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Ducati 1199 Panigale - A new way of building a superbike

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 which, says Ducati's...

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

Panigale

Proof of the pudding will be when its independently road tested against competitors bikes

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mattster67

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mattster67 says:

Fireblade

Could it be as revolutionary as the Fireblade? As in the last comment the proof will be in the pudding. I can't wait to find ou. Happy new year all.

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twobike

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twobike says:

Brilliant Design

Love the clever yet simple design of the chassis that isn't really a chassis. All major components mounted to the engine/gearbox, i.e. Airbox/Headstock, SwingArm and finally Seat Unit, brilliant very similar to Colin Chapman's thinking of the early Lotus F1 cars. I also love the looks.

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GuyGraham

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GuyGraham says:

Well it worked so well in MotoGP

Looks like a spectacular own goal here by Ducati

Copying the MotoGP chassis design that hasn't won a single race

Marketing department over ruling common engineering sense me thinks

Yes it might be good, but not as good as it could be with a proper frame

 

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BBQdog

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BBQdog says:

Nightmare

The Panigale must be the marketing managers nightmare.

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Biker4751

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Biker4751 says:

Yes But. . .

I'd consider an S version if I could have it with the longer swing arm available on the racing version.

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TinkerNZ

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TinkerNZ says:

excitment.....

There is no other new motorcycle i'd sooner ride then this. You ca'nt help but feel this is history that will be remembered, just like the 851 and 916.

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wings1372

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wings1372 says:

Maybe

I agree with Guygraham. The marketing man needs to check out the MotoGP results table, that might get them to adjust the strategy. However the development of this bike most likely started well before Rossi was on board and it was likely too far down the road to make a U turn. They better hope that it has front end feel as if the press slate it then it will be a 2012 White Elephant. I hope it's good as it certainly looks the part and the top spec suspension and brakes make me drool.

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viaciofano

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viaciofano says:

Motogp and Rossi

I hope that the comments Rossi has been making about the frame do not affect the bike. I used to admire Rossi and his team but there was talk in the beginning that they taunted Stoner and said they could sort out the Ducati in a short time. This season has showed that the Ducati is harder to tame and Stoner has proved how good he is on the track on any bike. I do not think that there are too many Rossi,s on the road although in all fairness how many test pilots will comment on the rigid frame or lack of feel of the front end on the road. I hope it sells and I can save up and part exchange my 916 bp for one. vinnychoff

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twobike

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twobike says:

Who Rides Like Rossi

Come on guys which one of us believes we are really going to test the chassis to it's limits re "Rossi".

For me I love my Aprilia RSV4F APRC and of it's 5000 miles last year 3000 must have been on Track Days, but I know my limits, never a racer will I be "too old" and therefore "too slow". Which ever way you look at this new Ducati you have got to admire the engineers who dare to do something different. I would by one in a heart beat as I think it will be viewed as a motorcycle Milestone, could be wrong, who knows.

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