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Ducati begins 1199 Panigale production

Andy Downes, 25 January 2012 10:19

Ducati has finally started building the hotly-anticipated and all-new 1199 Panigale superbike at the Bologna factory this week. The Panigale is the all-new 200bhp 1200cc V-twin superbike the firm hopes will revolutionise the class when it’s launched in two weeks’ time in Dubai. MCN will be one of the first publications in the world to ride the bike in early ...

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Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale CAD engine assembly

MCN, 04 January 2012 14:37

The heart of any superbike is the engine - but with the Ducati 1199 Panigale's Superquadro engine this is more true then ever. Ducati claim the 1200cc, super square V-twin engine makes 195bhp - 20bhp more than the outgoing 1198. The engine is bristling with advanced technoclogy, such as vacuum die-cast cylinders, chain-and-gear driven cams and race-derived pistons. The video ...

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Ducati 1199 Panigale - A new way of building a superbike

MCN, 29 December 2011 12:00

The targets laid down for the 1199 Panigale were so strict, so binding and so difficult to achieve that nothing less than a complete rethink was going to be enough. That maent ditching Ducati's tradition of a steel trellis frame and embracing something completely new. Monocoque chassis design The biggest break with Ducati tradition is the all-new aluminium monocoque chassis ...

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World’s first titanium framed Monster

Andreas Exarheas, 07 December 2011 16:37

American Randy Martin has built the world’s first titanium-framed Ducati Monster S4RS and says his custom-made frame is half the weight of the original – but it does cost around £4000! Martin said: "The bike is truly a Monster now. I call it ‘Mostro Della Strada’; Monster of the Road." Martin, who runs his own fabrication shop in Kansas, took ...

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The Ducati 1199 Panigale files: 24 page supplement FREE in MCN

Guy Procter, 07 November 2011 16:11

Ducati's incredible new 1199 Panigale has just been unveiled, and MCN is the only publication in the world to be able to tell the full and exclusive inside story of the world's most extreme v-twin. Our 24-page special Panigale supplement – produced in great secrecy in the past few weeks based on factory visits, access to exclusive material and interviews ...

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Ducati reveal 195bhp V-twin 'Superquadro'

Phil West, 10 October 2011 10:02

This is the radical, all-new 1200cc 'Superquadro' engine which will power Ducati’s eagerly awaited new superbike, the 1199 Panigale – and it’s set to revolutionize superbikes. In this week’s MCN – out Wednesday – Ducati chief Claudio Domenicali reveals the engine is: incredibly ‘oversquare’ – where piston diameter, or bore, exceeds stroke. The engine is dubbed ‘Superquadro’ which is Italian for ...

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New titanium colour for 2012 Ducati Multistrada

Dan Aspel, 05 October 2011 16:11

The 2012 Ducati Multistrada will be available in a new "race titanium matte" colour scheme and carry an upgraded seat for next year’s riding season. The new colour option will include a "racing black" frame, while the seat has been lengthened for added comfort. The Multistrada will still be available in both red and white, and will come in the ...

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Ducati Streetfighter 848 launch - first impressions

MCN, 28 September 2011 15:59

MCN’s Trevor Franklin reports: "We have just completed a 90km road ride from Modina up into the mountains and the new Streetfighter 848 is indeed proving to be everything I thought it would be.  It is a superb road bike consisting of the perfect balance between engine and chassis. "Ducati has altered the torque curve to make it more linear ...

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Ducati Streetfighter 848 launch

Guy Procter, 28 September 2011 08:57

Ducati is launching its new 848 Streetfighter at a brand new circuit in Italy this morning, and MCN's Trevor Franklin is there. It's a beautiful day there as it is here, and Trev's looking forward to an intensive morning on the new Autodromo Modena, followed by an afternoon in the real-world roads around Bologna. "It's a beatiful thing, and at ...

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Ducati 1199 Panigale spied road testing

Andy Downes, 26 September 2011 13:14

Ducati’s all-new 1199 Panigale superbike has been spotted carrying out final testing on the roads of Italy as the bike enters the final months before an official launch in November. The 1199 Panigale is the 1200cc V-twin superbike replacement for the 1198 range and marks a huge departure for the Italian firm. It has the first completely new V-twin for ...

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