Perfection was never so close.

The new Superquadro 195 HP engine is exquisitely incorporated into the monocoque chassis. Engineering solutions marked by an innovation in details have been implemented to take the dry weight down to an incredible 164 kg. Ducati styling inside and out is further enhanced by the most exclusive components. Cutting-edge electronics unleash power and refine riding precision, and with a power-to-weight ratio of 1.19 HP/kg, there’s nothing like it in the world. 1199 Panigale: 5 moves to become the new and extreme standard of reference in sport bikes.

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.

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.

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

Technical specification

Engine

Superquadro L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Displacement
1198cc
Bore x Stroke
112×60.8mm
Compression ratio
12.5:1
▂Power
143 kW (195 hp) @ 10,750 rpm
▂Torque
132 Nm (98.1 lb-ft) @ 9,000 rpm
Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.
Fuel injection
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 with DQS Ducati Quick Shift
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 41
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
Marchesini 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
Marchesini 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- 4piston callipers with ABS
Rear brake
245mm disc, 2-piston calliper with ABS
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
165kg (364lb)
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)
189kg (417lb)
Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).
Seat height
825mm (32.48in)
Wheelbase
1437mm (56.6in)
Rake
24°50′
Trail
100mm (3.9in)
Fuel tank capacity
17l – 4.5 gallon (US)
Number of seats
Dual seat

Equipments

Riding Modes, Power Modes, ABS, DTC, DQS, DDA+, DES, EBC, Fully RbW. Titanium connecting rods. Carbon fibre components: swingarm guard, heel guards, cover for conveyors, switch gear cover, cover for rear shock absorber, rear and front mudguard, cover for clutch case.
Additional equipments
Passenger seat and footpegs kit, Termignoni racing exhaust system, racing windshield, mirror plug in alluminium alloy

Warranty

24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals
7,500m / 12 months
Valve clearance check
15,000m

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