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2017 Ducati Superbike Panigale R

2017 Ducati Superbike Panigale R
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MSRP: $34,695.00
Manufacturer: Ducati
Condition: New

Description

Born to race, the new Panigale R brings a thrill to the track. 205 hp react instantly to a twist of the throttle thanks to ultralight engine components. Track-optimised geometry and racing suspension ensure responsive racetrack behaviour. Electronics are tuned to deliver maximum performance. A lithium-ion
battery and a titanium Ducati Performance by Akrapovič exhaust will take you and 357 lbs of racing technology straight to the checkered flag.

The Panigale R has one goal - simply to dominate the track. Every feature is oriented in that direction; no compromises are made. For dedicated enthusiasts who seek the purest experience on track, the Panigale R delivers a shot of racing adrenaline directly to the heart.

Specifications

Engine

Type
Superquadro L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Displacement
1198cc
Bore x Stroke
112x60.8mm
Compression ratio
13,2:1
Power
150.8 kW (205 hp) @ 11,500 rpm
Torque
136 Nm (100.3 lb-ft) @ 7,500 rpm
Fuel injection
Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.
Exhaust
2-1-2 full titanium system with stainless steel exhaust headers, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin titanium mufflers with carbon fiber end caps
 

Transmission

Gearbox
6 speed with DQS Ducati Quick Shift up/down
Primary drive
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.77:1
Ratio
1=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24
Final drive
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 41
Clutch
Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
 

Chassis

Frame
Monocoque aluminum
Front suspension
Öhlins NIX30 43mm with TiN, fully adjustable usd fork.
Front wheel
3-spoke W shape forged light alloy 3.50" x 17"
Front Tyre
120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rear suspension
Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Adjustable linkage: Progressive/flat. Aluminium single-sided swingarm with adjustable pivot
Rear wheel
3 spoke W shape forged light alloy 6.00" x 17"
Rear tyre
200/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Front wheel travel
120mm (4.72in)
Rear wheel travel
130mm (5.12in)
Front brake
2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M50- 4piston callipers with cornering ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake
245mm disc, 2-piston caliper with cornering ABS as standard equipment
Instrumentation
Color TFT Display
 

Dimensions and weight

Dry weight
162kg (357lb)
Wet weight (KERB)
184kg (406lb)
Seat height
830mm (32.68in)
Wheelbase
1442mm (56.77in)
Rake
24°
Trail
96mm (3.78in)
Fuel tank capacity
17l - 4.5 gallon (US)
Number of seats
Single seat
 

Equipments

Standard Equipment
Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS, DTC, DQS up/down, DWC, EBC, Fully RbW, DDA+ with GPS and lean angle acquisition, Auto tire calibration, Titanium connecting rods and valves, balanced crankshaft. Lithium-ion battery. Auxiliary adjustment buttons.
 

Warranty

Warranty
24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals
7,500m / 12 months
Valve clearance check
15,000m
 

Emissions and Consumption

Standard
Follows US Federal Regulations
 

Features

Engine

  • Superquadro L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled

Precious elements

  • The clutch cover, cylinder head covers, and oil pan are all cast in a golden-color magnesium alloy to ensure the engine's strength with the absolute lowest possible weight.

Decompressor

  • At the end of the exhaust camshaft of each cylinder head is a centrifugal decompressor. On start-up, this device allows the profile of the cam opening lobe to be modified, slightly lifting a valve so that part of the combustion charge can escape the chamber during the engine's compression phase. Once the engine fires, the increase in rpm and associated centrifugal force modify the decompressor, cancelling the valve lift effect to bring the engine to normal operating conditions. By temporarily reducing the compression effect of the piston during start-up, a much smaller and lighter starter motor and battery can be used, contributing significantly to the extreme light weight of the overall engine and motorcycle. This ingenious system further underlines the synergistic strength achieved by engineers and designers in the uncompromising creation of the Superquadro.

Lubrication

  • The journals of the main bearings are lubricated by pressurised oil admitted through ducts inside the engine block. This serves to assure the efficient lubrication of the new crankshaft, followed by a rapid recovery of the oil thanks to a lobe pump that places the connecting rod compartment under vacuum, similar to the engines used in MotoGP. This pump is driven by gears built in a special high-strength techno-polymer and maintains the crankcase area below the pistons in controlled conditions of constant vacuum, thereby reducing resistance during the pistons' downstroke as well as facilitating oil flow for rapid recovery.

