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Clymer Manuals Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike Motorcycle Walk Around Video

Clymer Manuals got an up-close look at a Ducati 1199 Panigale at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Show. Reno’s MotorSports KC had the bike on display.

Clymer on the lift didn't have to go far to attend the 2013 Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts club 22nd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show. Classic vintage antique motorcycles motorcycle bikes British, German, Japanese, Italian, European, American motorbikes were all on display. Manufacturers included Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Yamaha, BMW, Harley Davidson, Vincent, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Brough Superior, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Puch, Lambretta, MV Augusta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi, AJS and more. There were 100% perfect restorations, bike ridden in, a few trailer queens, full-on customs, cafe racers, choppers, bobbers, trials bikes, dirt bikes, road racers...any type or style motorcycle you could imagine.

The Ducati 1199 Panigale is a Ducati sport bike introduced at the 2011 Milan Motorcycle Show. The motorcycle is named after the small manufacturing town of Borgo Panigale.

At the time of its release, the Ducati 1199 Panigale was the world's most powerful production twin-cylinder engine with maximum 195 horsepower (145 kW) at 10,750 rpm and 98.1 lb•ft (133.0 N•m) torque at 9000 rpm. With a dry weight of 164 kg (362 lb) (188 kg (414 lb) kerb weight), the 1199 has the highest power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios among production motorcycles. The new Superquadro engine is massively oversquare, with a bore:stroke ratio of 1.84:1. Whereas previous Ducatis had belt-driven overhead cams, this engine's valvetrain uses gears and chain. The engine serves as a stressed member, enabling the Panigale to be smaller and lighter than a conventionally framed motorcycle.

The 1199 is also one of the first production sports motorcycles to feature electronically adjustable suspension. Rebound and compression damping is adjusted electronically while pre-load is still adjusted manually.[4] The 1199's exhaust system and mufflers are underneath the engine, and not beneath the seat as on previous models, such as the 1198 and 1098.

Liquid cooled, four stroke, 90°“L”twin cylinder, DOHC, desmodromic 4 valve per cylinder.
1199 cc
Bore x Stroke
112 x 60.8 mm
Compression Ratio
Mitsubishi EFI, Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies
2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers with alumimum outer sleeves
Clutch Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Max Power
195hp 143kw @ 10,750rpm
Max Torque
98.1lb-ft 132Nm @ 9000rpm
Transmission / Drive
6 Speed / chain
Monocoque aluminum
Front Suspension
Marzocchi 50mm pressurized and fully adjustable usd fork with hard anodized aluminum lightweight slider
Rear Suspension
Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Adjustable linkage: Progressive/flat. Aluminum single-sided swingarm.
Front Brakes
2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M50 4-piston callipers ABS optional +2.5kg (+5.5lb)
Rear Brakes
Single 245mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tire
120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rear Tire
200/55 ZR14 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Seat Height
824 mm / 32.4 in
164kg / 361.5lb
Fuel Capacity
17 Litres / 4.5 gal
Standing ¼ Mile
10.8 sec / 141.41 mp/h
Standing Mile
27.0 sec / 176.07 mp/h
Top Speed
178.4 mp/h

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