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Guy Procter  says:

Ducati 1199 Panigale's staggering power and weight figures leak

The new Ducati 1199 Pangiale superbike boasts 195bhp and 176kg weight in road trim – WET. These are staggering figures from a 1200cc twin and go a long way toward justifying Ducati's ditching of traditional belts on the engine and steel trellis on the chassis. The all-new engine features the most radically oversquare engine yet (KTM RC8-R: 105mm, Panigale: 112mm), gear/chain-driven cams,...

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Sep 11

Posts: 1

I think this is the first Ducati that I'll buy!

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Mar 09

Posts: 5210

Nostrodamus says:

The GP16

Struggles on the ultra stiff Bridgestones. The Pangiale will not have the same issues on the more compliant Pirelli's.

To get the rear head off my Ducati's X2Glider I always had to take the engine from the frame. Not as much of a mission as with a heaving great lump of an inline four or even a Guzzi. Both of which I've struggled with in the past requiring Schwarzenegger strength octopus limbs.

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Feb 09

Posts: 846

chrisg011 says:

or maybe

this is just the opportunity for the Japanese to build customer specials for non factory teams to take racing.


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May 10

Posts: 427

X2Glider says:


To get the rear head off my Ducati's X2Glider I always had to take the engine from the frame.

This is my point.  What you describe is exactly how I expect it to be.  Drop the engine from the frame.  In the meantime, the front and rear of the bike are still attached to the frame.


With the Panigale, the front and rear of the bike are unbolted from the engine and now completely separate subassemblies lying on your garage floor.  This means that all electrical harnesses and hydraulic lines, drive chain , etc. that go from front to rear need to be disconnected to access the engine so it can be worked on.


Yeah, this concept make a very light bike but that's an unacceptably large amount of work to change a leaky valve cover gasket.

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Oct 09

Posts: 23

dropping the engine

While I have no inside information that anyone here doesn't have, I imagine tools will be developed for repair. It shouldn't be too hard for them to make a bracket that would hold the front and rear of the bike so the engine can be removed. Likely it will be expensive to buy the factory tool, but that doesn't mean someone can't make one of their own.  I've spent a lifetime working on cars and have some of the most odd looking brackets, braces etc. designed specifically for removing certain parts from many different late model cars.   I can't see why Ducati wouldn't develop something similar.

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Mar 09

Posts: 115

bikemad123 says:

ha big numbers prehaps there trying to make up for the fact that not even the doctor can ride a ducati lol fabolous piece of innovative engineering tho would look really good in a shop window and with a price tag of probaly 15k plus it can stay there lol would be to scared ride it !!!!!!! 

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Dec 09

Posts: 2491

supermario says:


I agree with you completely. For us mere mortals the chassis will be more than capable on the road. However, I don't think thats how it will be perceived by the masses. The "airbox frame" has an unfortunate connection with failure.

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Apr 06

Posts: 383

SPIKER40 says:


I love me dukes, but cant help thinking that while these kinds of figures are fantastic (in engineering terms) they probably won't translate into any kind of bike that is really any use on the road, so will be almost irrelevant for most of us!!

Ducati.....please just give us some more great road bikes......(and save the fancy gizmos for Rossi, because his steed really does need sorting!!) 

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Mar 04

Posts: 1

Ahyslop says:

New Ducati

Half of the engine would make a fantastic light weight single.

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Aug 02

Posts: 1

dopeyjoe says:

and at 3 times the price of a ZX10..........................

say no more....

same old same old...

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