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2014 Ducati 899 Panigale

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Ducati has revealed the all-new 899 Panigale at the IAA Car Show in Frankfurt, Germany. The fresh 899 Panigale shares a lot of common features with the 1199 model so you can expect to first class riding performances.

The motorcycle weighs only 169 kg and is built on a modern monocoque frame that uses the Superquatro engine as a stressed member. In terms of power, the L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled unit delivers a maximum output of 109 kW 148 hp @ 10.750 rpm and 99 Nm (73 lb-ft) of torque at 9.000 rpm.

As far as technologies are concerned, the new Ducati 988 Panigale features triple stage ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Engine Brake Control and ride-by-wire throttle. You also get Ducati’s Quick Shift, fully-integrated riding modes that can be switched using the handlebar mounted buttons.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Ducati Panigale.

Overview

The introduction of the highly-anticipated Ducati 899 Panigale provides a new way to access the exclusive world of Ducati Superbikes with a “Supermid” version designed to provide the thrill of the new generation flagship model with the refined character of an everyday streetbike.

The brand new Superquadro engine features a revised bore and stroke for a broad power delivery, producing 148hp (109kW) with a torque of 73lb-ft (10.1kgm). The super-smooth power unit continues to be a fully stressed member of the innovative Panigale monocoque construction, achieving both an outstanding power-to-weight ratio and ride-enhancing agility with a dry weight of 169kg (372.5lb). An 1199 silhouette underlines the family DNA, while the fully integrated Riding Mode technology of Ride-by-Wire, triple stage ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Engine Brake Control (EBC) continues the benchmark ingenuity introduced with the award-winning Panigale.

Ducati’s constant pursuit of perfection now offers all-round performance for connoisseurs with an authentic and stylish way to enter the world of high performance. The 899 Panigale is available in traditional Ducati red with black wheels or a stunning arctic white with red wheels.

Your road to the track

Ducati 899 Panigale

The newest member of the family, the 899 Panigale is Ducati’s “Supermid” – a Superbike with incredible performance that is designed not only to dominate the racetrack, but also the street.

The revolutionary technology found in the Monoscocca frame and Superquadro engine, 148 HP delivered with incredible lightness and unprecedented agility, the unmistakable design, Ducati Quick Shift and ABS fitted as standard. This all ensures that the 899 Panigale is just the bike to give a Ducati Superbike adrenalin rush, both on the track and on the road.

The 899 Superquadro

Ducati 899 Panigale

Providing 148hp (109kW) @ 10,750rpm and 10kgm (73lb-ft) @ 9,000rpm, the brand new engine achieves a perfect balance of drive and fluidity using a bore and stroke of 100mm x 57.2mm (3.93in x 2.25in). The Desmodromic, 90° L-twin inherits the 1199’s structural design to enable full integration with the monocoque chassis while boasting an ownership-friendly 24,000km (15,000 miles) between major services.

Specifications

Ducati 899 Panigale
ChassisFrame Monocoque aluminum
Front suspensionFully adjustable BPF Showa forks. 43 mm chromed inner tubes
Front wheel10-spoke light alloy 3.50" x 17"
Rear suspensionFully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum double-sided swingarm
Rear wheel10 spokes light alloy 5.50” x 17”
Front brake2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston callipers with ABS as standard2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston callipers with ABS as standard
Rear brake245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with ABS as standard245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with ABS as standard
Fuel tank capacity17l (4.5 gallon US)
Dry weight169kg (372,5 lb)
Wet weight193kg (425,5 lb)
EngineType Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Bore x Stroke100 x 57.2 mm
Power109 kW (148 hp) @ 10.750 rpm
Torque99 Nm (73 lb-ft) @ 9.000 rpm
Exhaust2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers with alumimum outer sleeves
TransmissionClutch Wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control


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