A Closer Look At Brembo Brakes Used On MotoGP Bikes And What Makes Them Tick
Last year, Johann Zarco, aboard his Ducati Desmosedici GP21, broke the outright MotoGP top speed record by reaching an insane 362kmph (225.18mph).
While everyone congratulated Ducati and Johann for achieving this feat, no one really bats an eye at the Brembo brakes which played a crucial part in giving the rider that tiny bit of extra confidence to stay on the gas that tad bit longer.
Now that you’re thinking about it, here’s an inside look at what allows MotoGP riders to ride so fast yet slow down equally as fast and make the corner, i.e. the brakes.
Are MotoGP Bikes Getting Too Fast?
What’s in Ducati’s Connected Intelligence package on the new Multistrada V4 S?
Ever at the leading edge of ride-quality and -control electronics, Ducati once again earns its reputation with the Connected Intelligence bundle that touches on every important facet and delivers multiple personalities not just for the engine, but much of the rest of the bike as well. Let’s take a look at the guts of the thing, shall we?
Ducati App Links Your Bike To Your Smartphone
The relationship between rider and machine gets a little tighter with the new Ducati Link App that connects to the bike while riding and allows the rider to make a complete travel record that is shareable, as well as allowing the rider to configure the bike’s performance parameters.
Continue reading for more on the Ducati Link App.
Ducati motorcycles in the future will come with radar systems
In a bid to make motorcycling safe, manufacturers are foraying deep into embedding technology and innovation into their products to help riders stay safe on their bikes. Motorcycle accidents are close to 30 times more than those of cars, and Ducati is in an effort to minimize that as much as possible.
According to Ducati’s “2025 Safety Road Map” plan, future motorcycles will have the technology to determine the range, angle, or velocity of other road users in real time via front and rear radar. This will allow the vehicles to be aware of each other on the road and avoid untoward incidents that may involve human error.
Ducati Aims To Bring Front and Rear Radar To The Market
Ducati is ticking off the boxes in a list of “first in safety” when it comes to technology. They’re the first motorcycle manufacturer in the world to have a vehicle interact with the jacket-integrated D|air system, and they’re the first to equip a classic model with the ground-breaking ABS Cornering system. So where do they go from here in their bid to introduce new safety systems and technologies? How about front and rear radar? How about front and rear radar that is already slated for 2020 release on one of its models?
Continue reading for more on Ducati’s safety innovations.
What is all that hype about the new Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine?
In what will go down as the biggest shift for the company, Ducati officially launched its four-cylinder V4 Desmosedici Stradale powered Panigale V4 just before the EICMA in Milan yesterday. With 214 hp and 91.5 lb-ft of torque, this will be the most powerful bike in its class.
This newfound love for a four-cylinder version of their street bikes which will most probably change the whole dimension within the segment. True to their ways of naming, the Italians have named it as the Desmosedici Stradale engine, and it is going to replace the Superquadro twin-cylinder which is having its final run on the mighty 1299 Panigale R Final Edition.
Get ready for a new dream sequence: The Ducati Panigale V4
The wait is finally over folks. Ducati has officially opened up a new phase in motorcycling by launching the new Panigale out to the world that will be powered by their all-new Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine. Similar to the one running on their Desmosedici GP bike and with 214 hp and 91.5 lb-ft of torque, this will be the most powerful bike in its class.
Christened as the Panigale V4, Ducati calls it the ‘new symphony of all Italian performance and emotion.’ The cover outside remains seemingly same and so does the name but the story inside is an all-new thriller that is bound to scare the daylights off of anyone trying even to come close to this beast.
Italian bikemaker Ducati and motorcycle accessory manufacturer Dainese became the latest recipients of the “Professor Ferdinand Porsche” award in recognition of their roles in developing the latter’s D considered as the best personal airbag deployment system in the market today. The system is available in the Ducati Multistrada 1200S D, which itself made history as the first mass-produced motorcycle to receive the same award.
Federico Sabbioni, Head of Vehicle Project Management at Ducati and Luigi Ronco, Head of Research and Development at Dainese, received the award late last week a the Vienna University from Professor Bernhard Geringer, director of the Institute for Vehicle Engines and Automotive Technology at Vienna University of Technology and the coordinator of the Committee of Organisers of the “Porsche Award”.
Both Ducati and Dainese were recognised for their roles in developing one of the most innovative technologies in the automotive segment. It’s an even bigger accomplishment for the two companies since the award is normally won by people from the automotive industry. Back in 2013, Dr. Magnus Mackaldener, development engineer at Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania took home the award. Past winners also include Dr. Wolfgang Huhn of Audi for the development and use of new LED lighting technology in automobiles and Prof. Herbert Kohler of Daimler AG for his role in developing lithium ion batteries for automotive applications.
Evidently, Sabbioni and Ronco are now in good company for spearheading the move to provide a safer environment for riders, especially those competing in any one of the high-octane motorcycle racing series in the calendar. Dainese’s D|Air rider airbag is on the verge of changing the definition of airbag systems, including its capability to provide full deployment and inflation in just 45 milliseconds.
Continue reading to read more about Ducati and Dainese’s new “Professor Ferdinand Porsche” award.
Usually we talk about watches inspired by high performance cars, but this time around, we’ve come across a special timepiece that was inspired by Ducati’s line of motorcycles. The new Fastrider Chronograph was designed by Tudor and combines the traditional red and black colors of Ducati bikes with their time-tested chronographs. If anyone is interested in picking one of these bad boys up then expect to pay between $4,143 to 4,379, depending on the customization options.
The watch features a 42mm steel casing with polished satin finish, while the main movement of the watch is powered by the self-winding mechanism, which never lets time display lag behind. The watch offers a power reserve of approximately 46 hours. The winding screw is engraved with the Tudor logo, with another one being placed at the upper part of the dial. The watch also gets 2 totalizators; a 30 minute totalizator placed at the 3’o’clock mark, and the 12 hour totalizator placed at the 6 ‘o’ clock mark. It is waterproof to a depth of 150 m (500 ft).
No, this not about a Ducati motorcycle but i figured that you’d be interested in some new cool gadgets and especially motorcycle related ones. These said, here it is a real fast Ducati :)
You are probably interested in some specs, like the top speed? First of all let me tell that this Ducati is quick enough, the "top speed" is about 20MBps read/ write speeds :D
Yes folks, it’s a flash drive. But a Ducati one. SanDisk teamed up with high-end Ducati motorcycles to pimp the raw speed (...)