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2012 Ducati Panigale 1199
JUST Bikes 24/01/2012
The new Ducati Superbike Panigale 1199 is one of the most anticipated new bikes for 2012. The Italian manufacturer has taken a no-compromise approach to design that sets a new benchmark in Ducati superbike engines.
Ducati engineers were given a near impossible design brief to create the new generation Superbike engine for the Ducati 1199 Panigale: increase power, torque and user-friendliness and reduce overall vehicle weight and scheduled maintenance costs. The innovative Superquadro engine, so called because of its massively over-square bore and stroke ratio, has increased power to an absolute production twin-cylinder milestone of 195hp and torque to 98.1 lb-ft (13.5kgm) with user-friendly Riding Modes that deliver that power appropriate to the rider’s style and environment. Only Fabio Taglioni’s masterpiece 90° L-twin configuration and Desmodromic valve control has been retained from previous engines. Everything else is new.