Fully Ride-by-Wire

  • The opening and closing of throttle butterflies on the Superquadro is controlled by a fully electronic Ride-by-Wire system. The absence of a mechanical connection between the twistgrip and the throttle bodies allows the engine ECU to regulate power delivery by directly adjusting the throttle; Ride-by-Wire makes it possible to have different power and delivery based on the selected Riding Mode, to alter the level of engine back-torque (EBC), and to control any slipping of the rear wheel (DTC).

Essential Desmo

  • To control the large valves with the precise and efficient Desmodromic system, engineers chose a mixed gear and chain drive system. This chain drive accurately transmits the motion between crankshaft and camshaft, and thanks also to an automatic tensioning adjustment, offers excellent reliability with low routine maintenance costs.

Crankcase

  • The crankcases, produced through a vacuum casting technology called Vacural®, ensure high strength at low weight along with a uniform wall thickness, and are designed to incorporate water jackets around the cylinder barrels. The engine uses wet barrels coated in Nicasil, which are inserted into the holes of the engine block's housing during the initial stages of assembly. This design allows the head to be fastened directly onto the crankcase, combining the need for rigidity of the engine's structure with a significant advantage in terms of compactness. Due to their thin structure, the cylinder barrels efficiently transfer heat to the coolant running along their walls. In addition to these barrels, the Superquadro's crankcase stands out for the use of plain main bearings, previously utilised on the Ducati Desmosedici RR engine. These bearings allow the use of large-diameter crankshaft journals, which maximise rigidity and mechanical strength to optimise the internal rotating structure to the extreme power of the Superquadro

Lightweight racing engine

  • The Panigale R features an incredible 1198cc Superquadro engine which adopts the most advanced racing-derived features available. A precision-balanced lightweight crankshaft, two-ring Superbike pistons, titanium valves and connecting rods, and extreme camshaft profiles result in a 205 hp output with immediate, aggressive power delivery. Homologated for use as Ducati's platform in World Superbike, the Panigale R's Superquadro is the closest thing available to a dedicated race engine - but incredibly, offers the same generous warranty and long maintenance intervals as the rest of the bike.

Transmission

  • During development of the first Superquadro engine, Ducati engineers took their design freedom to the limit by increasing the distance between centres of the six-speed gearbox shafts and allowing the use of gears with an increased diameter and superior strength for the transmission of power. The oil bath clutch, similar in design to that used on other Ducati models, is a progressive system which allows the load on its plates to be increased without increasing the effort required by the rider to pull the lever and disengage the clutch. This optimally satisfies the need for a high torque transmission which still provides optimum usability for the rider. In sport riding conditions with abrupt downshifting heavy engine braking, the same mechanism reduces the pressure on clutch plates and allows them to slip as in a racing system, preventing a loss of stability in the rear end and offering excellent modulability during hard braking into corners.

Monocoque Technology

  • The Panigale's Monoscocca chassis forms its structural backbone - compact, rigid, lightweight, and multi-functional. Cast in aluminium, it attaches at its rear directly to the heads of the Superquadro engine and contains the steering head and bearings at its front. In addition to performing the function of a traditional frame, the Monoscocca also serves as the airbox and in this way significantly contributes to lowering the overall weight of the motorcycle. Housed inside it are the air filter, throttle bodies and fuel circuit complete with injectors, making it truly unique and a revolutionary advancement to the world of traditional motorcycle construction.

Track-focused geometry

  • The Panigale R features a modified geometry that enables it to find the best possible setup for pushing the limits of racing performance. A 24° steering angle gives it incredible agility, while a 5mm longer wheelbase compared to the 1299 Panigale lends it additional stability at maximum speed. Additionally, it gives riders a further degree of freedom in the set-up choice by offering an adjustable swingarm pivot. This allows the rear geometry to be modified to balance rear dive under acceleration and maximum stability, giving maximum flexibility to different track conditions and rider preferences. Four different levels of swingarm pivot are available: starting from a "baseline" of level 0, the pivot can then be raised by 2 mm, or lowered by either 2 or 4 mm.

Forged wheels

  • The 1299 Panigale S and Panigale R feature Marchesini tri-W spoke forged aluminium wheels, which have an eye-catching racing style and are strong and incredibly lightweight.

