Hit the Apex – 1299 Panigale Ducati Superbike
The most exciting Superbike on the market today, just what every fan has ever dreamed of. 116mm bore, 1285cc displacement, 205hp, 144.6Nm torque and weighing in at 179.5 kg. Numbers that speak loud and clear.
Shaped By Speed
The design of the 1299 Panigale is enhanced at high speed: every single element turns into a masterpiece of engineered dynamics. The 1299 Panigale is designed to provide maximum aerodynamic efficiency and every single detail is created to release the highest possible performance. This motorcycle has already been awarded numerous times internationally, the Red Dot and for the first time in 60 years, the Compasso d’Oro: the new 1299 Panigale sets new and unprecedented standards of excellence in terms of motorcycle design.
Attention to Detail
The streamlined profile of the 1299 Panigale features new fairings, redesigned rearview mirrors and an innovative windshield which improves rider protection. Oversized air intakes are useful to boost performance and the new tailpiece design enhances the racing looks.
The steering angle and rake have been changed to improve the ease of handling and ensure thrilling precision.
Extreme levels of performance are also due to a close attention to detail: for this reason the swingarm pivot has been lowered by 4mm to enhance the reactive character of the 1299 Panigale and improve traction in all conditions.
The new carefully designed seat with racing material allows the rider and the Panigale to feel as one, thus focusing solely on the extraordinary sensations to be had riding.
The 1299 Panigale’s exhaust has been completely redesigned to better suit the new engine performance.
The apex of technology
Exploiting competition experience to the full a series of advanced electronic control systems has been created to perfect engine and chassis reactions in all circumstances. Whether you are riding on mountain passes, on the track, on dry tarmac, or under the rain, these controls radically improve riding pleasure and help you to safely exploit the enormous potential of the 1299 Panigale.
Inertial Platform IMU
The IMU reads the motorcycle’s spatial orientation. By interacting with the dedicated sensors, maximum precision is guaranteed for the ABS, DWC and the Öhlins Smart EC suspension.
Öhlins Suspension Control Unit
Mini SCU – The Öhlins control unit regulates the fork and the Smart EC single suspension system. It also handles the steering damper.
Rear Shock Absorber
As with the front fork, the rear shock too (ec ttx mono-shock) benefits from electronic adjustment of the hydraulics, both in extension and compression; also connected to the mini SCU, and is one of the crucial points of the semi-active Öhlins Smart EC suspension.
The NIX-30, an upside-down fork with electronic adjustment of the hydraulics, both in extension and compression, is connected to the mini SCU, and is one of the crucial points of the semi-active Öhlins Smart EC suspension.
Quick Shift Sensor
The Quick Shift system enables upshift and downshift with precision and speed without needing to ease off the throttle.
The Bosch 9.1mp control unit integrates and elaborates data received from wheel-mounted sensors and from the inertial platform (IMU) in order to ensure optimal deceleration during braking, regardless of road conditions and even with a lean angle.
Ride by wire type, it sends to the engine’s control unit an electronic signal which corresponds to throttle opening. The unit elaborates this and other data received from other sensors in order to determine the opening of the throttle body.
Electronic Controls on the Handlebar
Further to usual functions, the following electronic controls can be activated while riding, in order to immediately adjust parameters for DTC, DWC and EBC.
Full LED Technology
Both indicators and front and rear lights use full LED technology to achieve a futuristic style and functionality.
A color TFT display makes it possible to display and monitor the bike’s parameters and settings, while the menu can be used to customize these settings according to the rider’s wishes.
Control Over the Bike
BBS Black Box – This is the control unit which manages and adjusts the main electronic vehicle functions: DTC (Ducati Traction Control) and DWC (Ducati Wheelie Control). It implements an automatic calibration device according to the top gear ratio and the diameter of the rear tyre.
Control Over the Engine
ECU – Controls and adjusts the main engine functions including: fuel injection, spark timing and idling speed, as well as engine braking and DQS.
116mm bore, 1285 ccm deliver 205 CV and 145NM torque. Numbers that speak loud about the incredible power of the new Superquadro.
World Record Bore
With the new 1285 cc Superquadro engine, Ducati once again pushes forward the limits of performance. The most advanced and powerful production built twin-cylinder on the planet is further enhanced thanks to 116 mm diameter pistons, a size never seen on a high-performance motorcycle designed for use on the road. The new 116 mm diameter pistons have enabled the Superquadro to achieve new records. Compression ratio has reached the value of 12.5:1 while the 116 mm bore, together with a 60.8 mm stroke takes the Superquadro to a full 1285 cm³.
MotoGP Bore-Stroke Ratio
Thanks to the 116mm bore and 60.8mm stroke, the 1285cc Superquadro has a unique bore/stroke ratio of 1.91:1. Power has been boosted on the new Superquadro engine (named after its exaggerated bore/stroke ratio) to reach 205hp at 10,500 rpm, a benchmark for a production line twin-cylinder engine. Torque reaches 144.6 Nm at 8,750 rpm and, thanks to the Riding Modes available, power delivery can be adjusted according to riding style and riding conditions.
Cutting Edge Engineering
Advanced Materials – Magnesium, titanium, tungsten. Innovative materials to ensure precision and minimum weight in the Superquadro engine.
Extremely Compact Dimensions
Conceived as a structural part of the frame, the engine’s architecture has been designed to achieve the best in terms of shape, weight distribution and sturdiness. An engine created to adapt to limited space and ensure minimum weight.
The 2 cylinders, as ever set one to the other at 90°, are rotated backwards by an angle of 21° between the front cylinder and the horizontal plane. This means the engine can be shifted further ahead compared to what can be achieved with a classic L-twin engine, thus improving weight distribution between the front and rear ends of the 1299 Panigale.
Centrifugal Cam Device
Lubrication of the shell bearings is achieved by oil force-fed via special internal drillings within the main bearing pillars. This ensures efficient lubrication of the crankshaft, followed by immediate scavenging back thanks to a new Ducati component, a vacuum pump which reduces atmospheric resistance inside the crankshaft as happens with competition engines such as those used in MotoGP. The pump s driven by the main oil pump shaft and effectively maintains constant vacuum in the crankcase area below the pistons, reducing atmospheric resistance during the down-stroke of the piston and ensuring efficient scavenging back of lubrication oil in whatever conditions the engine is used in.