Ergonomics

  • The Panigale's ergonomic dimensions assure a perfect integration between rider and motorcycle. The seat and handlebar positions are optimized to provide total control and comfort during sport and track riding, while the switchgear and dash are further designed to be intuitive, informative, and a pleasure to use. Grippy, machined-from-billet aluminium footpegs and a carefully-shaped seat with racing cover allow the rider to perfectly integrate with the Panigale, and focus only on the extraordinary sensations of the ride.

Tires

  • All Panigales benefit from Pirelli's Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres, the road version of the tyre used in the Superstock 1000 World Championship: 120/70 ZR17 at front and 200/55 x ZR17 at rear, which provide the contact patch necessary to effectively transmit the Superquadro's power to the ground. Designed to maintain a precise line in straights and on curves, the rear 200/55 x ZR17 tyre maximises the area of contact and corner speed by combining 200 mm width with a high profile. The tyres have structures and compounds deriving directly from Pirelli's experience in the Superbike World Championship, and feature casings specially studied to guarantee rigidity in extreme braking and shoulders that maximise the contact patch. In addition, a special double compound that uses the most advanced polymers facilitates the rapid heating of the tyres together with a constant grip.

Carbon Parts

  • Weight is the enemy of performance, so the race-bred Panigale R features components designed to save precious grams. Its front and rear mudguards, ignition and cockpit surround pieces, exhaust-tube heatshield, exhaust caps, and chain, shock, and heel guards are all crafted from the highest-grade carbon fibre, for ultra-lightweight strength. Enhancing the Panigale R's performance in pursuit of the fastest time on track, they also reflect a style that clearly announces its competition spirit.

Bosch Inertial Platform

  • The 1299/S Panigale and Panigale R use the Bosch Inertial Platform, which is centered around an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). The IMU constantly monitors the motorcycle's lean angle and fore/aft pitch, interfacing with the ABS, DWC, and on the 1299 Panigale S, the Ohlins Smart EC suspension - ensuring that these systems operate at maximum effectiveness regardless of the motorcycle's position.

Homologated Akrapovic titanium exhaust

  • A homologated Akrapovic exhaust, with silencers and tubes fully in titanium, is as beautiful as it is functional. Allowing the Panigale R's engine maximum breathing and maximum power, this exhaust is impeccably built and weighs only a fraction of what a comparable steel exhaust does

Auxiliary handlebar buttons

  • The 1299 Panigale S and Panigale R feature handlebar-mounted auxiliary control buttons, which allow the rider on-the-fly adjustment of a selected parameter among DTC, DWC, or EBC. Using these the rider can instantly fine-tune the motorcycle to changing track, road, weather, or tyre conditions without slowing down.

LED lighting

  • Another detail that gives the Panigale its total racing look is the twin headlamp at front designed to be an integral part of the front air scoops, with integrated LED positioning lights. The double LED lights at rear harmoniously wrap around the air vents in the seat-tail assembly and, when turned on, create an alluring effect of signalling lights enhanced by stop lights. LED technology is also been used for the front and rear turn indicators as well as the number plate light.

Lithium-ion battery

  • The Panigale R uses the lightest and most advanced battery technology available, Lithium-ion. This allows it to save over 2 kg compared to a normal battery.

Ohlins mechanical suspension

  • True to the Panigale R's racing focus, it features competition oriented Ohlins suspension including an NIX30 fork, TTX36 shock, and steering damper, all fully manually adjustable. This system provides competition-level damping and vehicle control, while being lighter than an electronic system - contributing towards the Panigale R's incredible weight advantage over the competition.

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) 9.1 MP

  • The Bosch 9.1 MP ABS equips the 1299 Panigale/S and Panigale R as standard, and is a latest-generation system that performs combined braking with control rear wheel lift to guarantee the shortest braking distances and greatest stability in any conditions. Further, the system interfaces with the Bosch Intertial Control platform, allowing maximum braking even while the motorcycle is leaned over.

DDA+ GPS ready

  • The DDA+ GPS is the latest generation of the Ducati Data Analyzer, which integrates a GPS signal to create a "virtual finish line". The system automatically detects, without any intervention by the rider, the conclusion of the lap and stops the chronometric time. Integration with the GPS signal also provides visualisation on the circuit map of the trajectories ridden and the main parameters of the vehicle: throttle opening, speed, rpm, gear engaged, engine temperature, DTC activation, and lean angle. The 1299 Panigale and 1299 Panigale S are pre-configured to accept the DDA+ GPS, while the Panigale R includes the system as standard.

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